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  • Joseph Leibrandt
    Premieres tonight on PBS: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/house-i-live-in/ [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Message 1 of 3 , Apr 8, 2013
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      Premieres tonight on PBS:

      http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/house-i-live-in/

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    • Bruce Cohen
      What is it? ... From: Joseph Leibrandt Subject: [West Coast Libertarians] The House I Live In To: Date: Monday, April 8, 2013,
      Message 2 of 3 , Apr 8, 2013
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        What is it?

        --- On Mon, 4/8/13, Joseph Leibrandt <josephleibrandt@...> wrote:

        From: Joseph Leibrandt <josephleibrandt@...>
        Subject: [West Coast Libertarians] The House I Live In
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        Date: Monday, April 8, 2013, 12:48 PM
















         









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      • Joseph Leibrandt
        The House I Live In Trailer (2:17) Clip ( 3:22) Clip 2 (1:29) Clip 3 (1:30) * The Film * Select Clips * Drug Quiz * U.S. Drug Policy Timeline * Talkback Share
        Message 3 of 3 , Apr 8, 2013
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          The House I Live In

          Trailer (2:17)

          Clip ( 3:22)

          Clip 2 (1:29)

          Clip 3 (1:30)
          * The Film
          * Select Clips
          * Drug Quiz
          * U.S. Drug Policy Timeline
          * Talkback
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          About the Film
          For the past 40 years, the war on drugs has resulted in more than 45
          million arrests, $1 trillion dollars in government spending, and
          America’s role as the world’s largest jailer. Yet for all that, drugs
          are cheaper, purer, and more available than ever. Filmed in more than
          twenty states, The House I Live In captures
          heart-wrenching stories of those on the front lines — from the dealer to the grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate
          to the federal judge — and offers a penetrating look at the profound
          human rights implications of America’s longest war.
          The film recognizes drug abuse as a matter of public health, and
          investigates the tragic errors and shortcomings that have resulted from
          framing it as an issue for law enforcement. It also examines how
          political and financial corruption has fueled the war on drugs, despite
          persistent evidence of its moral, economic, and practical failures. The
          drug war in America has helped establish the largest prison-industrial
          system in the world, contributing to the incarceration of 2.3 million
          men and women and is responsible for untold collateral damage to the
          lives of countless individuals and families, with a particularly
          destructive impact on black America.
          “It’d be one thing if it was draconian and it worked. But it’s
          draconian and it doesn’t work. It just leads to more,” says David Simon, creator of the HBO series, The Wire.
          Instead of questioning a campaign of such epic cost and failure,
          those in public office generally advocate for harsher penalties for drug offenses, lest they be perceived as soft on crime. Thanks to mandatory
          minimum sentencing, a small offense can put a nonviolent offender behind bars for decades — or even life. Many say these prisoners are paying
          for fear instead of paying for their crime.
          “If you stand in a federal court, you’re watching poor and uneducated people being fed into a machine like meat to make sausage. It’s just
          bang, bang, bang, bang. Next!” says journalist Charles Bowden.
          But there’s a growing recognition among those on all sides that the
          war on drugs is a failure. At a time of heightened fiscal instability,
          the drug war is also seen as economically unsustainable. Beyond its
          human cost at home, the unprecedented violence in Mexico provides a
          daily reminder of the war’s immense impact abroad, and America has at
          last begun to take the first meaningful steps toward reform. At this
          pivotal moment, the film promotes public awareness of the problem while
          encouraging new and innovative pathways to domestic drug policy reform.



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          From: Bruce Cohen <brucedcohen2002@...>
          To: westcoastlibertarians@yahoogroups.com
          Sent: Monday, April 8, 2013 12:53 PM
          Subject: Re: [West Coast Libertarians] The House I Live In


           
          What is it?

          --- On Mon, 4/8/13, Joseph Leibrandt <josephleibrandt@...> wrote:

          From: Joseph Leibrandt <josephleibrandt@...>
          Subject: [West Coast Libertarians] The House I Live In
          To:
          Date: Monday, April 8, 2013, 12:48 PM

           

          Premieres tonight on PBS:

          http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/house-i-live-in/

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