Police Chase Over Drugs Ends With Man Crashing Into Schoolbus Full Of Homeless Children (InformationLiberation) A Shreveport man who fled from police, ended up crashing his vehicle into a bus full of homeless children, fortunately the children all survived with only minor injuries. The man says he is innocent, which is a bit ridiculous if you watch the video, but the real problem here is this chase could have been avoided if we were not living in a prohibitionist police state.
Police say Smith crashed his Ford pickup into the side of the bus after leading officers on a June 5 high-speed chase that started at DiamondJacks Casino in Bossier City and ended with the crash at Murphy Street and Portland Avenue. Bossier City Street Crimes Interdiction Unit attempted to stop Smith near the casino, and that's when he fled. Smith was a suspect in a cocaine distribution operation, police say.
The accident sent 15 children, ranging in age from 4 to 16, to area hospitals. All the children, most of whom were homeless, were later released from the hospital with minor injuries.
The fact of the matter is more innocent people are harmed as a result of prohibition than are harmed as a result of the drugs themselves. Despite prohibition, drugs are still in massive abundance, and in fact they're hugely profitable to distribute specifically because of prohibition. To incarcerate someone over a drug crime not only denies that individual their personal freedoms, but it's done at massive cost to taxpayers as well, who have to foot the bill for these people to be jailed to the tune of $30,000 a year.
Wouldn't it be better to just let people smoke their drugs in peace?
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