Drug war and other US Republican excessive uses of force
- Share link: excessiveforce - See also Wikipedia: Lists of killings by law enforcement officers in the United States. And: Police use of deadly force in the United States. And: Police brutality in the United States.
The drug and cannabis wars with prison as the main tool in the US is a failed system of excessive force led by Republicans, NRA, Hate Radio, and other conservatives. Portugal has a better alternative.
Police in the US are also given poor tools for trying to arrest people who are resisting arrest. Especially people who are high or have mental and emotional problems. Many of us have relatives and associates with problems. Many of us have relatives who have been in law enforcement. So this is not a rant against the police.
There are many arrest videos where people are injured or killed unnecessarily. Especially when trying to get someone on their stomach, and forcing their arms behind their back.
Cops should all be carrying leg shackles and waist shackles. Then when more cops arrive it is easy to handcuff someone in front while another cop shackles their ankles.
At that point the prisoner is going nowhere, though they may try to swing upwards at a cop. And probably fall on their ass after another cop pushes them over.
See also: Wikipedia: List of killings by law enforcement officers by country.
Why do American cops kill so many compared to European cops? By Paul Hirschfield. November 25, 2015. In The Conversation.
A chain can be shackled from the wrist handcuffs to the ankle chain. That would keep the hands from swinging up too. If the chain is short enough the prisoner can only sit up, and cannot even hobble away.
All the above can be done without forcing the prisoner on their stomach.
At this point the prisoner can be allowed to sit up. They can't go anywhere and the cops can take their weight off the prisoner thus preventing breathing and heart problems.
George Floyd and many others would be alive if all the above had been done instead. Having claustrophobia, being high, and/or having mental problems should not be a death sentence when being arrested.
A waist shackle can be substituted at some point to keep the hands from swinging up. It's how some prisoners are moved around when taken outside prison, or to court. It is safer for the prisoner too if they fall forward. They can stop the fall somewhat with their hands.
The police in the US are given such poor tools and training compared to other countries with much less uses of force, and much lower rates of death caused by police.
US Republicans &
- Return to top. See: Anti-cannabis conservative agenda. Keep 'em jailed, sick, stupid, oppressed, broke, and not woke.
US Republicans have led cannabis and drug wars worldwide. All to create 2nd class citizens who are blocked from many educational, job, and voting opportunities. Part of the conservative plan to concentrate wealth in fewer hands worldwide. USA. The state of the nation. After decades of Republican-led drug war, and their filibusters in the Senate.
- US Republican states. It's not just cannabis prohibition. Many maps. It's also their low minimum wages, etc..
- The US federal minimum wage would be $13.46 in 2022 dollars if its real value had remained at the 1968 level. Even more in 2023 dollars. See graph below. Note the low minimum wages in the Republican south in the map below. See Wikipedia: Republican states.
- Wikipedia: List of US states by minimum wage.
- Wikipedia: List of European countries by minimum wage.
- A $15 minimum wage would cost jobs, right? Probably not, economists say.
- There’s More Evidence That Raising the Minimum Wage Won’t Cost Jobs.
- The U.S. has one of the stingiest minimum wage policies of any wealthy nation. Washington Post.
Cannabis is safer
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History of US Republican war on cannabis, and their lies about its health effects.
War on cannabis
Return to top. It accelerated in the US, and that's where it will end. US Congress could legalize, reschedule, or remove cannabis from the federal schedule if Republican filibuster were gone. Vote in US Senators who will abolish it. . Senators Manchin or Sinema could abolish it now. Abolish Presidential veto too. Mandatory retirement. .
Canada versus USA
Return to top. Cannabis is legal across Canada. See: Wikipedia: Cannabis in Canada. See also: USA. The state of the nation. And note Portugal versus USA: There were around 109,700 US drug overdose deaths in the year ending December 31, 2022. 300 per day. Only around 30 to 55 per year in Portugal, a country with universal healthcare, and where all drugs have been decriminalized since 2001..
