Punishment is a failure – say the Police

Even imagesthe POLICE understand that punishment and prohibition are as destructive as they are utterly impotent, when it comes to drug policy.  So: why on earth do we still cling to this useless idea that punishment works?
War on drugs: an astronomically expensive way to traumatize people, increase addiction and drug abuse, increase violent crime. What a waste. Drug abuse is a health issue, not a crime. Criminalizing users and addicts is simply about hatred of the emotionally wounded, revenge against the mentally ill. It is BARBARIC.
Time to decriminalize.

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2 Responses to Punishment is a failure – say the Police

  1. Dr. Chris Richardson DC says:

    Spot on Robin (again!) – your philosophy and ethics are so much along the lines of the late Dr. Alice Miller that I wonder if you have read her because if not you will LOVE her perspective!

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