May 24, 2012
The mandatory sentencing laws are destroying lives & families
Nate says enforcing drug laws is dangerous for police and cites the mandatory minimum laws as a culprit. "When someone is a third striker [under California's three-strikes law] and is going to prison for 25 years to life, he or she is more likely to pull out a gun as I walk up to the car." He also believes a system of legalized and regulated drugs will increase the safety of people addicted to drugs. "Our neighborhoods are filled up with addicts. As long as they're considered criminals, we're not going to be able to help them."