A NYPD narcotics detective has testified in federal court that it is common practice to fabricate drug charges against innocent people in order to meet their arrest quotas. “It was something I was seeing a lot of, whether it was from supervisors or undercovers and even investigators.”
When asked by the judge whether he was concerned about the damage he was inflicting on the innocent, the detective answered “It’s almost like you have no emotion with it, that they attach the bodies to it, they’re going to be out of jail tomorrow anyway; nothing is going to happen to them anyway.”
How much money are we taxpayers spending on this farce? The federal government says they spent $15 billion dollars on the war on drugs, and the states are estimated to spend around twice that amount. And a 2008 study by a Harvard economist estimates that legalizing drugs would pump at least $77 billion dollars into the economy.