When we talk about the war on drugs, which is increasingly turning into a real war, we often overlook the fact that the “criminals” involved in the drug trade aren’t actually violating anyone’s rights. When a drug dealer is hauled before a judge, there is no victim standing behind the prosecutor claiming damages. Everyone participating in the drug trade does so voluntarily. However, there are a lot more crimes for which this is also true. Millions upon millions of Americans have been thrown into cages without a victim ever claiming damages. It is important to look at the burden this mass level of incarceration places upon our society.
In light of that, let us review some statistics which demonstrate just how destructive the mass incarceration of victimless criminals has become to our society.
Police officers in Tennessee, as well as the federal government, are policing for profit. Here in this video, the police stole $160,000 from an innocent man.
“You would spend 3 times more trying to get [your money] back… You have to kiss your money goodbye.”
This is the literal definition of “highway robbery”.
Notice how he said it’s a “currency violation”? Apparently, it’s illegal to have large sums of cash in your car. And the government had to be bribed to expedite his case, getting back only $155,000. And this isn’t an isolated incident. Watch the video and you’ll see.
This is a critical component of the American (soft) police state.