The war on drugs is *extremely* expensive and has lead to a slew of lost liberties, and the rise of the darth vader non officer friendly police force, who are tasked with..well, war on the population. They are WAY more military than police nowadays and are more or less adapting and using the same tactics they use to war on brown folks over in the middle eastern oil producing areas. You look at pics and vids of swat raids..except for the diff between desert camo and black ninja camo, the gear and dudes are the same, their hopped up on steroids attitude is the same (more war on drugs hypocrisy, cops are the largest abusers of illegal steroids after pro athletes) the tactics, flashbangs, door kicking, shoot if anything looks suspicious, kill all the dogs immediately even when they are no threat all, just for some insane blood sport, blast folks if they make a "suspicious" movement or a "furtive" movement etc, terrorize the children...I mean, this sucks.
It also *doesn't work*, it is a total failure, and has become a clear and present danger to all the citizens of the US because of the low intensity but growing daily civil war that is going on in Mexico right now to "control" the illegal drug trade. It's so bad that it has spilled over into the vast illegal immigrant armed crime gangs that infest so many large cities in the US now. It won't take much to tip Mexico over into full time anarchy and chaos, with a collapse of their government and a host of military warlords, etc, and tens of millions more illegals flee north to get away from it.
I have no idea of the total cost borne by the tax payers for this farce, but it is beyond a joke now and we need to end this war on the population like yesterday. It only makes things worse. I'll take a society with junkies able to handle their habit for two bucks a day and no military police roaming around smashing in doors and no junkies needing to steal to get their money as opposed to two hundred bucks a day they need to come up with, by any means necessary + this heinous police state.