Ending the Drug War w/ former prosecutor James E. Gierach (LEAP)
James E. Gierach is a former Assistant State's Attorney of Cook County, municipal attorney, Village prosecutor, and general practitioner joins us again on the show.
In James’ view, the War on Drugs not only doesn't work but is also the heart of most American crises including violent crime, property crime, gangs, guns, prisons, student dropout rates, corruption, overdose deaths, addition, disease, trade imbalance and the frequent inability of governments at every level to pay the bills. “Ironically,” James says, “the war on drugs was put in place to save our kids from drugs and make our streets safer, but ending prohibition is what will truly accomplish these goals.”
I will bring up two recent drug prohibition related stories pertaining to political solutions and suspected prohibition related violence that may have led to the killing of a five year old child in New Orleans.