Drug Film Big Success
Did you know that the U.S. has the highest prison rate per capita than any other nation in the world?
That half of the people in U.S. prisons are non-violent drug offenders? And that while African Americans are only 17 percent of the U.S. Population they make up 50 percent of those people in U.S. prisons today? According to one speaker in the film, In This House, The U.S. Drug War is a slow motion Holocaust and its victims are the poor.
There was a recent screening of this film on Saturday Feb 9th in Nashville, sponsored by the Federal Public Defender’s Office, which also hosted a panel with a Federal Dudge, Assistant District Attorney and Prosecutor after the film. Kudos to the organizers and those who attended.
The discussion was lively at the packed Looby Theater in Nashville that day. The message from those Federal panel members was to get out and vote, write letters and make our voices heard. Change will not come from the top, but the public, a.k.a. you and me.
Amazing to realize that many attorneys are interested in ending the U.S. drug war and are willing to ‘Stimulate the debate” with public discussion and films like In This House.
Now to convince the State Legislature with a well designed information campaign and talk to our neighbors and friends about the need to change 40 year old drug laws with a more humane approach to medical and personal responsible use of marijuana.
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