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Brad Pitt slams the U.S. war on drugs

By Mason White 2:29 PM April 7, 2013
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By: Sarah Weiss
(Scroll down for video) Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are one of the most admired couples.

They are accomplished actors, have a beautiful family, and they seem to have everything going for them.

Now, Brad Pitt has shown that he is not only a successful Hollywood actor and producer but he is also a talented writer. In a recent essay, Brad Pitt criticized the U.S. war on drugs. Pitt has written an essay, blasting the U.S. war on drugs, calling it a “failure.” Pitt said that a person in any U.S. city can get their hand on any drug they want within 24 to 48 hours.

He writes: “Since declaring war on drugs 40 years ago, the United States has spent more than a trillion dollars, and arrested more than 45 million people. The U.S. has also achieved the highest incarceration rate in the world. Yet, it is still ridiculously easy to get illegal drugs.”

Pitt said that when police focused on restricting the amount of drugs on the street, the market price becomes inflated. It boosts the potential for serious profit, offsetting the risk of being caught and punished.

“I hope the U.S. government takes Brad Pitt’s advice seriously. He has a family of his own and I am sure he, like most parents, wants to protect his six children from getting their hands on drugs,” Harry Labato, 67, a grandfather of three from Minnesota told YourJewishNews.com.

Pitt proposed that beyond trying to eliminate drugs, the government has to spend resources for education and treatment of drug abusers.

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