I, for one, wouldn't mind seeing some lawyers go out of business. If drug abuse were treated as a medical/psychological/social problem, the number of treatment providers would likely increase.
If the courts weren't so clogged with drug related cases, it wouldn't take nearly as long for murder cases and the like to come to trial (except for continuances and delay tactics - see my first comment). And what percentage of property crimes are caused by drug deals, and how many violent crimes are caused by drug deals gone bad? You're probably right that police chiefs and state bureau's of criminal investgation wouldn't like to see their drug interdiction funds cut, but does any state or local level agency like to see it's Federal funding cut? I't's probably going to happen to a lot of programs in the next two years, with Medicaid being at the top of the list.
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Subject: Re: drugs was "if you're against the iraqi war..."
Most folks do not realize how many legal professional would be out of work if
drugs were legalized. Lawyers, bail bondsmen, judges, the treatment folks and
on and on. For every drug dealer put out of business, nine other legitimate
professionals would also be out of jobs. Ask any police chief if he would like
his Federal drug interdition money cut! Bobby
it is like prohibition in the 20's. it is not working
to have them illeagle, only puts a high profit on them
and draws criminals.
--- Elizabeth Thiers <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> We could tax the wahoozy out of them like we do
> tobacco and alcohol and
> there could be laws protecting purity and content.
> Free up a lot time for
> more hard core criminals.