[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

7 Forces Driving America Toward Civil War

FDA Approves Use Of Marijuana Derived CBD Drug For Epilepsy On Eve Of 4-20

Cops Accost Pro-2nd Amendment Parkland Survivor Over Gun Range Photos

Is the U.S. Government Evil? You Tell Me

Cops Knock Man Off Bicycle, Then Make Up Charges and Arrest Him to Justify It

Calexit gets go-ahead to start collecting signatures

Uranus Smells Like Rotten Eggs

Suicide of the West HOW THE REBIRTH OF TRIBALISM, POPULISM, NATIONALISM, AND IDENTITY POLITICS IS DESTROYING AMERICAN DEMOCRACY By JONAH GOLDBERG s

Total Control: New Measures Toward Global Totalitarianism

Civic Anarchism and Statism: I Believe in the State

'A Man Without Courage': Dershowitz Slams Comey for Leaking Trump Memos

Comey, the memos and the question of what’s classified

The 10 Highest BACs Ever Recorded (You are supposed to be dead at 0.4)

Woman fined $500 for saving free Delta Air Lines apple

Under attack, the FBI becomes a partisan battleground

Dad, Why Do I Have To Go To School?

Michigan town’s feud over military gear gets ugly

Democrats are getting desperate as Mueller stalls

Entire County Refuses to Obey New Gun Control Law, Declares Itself Gun Owner Sanctuary

Body Cam Shows Cops Never Got Out of Car to Look for Trapped Boy as He Died Right By Them

Penn State's 98-Year-Old Outing Club Is No Longer Allowed to Go Outside

14 Years Ago, Pat Tillman Was Killed and Gov’t Covered Up the Truth to His Death to Sell War

Strange Sounds in the Sky 2018

Strange Sounbds in the Sky 2018

Why I Won't Read James Comey's Book

The Sequel on The Conservative Cave on 22 Apr 2018

Hundreds of Muslims from Bangladesh breaching US border at Laredo, Texas

Revealed: Robert Mueller's FBI Repeatedly Abused Prosecutorial Discretion

A Pelosi joke

Mitt Romney fails to secure Utah GOP nomination, will face primary

Giuliani Looks To Swiftly End Mueller's Investigation

Man makes pipe-guns from scrap, sells them to gun “buyback” program for $300

Rocket Man no more: North Korea suspending nuclear and ICBM testing

Meanwhile in Sweden: Shootings And Grenade Attacks Are So Common, the Media Doesn’t Bother to Report Them Anymore (VIDEO)

Interview With Boy In ‘Chemical Attack’ Video: ‘We Didn’t See Any Chemical Attack Symptoms’

The Comey Memos Read Like The Diary Entries Of A Young Teenager

The Democratic (Democrat-Communist) Party filed a lawsuit alleging a conspiracy by Russian officials, the Trump campaign and Wikileaks to damage the Clinton campaign

Brooklyn postal worker arrested after 17,000 pieces of undelivered mail found

Facebook Suspends (Black) Conservative Comedian For Posting Abusive Messages Sent To Him

Bitter lessons 25 years after Waco, Texas, siege

Woman Calls Police Over Man Wearing Pro-Gun T-Shirt At Park

On This Day in 1914, US Military Slaughtered Kids in Colorado and JD Rockefeller Had Media Cover It Up

The Democrats’ circumstantial case against the president who beat them

DNC files suit alleging Russia, the Trump campaign, and WikiLeaks conspired to disrupt the 2016 election

The Oklahoma City Bombing - Were there additional explosive charges and additional bombers?

23 Years Later: The Oklahoma City Bombing Story You Were Never Told About

In Louisiana, Threatening to File a Complaint Against Police Can Lead to a Five-Year Prison Sentence

This Is The Problem: Out of Top 100 News Outlets, Not a Single One Questioned Syrian Attack

Child ‘Victim’ of Alleged Syrian Gas Attack Speaks Out, Says He Was Given Food to Make the Video

Police Go Undercover for Months, Spend Thousands to Bust FSU Quarterback with Tiny Bit of Weed


Status: Not Logged In; Sign In

United States News
See other United States News Articles

Title: Should the DEA Assassinate Drug Offenders?
Source: The Future of Freedom Foundation
URL Source: https://www.fff.org/2017/12/06/dea-assassinate-drug-offenders/
Published: Dec 6, 2017
Author: Jacob Hornberger
Post Date: 2017-12-11 09:39:18 by Deckard
Keywords: None
Views: 46
Comments: 2

Ever since President Richard Nixon declared a war on drugs, proponents of this massive federal program have lamented its manifest failure. If only officials would just “crack down” in the war on drugs, drug-war advocates have exclaimed over the years, we could finally win it.

