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War on Drugs: A Policeman’s Perspective

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This is a recording of our event with Mr Tom Lloyd, Cambridgeshire’s former Police Chief Constable on the 7th of March 2013.

Last year in Britain, the costs of drug enforcement to the tax payer stood at £16 billion, or one and a half times more than the cost of hosting the Olympic Games 2012. In just the space of a decade, total expenditure on drug enforcement surpassed £110 billion. Only £3 billion of that total went towards funding schemes to tackle addiction.

So what effect has our enforcement policies had on Britain? Are we turning the tide on drugs?

Watch this video as Tom Lloyd delivers a talk on his own experiences at the forefront of drug enforcement in Britain, the unintended consequences of Prohibition and why we need a radical shift in strategy.

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2 Comments

  1. Harsh mandatory and minimum
    sentences should be repealed. Why not take drug addiction out of the criminal
    justice system and treat it in the public health system? It surely would be
    better to spend the money not on locking people up, but on clinics that might
    treat their illnesses.

  2. Parasitic Prohibitionists dance hand in hand with every possible type of criminal one can imagine—an unholy alliance of ignorance, greed and hate which works to destroy all our hard fought freedoms, wealth, health, and security.

    * It only takes one juror to prevent a guilty verdict.

    * You are not lawfully required to disclose your voting intention before taking your seat on a jury.

    * You are also not required to give a reason to the other jurors on your position when voting. Simply state that you find the accused not guilty.

    * Jurors must understand that it is their opinion, their vote. If the Judge and the other jurors disapprove, too bad. There is no punishment for having a dissenting opinion.

    We must create what we can no longer afford to wait. Prohibition is the most destructive, dysfunctional, dishonest and hateful policy since Slavery.

    If you wish to replace prohibition with a far more sensible system of legalized regulation, PLEASE VOTE TO ACQUIT!

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