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?


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bluedog 294 6 years 38 weeks ago
#1

If the web-links in the above blog are broken, Google .."How Many People Are Incarcerated For Drug Related Offenses" by Stephannie Behrens, Salon.com. (Open Salon), May 16, 2010

Also Google:...."The War On Drugs Is a $2.5 Trillion Dollar Racket:. How Big Banks, Private Military Companies and the Prison Industry Cash In"

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DdC 6 years 38 weeks ago
#2

I agree with all of the above...but... Our Santa Cruz cops don't come out of the box all trained in civilities. It takes a lot of citizens interested in their community and in their own well being, and that is rare in this land of follow the leader even if they go in circles. When the people lead the leaders either follow or fall. Same with who is elected. Electing the same old prohibitionists over and over expecting different results is insanity according to some.

Hell many places still don't enforce marital rape as a crime. It took until the 80's before the country was legally rape free on the books. That's 1980's. I collected signatures for the people who initiated prop 215 in 96 as a compassionate use act for the purpose of keeping people using out of jail. As a hospice caregiver I never had problems if the cops or paramedics were called. Still don't use buyers clubs, although I am impressed with the ones we have.

The groups growing larger amounts were busted in the early 90's. Including WAMM and Angel Raich. That went to the Supreme Court where they determined even WAMM's giveaways were considered Commerce. So that is how it stands. The IRS is busting buyers clubs and apothecaries and not individuals growing reasonable amounts for themselves or as bonified caregivers helping individual patients.

The entire Controlled Substance Act should be an embarrassment to anyone involved with law, rehabs, medicine or clergy. Yet it is those who profit on the sins of addiction. Even if substance is not addictive. Even if the substance is non psychoactive. It makes up most of the eradication statistics to justify next years wasted taxes perpetuating this war on citizens.

Not winning or losing, no profits in that. Same unfortunately with health care. Profits in "treatment" not in prevention or cures. No medical value $$$ homegrown in the kitchen. Ending the Ganjawar has little to do with the dangers of toking since there are none generally speaking. Millions enjoy the process everyday without the government saveding us. We elect humans to do jobs not to not do jobs some don't like. If we as you suggest, give this human obombo powers to over ride or disregard laws, as bogus as they may be. Then what is next? The almost absolute power of Wall St to dictate to the Pentagon and Congress is something consumers could fight against. Except some apparently prefer the cheaper walmart outsourced job prices.

My hemp blue jeans can't get me high yet they can't save the family farmers either. Or under prohibition, they are not a threat to the cotton crop using half of the 90 million pounds of abortiion causing poisons. Carbo-plastic verses OPEC crude oil plastic. Plus the infrastructure corporations, profits, not required for Ganja. Dysfunction Junction with a corporate MSMedia bickering over red herrings and doing their best to sell us crap from outsourced jobs gone to China via Wall St.

Would allowing Mexico the right to grow hemp give them a staple to use or manufacture and sell? Curtail illegal immigration more than a hundred foot fence. So I'm afraid my outlook remains the same. The Ganjawar is like the prohibitionists are living in the "Airplane" movie...

Elaine : The gear is down and we're ready to land.
Kramer : Alright, he's on final now, put out all runway lights except 9er.
Towerguy: Captain, maybe we ought to turn on the search lights now.
MCrosky : No, thats just what they'll be expecting us to do.

Senate Judiciary Committee to Take Up Legalization Next Year

There is more than enough evidence to remove Cannabis, Ganja and Hemp as a schedule#1 narcotic. Just that a Trillion spent is a Trillion earned. It's those receiving it who are hesitant.

Obama Doesn’t Need Congress

Feds have already set a precedent on reasonable amounts. Why would Leahy bait and switch to an impossible amount to grow? How does one even grow an ounce or less? One might also ask why Biden lied three times and then switched test drugs to pass the bogus RAVE Act? It is more than obvious that Nixon lied to schedule Ganja #1, that should be the end of the story and the CSA overturned. Now we know from released documents that Nixon committed Treason. Special Report: Definitive proof of a historical mystery is often elusive, even with archival documents and memoirs. Skeptics can always say some witness or some evidence isn’t perfect. But the case that Richard Nixon sabotaged the Vietnam peace talks in 1968 to win that pivotal election is clear. From past tapes and his rejection of his own Commission results.

