Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Why you should be able to buy heroin

Kansas City Star

Former narc Jack Cole isn't proud of having put young, sometimes college-bound people in prison for selling him a joint in the 1970s.

The worst, he told a UMKC audience Sunday, was a drug-free youth trying to escape the inner city but who helped a begging Cole "find a fix" - and drew seven years for conspiracy to distribute heroin.

So now Wichita native Cole, an ex-Marine and ex-New Jersey state trooper, wants to give heroin and other drugs away for free, under government sponsorship.

"We are being absolutely inundated with high-quality, hard drugs in this country, and with current policies there's no way to stop them," said Cole, a founder of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.

Drugs are more available now and cheaper than ever, Cole said. The War on Drugs costs this country $69 billion a year, he said. Money that could more than offset the consequences of legalization, he said.

About 1.3% of the U.S. population was addicted to drugs in 1900, Cole said. The number's the same today, he said. Difference: 1.7 million drug arrests a year, nearly half for marijuana.

Five thousand cops, ex-cops, corrections/probation/parole officers have joined LEAP, he said. NCSL members liked it; 80%-plus of cops he talks to likes it.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am 23 years old and was addicted to heroin. I had never been addicted in my entire life to anything! This was the drug that stole me. Legalization, sure, but I wouldnt wish the withdrawl and pain I caused my family when I was strung out. I have been sober for 6 months...if it was legal I would be using it...i dont want to go there again.

6/16/2007 06:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I SEE THE SCUM MAKINGĀ£ & BREAKING SOULS EVERY DAY IN MY CITY! LEGALIZI IS TO CONTROL , YOU DON`T HAVE TO BE STUPID TO SEE THIS. ONLY THE STUPID WOULD EVEN BEGIN A "WAR" ON DRUGS?? ABSURD!!

12/02/2007 04:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heroin is bad for you.

5/13/2008 11:12:00 AM  
Blogger lish said...

nothing will steal your soul like dope... youll fall in and probably never climb out of its grips... ive been trying to get clean for what seems like forever, even with my daily doses of suboxone i still mess up... its dangerous and will only lead you to a life of hell and slavery. it will take and control your life while your living it .... it should never be legalized, if it was i honestly think id have no chance.... not wanting to take a trip into the projects is the only thing that keeps my strong once in awhile..... it is the road to HELL

11/16/2008 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just want to know where to pick some heroin up at I'm new here

6/02/2013 05:17:00 PM  

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