Mayor Pete Wants to Decriminalize 'Meth, Coke, Ecstasy,' Not Just Pot
[PJMEDIA] In an interview on Friday, Mayor Pete Buttigieg
...the testicleless mayor of South Bend, Indiana, since 2012. Buttigieg graduated from Harvard College and, on a Rhodes Scholarship, from Pembroke College, Oxford. From 2007 to 2010, he worked at McKinsey and Company, a consulting firm. From 2009 to 2017 Buttigieg served as an intelligence officer in the United States Navy Reserve, attaining the rank of lieutenant and deploying to Afghanistan in 2014. Buttigieg was first elected mayor of South Bend in 2011 and was reelected in 2015. During his second term, he announced he was gay. Buttigieg also campaigned for Indiana state treasurer in 2010 and for chair of the Democratic National Committee in 2017, losing both elections. He is running for the Dem nomination in 2020 on the theory that being mayor of a nondescript medium sized city is qualification to run the country...
(D-Church of Social Justice) clarified his drug policy, calling for decriminalization of all drugs including methamphetamine, cocaine, and ecstasy.
"Incarceration should not even be a response to drug possession," Buttigieg told editors at the Des Moines Register.
An editor pressed him, "Is that across the board? So if it’s meth or coke or ecstasy, any drugs, if it’s possession, incarceration isn’t..."
"That’s right," Mayor Pete said.
"I would not have said even five years ago what I believe now, which is that incarceration should not even be a response to drug possession," the candidate added. "What I’ve seen is that while there continue to be all kinds of harms associated with drug possession and use, it’s also the case that we have created‐in an effort to deal with what amounts to a public health problem‐we have created an even bigger problem. A justice problem and its form of a health problem."
Posted by: Fred 2019-12-30