But would they lie about Ganja just to keep it on Wall St?

Is The DEA Legalizing THC?
if a pharmaceutical product contains THC extracted from the marijuana plant, that would be a legal commodity. But if you or I possessed THC extracted from the marijuana plant, that would remain an illegal commodity.

Wait, it gets even more absurd?

Since the cannabis plant itself will remain illegal under federal law, then from whom precisely could Big Pharma legally obtain their soon-to-be legal THC extracts? There’s only one answer: The federal government’s lone legally licensed marijuana cultivator, The University of Mississippi at Oxford, which already has the licensing agreements with the pharmaceutical industry in hand.

Con Flicts of Interest Bush Barthwell & Drugs

Feds rule states and commerce, States rule individuals.

Drug Czar is Required by Law to Lie
Why Do YOU Think They Call it DOPE?
Methinks Thou Dost Protest Too Much

The vast majority of remaining prohibitionists profit on the drug war,
... and that is their only motive.

As sir Hilary said...

QUESTION: In Mexico, there are those who propose not keeping going with this battle and legalize drug trafficking and consumption. What is your opinion?
SECRETARY CLINTON: I don’t think that will work. I mean, I hear the same debate. I hear it in my country. It is not likely to work. There is just too much money in it,

Shame on the Drug Worrier Profiteers thomhartmann
Trillion spent is a Trillion earned.
POLICING FOR PROFIT
GOP Mogul Behind Drug Rehab 'Torture' Centers
Money Grubbing Dung Worriers
Forfeiture $quads
High on Hemp

Currently, spousal rape is a crime in all 50 states but the degrees vary greatly.

Is marital rape a crime?
Marital rape is considered a criminal offense in many countries... It should be noted, however, that cultural norms and the perceived social stigma attached to rape often discourage the reporting of marital rape, and prosecution is very rare in many countries.

Until 1976, marital rape was legal in every state in the United States. Although marital rape is now a crime in all 50 states in the U.S., some states still don't consider it as serious as other forms of rape. "Women's Issues" are "Side Issues?"
thomhartmann.com/womens-issues-are-side-issues?

DdC's picture
DdC 6 years 38 weeks ago
#3

Thanks, I'll add these to the list...

How many people are incarcerated for drug related offenses?
Stephannie Behrens MAY 17, 2010

Slave Labor Means Big Bucks For U.S. Corporations
'Relax Your Muscles as Much as Possible'
Koch Roaches A.L.E.C. Drug Detention Centers
Bush. Religious drug treatment in Texas
Lobbyists War Over Billions in Antidrug Aid

"At DEA, our mission is to fight drug trafficking in order to make drug abuse the most expensive, unpleasant, risky, and disreputable form of recreation a person could have."
– Donnie Marshall, Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)

"We have spent over a trillion dollars trying to eradicate the world's most beneficial plant off the face of the earth. Imagine what a better world this would be if that money had been spent on treatment, education and studying the medical benefits of marijuana."
-- Steve Hager - High Times Editor (1988 - 2003)

"The anti-marijuana campaign is a cancerous tissue of lies, undermining law enforcement, aggravating the drug problem, depriving the sick of needed help, and suckering well-intentioned conservatives and countless frightened parents.

Narcotics police are an enormous, corrupt international bureaucracy ... and now fund a coterie of researchers who provide them with 'scientific support' ... fanatics who distort the legitimate research of others."
~ William F. Buckley, Jr. Requiescat In Pace
Commentary in The National Review, April 29, 1983, p. 495

The War On Drugs Is a $2.5 Trillion Dollar Racket:.
How Big Banks, Private Military Companies and the Prison Industry Cash In"

Kochroach & Aleech
Today many have had their eyes opened regarding the huge profits made off of what is commonly called the "Prison Industrial Complex." Suddenly awareness has turned from disbelief to anger as taxpayers realize the screwing private prison companies, their lobbyists and elected Legislators have been giving them for more than three decades now.

Potential Prohibition Profits Outweigh Citizens Benefits
DEAth Merchants
Prohibition Profiteers

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