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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Racist? Check. Ineffective? Check. Part of Drug War? Yup.

No more drug-free zones in New Jersey?
In 2005, the New Jersey Commission to Review Criminal Sentencing found that 96 percent of all those in prison for school-zone offenses were black or Hispanic, and recommended that the zones be reduced to 200 feet and that the penalties within those smaller zones be increased. [...]

In October, Gov. Jon S. Corzine asked another panel to look at the earlier commission’s findings again. This time all 21 of the state’s prosecutors, as well as the attorney general, endorsed the proposals, and also recommended expanding the state’s drug court program, which emphasizes treatment over prison. “The current school zone law does not effectively deter drug activities in urban centers and the legislative purpose — to create a safe haven for children around schools — is thwarted,” the report said. But again the proposal has stalled in the Legislature.
I'll be borrowing a page from the drug war, and effective immediately I will declare a vagina-free zone within 3 feet of my penis and testicles. If the success of drug-free zones is any indication, I'll be laid by lunch.

Full article here.

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