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by Peter Moskos

April 17, 2008

Lies, damned lies, and DEA statistics

The DEA and other prohibitionists have a long history of lying about drug facts.

In the past, they've claimed that the Netherlands drug policy was a "disaster," despite all statistics to the contrary (especially compared to the United States).

Here's the latest. The DEA claims that a ballet measure softening enforcement of low-level marijuana crimes in Colorado is leading to an increase in drugs and organized crime. It's a lie.


Anonymous said...

Yes, just like legalized alcohol and regulated gambling are promoting unprecedented levels of organzined crime. Gee golly, we just had another moonshiner shootout last night in our humble burg! What a cruel, bitter, joke on the part of the DEA. Do you ever get the feeling that certain federal agencies are trying desperately to justify their existence?

Daniel said...

ballet initiatives are big on tights and frills and bad for America.

PCM said...

daniel, you might be right. But I also think local laws and law enforcement should reflect the will of the people. Isn't that what democracy is all about?