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Letter: Drug war is just job program for some

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Posted: Saturday, September 21, 2013 8:44 am

Sheila Polk forget to mention what most police officers consider to the the greatest danger of marijuana in her recent editorial (The Arizona Republic’s ‘My Turn,’ evtnow.com/5uw, Sept. 13).

Legalize marijuana and next thing you will be ending the “War on Drugs”, which is basically a full employment jobs program for cops.

According to Federal statistics over 51 percent of the people in prison are there for victimless drug war crimes. Some statistics say over two thirds of the people in American prisons are there for victimless drug war crimes.

End the “War on Drugs” and the hundreds of thousands of cops, prosecutors, judges, public defenders, probation officers and prisons guards who have high paying jobs throwing people in prison for victimless drug war crimes will be out of work.

Now that’s one incredibly dangerous thing about legalizing marijuana from a cops view point.

Mike Ross

Tempe

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