Alas, for more than four decades drug warriors have had to accept reality: their massive federal program has failed. It’s turned out to be a big loser. No one, not even the most ardent drug warrior in the country, has ever been ready to declare victory in the war on drugs.

Moreover, it’s not as if the drug warriors haven’t periodically initiated massive crackdowns in their drug war:

  • Mandatory minimum sentences that have locked drug-war defendants away for big parts of their lives.
  • Asset-forfeiture laws that have enabled law-enforcement officials to seize homes, businesses, cars, boats, motels, and other property without filing suit and securing a judgment against the victims.
  • Surprise violent drug-war raids on people’s homes, including in the middle of the night.
  • Warrantless searches of people walking down the street.
  • Warrantless searches of cars traveling on streets and highways.
  • Fixed highway checkpoints in which cars and occupants are searched, including through the use of drug-war dogs.

All for naught. Despite the crackdowns, the war on drugs has still not been won.

Last year, a 71-year-old Filipino politician named Rodrigo Duterte became president of the Philippines. Immediately, he became a darling of many American proponents of the war on drugs, including even Republican President Donald Trump.

The reason for admiring Duterte?

Duterte promised what American drug warriors have always wanted: a real crackdown in the war on drugs, one that would finally bring victory in this decades-long government program.

Why do I emphasize the word “real”? Because in Duterte’s mind — and in the minds of many American drug warriors — all those steps taken by U.S. officials listed above did not constitute a real crackdown in the war on drugs. A real crackdown would entail simply killing every single person suspected of violating drug laws, including both consumers and sellers of illicit drugs. As Duterte told a crowd on the eve of his 2016 election, “If I make it to the presidential palace I will do just what I did as mayor. You drug pushers, holdup men, and do-nothings, you better get out because I’ll kill you.”

Duterte’s supporters loved it. After all, why bother with arrests, prosecutions, convictions, mandatory-minimum sentences, asset forfeiture, and overcrowded prisons when you can simply kill drug-war violators? What better way to win the war on drugs than that?

According to Human Rights Watch, Duterte’s drug war “has led to the deaths of over 12,000 Filipinos to date, mostly urban poor.”

Despite all extra-judicial killings, however, the war on drugs in the Philippines still hasn’t been won. In fact, every indication is that the war on drugs will continue through the end of Duterte’s term in office and beyond.

Two questions naturally arise:

1. Should U.S. officials employ a real drug-war crackdown here in the United States by implementing extra-judicial killings of drug-war violators, as Duterte has done?

2. What good would it do, given that not even that level of crackdown has brought drug-war victory in the Philippines? Indeed, extra-judicial killings haven’t even brought victory to U.S. officials in their never-ending “war on terrorism.”

Post Comment   Private Reply   Ignore Thread  


TopPage UpFull ThreadPage DownBottom/Latest

#1. To: Deckard (#0)

Despite the crackdowns, the war on drugs has still not been won.

Nor have we won the war on murder, the war on rape or the war on robbery. I guess the solution is the same -- legalize all of it.

misterwhite  posted on  2017-12-11   9:49:35 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Deckard (#0)

No, the DEA shouldn't assassinate anybody.

The primary problem with assassination is pretty straightforward: if the person being assassinated is not guilty of murder, the assassin has damned himself to the Lake of Fire at final judgment.

Human justice is very temporary, but the Lake of Fire is permanent.

Of course people who take jobs as assassins don't believe in final judgment, the Lake of Fire, God, any of it. There are always willing assassins. But just because they don't believe in God or judgment or Hell doesn't mean those things aren't real. Many tobacco and marijuana smokers believe that smoking pot is harmless, or even good for them. They're wrong.

Vicomte13  posted on  2017-12-11   10:31:12 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


TopPage UpFull ThreadPage DownBottom/Latest

[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

Please report web page problems, questions and comments to webmaster@libertysflame.com