Should Marijuana and Cocaine Be Legal?

Should Marijuana and Cocaine Be Legal?

Posted by on May 11, 2014 in The Criminal Element |

The question of whether or not illegal drugs like cocaine and marijuana should be legal, I believe, is a false one.

I think that prior to asking the question of whether or not these drugs should be legalized, we should be asking if it would be a moral undertaking in the first place. There are a number of other questions that should be asked prior to unleashing the beast of drugs like heroin and crack cocaine as a publicly available and legal recreational drug much like beer and alcohol.

Other Questions I Think We Should Be Asking Prior Any Consideration of legalizing illicit drugs are listed below.

  • How will we handle school children using crack and heroin?
  • Will we lower prosecution and criminal penalties for street dealers once legalized?
  • Will a person be able to purchase cocaine for the corner store?
  • Is the savings that will be accumulated from not housing as many prisoners as a result of drug legalization be worth it?
  • Will legalization of substances like meth and cocaine cause street prices to go up? If so, will there be in an increase in burglaries, bank robberies, and aggravated robbery cases?
  • What will be the long term effects on the normalization of these dangerous drugs in the public psyche?
  • Once legalized, do we free all prisoners convicted of drug crimes that are no longer illegal?

These are only a few of the questions circulating in my mind on this issue. I believe these questions, along with others like them, should be swirling in the minds of anyone who happens to give brain time to this conversation, issue, and movement. Personally, I think its a bad idea laden with well place assumptions and good conservative meaning, but no. Hell no.

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Females in Prison (Documentary Video)

Females in Prison (Documentary Video)

Posted by on May 11, 2014 in The Criminal Element |

The documentary below gives us a glimpse into the world of the female criminal who has been convicted and imprisoned by the state. Female felons, killers, kidnappers, addicts, drug dealers, and violent offenders are jailed like their male counterparts and normally come into jail right after being convicted for their crimes in the court of law. One can only cringe in pain at though of all the children who are without their mothers because they are in jail.

Notables From The Documentary

  • Female prisoners can be dangerous and unpredictable.
  • Prison guards in female prisons face the same threats a prison guards in male prisons.
  • Rage and violence tend to be a way of life for Maryland’s female convicts.
  • One young lady, 25 years old, was charged and convicted of a first degree felony murder in Maryland and sentenced to life in prison plus 25 years with no possibility of parole.
  • Another one of the featured female convicts has an addiction to crack cocaine which keeps her continuously cycling the revolving doors of the legal system for related crimes, and selling crack cocaine.
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