If the DEA Is Now Hiring “Ebonics Translators”, Isn’t It Time to Just End the Federal War on Drugs?

Question by Welcome to Amerika Mr. 0rwell !!: If the DEA is now hiring “Ebonics translators”, isn’t it time to just end the federal war on drugs?
This is goddamn ridiculous. Why doesn’t the U.S. legalize marijuana (which currently accounts for 60% of illegal Mexican cartel revenue as an illegal narcotic) then decriminalize the hard drugs (crack-cocaine-meth-heroin etc.) and treat hard drug addiction as a public health problem instead of a criminal problem??

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100823/ap_on_re_us/us_ebonics_dea

ATLANTA – Federal agents are seeking to hire Ebonics translators to help interpret wiretapped conversations involving targets of undercover drug investigations.

The Drug Enforcement Agency recently sent memos asking companies that provide translation services to help it find nine translators in the Southeast who are fluent in Ebonics, Special Agent Michael Sanders said Monday.

Portugal’s decriminalization of hard drugs program appears to be working (decrease in addicts across the board):
http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1893946,00.html

In contrast the U.S. federal war on drugs is failing in every respect (specifically: it has met ZERO of its goals after 40 years and trillion dollars spent):
http://www.politicsdaily.com/2010/05/13/40-year-war-on-drugs-hasnt-worked-policy-chief-says/

And JUST LIKE prohibition of alcohol (Capone etc) making soft drugs (alcohol, cigarettes, marijuana etc.) illegal makes them extremely profitable and cartels/organized crime VERY wealthy in the process:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126806429&ft=1&f=2&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+NprProgramsATC+%28NPR+Programs:+All+Things+Considered%29

http://www.fbi.gov/congress/congress10/perkins050510.htm
Marijuana: Mexico is the number one foreign supplier of marijuana abused in the United States. In fact, according to a 2008 inter-agency report, marijuana is the top revenue generator for Mexican DTOs—a cash crop that finances corruption and the carnage of violence year after year. The profits derived from marijuana trafficking—an industry with minimal overhead costs, controlled entirely by the traffickers—are used not only to finance other drug enterprises by Mexico’s poly-drug cartels, but also to pay recurring “business” expenses, purchase weapons, and bribe corrupt officials. Though the GOM has a robust eradication program, many of the military personnel traditionally assigned to eradicate marijuana and opium poppy have recently been diverted to the offensive against
johnny………”I have been enjoying legal medical marijuana for over a year. ”

Do you think Cali will pass Prop 19 in November?
x=x……….”You know nothing about substance abuse”

Oh, but I do. I also know the history of alcohol prohibition and how it nearly destroyed Chicago because it made Capone’s criminal organization so well funded and able to buy off politicians etc. (Similar to current day Mexico). Blanket prohibition doesn’t work. It just doesn’t. Anyone who thinks it does is living in fantasy land. Drugs are as old as civilization. It’s time we treated adults like adults.

Best answer:

Answer by Johnny Rico
I have been enjoying legal medical marijuana for over a year. Screw the gangs!

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2 Responses to If the DEA Is Now Hiring “Ebonics Translators”, Isn’t It Time to Just End the Federal War on Drugs?

  • Dr. Independent says:

    Legalize all drugs that grow naturally, keep cocaine and the hard drugs illegal. Stop wasting money in California where it is legal only to see it come back up twice as hard. The DEA is 8 billion dollars of the federal government money, slash that in half anf you got a just-as effective 4 billion dollar force.
    Legalize marijuana, cure diseases, fix the econonmy, jobs.

  • a letching grey says:

    while I am in favor of continuing the ban on “hard” drugs like heroin and cocaine I believe that marijuana is no more harmful a substance than nicotine or alcohol and should be a decision left up to responsible adult smokers the money we save on enforcement and incarceration of these responsible adult smokers can go towards treatment of those individuals that are addicted to the harder drugs not even to mention the financial blow it will inflict on evil drug lords

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