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  • War On Drugs In America
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    Losing the War on Drugs America is spending millions of dollars to run ad campaigns with teenage waifs smashing up the kitchen with frying pans, brain fried egg commercials, and other inaccurate and misleading ads put fear into our nations youth and adults alike. One such ad showed a flat line brain scan purportedly hooked up to a drug user. It was later proven that it was hooked up to nothing and most of our nations kids now know it. Seeing the "Land of the Free" turn into a nation that impriso...
  • Drug War Definition Of Addiction
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    In his book Peaceful Measures: Canada's Way Out of the 'War on Drugs' Alexander (1990) argues that for over a century, drug-control policy around the world and in Canada have been growing increasingly warlike. The costs of this drug war, in both money and human suffering, have been steadily increasing, although its objectives have not been met. Alexander cites extensive research that indicates that illegal drugs are no more harmful or addictive than legal drugs like alcohol and tobacco, and no m...
  • Average Federal Drug Offense Sentence
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    Throughout U. S governmental history, policies have been known to affect the way of life and every aspect. The topic it choose to research is about "The War on Drugs", the impact policies have on society and if it does help the public or tend to extent social inequality. This topic is very important to me in the sense that, I look at the community I live and see how drugs have affected people lifes, broken up families and also destroyed the community itself. I wanted to know if the "war on drugs...
  • Drug War In America
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    Drug War or Hypocritical Policies As of April 21, 2005, the U. S has spent $6,193,703,704 Federal dollars and $9,507,335,186 State dollars 1 on the "Drug War" in America. Has all of this money gone to waste or are we fighting the inevitable. I say the inevitable. We as Americans don't want the governments side of EVERYTHING we have a say in what goes on in this country, don't we? If this is so why then is this occurring:" In 2000 it was discovered that the White House Office of National Drug Con...
  • Drug War
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    In this country, we are locked in a war we simply cannot win. We strive to protect over 10,000 miles of border, against enemies who are driven by the lure of a huge profit. We fought a version of this war before with prohibition, and we lost that one. All that has really resulted from this war is the overcrowding of prisons, the expansion of law enforcement's ability to infringe on the personal lives of ordinary citizens, paranoia and distrust. If its not obvious already, I am referring to the w...
  • War On Drugs Consequences On The Latin
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    Book review:" Bad Neighbor Policy: Washington's futile war on drugs in Latin America " Edited by Ted Galen Carpenter Overview Introduction 3 I Modest results after thirty years of war 4 The war on drugs consequences on the drugs crops cultivation 4 The war on drugs consequences on the Latin American opinion 5 II The American strategy on the drug war: definitively a bad strategy? 8 The United States's trategy on the war on drugs 8 The causes of the American's strategy failure 9 Is "legalization" ...
  • Cocaine And Many Other Drugs
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    War on Drugs Throughout history drugs have been nothing but a social problem, a burden per say. From Edgar Allen Poe smoking opium in an attempt to make his poetry more creative, to Vietnam soldiers coming back from the war addicted to heroin. Narcotics was not a serious issue at the time, only a small hand full of people were actually doing the drugs, and they were just simply looked down upon. It was not until the late nineteen sixties when recreational drug use became fashionable among young,...
  • War On Drugs
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    Sarah UrbanekMay 6, 2000 Perhaps Americans take what they have for granted and forget that there are other countries with problems. Why does America care about what is happening in other countries like Columbia, when they have their own problems with drugs? The Untied States of America has a rather large drug trafficking problem but compared to Columbia it is fairly small. To help Columbia solve their problem the U.S. senate has decided to send troops over there and take control. This new involv...
  • Drug Trade In Other Countries
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    15 April 2002 WAR ON DRUGS SHOULD FOCUS ON TRAFFICKERS The War on Drugs is a never-ending struggle that appears to have no end. The problem with fighting the supply and demand sides of the war is that the suppliers often do not appear to play by the same rules of engagement. In order for the United States to successfully battle the War on Drugs, the focus should be centered on activities within American borders. When the United States declared the War on Drugs, there was an assumption that other...
  • Issue On The War On Drugs
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    Drug-related Death Columnist Jacob Sullum's article Drug-Related Death of March 30, 2000 dealt with the issue on the war on drugs and how it is not working. He starts out with a heart-tugging story that leads into the politics in fighting drugs. Sullum catches the reader's interest with a heart-tugging story of an innocent man, Patrick Dorismond that the police mistakenly identify as a pot dealer. When in actuality he is an off-duty security guard hailing a cab with a friend. Dorismond was appro...

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