Re: “Jury delivers guilty verdict in drug case” (Messenger, Saturday, April 5, 2014): Why are we, the taxpayers, being forced to pay for supposed crimes where there are no victims or violence in a citizen’s actions and/or private and personal choices?
How did this supposed “drug demon” make it to 50 without any criminal record? What will his future employment possibilities be now that he was violated, for his own good? How much was taken from this citizen – money, vehicle and freedoms, and for what?
Better yet, how much did this dog-and-pony show cost the taxpayers? Sadly, just one of the many being fed to the private prison system, one that is in business for profit – better known as “people ranching!”
When will the Wise County taxpayers stand up and demand the end to feeding upon our own citizens solely for some people’s job security and self-serving beliefs and agendas? All across this land and around the world others are accepting the truth that the war on drugs is a known failure, doing more harm than good!
Why do we keep feeding our tax dollars and citizens to it?
There has to be a better way. Help us find it!