I'm supposed to grading papers so I'll keep this short. But what does the police beating in Birmingham and the foiled terrorist plot in New York have in common?
Neither would have happened were it not for the war on drugs.
Three of the four bad guys in New York were in prison... for drug offenses. In prison they "converted" and hatched their little plan.
And the guy who tried to kill a cop in Birmingham was fleeing... because of drugs.
We need to legalize drugs not because drugs are good, but because locking people up for drugs makes them worse.