TOP US DRUG COP RIPS CALIFORNIA'S PROP. 5:
A Sacramento Bee (Cal.) news story on 22 Oct read:
Drug czar John Walters claimed the proponents of this ballot measure see it as "a treatment plan for nonviolent offenders that will unclog California's overcrowded prisons." It’s tough to imagine a better reason than this to support the proposition!.
As for Walter’s lament that the bill would "weaken our capacity to help people in the criminal justice system" - get real! Does Walters really expect Californians or the nation as a whole to believe that the hundreds of thousands of people arrested on minor drug possession charges each year are "helped" by being locked up? Or that society is better off as a result?
Insanity is defined as doing the same thing and expecting different results. For sure, it's time for a change in our woefully costly and ineffective "war on drugs."