Friday, August 08, 2008

Nader Calls For End Of War On Drugs

Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader Friday called for an end to the war on non-violent drug offenders in favor of a war on corporate crime. Nader said that the "so called war on drugs" consumes far too many resources while clogging the courts. "We pour almost endless resources - roughly $50 billion every year - into catching, trying and incarcerating people who primarily harm themselves," Nader said. "This insane war on drugs damages communities and drains crucial resources from the police, courts and prisons. These resources could be better used to combat serious street and corporate crime." He added, "Nader/Gonzales would empty prisons of nonviolent drug offenders and fill them up with convicted corporate criminals." ...

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