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By James P. Gray | Comments: ( 708 ) | Date: ( Nov 21, 2019 )

Our drug prohibition policy is hopeless, just as Prohibition, our alcohol prohibition policy, was before it Today there are drugs in our communities and at lower prices and higher strengths than ever before.We have built large numbers of prisons, but they are overflowing with non violent drug offenders The huge profits made from drug sales are corrupting people andOur drug prohibition policy is hopeless, just as Prohibition, our alcohol prohibition policy, was before it Today there are drugs in our communities and at lower prices and higher strengths than ever before.We have built large numbers of prisons, but they are overflowing with non violent drug offenders The huge profits made from drug sales are corrupting people and institutions here and abroad And far from being protected by our drug prohibition policy, our children are being recruited by it to a lifestyle of drug use and drug selling.Judge Gray s book drives a stake through the heart of the War on Drugs After documenting the wide ranging harms caused by this failed policy, Judge Gray also gives us hope We have viable options The author evaluates these options, ranging from education and drug treatment to different strategies for taking the profit out of drug dealing.Many officials will not say publicly what they acknowledge privately about the failure of the War on Drugs Politicians especially are afraid of not appearing tough on drugs But Judge Gray s conclusions as a veteran trial judge and former federal prosecutor are reinforced by the testimonies of than forty other judges nationwide.


  • Title: Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed: A Judicial Indictment Of War On Drugs
  • Author: James P. Gray
  • ISBN: 9781566398602
  • Page: 419
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed: A Judicial Indictment Of War On Drugs

  • Evan

    Our War on Drugs has turned a disease into a plague. In this, the best-argued and most plainly stated critique of its kind I've ever read, a Libertarian-Conservative judge lays out, point by point with impeccable logic and in an amenable, sometimes folksy tone, a devastating assessment of the bogus precepts and execution that underlie our utterly failed and long-lost War on Drugs.Judge Gray looks at the history, rationale and the fears that drive our current failed policies and cites examples th [...]


  • Rose

    I think this book is an excellent read and would recommend it to any American citizen. I think the issues contained within are of the utmost importance and that many of the problems caused by prohibition account for the majority of the problems that are typically associated with drugs and their use. Judge Gray presents a compilation of testimony from other officials within law enforcement and the justice department and a massive body of evidence from scientific medical and social studies to supp [...]


  • Brent

    No matter what you think about the "War on Drugs", I urge you to read this book.Judge James Gray's position is that the U.S. is not just losing the war, it's creating thousands of casualties at the same time.Despite relying a little too heavily, for my taste, on anecdotal evidence here and there, Judge Gray explains why this country's drug policy is so pathetically abysmal. He alludes to the racist history of drug prohibition, explains how illegal drugs directly support terrorism, shows how our [...]


  • Benny

    James P. Gray's novel is merely a reiteration of a redundant, and downright juvenile argument, which is missing a vital link - the actual premise for a viable reconsideration of the current state of the drug war. Not that there's anything wrong with making a few notable changes to administrative policies regarding illicit drug use, and harm reduction in this country - but, after reading over four-hundred pages of this book, I have not found any legitimate explanation for the blatant LEGALiZATION [...]


  • M

    I always knew the war on drugs was flimflam. And this book has the data to back up that supposition! Incredibly well researched with footnotes on nearly every page. Fearful this would be a dull read, I was quite surprised at just how readable this compendium of knowledge can be. Gray is passionate in his appeal to common sense that it is time to end the war on drugs and start using a smarter policy. Time and again he shows that this system is broke and it is time to fix it. His appeal to treat d [...]


  • Kelly Wong

    Even though this was a book mandatory to our course, I found that I actually rather enjoyed it. Judge Gray illustrates just how the current "War on Drugs" has failed society and offers opinions on what other countries have done that have been successful and how we can employ these measures in the U.S.This book was very interesting in exploring both of these subjects. As someone who does not live in the U.S. and has not had much interest in the past in law, I did not know much about the topic. Th [...]


  • Charles Stahl

    A must-read for anyone who cares about the tragedy the failed, so-called "war on drugs" has inflicted on our nation. 60% of our prison population is incarcerated as a result of drug crimes. The cost of enforcement, prison housing, courts, and the toll on human lives is a monumental catastrophe. We realized that prohibition of alcohol (also a drug btw) was a failure almost 80 years ago - it's about time we realized the same for other drugs.The wonderful thing about this book is that the author is [...]


  • Laura

    An excellent evaluation of the current War on Drugs. I never considered decriminalizing drugs to be a good idea, I just accepted the War on Drugs policies without question. This book changed that, with unbelievably well-argued opposition to our nation's failing policies. While I don't agree with every solution Gray proposes, I do agree 100% that what we are doing is not working, and is only hurting our communities, our economy, our criminal justice system, and our people. I read this book for a [...]


  • James

    Excellent companion to Dr Carl Hart's High Price. Here you have a Republican judge making a strong and evidence-based case against the War on Drugs. From a civil libertarian perspective, it is also rather interesting (as a snapshot in time and otherwise), that many of the issues presented by the War on Drugs were only exacerbated in the War on Terror. Warrantless wiretapping, the whack-a-mole effect on drug dealers/terrorists and the escalation, of drug prices (supply and demand) and radicalizat [...]


  • Peteyt

    conservative libertarian perspective on how silly our drug policy is, especially our unwillingness to discuss it. this fella lays out a lots of facts in defense of his perspective, which is that we need to change how we approach drug policy, and if we did, it would not only work better, it would cost way less. Very informative and sober. I agree with his assessment, so of course i like it. He does a great job of laying out the many options of reform, which is cool


  • Andrea

    This is a really insightful book on the state of the drug war in the U.S. It's rather fascinating and if you're like me, it will enrage you. Do you have any idea how much our government spends on the "war on drugs"? Do you realize what a farce this "war" is? There are so many better things in this world to use the money for.ng our environment, saving our children, saving our educational system.but it's a good read.


  • Jay

    Excellent indictment of our war on drugs. Explains why most of the problems associated with drugs is actually caused by our prohibition and not by the use of the drugs themselves. Recommended reading for anyone who is looking for ideas to improve our society and lessen the harm done by our insane crusade against drug use.


  • Kevin Goldsmith

    This was an enlightening read on drug policy by a veteran Judge who has firsthand experience on why drug prohibition (aka the War on Drugs) is a complete failure. It was gratifying to see the author lay out feasible and realistic policy alternatives based on science and success. This is certainly a road map for future policy makers and an educational tool for any and all.


  • Bryan

    This guy gave a lecture at my school last week. I found it persuasive but then he's preaching to the choir. I'd much rather see him gave the same talk in front of the local PTA. My guess is he'd be run out on rails.Meanwhile, thousands rot in prison and hundreds of millions of dollars are spent to house non-violent drug offenders.


  • Jeffrey Dhywood

    A courageous book by a courageous man. Judge Jim Gray has been a pionneer of drug policy reform in the US for the past 20 years. I highly recommend this book to anybody who sincerely wants to understand the war on drugs failure.


  • Mark Slee

    This is an important and balanced read. In particular, does a good job of exposing how ridiculous and out of control our prison system is.


  • Tyler

    Legal point of view on the failed drug war was a very informative read. Interesting to hear what many judges around the country are thinking


  • Diane

    I actually read this book as research for a interview with the author James P. Gray.


  • Denise

    This should be required reading!


  • Marie Mole

    great book - easy read - definitely a mind changer as it gives an entirely different perspective that makes tremendous sense. One begins to realize how tenuous our current drug policies truly are.


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