The Cause Of Prohibition In The United States

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America sits back and thinks prohibition will change something no matter how long it takes effect. Prohibition in america has had little effect since the beginning of the drug war. Since the beginning of the drug war america has climbed to number one in drug usage. The U.S. has the number one drug use rate in the world. (Branson) Along with that America also has 25% of the world’s prison population. Yet America only has 5% of the world’s population. (Jarecki) One of the reasons america has such a high prison population is because of “suspected” drug operations being raided. Police forces began performing paramilitary-style drug raids in 1972. In that year forces only raided a couple hundred houses. In 2015 raid numbers has increased to 80,000
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