Cannabis and Suffolk County
You are not serious about turning mass incarceration around if you are for the historically racist, and definitively ignorant continued prohibition of cannabis.
These law enforcement types kill me. They always claim to know whats best for everyone and say they want to support the community but then they criminalize us for non-violent crimes, lie to us as the DEA has always done regarding cannabis and other drugs, make a living off of hunting and locking us up for non-violent drug crimes, advocate for the continued loss of our rights (voting,privacy, civil, human, etc.) filling public and private jails over court ruled capacity in what is often a filthy, degrading, inhumane people warehouse, where injustice and cruelty reign, pulling a salary off of the misery of others? There is no moral authority with someone who would criminalize someone for using medicine. Someone who would stand between a sick person and their medication? WTF!?
These Sheriffs are biased and should be sitting down in this drug war debate. No one has made better money and enjoyed more freedom doing so than the boys in blue! The Drug war was created, maintained, and supported by law enforcement and prisons. The Drug War has been a miserable failure since its beginning if the true goal was to curb drug traffic. The drug war has been very successful at its true intention though (as admitted to by Nixon Aide).. Criminalizing the political opposition and maintaining racist culture. It is unethical to call for the continued mistakes of the drug war to continue so that law enforcement employees can collect paychecks along with the other profiteers of the drug war. How many people have these sheriffs put in jail for the same drugs that we are working to legalize? They are fighting for their jobs. Not for us. Again.