Criminal Justice

There have been many issues of drug trafficking and decriminalizing substances like cocaine and marijuana for many years throughout a lot of countries'. There has been a huge timeline of situations that we have experienced and faced with during the 70s through the 21[st] century. This information about to be given just shows how easy it is to get mixed in with drugs.
The 60s led up to the 70s of drug war conflicts between people in the world. But before the 70s the government just thought of drug use was a social disease and would die out soon enough before it became a problem. In 1971 president Nixon said that drugs were too much of an issue to not recognize it throughout the U.S. so he ...

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The budget in 1973 was 74.9 billion dollars (Drug Enforcement Administration). "By 1975 the Columbian police took 600 grams of cocaine, then the drug traffickers took action and killed 40 people to show they are not messing around" (DEA). "The DEA created a training class for agents to learn how to kill drug traffickers and such" (DEA). In 1976 Jimmy Carter runs for president and his main goal was to make marijuana legal and to go easy on the drug dealers' penalty wise (NPR). Throughout the 70s it seems to be a huge situation that the U.S. and other countries as well and the drug war have just begun.
In the 80s a lot of more commotion is going on between south Florida, Columbia, and Mexico. When Regan came into office he prioritized the war on drugs that made the Columbian traffickers scared for their life (frontline). Another change to crack down the drug influence on schools is a program called Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE). In this program students were pushed to ...

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the "just say no movement" that was more for medium wage salaries and white people (frontline). This movement was for kids and adults to just say no to drugs and whomever they came in contact with that had them to tell the higher authorities. This next bust was nicknamed the "bust of the century" by time magazine. The DEA and Mexican officials raid a marijuana field and destroy it. The fields had 2.5 billion dollars worth of marijuana. Also when Reagan was in office at this time the prison population doubled. Citizens that wanted to go to the army went to boot camps and were given more positive feedback to not partake in drugs and stop it. Around 1986 Reagan signs the Anti-Drug Abuse ...

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