Every day, thousands of pounds of crack cocaine are consumed in
How can this be happening? Where does this huge amount of contraband come from and how does it get here?
The answer is obvious, greed.
The cocaine industry is highly organised and gross annual sales would make the sheiks of the oil emirates envious. The dollar amounts involved are staggering and with so much cash at their disposal, the drug barons can buy customs officials, police officers, judges and politicians. And have no doubt, they do. How else could such vast shipments of drugs enter the country and be distributed throughout each and every city and town? Certainly, we read in the papers of some huge drug bust every now and then, but the largest of these busts amounts to a five or ten minute supply at the current rate of consumption. The fact is that the drug barons usually are responsible for the tips that lead to these busts. What better way to eliminate a relatively new and poorly organised competitor before he gets too strong?
What can be done? Absolutely nothing can be done, unless you and I get angry enough to demand a full scale attack against the parasites that profit from the drug industry.
To defeat this evil which has pervaded our society, the government has to get serious about the problem. It does no good whatsoever to harass and make criminals out of the victims of these parasites. Addicts are not by definition, criminals, they are victims of crime.
These are my suggestions:
- Decriminalise the addict.
- Decriminalise Marihuana.
- Provide far more front line care for addicts in the form of detox centres and rehab centres.
- Arrest every street dealer and hold him for trial, without bail.
- Once convicted impose maximum sentences of incarceration without exception.
- Train hundreds of undercover narcotics officers to work at every point of entry where drugs can reach our country.
- Use computers to analyse the outcome of every major drug charge.
- Use computers to analyse the arrest and conviction records achieved by drug enforcement officers.
- Closely monitor the activities of every convicted drug dealer who has served his time and been released.
- Create new sentencing guidelines which require judges to hand down extremely long sentences for repeat drug dealing offenders.
- Automatically revoke the citizenship or landed immigrant status and deport every convicted drug dealer who was not born in this country.
What will this accomplish?
1. Decriminalising addicts will take the emphasis off of the victim and place it where it should be, on the dealer.
2. This will free up resources in the enforcement of our drug laws towards the real problems of crack, cocaine and heroine.
3. Providing more detox centres and rehab centres will reclaim some of the lost souls who can rejoin society. This will result in reducing the market for the drugs as well as return lost production in the economy.
4. Jailing street dealers will hamper the drug barons’ distribution network and slow down the spread of the drugs.
5. Heavy sentencing will keep the distribution network in disarray and result in making it more difficult to recruit replacement dealers.
6. There is no way for the quantities of drugs that are currently entering the country to arrive undetected. There has to be serious corruption within the customs department. When this is uncovered, the busts will not be measured in pounds or kilos, but in container loads. The removal of corrupt officials will seriously hamper the importation of narcotics and stiff penalties will make others reconsider their role in the problem.
7. Properly analysed, these court records should provide hints that will lead to the removal of corrupt court officials.
8. Properly analysed, these conviction records should provide hints that will lead to the removal of corrupt officers.
9. Almost every drug dealer who is convicted returns immediately to dealing as soon as he is released. This includes being released on bail as well as on parole. If he is monitored, he can be removed from society for a longer period of time when he is caught a second time.
10. A repeat offender is a parasite who is dedicated to the destruction of human spirit. He must be removed indefinitely if we hope to turn this plague away.
11. Most of the people who are selling this poison to our children arrived in
If enough people agree with these ideas, I will be happy to run a petition to pressure all levels of government to get started immediately. Let me know what you think and tell your friends about this.