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The War on Drugs has changed to a public health crisis. From a crime to a medical emergency. Why isn't it still a criminal act, done by people breaking the law.

Bhaven87 @ 10 months ago

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because the majority of drug overdoses are Caucasian! There you happy now? Yes you're a third class citizen! nobody cares about you

Mr. Pink @ 10 months ago

North Royalton, OH 44133, USA

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You're right. Because I'm not a junkie, criminal or a sexual predator like the GOP's presidential nominee.

Bhaven87 @ 10 months ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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I mentioned this before, thought it was a legit point to make. However, I guess one could say that earlier* people weren't very aware how disastrous it could be to treat it purely as a criminal act.

The Drew @ 10 months ago

Midtown, New York, NY

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They knew. They just didn't care, because it was only a disaster in the minority's communities to them.

Bhaven87 @ 10 months ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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No, I don't think they knew because remember everyone was in favor of those policies including the CBC who represented those very minority communities. Bipartisan, black and white, everyone held hands putting those policies in place.

The Drew @ 10 months ago

Midtown, New York, NY

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The CBC supported the harsher penalties for crack rather than powder specifically because they were fighting for their minority communities and thought it'd help.

The Drew @ 10 months ago

Midtown, New York, NY

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Crack is totally different than heroin. You basically proved my point, with your response. Heroin was a crime when it was killing minority junkies in the inner city, now it consider a health crisis killing junkies in the suburbs.

Bhaven87 @ 10 months ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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It's even simpler. For the longest time, people have thought that tough punishments act as deterrent for crime. It worked ok, but had a lot of unintended consequences - especially for minority communities.

Tjaden Froyda @ 10 months ago

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Those unintended consequences are driving the shift from "lock them up" to "get them help". Society is learning from mistakes, and that's not a bad thing.

Tjaden Froyda @ 10 months ago

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That sound good if you're a parent living in the suburbs, but the parents living in the inner city doesn't see it that way. Regardless of the good intentions this change of heart brings. It will always feel this change only happen because more

Bhaven87 @ 10 months ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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caucasian kids are dying.

Bhaven87 @ 10 months ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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The War on Drugs has always been racist, but it started long before Nixon. The first serious move to criminalize drugs were with Opium as Chinese immigrants poured into the West coast. Rumors were spread of the tendency of Chinese men to become a

AMi @ 10 months ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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little rapey when high. Later in the early 20th Century marijuana was built up as a drug that made Mexicans crazy! Blacks became the target after the civil rights movement, and laws supported by both parties were set in place

AMi @ 10 months ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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@Bhaven - It's understandable if they don't see it that way because they were hit the hardest with those unintended consequences.

Tjaden Froyda @ 10 months ago

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But just FYI, drug related death rates for blacks and whites have been pretty similar for over a decade. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5942a7.htm

Tjaden Froyda @ 10 months ago

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Are you arguing that we should continue the failed "lock em up" policies just so whitey feels the pain?

Tjaden Froyda @ 10 months ago

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Is using heroin still a crime, yes or no The minority communities has been screaming for decade about treating heroin addiction as a medical problem, instead locking the users up, without trying to treat the problem. Which in turn caused

Bhaven87 @ 10 months ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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the overcrowded prison system. But the system has always treated the problem as medical issues in the caucasian communities. Will change heart work for everyone or just the junkies in the suburbs.

Bhaven87 @ 10 months ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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So is that a yes or no?

Tjaden Froyda @ 10 months ago

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it's a non answer, his specialty

AMi @ 10 months ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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It's an answer. You just do not like it.

Bhaven87 @ 10 months ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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I don't see an answer in there for me to not like. Yes or no: Are you arguing that we should continue the failed "lock em up" policies just so whitey feels the pain?

Tjaden Froyda @ 10 months ago

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I guess you're not looking hard enough. Who are talking about Whitey Ford?

Bhaven87 @ 10 months ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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Nice deflection. Yes or no.

Tjaden Froyda @ 10 months ago

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To me, it looks like you are saying yes. Is that correct?

Tjaden Froyda @ 10 months ago

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Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

AMi @ 10 months ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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Still no answer.... the world may never know

AMi @ 9 months ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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There's answer. I can't help if you can't accept that answer.

Bhaven87 @ 9 months ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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But of course, please point out where you answered yes or no

AMi @ 9 months ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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I can pretty much guess the answer.

The Drew @ 9 months ago

Midtown, New York, NY

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The whole comment is the answer. you figure it out.

Bhaven87 @ 9 months ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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It's a riddle?

AMi @ 9 months ago

Addison, IL, USA

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I can too Drew, I just want him to say he wants to punish whitey.

