American Drug War: The Last White Hope

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  1. Damnation

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    Cheers for this. Been wanting to watch after I saw it mentioned yesterday.
     
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    Only allowed me to watch 72 minutes of it :wtc:
     
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    damn it, seriously?!
     
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    In for dl link :hs:
     
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    cliffs on what its about?
     
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    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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    pretty much talks about demonization of drugs, how stupid the drug war is, how much money we've spent, all that crap


    it's really good
     
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    I watched the second half an hour later, just couldnt watch it all in one go. Intersting watch.
     
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    how the war on drugs has been manufactured as a profiting scheme where the government can create more jobs, get more money, spend more money, etc... Create a bunch of criminals by deciding anybody who uses drugs qualifies, send them all to jail (creating a need for more prison construction, more prison employees, more cops, etc)... all the while using it to distract people from real issues.


    Most stuff like this is just BS conspiracy theory junk but this is actually a very true and concerning aspect of American politics. You can't watch any major network TV station for an hour without seeing 2-3 minutes of serious Rx drug commercials. Same thing goes for alcohol commercials and although smoking isn't seen on TV anymore it's still very prevalent in the U.S.
     
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    I like when the Congresswoman quotes Tupac :bowdown:
     
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    What does she say? I can't see quoting a known criminal, thug, potential murderer as a political figure to be a good thing to do.
     
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    as the great 2pac once said "sellin crack to the kids, hey, gotta get paid."

    amen.
     
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    that's the way it is :dunno:
     
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    Yeah. Nobody born into the ghetto has a choice. They are all destined to kill, rape, and sell crack.
     
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    he was finishin my rap, bro
     
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    that's just the way it is :hsugh:
     
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    things will never be the same.
     
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    and to rap. you can't forget about rapping.
     
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    "Instead of a war on poverty, they got a war on drugs so the police can bother me."


    Pretty fucking true any way you slice it... People in impoverished areas are way more villianized and sought after by police. Maybe the way to solve the drug problem isn't by locking up everybody who does drugs or sells at the street level but to have better social programs so people don't live on the streets and end up developing drug addictions in the first place. IMO San Francisco's problem isn't that all the people living on the streets are on drugs, it's that the people are living on the streets in the first place.

    Furthermore the movie makes a good point about banks who launder money getting away without punishment when, without their help, major drug operations in the U.S. would have to shut down because the big time dealers would be getting locked up for having dirty money. Police organizations however decide to "fight the war" on the street level because it ensures that the crisis will never end, increasing their own job security and keeping food on the table. This basically means they are using poor people, who are way more likely to sell drugs and use drugs because those lifestyles surround them from birth, in a self-perpetuating cycle that keeps poverty going and law enforcement prospering.


    I'm not a cop hater as you know I wanted to be one for a long time (mainly because I thought I could work my way up and change policy so this type of thing would stop) and I appreciate the protection and security I get from having police out there. That doesn't mean that things won't be better with change.
     
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    yeah. schools in the ghetto are just as good and kids whose parents are drug addicted have just as many positive influences as middle class kids in the suburbs.
     
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    I am about to get schooled by a Sociology major at a mediocre state school, I should run before he unleashes his jewish liberal intellect on me :noes:

    Yes, poverty = #1 cause of crime. But one is not destined to be a drug dealer just because of where you are born and what your parents do. Is it harder? Yes. Is it impossible to get out and make your own life? No, just harder.

    The war on drugs is retarded, I don't need a movie to tell me that. Our wonderful Gov blows more money on stupid shit (not just limited to the war on drugs) than I'd like to think about.
     
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    this shit is depressing :rofl:
     
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    This is pretty much all true, I been there :rofl:

    I grew up in a shitty ass place in Los Angeles. Pretty much the most crime area in CA besides a few places. Drug deals happened all the time, murders happened too, even in my complex. I saw a bum get wacked when I was about 11. We'd have hellicopters rolling around at night flashing lights in our shit like we were harboring daballer2005.

    My schools were almost all black and mexican. Then me. Our passing rates were among the lowest in southern CA, lmao. Extremely overcrwoded. I got lucky and got into a magnet program for Engrish. I had to ride a bus for 1.5 hrs each way to go there.. but whatever, do what you gotta do
     
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