Monday, December 27, 2010

Here's the best thing I've read all day

Wanna see why Harpo & Co's bogus "tough on crime" philosophy won't work?

Read this - here's an excerpt:

"Who would design a system that ostracizes, marginalizes, impoverishes and ensures the disease of the addict, and hope, through that system, to rehabilitate large numbers? It can’t be done. In other words, the so-called “war on drugs,” ... is a war on people, [that] actually entrenches addiction deeply. Furthermore, it institutionalizes people in facilities where ... there’s no care. We call it a “correctional” system, but it doesn’t correct anything. It’s a punitive system. So people suffer more, and then they come out, and of course they’re more entrenched in their addiction than they were when they went in."

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