2 Feb 16
Billy I didn’t get out do to a write of disobeying a direct order. Which was fabricated it hard to disobey when they yelling way across the parking lot. But its a long story I suppose to go back up in 90 days I hope they reinstate my parole then.
25 Mar 16
Hey, you should read this–
Top Nixon Aide Admits ‘War on Drugs’ was Excuse to Target Blacks and Hippies
Daily Kos, ericlewis0, 22 March 2016
The infamous decades-long “War on Drugs” was actually a tool for the federal government to crack down on leftist protesters and “black people,” a former Nixon White House adviser admitted in an interview published Tuesday.
John Ehrlichman, who served as counsel to former President Richard Nixon, explained the unfortunate use of the controversial policy in a 1994 interview with writer Dan Baum, that he revisited in a new article for Harper’s published this week.
“You want to know what this was really all about,” Ehrlichman, who died in 1999, said after Baum asked him about government policies regarding drugs. “The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I’m saying,” Ehrlichman continued.
“We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did,” Ehrlichman, who served time in prison stemming from a conviction related to his role in the Watergate scandal, plainly told Baum.
25 Mar 16
Yes. I know and yet it’s still like that today. I got 35 years for drugs. I try not to think about it. Yes it was because as I remember sitting in that Court room and them giving me no choice but to take the offer I remember this one white guy had enough chemicals for meth to blow up a whole block and they gave him 3 years to do.