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What Really Happened with War on Drugs

$1 TRILLION, AFTER 40 YEARS WHAT REALLY HAPPENED WITH WAR ON DRUGS? POLICE POLICE HOW MUCH MONEY HAS BEEN SPENT BY THE US IN 40 YEARS? 450 billion To lock those people up in federal prisons 215 billion Other costs: an overburdened justice system, a strained health care system, lost productivity, and environmental destruction 20 billion 33 billion To fight the drug gangs in their home countries In marketing "Just Say No"-style messages to America's youth and other prevention programs 49 billion 121 billion Law enforcement along To arrest more than 37 million America's borders nonviolent drug offenders 1 Trillion ($1,000,000,000,0000) Since first declared in 1970 by President Nixon, the United States' war on drugs has cost $1 trillion and hundreds of thousands of lives. HOW MUCH MONEY HAS BEEN SPENT BY THE US IN 40 YEARS? The first drug-fighting budget was $100 MILLION. The proposed budget for fiscal year 2011 of the Obama Administration was 15.6 billion 20 billion 18 billion 15.3 15.6 15 16 billion 13.1 13.8 13.3 12.8 12 14 billion 11.2 10.5 10.7 12 billion 9.8 9.6 10 billion 7.5 1.6 6.3 8 billion 6 billion 4 billion 0.1 2 billion 1971 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 HOW HAS THE WAR ON DRUGS CHANGED THE US CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM? Possesion Drug Abuse Sales 1,574,700 prisoners 200,000+ students Number of people arrested in 2013 in the U.S. on nonviolent drug charges - Number of students who have lost federal financial the highest incarceration rate in the aid eligibility because of a drug conviction world In terms of police powers, civil assets forfeitures have been justi- fied to take the drug dealing organizations assets- cash in particular- and use the gains to fund more anti-drug-operations. HOW MUCH MONEY HAS BEEN SPENT BY THE US IN 40 YEARS? NEED OF TREATMENT 70% 80% Is war on drugS racist? Public health policies as top priority In the US, the war on drugs mostly impacts minority, particularly black, communities. Although black communities aren't more likely to use or sell drugs, African-Americans are 13 times more likely to go to jail for drugs than whites. It is estimated that 70 to 85 percent of the United States' inmates are in need of substance abuse treatment, which is a far more effective means of handling drug offenders. The war in Mexico Congress has appropriated $2.4 billion to fight the cartels, as part of the security cooperation agreement between the US and Mexican governments. That money supports a failed war in which tens of thousands have been killed and thousands more tortured. 100,000+ Number of people killed in Mexico's drug war SOURCES -police-militarization-privacy RecoveryExperts FIND THE BEST REHAB CENTER THAT FITS YOUR NEEDS!

What Really Happened with War on Drugs

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Over $1 trillion have spent by the government for the past four decades into the war on drugs relying on taxpayers for the expenses. The huge investments for this drug enforcement have only cuts the g...


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