Skip to comments.Rand Paul: "The War On Drugs Has Had A Racial Outcome"
Posted on 06/23/2014 7:23:32 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
"Three out of four people in prison are black or brown for nonviolent drug use. However, when you do surveys, white kids are doing drugs at an equal rate, and they are a much bigger part of the population. So, why are the prisons full of black and brown kids? It is easier to arrest them. It is easier to convict them. They don't get as good of attorneys. And, frankly, they live in the city in a much more collected fashion than in the suburbs, and so the police are patrolling the city more. But it is unfair. The war on drugs has had a racial outcome, unintentionally, but it has a racial outcome. And I want to try to fix it."
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Simple. Don’t do drugs.
Eh ..I’m getting worried.
I have a bad feeling.
This guy has verbal diarrhea lately. He’s angling for a presidential run. And he doesn’t have it.
The War on Crime has had a racial outcome. What’s your point?
Or, possibly the cops are patrolling the cities more because that's where more crimes are committed.
Throw all conservatives under the bus in hopes that blacks will make up the difference by suddenly voting for the “Republican”.
Good luck with that.
Can someone shut this a-hole Rand Paul up? He ain’t no republican and he sure ain’t no conservative whatever he is.
This guy sounds like a teenage girl lately.....he can’t keep his mouth shut.
Non-violent means they were selling.
They said his dad was crazy, but in fact I liked his dad, and I like him, now, too.
But now finally I’m convinced the son is not so much like the dad.
This sounds very much like the start of the process of, “growing in office”.
He has detected Media Approval of certain things, and now he is playing to those things.
He appears to be acquiring a taste for the seductive Media Crack-pipe. This is the start of a Bad Trend.
He’s going to run and split the republican vote.
In cities, wouldn’t most of the prosecutors be Democrats? Wouldn’t it be smart to ask that question?
Libertarians and Democrats are a match made in heaven
The war on drugs is a failure, but Paul is a foreign policy ignoramus.
Any day now he goes back on wanting to audit the Fed. A very fast and very complete sell-out.
From what he’s saying it sounds like he’s going to act as a latter-day Ross Perot, with the effect that at the last microsecond it will flip to Hillaghazi.
Could be a Cloward-Piven variant to put young black men in jail to ruin their later employability. Then they’d have to stay dependent and vote Democrat, burdening the system to the breaking point.
Rand Paul is aspiring to be a nit wit.
Even my college age sons friends are “so over” Rand Paul.
They all thought he was awesome a few months ago.
They control the market. Small wonder they are arrested more.
They control the market. Small wonder they are arrested more.
And, frankly, they live in the city in a much more collected fashion than in the suburbs, and so the police are patrolling the city more. But it is unfair.
Where they live is their choice. Life isn’t fair. You use drugs and are stupid enough to do it in a area the police are patrolling then that makes you the idiot.
So glad Paul is outing himself now and not after a presidential primary win.
this ass is supposed to be highly educated ? did he skip all his English classes or possibly didn't take any ?
rand paul wants to be president ? president of what ?
sellers are often well armed
What party is Rand Paul again? He sounds a lot like Jerry Brown these days.
Rand Paul is NOTHING more than an ambitious FOOL!
Politics. He's working on getting minority votes.
“So, why are the prisons full of black and brown kids?”
Outstanding question! Maybe they are doing other stuff, and the drug charges are on top of them! Rape, murder, theft, every single other crime you can name! Maybe, just maybe, that has something to do with it. Do these people live in the real world? Spend some time in the courthouses and emergency rooms. Hell, just walk around for a little while, though I strongly recommend you go armed. There are no secrets, except the ones you choose to keep from yourself.
Rand Paul is proving him self to be a lesser person than many thought. He’s a tool.
Martin O Malley (Maryland) gave felons back the vote, Rand, and they vote Dem.
Not impressed with it coming from you.
The percentages will begin to even out given the current trends. It's not a racial thing, it's a rate of social decay thing.
Drug dealing - non-violent drug use
Drug using - non-violent drug use
Doesn’t take a mental giant to know which one is going to get prison time. Rand is lacking.
Rand Paul needs to STFU, everyday and everyday he sounds like a lib...toast
What he “has” is just rewarmed codswallop from his KOOK of a father! That didn’t ‘help”his KOOK of a father any and it SHALL doom Rand !
Race, Race, Race, Race, Race, Race, Race, Race, Race, Race, Race, Race, Race, Race, Race, Race, Race, Race, Race, Race, Race, Race, Race, Race
Is there any topic or social ill at all that doesn’t end up being a lecture on either racism or white privlege?
Is there any reasonable person who isn’t far past the point of taking discussions about racism seriously?
We have about as many white meth-heads here as we do black crack user/dealers.
The white meth heads get the same amount of time in the pen for making it as as the blacks get for the the drugs.
but with the blacks, there are always, always a ton of priors, and usually include gun crimes
They ALWAYS have been!
Having said that, it is not inappropriate to note that yet another unanticipated consequence of the war on drugs has been uneven enforcement among the races. While that is not a reason to fail to enforce the law, it may be a reason to repeal the law. One wrong does not justify another, but invidious enforcement between races might not be a desirable social outcome.
Back in the 60s the black community in Philadelphia was complaining because the police were arresting row house occupants for drinking on their front stoops while letting white suburbanites drink freely in their backyard grill parties. There was a time when both might be hassled by the police for breaking prohibition.
Which he won’t get!
The current issue of Imprimis, published by Hillsdale College, has an excellent article titled "The Worldview that Makes the Underclass" available online at http://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/current
but the libertarian Democrats won’t accept that either
Keep on digging that hole...
Pretty funny coming from a guy whose known more Nazis than a Munich beer hall and more neo-Confederates than an SCV convention.
Hmmm, Rand Paul makes a pretty fair living from medicine and politics. Colorado legalized pot. Shouldn’t the incarceration rate even out now? Since more drug busts are for pot, and drug busts are the purported reason for the disparity in the prison population, I would think that Senator Paul would be willing to bet good money against little, ole cdcdawg (a descendent of traffickers in contraband) that the incarceration rate will even out in that state. I would be willing to go even further, and bet that it widens. Drug possession and dealing is among the few things they ever get white perps on. Again, spend a few days at the courthouse, Rand.
however, if someone wanted to destroy the black population they found an easy way to do it thru abortion,drugs,welfare,fatherless homes, etc...
someone might suspect it was intentional.