Blacks Call for an End to War on Drugs

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(TriceEdneyWire) — A national forum aimed to declare war on the 40-year-long “war on drugs” has culminated into an enlistment of quasi soldiers to push Congress and the White House to end the campaign that – according to statistics – has wreaked havoc on and destroyed Black communities nationwide.  “This is a crime against humanity. War on drugs is a war on Black and Brown and must be challenged by the highest levels of our government in the war for justice,” said the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., keynote speaker at a forum commemorating the 40th anniversary of the “War on Drugs.”  “This is government-sponsored terrorism,” Jackson said to applause in the packed room at the National Press Club. “It raised the price on Black existence; it is an attack on the Black family; it has destroyed a generation. Those who are the least users have paid the most price because of race; those with money and attorneys have paid the least price. Those without attorneys remain behind bars today.”

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