The American people constitute about 5% of humans on this planet. However, we have 25% of those in prison throughout the world. Our insane and wasteful laws and procedures to handle drugs are the greatest threat to developing a safe and healthy society. A few months ago, New York City police Chief, Ray Kelly, told police to cease stopping people and frisking them for drugs. Since he issued that directive the number of people halted and searched increased from 31% to 44%.
It is clear that New York City police continue believing the unproved theory that halting people who has a minor amount of drugs will prevent future serious crimes. No evidence, no study supports that thesis but police continue arresting people, continue harassing those from ethnic groups and continue wasting money in this society. Most arrested are NOT displaying the drug, so why arrest them?