What Happens to Discredited Drug Cops? They Get Rebranded as Gun Cops.

Source: Reason
by JD Tuccille

“There may be nothing more addictive than the desire to ban stuff. Even as one prohibition winds down those who would control our actions almost always retarget their efforts toward some newly discovered threat to public safety. In the 1930s, Prohibition agents shifted to chasing drug dealers without breaking stride. More recently, the collapse of anti-marijuana efforts prompted a flurry of new scares, culminating in enforcement efforts against vaping. And now, Springfield, Massachusetts, is replacing its scandal-ridden narcotics unit with a team to enforce laws against firearms as if that new mission will magically dispel a history of violence against the public.” (07/19/21)