Some additional perspective when watching the Super Bowl

January 27, 2014
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Demaryius Thomas was 11 when his mother and grandmother were taken from him and sent to prison for 20 years and life respectively as part of our unending drug war.

He’s certainly done well — better than most others who have lost family to the drug war. Finding your way is so much more difficult when your family has been taken prisoner.

I have no knowledge of the details of Demaryius Thomas’ mother and grandmother’s arrest and imprisonment. Maybe they are bad people — I don’t know (but I doubt it). What I do know is that they were swept up by bad laws.

And they are part of a story of thousands of families across this country that have been senselessly broken by this destructive and costly drug war.

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Pete Guither is the editor of drugwarrant.com

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