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Whats wrong with incarcerating criminals?

It disproportionately affect minorities and is illogical in some situations.

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It disproportionately affect minorities and is illogical in some situations.

 

Maybe if minorities didn't commit a disproportionate amount of crime, there would be less of them in prison.

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People choose to do the drugs themselves, and most people know the danger.

 

At least make money off these peoples decisions and give them clean needles to slow the amount of disease and offer them help.

 

Why let the money continue to go to drug cartels who commit crimes in your country?

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Maybe if minorities didn't commit a disproportionate amount of crime, there would be less of them in prison.

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Maybe if minorities didn't commit a disproportionate amount of crime, there would be less of them in prison.

 

Maybe if your society's systemic discrimination against minorities didn't happen, they would be able to compete on an equal basis and wouldn't have to resort to criminal activity in order to make ends meet. Maybe if there was less prejudice against minorities in your society, racial profiling wouldn't happen. Maybe if your prison industrial complex wasn't so fond of slave labor, you wouldn't have a prison population higher than the entire population of some countries.

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Sources?

 

Gladly

 

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Maybe if your society's systemic discrimination against minorities didn't happen, they would be able to compete on an equal basis and wouldn't have to resort to criminal activity in order to make ends meet. Maybe if there was less prejudice against minorities in your society, racial profiling wouldn't happen. Maybe if your prison industrial complex wasn't so fond of slave labor, you wouldn't have a prison population higher than the entire population of some countries.

 

Minorities have the same rights on a federal level as white people do. Black people have the N.A.A.C.P. and other organizations dedicated to making sure they are treated equally. Colleges, for example, are also obligated to fill quotas for minorities; and this has, in some cases, caused young adults normally ineligible for a particular college to gain admission over more qualified kids only because they're a minority. I mean, if black people have all this and are still so discriminated against that they have to resort to violence and rioting just to get by, then maybe it would just be better for everyone involved to ship them back to Africa.

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Maybe if your society's systemic discrimination against minorities didn't happen, they would be able to compete on an equal basis and wouldn't have to resort to criminal activity in order to make ends meet. Maybe if there was less prejudice against minorities in your society, racial profiling wouldn't happen. Maybe if your prison industrial complex wasn't so fond of slave labor, you wouldn't have a prison population higher than the entire population of some countries.

You're both getting derailed by the ethnic argument but it's the socio-economic status that correlates most strongly with crime. Basically, if Thalmor's parents were both Harvard grads, he'll probably avoid prison but if his parents didn't finish high school, his chances of incarceration are much higher.

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I think good drugs should be mass produced by the government and given to people of all ages and walks of life, to kill their desire to get bad drugs and thus destroying the drug market. 

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Gladly

 

It's fairly large, so feel free to take your time.

 

 

1217Ulb.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

Minorities have the same rights on a federal level as white people do. Black people have the N.A.A.C.P. and other organizations dedicated to making sure they are treated equally. Colleges, for example, are also obligated to fill quotas for minorities; and this has, in some cases, caused young adults normally ineligible for a particular college to gain admission over more qualified kids only because they're a minority. I mean, if black people have all this and are still so discriminated against that they have to resort to violence and rioting just to get by, then maybe it would just be better for everyone involved to ship them back to Africa.

Yes because those sources are comprehensive and also unbiased. The US doesn't explicitly criminalize being black anymore, that was too expensive to maintain, they just criminalize activities strongly associated with being poor and black and then say they are criminals.

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If I smoke pot in my room, who really even knows?

I went to an open house and the bedroom smelled like weed. So I guess people who are bored and want to look at houses instead of browser games house buyers would know.

 

Colleges, for example, are also obligated to fill quotas for minorities; and this has, in some cases, caused young adults normally ineligible for a particular college to gain admission over more qualified kids only because they're a minority.

Absolutely this. 

 

Yes because those sources are comprehensive and also unbiased. The US doesn't explicitly criminalize being black anymore, that was too expensive to maintain, they just criminalize activities strongly associated with being poor and black and then say they are criminals.

Like half of those were the CDC. If you don't trust the damn CDC, then go back to shitposting about Rumsod. 

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Like half of those were the CDC. If you don't trust the damn CDC, then go back to shitposting about Rumsod. 

 

FYI, there's also genetic studies about criminality, and lo and behold, the blackies have it the worst (backed up by even the National Center for Biotechnology Information):

Welcome to reality, enjoy your stay. Also, your poverty/race cards have expired. :^)

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Yes. Drugs should be decriminalized. Instead of paying for the war on Drugs, we should direct that money towards drug rehabilitation centres.

And when i say decriminalized drugs, I mean all drugs.

 

To those who argue against legalizing all drugs and only want a few, much of your argument is about safety and control. To be blunt, what is the difference now versus the difference if we legalize? Those who would ave wanted to take them already have,and to those who were cautious but wanted to experiment who could now, can, and with a system where they would not be criminalized for it.

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Frankly saying don`t think it should be decriminalized because I think people don`t know how to fight with their addictions by themselves. Sure I am happy there are a lot of good people in our world. A lot of great organizations like addictionresource.com, medicalnewstoday, etc can help with peoples addiction. 
So I hope it will be in the ban for years so people can be more responsible.

 

 

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The drug war gives big pharma & corporations a monopoly on the legal drug trade. Most illegal drugs can be got legally if someone goes through the system & only gets FDA approved meds. So if a small time entrepreneur minded person decides to make & sell some of the same drugs these companies are given a monopoly on creating; they can face severe prison sentences.

It is a corrupt system driven by profit & control, rather than any kind of harm reduction.

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On 8/24/2015 at 8:55 PM, The Governor said:

Look back at prohibition. It created a black market for alcohol. And if someone ripped you off, you couldn't go to the authorities, you'd have to deal with it yourself by violent means. Same thing is happening now with the war on drugs.

 

The war on drugs has been a complete and utter failure. It has not gotten rid of drugs, it has only made drug users criminals and it has created a black market which has increased crime and gang violence.

 

All drugs, yes even hard core drugs such as Meth and Heroine, should be decriminalized. Maybe then people who are addicted to the more hardcore stuff will be more open about it and will be more willing to go and get rehabilitated without the fear of being incarcerated.

 

"People who abuse drugs give people who use drugs a bad name." - Marilyn Manson

I agree. No victim, no crime should be a valid statement, and taking drugs does not automatically harm someone else. With that being said, hard drugs should not be considered a mitigating circumstance when committing a violent crime. 

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31 minutes ago, Patriotic American said:

I agree. No victim, no crime should be a valid statement, and taking drugs does not automatically harm someone else. With that being said, hard drugs should not be considered a mitigating circumstance when committing a violent crime. 

Just like whether someone is drunk when alleged to have done a crime, same with hard drugs & in regards to car accidents as well.

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Legalized Drug use, Complete legalized drug use of all hard drugs and more, in the one case of fully legalized drugs, Portugal, they see lower, and lowering, rates of overdoses, cases of AIDs, and drug-related crimes. Portugal legalized all drugs in 2001. The only official country to do so.

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