In this thoughtful and informative video, David Simon, creator of the famous HBO drama ‘The Wire’, discuss the high rate of drug-related incarcerations, the drug war’s impediment to beneficial police work, and the continuing cycle of poverty in a meeting at the White House.
Their conversation focuses on America’s dire need to humanize both the victims and perpetrators of the drug war, and to start treating drug abuse as a mental health issue rather than a criminal one.
Watch it here:
Colin Taylor is the editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.