ACLU y Drug Policy Alliance urgen a la Administración Biden a cambiar radicalmente la historia de violencia en políticas sobre drogas en el país. Más información, en inglés, está disponible abajo.
Today, ahead of the 50th anniversary of when President Richard Nixon declared the “war on drugs,” the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) released a Bully Pulpit Interactive (BPI) poll showing strong support for eliminating criminal penalties for drug possession and replacing it with a new approach centered in public health.
June 17th marks 50 years since President Nixon famously declared drugs “public enemy number one.” This proclamation waged a full out offensive that has pumped hundreds of billions of dollars into law enforcement, leading to the over-surveillance and incarceration of millions of people, disproportionately Black, Latinx and Indigenous people.
The new poll shows the vast majority of American voters believe the policy has been a failure that has only increased drug-related harms and contributed to overcrowding the nation’s jails and prisons.