Clergy Speak Out Against .The War on Drugs.
- Clergy Speak Out Against "The War on Drugs"DWR 3.30.08
"It's so important for us, as both religious leaders... as members of
congregations, to resist any sort of complicity, any sort of
willingness to go along with this, because I think that ultimately
really compromises our life of faith and our own morality."
- Father Earl Kooperkamp, St. Mary's Episcopal
"I would hold the religious community responsible for that. I think
it's an aspect of American puritanism/ And then we got into hysteria
around that -- in a way it's a projection of anxiety onto certain
people, again for puritanical purposes. And so, once we went down this
path, then fueled by religious communities who supported it, it just
picked up steam. And now it's one of the reasons that we, as religious
leaders, need to speak out against it, because we were responsible for
- The Very Rev. Scott Richardson, St. Paul's Episcopal, San Diego
"It needs to be repealed. It can't be just reformed. The whole system
has to.. the whole drug policy and those laws have to be repealed."
- Sister Marion Defeis, Catholic prison chaplain, ret.
Here's an expanded Part 2, which is 17 minutes
Another great job by Mike Gray.
(Also posted on the Drug War Videos page.)
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DEA -- a record of constant failure
Sunday, March 30, 2008
The Drug Enforcement Agency needs to be put out of its misery. It's a
completely failed, corrupt organization with no legitimate
accomplishable goals, that's being used for personal and political
gain, dirty tricks, spying, drug-running, and undermining legitimate
state and sovereign governments.
If that wasn't enough, sometimes they're also the keystone cops. A
new audit discovered over 90 weapons and 230 laptop computers missing
from the DEA, despite a bad audit for those specific items in 2002 and
new procedures being put in place to better account for them.
And this follows a 2006 audit that took a look at the supposed $339
million the DEA had seized in 2005 and discovered they had no idea how
close that number was to the truth, given the serious failures in
following established procedures when dealing with cash.
But at least they've got a museum, and a brand new Spike-TV show.
Oh, and guns. They've got guns. (Except for the ones they lost, of
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DWRf by DdC May 22, 2006
Government Shows No Compassion
DWRf by DdC Jun 16, 2007