Mon Dec 12, 2011, 05:38 AM
RainDog (28,784 posts)
Portugal's Drug Laws Show Results 10 Years On, Experts Say
Health experts in Portugal said Friday that Portugal's decision 10 years ago to decriminalise drug use and treat addicts rather than punishing them is an experiment that has worked.
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Response to RainDog (Original post)
Mon Dec 12, 2011, 05:49 AM
Lionessa (3,894 posts)
1. That will never happen here. The prison industrial complex and the enforcement industrial complex
will never allow for "a significant drop in drug-related crimes," as it would hurt their bottom line.
Our country doesn't give a crap about anyone's health or happiness, it only cares about making sure money keeps flowing from these privatized penal systems into the pockets and contribution lists of corrupt politicians.
Response to Lionessa (Reply #1)
Mon Dec 12, 2011, 05:53 AM
Skittles (104,512 posts)
2. I tend to agree
people really don't get the help they need - they get fines, prison - someone is always making money of the people who are arrested