Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Every 42 seconds in U.S. there's a marijuana arrest
A new report released by the FBI shows someone is arrested for marijuana every 42 seconds in the United States. A large percentage of the arrests are for possession alone.
It's just a week away from voters in Colorado, Washington and Oregon making a decision on legalizing and regulating marijuana for all purposes. With elections coming so soon, it's interesting that the FBI released a report that doesn't seem to favor their four decade long "War on Drugs".
The report shows that every 42 seconds a civilian is arrested for marijuana, and approximately 87% of those arrests are only for possession. Just like the failed prohibition of alcohol, one can clearly argue that the war on drugs is doing more harm then good, Americans want marijuana. The report also shows that there were more then 750,000 marijuana arrests in 2011, which increases crime and creates harder criminals.
According to Salem-News.com, the organization known as Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), which is a group of current and former police officers, judges and other law enforcement officials, are pointing at these findings as proof that this ridiculous war can never be won. Continue Reading...