All posts tagged: War on Drugs

Criminal Justice?

Informed voters realize that our criminal justice system suffers from injustices. It does not respect the rights of all who come in contact; we are a nation who has become the world’s largest jailer, even ahead of Russia and China. Over the past thirty years, the prison population has increased by an astonishing 371%. Statistics indicate that with only 5% of the world’s population, the U .S. has 25% of the world’s prisoners! A 127% jump from 1987 in cost, yet, in this same time period spending on higher education rose just 21%. The question is: How do we go about dealing effectively with discrimination and unnecessary punishment for non-serious, non-violent and non-sexual offenders who fill our jails and prisons? A film, The House I live In, presented May 14 at Crawford High School and attended by several club members, thoughtfully depicts the negative effects of a system, in which decades of racially bias and ineffective criminal justice policies were established throughout our nation. Afterward the producer, David Kuhn, and the ACLU of San Diego …

May 14 – Free Community Screening of “The House I Live In”

The House I Live In is a film – called the best documentary in 2012 – that “captures heart-wrenching stories from individuals at all levels of America’s War on Drugs. From the dealer to the grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge, the film offers a penetrating look inside America’s longest war, offering a definitive portrait and revealing its profound human rights implications.” The ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties will be showing the film — alongside its producer — for free at Crawford High School! Don’t miss out on this extraordinary movie and the chance to learn more about how we can work together to end the failed drug war. Executive Producers, Danny Glover, John Legend, Brad Pitt & Russell Simmons A film by Eugene Jarecki For information: events@aclusandiego.org or call (619) 232-2121 More about the film at http://www.thehouseilivein.org When May 14, 2013 – 6:30 PM Where Crawford High School 4191 Colts Way San Diego, CA 92115 “2012′s BEST DOCUMENTARY! THE MOST IMPORTANT DRUG WAR FILM YOU’LL …