U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, commander-in-chief of Washington’s failed war on drugs, recently issued what looks a lot like a domestic version of Vermont Sen. George Aiken’s famous 1966 face-saving formula for exiting from America’s lost war in Vietnam: Declare victory and get out. After more than 58,000 U.S. deaths, that is exactly what we did.
And now a timely American Civil Liberties Union report titled “The War on Marijuana in Black and White” explains why Holder’s similar announcement is especially good news for African-Americans nationwide and in Texas.
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Fraser writes on public policy issues for the DKT Liberty Project, a Washington-based civil liberties email@example.com