Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Essay 2 RD Essays (189 words) - Drug Control Law, Drug Policy
Matthew Screws English 1101 Anderson 2/25/19 Drug Decriminalization "There is no war on drugs, because you cannot war on inanimate objects. There is only a war on drug addicts. Which means we are warring on the most abused and vulnerable segments of society," said Dr. Gabor Mate . In 2017 the FBI's uniform crime report showed law enforcement made 1.6 millon arrests for drug violations in which more than eighty five percent w ere for simple possession. That means every twenty seconds someone is being arrested for a drug law violation. Instead of helping these people they will be dragged through the legal system and it will have a profound impact on their life and the people around them. Crime and drugs compliment each other quite well but only because drug use is criminalized by the government. With most arrests made for drugs being non-violent is it really doing any good to throw these unaggressive people in jail? The decriminalization of drugs can support lower addiction rates, encourage people to remain in society, and put an en d to mass incarceration and institutional racism.