Just saw this on the BBC website. I'm shocked on 2 counts. 1, that an ACTIVELY serving chief police officer has come out and said this, and 2, that the guy happens to run the force that's only the next county over from me.
caballero;11856030 said:Why ending the war on drugs will cut crime
Ending war on drugs will cut crime
'If the war on drugs means trying to reduce the illicit supply of drugs, then it has comprehensively failed.'
RoomforJello;11857024 said:Anyone taking bets on when hes gonna be sacked?
StoneHappyMonday;11857037 said:Me. I made the same point in EADD.
He's already getting shit.
A senior police officer who broke ranks to call for class A drugs to be decriminalised has been warned by his fellow chief officers to be careful about the messages he is sending to young people.
I think that some ppl are ignorant or delusional to what really goes on in the real world! Because 99% of crimes are drug related... It makes perfect sense. We take away criminals power....drugs!Tenchi;11856263 said:Just saw this on the BBC website. I'm shocked on 2 counts. 1, that an ACTIVELY serving chief police officer has come out and said this, and 2, that the guy happens to run the force that's only the next county over from me.
slimvictor;11860179 said:Instead, he was ordered to give the message that pouring countless money into a pointless war that serves only a few already-rich industries and destroys millions of human lives is actually helping in some way. Even if it is not. Much better for the children to hear.
You say you got a real solutionDanny Kuschlick of Transform Drugs Policy Foundation said:He is that all-too-rare thing, a man who serves on the frontline, with principles and courage, who supports effective reform that best meets the needs of the communities that he serves.
neversickanymore;11861855 said:the "think of the children" card.. most people, because of the importance they place on and their love for children, can be manipulated like sheep by simply questioning their love of children.. If you accuse someone of being against the children, the truth, honesty, and reality of the situation won't matter to much, as the vast majority of people will side with the person that pulls the "think about the children" card first.