NJ Spotlight News

New report asserts that 'war on drugs' failed

Clip: 06/17/2021 | 3m 51s | Video has closed captioning.

In 1971 President Richard Nixon State said drug abuse was public enemy No. 1, ushering in the so-called War on Drugs. By 1989, “New Jersey incarcerated a higher percentage of people due to the drug war than any state in the nation,” according to a new report from the New Jersey Policy Perspective think tank, which examined state data from the last decade.

Aired: 06/17/21

Rating: NR

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