Since kidnapping and caging people for drugs has proven to be a horrific failure, Philly is proposing a revolutionary new policy to change that paradigm.
'Philadelphia, PA — Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner told the media this week that his office is “very close” to the prospect of refusing to kidnap and cage people for possessing drugs. This would make Philadelphia a leader in the nation and the first nail in the coffin that is the violent and immoral war on drugs.
Krasner told “Axios on HBO” that instead of kidnapping and caging people for possessing substances deemed illegal by the state—which has shown to be a horrifyingly violent and corrupt failure—those resources will be spent helping the person get clean.
“Possession is different than dealing, it’s different than carrying a bunch of drugs you intend to sell or deliver later, it’s just possession. We are talking about people who are using drugs, the vast majority of them suffering from addiction. I do not see value in convicting people like that, thereby making it harder for them to get a job,” said Krasner. “It seems to me to make a lot more sense to hold them accountable in ways that do not require a conviction. We are very close.”
Indeed, helping people fight addiction instead of locking them in a cage is a far more effective solution to the drug problem then locking them in cages or giving them a felony charge which makes them unemployable.
Naturally, the police—who maintain job security, constant pay raises, and acquisition of military gear through enforcing the immoral drug war—disagree with Krasner, and are fear mongering about the possible repercussions of such a policy.'
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