US is Broke, not Woke
Return to top. Sleepy Americans can't do the math concerning healthcare costs. One reason Canadians are richer (see Wikipedia: List of countries by wealth per adult) and have more energy: Canadians don't have to take 3 jobs, go bankrupt, or sell their house, due to medical debt. See Wikipedia: List of countries by total health expenditure per capita.
Health and Debt Ceiling
Share link: Debt ceiling. See: Wikipedia: US debt ceiling. US would save 1.6 trillion dollars per year (6.1% of GDP) if it instituted Canadian universal healthcare. Canada spent 11.7 percent of its GDP for total healthcare costs in 2021. US spent 17.8 percent in 2020. Canadians are healthier on average, and their preventive healthcare is much cheaper! Versus US Emergency Room care. End US drug war with universal healthcare and decriminalization. See Wikipedia: List of countries by GDP (nominal). And Wikipedia: Gross domestic product. And: Wikipedia: Health spending as a percent of GDP by country (gross domestic product). And: Wikipedia: List of countries with universal health care.
US Republicans Voted Often to Kill Coverage of Pre-Existing Conditions. .
Table below from: Foreign Countries with Universal Health Care. By New York State Department of Health.
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US Republican states;
Not just pot prohibition
See article: US Republican states. It's not just cannabis prohibition. Many maps. It's also their low minimum wages, high Covid death rates, poor healthcare, high household debt, high gun death rates, high homicide rates, high incarceration rates, etc.. See: Drug war and other US Republican excessive uses of force. They are autocratic gerrymandered states that have long avoided federal oversight due to the Republican filibuster. See Wikipedia: Filibuster in the United States Senate.
The US Republican Party wants to concentrate wealth at the top. So they want most people to be Broke, not Woke: Trickle-down economics. See: Anti-cannabis conservative agenda. Keep 'em jailed, sick, stupid, oppressed, broke, and not woke.
The federal minimum wage would be $13.46 in 2022 dollars if its real value had remained at the 1968 level. Even more in 2023 dollars. See graph below.
Population and Warming
World Population Clock: 8 Billion People (LIVE). Many US Republican leaders oppose birth control and abortion rights. Overpopulation massively removes greenspace needed to remove carbon dioxide. See crowded beach below and link:
Wikipedia: List of countries and dependencies by population density.
Global warming. Roswell
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Share link: Roswell UFO. Roswell UFO craft and alien body retrieval was real according to U.S. Army officer Walter Haut. He signed affidavits to that effect in 1993 and 2002. Released in 2007 after his death in 2005. Video made in 2000. Released in May 2021. Much of the technology has been back engineered, and its carbon-free energy could end global warming. See Stephen Greer video. . And: One of the Roswell aliens was alive.. Archived here.
Articles about Haut:
17 Aug 2021: “My father saw the bodies”: chasing the truth about Roswell. By James Jennings. Archived here.
5 June 2022: Roswell officer's deathbed confession about theory of alien cover up. By Declan Carey. Archived here.
14 May 2021: Ex-Army officer ADMITS he saw ‘alien the size of a 10-year-old child’ after famous Roswell UFO crash in incredible video. By Emma Parry. Archived here. This article has a short excerpt of the video.
May 2021: Roswell Officer Speaks From the Grave: Video Released, Confesses that Alien was "the size of a 10 year old". By Anthony Bragalia. Archived here. From article (emphasis added): "This video clip is part of a memoir video / oral history over two hours in length that covers many personal and professional aspects of Haut's life. The video was taken at the Roswell Museum in 2000 with friends Dennis Balthaser and Wendy Connors."
September 2007. Haut's Daughter Tells How Affidavit Came to Be. By Julie Schuster (his daughter). MUFON UFO Journal. Issue 473. Page 15. Dec 2002 affidavit is on page 14.
30 June 2007: Roswell officer's amazing deathbed admission raises possibility that aliens DID visit. By Nick Pope. Archived here.
2002 and 1993 affidavits. Archived here. Scroll down for the affidavits.
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