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Newark, NJ Mayor Cory Booker Calls Drug War a "Nightmare," Tweets About Racist Incarceration

 
 
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Last night, Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker took his drug war frustration to Twitter, where he unleashed a series of tweets slamming prohibition for perpetuating racist incarceration and economic waste. Booker did not advocate for full-scale legalization, but he did say that drug use is a medical -- not criminal -- issue. He also showed his support for legalizing medical marijuana in the state.

Liberal Progressive@LibProgressive

@CoryBooker @msupolitical Treat drug issue as medical issue NOT criminal issue; outlaw manuf. of man-made drugs, NOT natural substances.

 

 

Cory Booker

@CoryBooker

Drug war is a failure costing billions of tax dollars annually AND destroying lives, plus it has a glaring racial component@LibProgressive

 

AlterNet / By Kristen Gwynne

Posted at May 24, 2012, 11:09am