This new government agency was filled with controversy from the beginning, because of its broad enforcement capabilities. Some accused the new Justice Department agency of terrorizing innocent individuals, abuse of power, and a lack of oversight and accountability. The agency was officially dismantled in 1973, but in reality, it just consolidated with other agencies and became the Drug Enforcement Administration. Nixon’s new enforcement policy would disproportionately target communities of color resulting in what would become the beginning of a policy of mass-incarceration of blacks, Latinos and America’s poor. Since the 70’s racial injustices have been stemming from the war on drugs and these injustices and racial inequalities have not only been overlooked by some previous presidential administrations but were at times even aggravated by
There are many positive outcomes if war on drugs goes on. Country’s GDP and their economy will rise and user will be lessen due to the authority and police. Many bad guys will be executioned if they won’t stop doing these bad things. Fighting drugs is a really hard task done by the government. Their life will be in great danger in great trouble if they are not careful enough but it must be ongoing despite on the consequences that the government will face.
With the demand of it increasing, the legalization of marijuana has grown to be a very controversial topic recently. This subject has been debated numerous times over the past few years. People’s points of view and researches about the topic have varied greatly. Some people believe that marijuana should be legalized, while the rest feel should stay prohibited. Proponents of marijuana argue that there are numerous medical benefits and that the drug is not more harmful than tobacco or alcohol.
It is basically a systematic, step process that prohibits the use of drugs as well as the distribution of the drugs by controlling the imports, manufactures and the use of the drugs. The war on drugs has been a continuing struggle for a few decades now. For these many years, many people have been trying to convince others that drugs are not good, understanding that this is true due to research analysis, drugs are harmful to the human body but does it make it right for abusing drugs to be a crime? However, I do agree that the war on drugs has had a negative impact on society than it had any good on society. Did you know that we spend over $50 billion dollars a year trying to obliterate drug entirely?
As many in Hart’s audience likely know, Nixon notoriously cracked down on the war on drugs through the African American communities. In Nixon’s advisor John Ehrlichman’s words, “We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the (drug) war or black, but by getting the public to associate...blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing (it) heavily, we could disrupt those communities.” This connection to the clear
The Mexico-US drug war against cartels needs to be stopped. Billions of dollars have been lost in the underground economy or spent in different approaches to address this problem. The consequences of the cartel drug war are too big, and governments need to keep trying to find new solutions to end it. Drugs corrupt not only the brain but the society, and eventually the economy. Thousands of crimes, injustices, and deaths arise from this unnecessary war.
Institution Course Date Even though the tobacco industry denies the claims by scholars that their advertisements target the adolescent and young nonsmokers, there are indications that the advertisements and promotions done for tobacco products play a big role in introducing nonsmokers into smoking. These nonsmokers and adolescents are needed to start smoking as a way of increasing the sales of the tobacco products it is, however, important to notice the warnings usually included in the advertisements done to promote the sales of tobacco and alcohol products. Alcohol and tobacco are among the drugs that are most debated upon yet the most adopted worldwide (Madden & Grube, 1994). In fact, the economies of various countries around the globe
Drug Addiction, A destruction to our society Drug addiction is the term used for consuming a drug or medicine in abundance. Alcohol and nicotine are officially permitted substances, but they fall in drug’s category. When a person is addicted,he is not able to control his drug usage and may continue using the drug in spite of the harm it causes. Drug addiction enhances a strong desire for the drug. An Addict may want to leave but most people think that they cannot help themselves.
Sanya Sethi Do the benefits of decriminalizing drugs outweigh the disadvantages? 2000 words Do the benefits of decriminalizing drugs outweigh the disadvantages? By Sanya Sethi Introduction ‘I’m a recovering drug addict and know that drug addiction is an illness, it’s a disease, so by criminalizing that you criminalize a huge percentage of the population. You malign them and stigmatize them, you generate more crime, you create a criminal culture, and speaking from the perspective of a sufferer it’s simply not helpful’. (Russell Brands) We have fought a long and hard war against drugs for decades now, but we still have not been able to win the battle, and if Russell Brands is to believed, the solutions we are adopting are doing more harm and good.
INTRODUCTION RESEARCH PROBLEM STATEMENT It is a personal opinion that drug addiction in general has become a major cause for concern, and is affecting the lives of users and their surroundings in a negative way. Based on observations, the amount of drug consumption and abuse within Durban, South Africa is of great concern and more awareness of its risks need to be publicized to the media in all forms possible to reduce the addiction percentages within the city. Whoonga, a new drug found on the streets of Durban, has taken over the lives of many township residents. Families and communities are desperate for a solution to this terrible drug addiction. RESEARCH BACKGROUND Drug addiction is not an intended development.