The so-called "War On Drugs" has been an abysmal failure. ..Started by Richard Nixon in 1971, estimates of the cost to the American taxpayer range from $1 trillion to more than $2.5 trillion. http;/www.ampedstatus.org/the-war-on-drugs-is-a-2-5-trillion-dollar-racket-how-big-banks-private-military-companies-and-the-prison-industry-cash-in/
"Half of all inmates in federal prisons are there for drugs" http://www.salon.com/blog/stephanie/2010/05/16/how_many_people_are_incarcerated_for_drug_relsted_offenses/
The numbers are similar for state and local jails.
Oftentimes violent offenders are released early to make room for non-violent drug offenders.
If he wanted to, President Obama could "ratchet down" the War On Drugs, release non-violent drug offenders now in federal custody, make room for the violent offenders, and save the American taxpayer many millions of dollars in the process.
If he wanted to, President Obama could, with one phone call to Attorney General Holder, begin investigating and prosecuting those stalking cases where multiple stalkers are reported by the stalking victims.
Right now, only "one-on'one" stalking cases are investigated and prosecuted by the Justice Department
If a stalker victim reports a single stalker, the case usually moves forward, an investigation is started, Restraining Orders are issued etc.
If a stalker victim reports multiple stalkers, nothing is done.....No investigation, no Restraining Orders are issued, nothing.
Only two police departmartments in the entire country will even openly admit that there even IS such a thing as "organized stalking",,,,The San Antonio, Texas Police Department and the Santa Cruz, Ca. Police Department.
This makes it even more important for President Obama to do something about this type of stalking....He has the power to start a "War On Organized Stalking"....He doesn't need Congressional approval to do this....This can be done using Executive Privilege.
Stalking is already a federal crime; so instructing DOJ to begin prosecuting multi-stalker cases is something the President can do, especially in cases where there is physical evidence such as video surveilance tapes, multiple eyewitnesses, etc.
DOJ could work with state and local police agencies as part of a Joint Task Force On Organized Stalking, which then could make arrests all over the country, the same way Joint Task Forces are used now to arrest and prosecute criminals involved in organized crime.
Organized stalking IS organized crime, so why isn't the federal government doing something about it?
Upon conviction, the assets of the gang stalkers could be seized the same way the assets of those convicted of organized crime are today.
This money could then be used to pay for more Joint Task Forces to arrest and prosecute more gang stalkers.
Billions, evem trillions of dollars are spent going after "terrorists."
Gang stalkers are terrorists.....They terrorize their victims 24/7, 365 days a year; and they act with complete impunity, knowing that the police will do nothing to stop them.
President Obama could change this, if he wanted to
The question is, does he want to?
The problem is that the criminals and thugs who engage in gang stalking, or multi-stalking, are extremely well-organized; while the victims of this insidious type of stalking are not.
DOJ's own statistics prove that there are hundreds of thousands of stalking victims reporting multiple stalkers every year. (See "Stalking Victimization in the United States", Pub # NCJ 224527) and yet DOJ does nothing to stop these viscous gang stalkers, so they just continue doing their evil deeds with impunity.
'President Obama should stop raiding medical pot clubs and start raiding gang stalker "compounds", using federal anti-stalking laws that are already on the books.
President Obama should end the costly, ineffictive so-called "War On Drugs", which has done nothing but fill the federal prisons with non-violent drug offenders; and begin a "War On Organized Stalking"
He has the power to do this, without asking for Congressional approval.
The question is, will he?
Perhaps a hundred thousand e-mails to the White House might convince him to address the problem of organized stalking?