Fight Addiction. End the War on People.
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Fight Addiction. End the War on People.

    1. Petition by

      Charlie Mandell

      San Francisco, CA

The War on Drugs has nurtured the very drug trade it purports to fight through the incredibly high profit margins and incentives which prohibition creates.

The War creates gang warfare and violent crime as cartels battle for turf.

The War has created a combat mentality among law enforcement towards ordinary citizens.

The War has normalized cruel and unusual punishment -- Arrest, Prosecution, and Incarceration -- for victimless offenses

The War is blatantly racist in targeting, persecuting, and warehousing young men of color

The War has destroyed millions of lives and continues to break apart families and turn otherwise law-abiding citizens into lifetime criminals

The War has bloated the corrections and testing industries at the expense of education, infrastructure, and investments for our future

The War has left millions of Americans to prison and probation, leaving the United States with the highest incarceration rate of any nation in history, higher even than oppressive states like the Soviet Union and China

After 50 years of destroying lives, drug cartels, arms dealers, and the industries of corrections and testing have profitted long enough. We can fight addiction and end the war on people.

It's time to

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    • N P SAINT PAUL, MN
      • over 2 years ago

      I agree with this 100%. This is very well written. Thank you Charlie Mandell for this petition.

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    • Richard Warmowski MELROSE PARK, IL
      • almost 3 years ago

      Prohibition does not work.

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    • J W SACRAMENTO, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Supporting Human Rights; Tell Eagle Quest that medically neglecting young female heat stroke victims is wrong and can't be concealed.

      http://www.change.org/petitions/protect-state-foster-youth-and-staff-who-have-government-protections?te=seia

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    • Joshua Logue ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • almost 3 years ago

      " In our very diverse modern world it is clear that one arbitrary moral code for all isn't fair or realistic. Putting noncriminal people through that system is immediately and absolutely damaging to them. The question of just how exactly unhealthy use of this or that may be is totally irrelevant. The harm of smoking may or may not ever manifest, but the trauma to a non criminally minded person of the criminal justice system can scar many for life, not to mention the record that then marks them forever."- nedhoey California (comment on an article about this, but couldn't say it better myself

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    • Ellis Ballard ALBANY, OR
      • almost 3 years ago

      Prohibition does far more harm to society than drug use. Outlawing drugs creates a black market that leads to an increase in violence and endangers all members of society. Drug use may or may not harm the user, but will not by itself cause harm to others. Lives are being destroyed and people, including our children, are dying due to drug prohibition. End the War.

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