America's Crusade

What is behind the latest war on drugs

In Harlem, angry residents paint large red X's on crack dealers' doors and put stuffed animals in the windows of abandoned buildings as a symbolic gesture to reclaim them from drug users. In New Mexico, two children turn in their parents to the police for marijuana possession, just as a California girl did her coke-using parents a week earlier. In Washington, the President of the U.S., the Vice President and most of the White House staff patriotically provide urine samples so that it can be seen if they have within the past few days consumed any heroin, cocaine, marijuana, PCP or...

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