Tjaden Froyda @ 9 months ago

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Black, brown, and pink we see Guess which color B wants imprisoned Not by one or twos But threes

AMi @ 9 months ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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Good! did explain it to Ami. I have never use or say the word whitey, unless answering or responding to someone failed attempt at humor on this app.

Bhaven87 @ 9 months ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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Heroin is still an illegal drug in this country, using it is still a crime.

Bhaven87 @ 9 months ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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Should it be?

AMi @ 9 months ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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Why not? Unless you're buying, selling, or using it.

Bhaven87 @ 9 months ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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How does it help society to throw an addict in prison?

AMi @ 9 months ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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you used caucasian. same difference.

Tjaden Froyda @ 9 months ago

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Wrong! Caucasian was used on the U.S. Census Bureau, not the word you used. @Ami, some addicts were always afforded the rehab option, based on ethnicity or financial status in this judicial system. We this change of heart work for everyone or just

Bhaven87 @ 9 months ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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for the people that has always had the rehab option first, over being sent to prison.

Bhaven87 @ 9 months ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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Did you ever get thrown in prison for drug use?

AMi @ 9 months ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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I haven't sat in a police car. Sorry your assumptions is the stereotypical responses.

Bhaven87 @ 9 months ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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Have you ever suffered brain damage?

AMi @ 9 months ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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Another asinine responses, are you challenging your inner trump.

Bhaven87 @ 9 months ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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Have you ever been frisked by the police on the street?

AMi @ 9 months ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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Have you ever been ashamed?

AMi @ 9 months ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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Have you ever been proud!

AMi @ 9 months ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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No! sorry another asinine question.

Bhaven87 @ 9 months ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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Are you really black?

AMi @ 9 months ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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Aren't you too young to be going through menopause Ami. Sorry a vast majority of African American men hasn't been involved in the judicial system.

Bhaven87 @ 9 months ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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Your comments show why trump is the spokesperson of the GOP.

Bhaven87 @ 9 months ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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What have you done in your life that you are most proud of?

AMi @ 9 months ago

Addison, IL, USA

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Why ask. You don't really care, so why continue this disingenuous line of questions. Just know your parents lie to you about 98% of the African American males in this country.

Bhaven87 @ 9 months ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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I do care though

AMi @ 9 months ago

Addison, IL, USA

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Seriously, tell us a little about you

AMi @ 9 months ago

Addison, IL, USA

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I have championship trophies from West Germany older than you.

Bhaven87 @ 9 months ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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That's cool what were they for?

AMi @ 9 months ago

Naperville, IL, USA

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Army Sports, b-ball. football.

Bhaven87 @ 9 months ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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Those are pretty rare I'm sure

AMi @ 9 months ago

Naperville, IL, USA

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Still older than your life on this planet, that my main point. Rare or not.

Bhaven87 @ 9 months ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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You should bring them on antique roadshow

AMi @ 9 months ago

Naperville, IL, USA

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my turtle once won a race, don't think I got a trophy and ummm ah! married an incredibly naive woman

Mr. Pink @ 9 months ago

North Royalton, OH 44133, USA

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is she naive though? don't you own oil wells and live a high risk lifestyle?

AMi @ 9 months ago

Naperville, IL, USA

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yep had I known I would live this long I would have taken better care of my teeth

Mr. Pink @ 9 months ago

North Royalton, OH 44133, USA

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it won't be long now :-) it can't be... sorry to all the young people for the crappy world we left you

Mr. Pink @ 9 months ago

North Royalton, OH 44133, USA

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yeah, thanks a bunch!

AMi @ 9 months ago

Naperville, IL, USA

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when I was young you could bang the nastiest whore no problem, you guys bang the prom queen and your dick falls off

Mr. Pink @ 9 months ago

Strongsville, OH, USA

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tell that to Al Capone!

AMi @ 9 months ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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long ago, not long long ago!!

Mr. Pink @ 9 months ago

Strongsville, OH, USA

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yeah when the "GREATEST" generation was f├╣cking .

H2O @ 9 months ago

Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA 22553, USA

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is bhaven related to PLC? Are they the same person?

UndrWater @ 9 months ago

Cerritos, CA, USA

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only 1 bmoron, . thank his daddy .

H2O @ 9 months ago

Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA 22553, USA

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At least I have Dad, and not he just the father of my kid like you were. looks like Hysteria change his tampon, and meds kicked in 30 mins ago.

Bhaven87 @ 9 months ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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so your dad fathered your kid? . I'm not sure that's correct. Your mother doesn't even know who your daddy is. It's not a 1 in 20 shot for her. I know, you and your mom could both call Murray. .

H2O @ 9 months ago

Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA 22553, USA

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Your comment sound like an offspring of incest. Sorry to hear you only have a father, I had a dad in my life. everybody can be a father, it take special men to be dad's. Murray must be caucasian joke.

Bhaven87 @ 9 months ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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