Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed

Judge Gray talked about his book Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed and What We Can Do About It: A Judicial Indictment of the War on Drugs,… read more

Judge Gray talked about his book Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed and What We Can Do About It: A Judicial Indictment of the War on Drugs, published by Temple University Press. Comparing the war on drugs to the failed alcohol prohibition policies of the early twentieth century, the book asserts that the drug trade remains entrenched in our communities. The author says that current drug laws put our youth at risk, waste resources and cause an erosion of rights. Judge Gray said decriminalization as opposed to legalization is the solution. He lists reasons why existing drug laws are ineffectual and offers alternative programs in other countries, particularly Switzerland, as strategies that could improve U.S. results. After his prepared remarks Judge Gray answered questions from members of the audience. close

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Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed

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Program ID:
165681-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Costa Mesa, California, United States
First Aired:
Aug 26, 2001 | 5:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jan 15, 2008 | 6:47am EST | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Aug 26, 2001 | 5:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 20, 2002 | 2:15am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 06, 2004 | 10:59pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 07, 2004 | 2:58am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 14, 2008 | 9:47pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 15, 2008 | 12:48am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 15, 2008 | 6:47am EST | C-SPAN 3
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