Tuesday, May 06, 2008

College Drug Bust

Authorities have arrested nearly 100 people and seized guns and drugs in a sting operation at San Diego State University in California, the Drug Enforcement Administration said Tuesday.

Among those arrested were 75 students, some of them working toward criminal justice or homeland security degrees. One criminal justice major was charged with possession of guns and cocaine, authorities said.
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"This operation shows how accessible and pervasive illegal drugs continue to be on our college campuses, and how common it is for students to be selling to other students," said San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis.
- From CNN

Umm, yes, I guess it does demonstrate that. It also suggests that, if people ever bothered to look, they'd probably find similar drug rings on every campus in the United States. Thus, it also suggests that we have criminalized something that is extremely commonplace, a fact which people don't seem to really be aware of. Finally, it suggests we have failed to enforce the laws equally, as does much other evidence.
What to do?

2 Comments:

Blogger Robot said...

Maybe it's just because I'm currently working in the nation's most radical leftist sociology department, and maybe it's just because the professor I'm working with researches racial disparities in imprisonment, and maybe it's just because I watched sixty hours of a show about how stupid and inhumane the War on Drugs is over the past five months... but it does seem to me that it's becoming conventional wisdom that our drug laws are grossly unjust and costly. Now for that pesky prison industrial complex...

9:53 PM  
Blogger Scantron said...

There's a "homeland security" DEGREE?

2:08 AM  

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