Politics Gary Johnson: drug war root cause of police shootings

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  1. loogaroo

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    Gary Johnson believes the tensions between police and minorities that led to two high-profile police shootings and the deaths of five Dallas police officers has a root cause: The long-running war on drugs.

    The libertarian nominee for president did not directly tie the drug war to the shooting deaths in Minnesota and Louisiana by police or the sniper killings of five officers in Texas this week. But poor relations between police and African-Americans stems from the criminalization of drug use, he said.


    “The root is the war on drugs, I believe. Police knocking down doors, shooting first,” Johnson said in an interview Friday in Washington. “If you are (black and) arrested in a drug-related crime, there is four times more likelihood of going to prison than if you are white. And shooting is part of the same phenomenon.”

    “That’s the common thread. Shootings are occurring with black people, black people are dying,” he added. “This is an escalation.”


    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/gary-johnson-dallas-shooting-225294


    interesting platform and thinks outside the box, he's got my vote......
     
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    I think there is a lot of truth in his comments.
     
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    president gary--that sounds kinda silly
    but lots more drugs--well that sounds delightful
     
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    Make more laws, make more criminals.
     
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    As a Libertarian, I struggle with supporting GJ. Here is one thing where he's definitely not wrong.
     
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    ... isn't this because of prior crimes? This is a pretty irresponsible thing to say without any explanation. Just another craven, typical politician.
     
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    Why would a libertarian struggle with supporting Gary Johnson?
     
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    It would be nice if the problem was small enough to put in this little package and wrap it up with a bow. We could easily fix it then.

    What would you think is the reason that our population uses drugs in such high numbers? Could it be that we have created a dependent class who see their situation as hopeless? I agree that the war on drugs has created too many non-violent criminals and that we need to look at ways to decriminalize most drugs. We also need to look at ways to engage all of our population in the betterment of our society.
     
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    Because Gary is not truly Libertarian. He's more of a liberal Republican. He's making a lot of concessions to woo disenfranchised Libs and Cons and it doesn't sit well with a lot of us.
     
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    you have to be able to make deals as a politician though. johnson was an effective and well liked governor, he is probably the most electable guy in that party
     
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    Gary's the most electable because he is will to sacrifice Libertarian principles for votes. I'd rather have a less electable option who is more Libertarian. Once people understand the message, then the candidate does not matter as much. The idea is to get elected and then for the most part leave you alone. You don't need an ass kisser like Gary to be the nominee for that.
     
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    He's right--The "War on Drugs" left an entire generation of black boys without fathers or male authority figures. Add to that the elimination of manufacturing/blue collar jobs you have communities without any means of income. I also think there is a fundamental break down in the family structure. Women have kids with multiple men, have zero respect for themselves, again, because there is no strong man in the home.

    It's a vicious cycle
     
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    They should make all drugs legal but heavily regulate them.
    Never happen though. The big pharmaceutical companies that own congress want the total drug market.
     
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    Gary Johnson's an open borders asshole. Fuck him.
     
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    Schmurtle is right. :grad:
     
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    It's more the family structure thing than anything else, most black folks don't sell drugs/commit crimes. They do so at a much higher rate than the other races true, but the main factors in poverty are dropping out of school and having children out of wedlock.

    Regardless of race if you do those things you are most likely poor. And there is not a white person in this country that is making any black person quit school and have babies out of wedlock/with multiple people.
     
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    He's right.