"I think the general idea is that an incarcerated drug dealer is no longer dealing drugs. I get your point, but really, why should anyone care if a piece of shit drug dealer, who has caused an incredible amount of pain in the community, goes to jail? I think the idea here, is fuck them."
the above quote made me sick. Are you that naive and uninformed? Do you know anything about drug use? Do you really think an incarcerated drug dealer will eliminate the "incredible amount of pain in the community"? Did you grow up in that much of a sheltered lifestyle that you believe an arrested drug dealer will solve all the problems of a drug using community? That is the same reasoning the DEA, Ronald Reagan, George bush etc. have had. People who use addictive drugs will always have a way to get them. If someone is arrested, their is always an infinite number of people who will fill his/her shoes. Have you read any pertinent material on the drug war and how fucked up it is? I guess you have not, since you obviously write your statement from a very ignorant point of view.
I don't appreciate being condescended to. I offered a logistically sound response to a reasonably posed question. Logically, if less people are dealing drugs, less people can consume them. I realize that this is a simple solution to a complex question, but it is also the quickest way from point a to point b. And I can't say I understand the need to bring up alcohol into the equation. At no point in this thread has anyone defended alcohol or drunk-driving. What I understand as the main point of the entire thread was "some friends are in a rough spot because of narcotic consumption and we should help them." Then everyone debated on the most acceptable path.
What I'm interested in is what compels you to defend a drug dealer? I've known plenty of people who've done drugs and likely even sold them. Some of them were friends. I've known people who have had to much to drink and then drove home. I'm not judging any individual. Everyone makes mistakes. I am however, calling these actions like I see them, which is harmful, at least potentially harmful, to the community.