Never enough police or money for a war on drugs

Six months in jail for six pot plants. Sound fair?

Six months in jail for six pot plants. Sound fair?

What will be the cost to build new prisons when the current ones are full, plus extra court costs and policing.

Make no mistake, this government is planning to privatize prisons just like the current slave prisons in the U.S.A., where inmates are forced to work for about 25 cents an hour to make anything from jeans to furniture, yielding huge profits for the ‘prison corporations’ and putting others out of work.

Some states are cashing in big, seizing property unjustly claimed as drug profiteering.

One Malibu property was even appraised and then raided on an alleged tip-off and the owner shot and killed. Even though no drugs were found, the city is still trying to seize this multi-million dollar property.

Why not do what the Netherlands has and decriminalize some drugs. They are now planning to close eight prisons because there isn’t enough crime.

People get trapped into addictions because there is money to be made by the pusher/dealer. Our system is flawed and there will never be enough police or money for the war on drugs.

Once private work prisons are in place and cities need extra money for policing, no one’s property will be safe.

Gary Huntbatch