3 thoughts on “The Visual Du Jour – The Cost of The War on Drugs

  1. Excellent visual. Students have a hard time believing it when I tell them the Obama administration is actually ramping up the War on Drugs, even larger than it was during the W. Bush years.

    No wonder he got “shellacked” yesterday.

    • Actually, students often have the vaguest idea as to what the War on Drugs is. They are not aware of the main legal apparatus (mandatory minimums, forfeiture, and all). I used to show them the Frontline episode called Snitch (it’s a bit dated now). They usually could not believe it (especially the part where the “experts” explain that all it takes to get a person indicted is one snitch).

      http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/snitch/

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