Comment: Blame the Drug War

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Blame the Drug War

Before the drug war, it was assumed that the police were on our side.

At least, they were on the side of the average majority, for the most part. Bad apples could only go so far as the people let them. As racism faded, so did many of the abuses.

When the drug war began, the average majority was very mixed, at once knowing that what they consume is a family matter, and that having a distant federal force controling them has a destructive downside.

Federal incentives have turned the neighborhood police against us, often by force or bribery, and rewards arrests and convictions, allowing the bad apples to abuse their power.

It takes extra effort to bridge the gap between the good ones, as you describe in your story.

What do you think?