Late Night: Brad Pitt “Drug War Nonsensical, Backwards, Inept”

By: Saturday October 13, 2012 8:00 pm

Brad Pitt said something yesterday night we here at FDL have known for a long time:

“I think it’s safe to say that the drug war is nonsensical. It’s a backwards, inept strategy.”

 

FDL Movie Night: “The House I Live In”

By: Monday October 8, 2012 5:00 pm

Eugene Jarecki’s powerful documentary The House I Live In, which won the Sundance Film Festival Grand Prize, traces the roots of the War on Drugs and lays out the inequalities in drug enforcement, mandatory sentencing, and the prison system, while also explaining the economic realities that create both drug problems and a rise in incarceration. Using his relationship with his family’s longtime caregiver, Nannie Jeter (Nannie is her given name, not her title in the household) and her family as a stepping off point, Jarecki explores the failure of America’s drug policy.

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