Posts Tagged ‘failed drug war’

This week’s video is a little different than those I’ve shared in the past. Usually, the idea is to keep things light at the end of the week. This go around, though, I wanted to share the trailer for a simply fantastic documentary by Eugene Jarecki, called “The House I Live In.”  It deals with the consequences of the U.S. “War on Drugs,” including the overuse of incarceration.

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I have to say here that I have a complex relationship with this topic. I have family members who spent their entire law enforcement careers  engaged in the battle against drug trafficking. To my mind, they are heroes for the sacrifices they made and the dangers they faced dealing with the dangerous thugs and narco-terrorists involved in the drug trade.

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