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Old 02-09-2011, 06:12 PM
Tara Davis Tara Davis is offline
 
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Default Re: Communitas: The Carceral State (Vesla Weaver & Heather Mac Donald)

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It is also surprising that the Diavlog only skated around the effect of the war on drugs. Heather may be right that the war on drugs is not responsible for the majority of increases in incarceration, but that doesn't mean its effect isn't significant. Unlike with violent crime, it seems likely that the negative effects of incarceration for drug crimes are not worth the slight (if any) benefits. Ideally, we would legalize the drug trade and other victimless crimes entirely.
Not only would this free up those who are locked up for merely consuming or selling drugs, but it would also put a stop to the alarming amount of turf-war violence which would no longer be financially incentivized once the black market for drugs is gone. You can't seriously talk about high US incarceration rates nor high US crime statistics without facing up to the fact that the drug war is responsible for most of it.
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