Pubdate: Sat, 10 Nov 2007
Source: Tampa Tribune (FL)
Copyright: 2007 The Tribune Co.
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Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/446
Referenced: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v07/n1284/a09.html
Author: Ron Kuhler

JUST MORE PEOPLE IN JAIL

If Bill McCollum wants to throw more people in jail for marijuana,
then how does he propose to pay for it? By raising his taxes, raising
your property taxes or releasing violent criminals early to make room
for nonviolent drug offenders?

The war on drugs is a failed, racist, culture war resulting only in
the United States having over a million people behind bars, about half
of them for nonviolent crimes such as drugs, and a disproportionate
number of them being people of color.

Ron Kuhler, Lutz
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