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Drug Warriors and Their Prey: From Police Power to Police State

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The war on drugs is a war on ordinary people. Using that premise, historian Richard Lawrence Miller analyzes America's drug war with passion seldom encountered in scholarly writing. Miller presents numerous examples of drug law enforcement gone amok, as police and courts threaten the happiness, property, and even lives of victims—some of whom are never charged with a drug crime, let alone convicted of one. Miller not only argues that criminal justice zealots are harming the democracy they are sworn to protect, but that authoritarians unfriendly to democracy are stoking public fear in order to convince citizens to relinquish traditional legal rights. Those are the very rights that thwart implementation of an agenda of social control through government power. Miller contends that an imaginary drug crisis has been manufactured by authoritarians in order to mask their war on democracy. He not only examines numerous civil rights sacrificed in the name of drugs, but demonstrates how their loss harms ordinary Americans in their everyday lives. Showing how the war on drug users fits into a destruction process that can lead to mass murder, Miller calls for an end to the war before it proceeds deeper into the destruction process.

This is a book for anyone who wonders about the value of civil liberties, and for anyone who wonders why people seek to destroy their neighbors. Using voluminous examples of drug law enforcement victimizing blameless people, this book demonstrates how the loss of civil liberties in the name of drugs threatens law-abiding Americans at work and at home.

Book News Annotation:

Miller (an independent scholar) argues that America's "war on drugs" promotes public fear in order to convince citizens to relinquish their civil liberties. The author presents cases of drug law enforcement agencies sacrificing civil rights without just cause, victimizing blameless people, and promoting an authoritarian conspiracy to undermine democracy which, he believes, will lead to mass murder.
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Synopsis:

The war on drugs is a war on ordinary people. Using that premise, historian Richard Lawrence Miller analyzes America's drug war with passion seldom encountered in serious nonfiction.

Synopsis:

The war on drugs is a war on ordinary people. Using that premise, historian Richard Lawrence Miller analyzes America's drug war with passion seldom encountered in scholarly writing. Miller presents numerous examples of drug law enforcement gone amok, as police and courts threaten the happiness, property, and even lives of victims--some of whom are never charged with a drug crime, let alone convicted of one. Miller not only argues that criminal justice zealots are harming the democracy they are sworn to protect, but that authoritarians unfriendly to democracy are stoking public fear in order to convince citizens to relinquish traditional legal rights. Those are the very rights that thwart implementation of an agenda of social control through government power. Miller contends that an imaginary "drug crisis" has been manufactured by authoritarians in order to mask their war on democracy. He not only examines numerous civil rights sacrificed in the name of drugs, but demonstrates how their loss harms ordinary Americans in their everyday lives. Showing how the war on drug users fits into a destruction process that can lead to mass murder, Miller calls for an end to the war before it proceeds deeper into the destruction process. This is a book for anyone who wonders about the value of civil liberties, and for anyone who wonders why people seek to destroy their neighbors. Using voluminous examples of drug law enforcement victimizing blameless people, this book demonstrates how the loss of civil liberties "in the name of drugs" threatens law-abiding Americans at work and at home.

Synopsis:

The war on drugs is a war against ordinary people.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-250) and index.

About the Author

RICHARD LAWRENCE MILLER is an independent scholar.

Table of Contents

Apologia: The Destruction Process

Identification

Ostracism

Confiscation

Concentration

Annihilation

Coda: The Creation of Utopia

Notes

Sources

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780275950422
Author:
Miller, Richard Lawrence
Publisher:
Praeger Publishers
Author:
Miller, Richard
Author:
Miller, Richard L.
Location:
Westport, Conn. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Law Enforcement
Subject:
Substance Abuse
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
Narcotic addicts
Subject:
Narcotics, control of
Subject:
Narcotic addicts -- Government policy -- United States.
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Law Enforcement
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Government policy
Subject:
Drug control--United States
Subject:
Drug addicts - Government policy -
Subject:
Crime-Enforcement and Investigation
Series Volume:
no. 1 (MS-1)
Publication Date:
19960231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.47x6.43x1.01 in. 1.37 lbs.

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Related Subjects

History and Social Science » American Studies » Drugs and Culture
History and Social Science » Crime » Enforcement and Investigation
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics
History and Social Science » Sociology » Drugs
History and Social Science » Sociology » General

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"Synopsis" by , The war on drugs is a war on ordinary people. Using that premise, historian Richard Lawrence Miller analyzes America's drug war with passion seldom encountered in serious nonfiction.
"Synopsis" by , The war on drugs is a war on ordinary people. Using that premise, historian Richard Lawrence Miller analyzes America's drug war with passion seldom encountered in scholarly writing. Miller presents numerous examples of drug law enforcement gone amok, as police and courts threaten the happiness, property, and even lives of victims--some of whom are never charged with a drug crime, let alone convicted of one. Miller not only argues that criminal justice zealots are harming the democracy they are sworn to protect, but that authoritarians unfriendly to democracy are stoking public fear in order to convince citizens to relinquish traditional legal rights. Those are the very rights that thwart implementation of an agenda of social control through government power. Miller contends that an imaginary "drug crisis" has been manufactured by authoritarians in order to mask their war on democracy. He not only examines numerous civil rights sacrificed in the name of drugs, but demonstrates how their loss harms ordinary Americans in their everyday lives. Showing how the war on drug users fits into a destruction process that can lead to mass murder, Miller calls for an end to the war before it proceeds deeper into the destruction process. This is a book for anyone who wonders about the value of civil liberties, and for anyone who wonders why people seek to destroy their neighbors. Using voluminous examples of drug law enforcement victimizing blameless people, this book demonstrates how the loss of civil liberties "in the name of drugs" threatens law-abiding Americans at work and at home.
"Synopsis" by , The war on drugs is a war against ordinary people.
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