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Do Not Escalate The Failed War on Drugs - Petition

Health & Wellness  (tags: Jeff Sessions, petition, drug war, mandatory sentences, non violent drug offenses )

- 302 days ago -
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has just ordered federal prosecutors to seek the harshest punishments possible, including mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenders.

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Jolene P (7)
Thursday May 18, 2017, 6:54 pm
signed thanks Dandelion

Jolene P (7)
Thursday May 18, 2017, 6:55 pm
mandatory treatment not jail should be the sentence.

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 18, 2017, 8:01 pm
Signed thx Dandelion

Darren W (218)
Friday May 19, 2017, 12:09 am
8,806 supporters
1,194 needed to reach 10,000
Signed and shared petition over social media.

Evelyn B (62)
Friday May 19, 2017, 12:14 am
While such extreme punishments are greeted with delight by the private sector companies managing the prisons, they do nothing to ensure any real success in combatting the drug problems of the US.

They need to rethink the strategy, not intensify it. Particularly when they (& we) know that at present, "alternative facts" can totally mislead those who pronounce judgement.

Judy C (97)
Friday May 19, 2017, 12:57 am
Jeff Sessions' plans are out of touch with reality. We must not take this destructive step backward. Signed, and will tweet. Thanks Dandelion.

Dawnie W (250)
Friday May 19, 2017, 1:25 am
❤️❤️Noted... Signed...Shared.❤️❤️Thank you...Dandelion❤️❤️

😉💜ღ❤️Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ😺♥L💙ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all♥😺Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ💛ღ❤️😉

Animae C (513)
Friday May 19, 2017, 3:22 am
9,200 supporters

Thanx Dande

Past Member (0)
Friday May 19, 2017, 3:56 am
signed for all americans... Thanks, Dandelion :)

Peggy B (41)
Friday May 19, 2017, 6:56 am
Signed # 11,174

Ben O (173)
Friday May 19, 2017, 10:12 am

Ed Site Issues V (197)
Friday May 19, 2017, 10:51 am
S&N, Thanks

Past Member (0)
Friday May 19, 2017, 11:57 am
Signed petition.
Thanks Anna!

Past Member (0)
Friday May 19, 2017, 11:58 am
I am sorry.
Signed and shared petition.
Thank you Dandelion

Barb SiteIssues V (200)
Friday May 19, 2017, 12:13 pm
Signed & Noted, Thank you

Freya H (356)
Friday May 19, 2017, 2:39 pm
Signed at once! The war on drugs is a war on human rights, civil rights, freedom, democracy, the poor, minorities - and so on.

Bonnie Lynn M (1)
Friday May 19, 2017, 7:24 pm
Already signed

Hartson Doak (39)
Friday May 19, 2017, 7:46 pm
This GOP escalation on a failed Federal program should not surprise anyone. There is money to be made here with the slave labor, for profit prisons, the weapons that will need to purchased, the wall to be built, etc.

Colleen L (3)
Friday May 19, 2017, 7:50 pm
Petition signed. Thanks Dandelion

Sheila D (28)
Friday May 19, 2017, 9:09 pm
Noted and signed. The "war on drugs" is based on lies and deception. We would be better served to help those with addictions (of any kind) rather than fill up our prisons with non-violent people who happen to have a problem.

Tom P (28)
Friday May 19, 2017, 10:26 pm
Lock up the sick. Our new health care system.

Winn Adams (179)
Saturday May 20, 2017, 8:35 am

Joe Legris (4)
Saturday May 20, 2017, 9:23 am
Signed and noted, thanks

Sabrina D (5)
Saturday May 20, 2017, 11:12 am

Marco Baracca (41)
Saturday May 20, 2017, 11:36 am

pam w (139)
Saturday May 20, 2017, 1:08 pm
Damned Sessions seems to view himself as an old testament JUDGE...SMITING everyone. We need to look at other countries' successes...and there are many!

But...gee....could it possibly be that Sessions wants to build more privately-run prisons to benefit his buddies?

Donna G (42)
Saturday May 20, 2017, 3:50 pm
Personally, I think all drugs should be legal; and, highly regulated. I have known for a long time that the War on Drugs has not been successful. It doesn't matter what kind of punishment is meted out. If harsh punish was a good deterrent to drug abuse, we would have no more convictions. The wars on drugs, terrorism, and poverty are utter failures.

Margie FOURIE (148)
Sunday May 21, 2017, 7:39 am
I am sitting on the fence here.

Beryl Ludwig (79)
Sunday May 21, 2017, 1:22 pm
absolutely signed. I agree with many of the comments. the war is lost. Proper treatment for alcoholics and hard drug addicts is what should be addressed when it comes to changing anything. He's wasting precious time for people like this man jailed for over a decade, rapists do get less punishment. why aren't lawmakers working on things like that? Oh, yeah-stupidity and fat wallets. Sheesh.
Thanks for this Dandelion

John B (185)
Sunday May 21, 2017, 4:24 pm
Thanks Dandelion for sharing the link. Signed and noted.
"You signed “Jeff Sessions: Don't escalate the failed war on drugs.”

Raleighaway koritz (370)
Sunday May 21, 2017, 5:48 pm
noted signed - I tend to agree with Freya comments.

Vikram S (41)
Monday May 22, 2017, 3:51 am
Thank you.

Sheryl G (363)
Monday May 22, 2017, 4:33 am
As I've said before Donna, whenever we declare a "war" on anything - watch out. Addicts deserve treatment not prison, which by the way they also manage to find drugs within. Marijuana should never have been made criminal. The only criminal part to it is that it was made criminal.

Arild Gone for now (174)
Tuesday May 23, 2017, 3:03 am

Margie FOURIE (148)
Tuesday May 23, 2017, 3:52 am
Thanks again

Inge B (201)
Monday May 29, 2017, 11:59 pm


Melania P (122)
Tuesday June 6, 2017, 11:15 am
Signed and shared

Jeanne R (1208)
Friday August 11, 2017, 6:17 am
Signed & noted. TY!
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