Opinion Street Beat

STREET BEAT: ‘Is the war on drugs winnable?’

Compiled by Debra Varnado at the 24th annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. 

Florian Schott Hollywood  “I think eventually it is winnable. I think if we stop treating drug addicts as criminals and treat them as patients and people that have to get help and not locked up … it will get a lot easier.”
Florian Schott
Hollywood
“I think eventually it is winnable. I think if we stop treating drug addicts as criminals and treat them as patients and people that have to get help and not locked up … it will get a lot easier.”
Francine Hill Baldwin Hills  “No, too much money is being made. Too many people are in it. Your government is in it. It is winnable when they stop liking money — and when is that?”
Francine Hill
Baldwin Hills
“No, too much money is being made. Too many people are in it. Your government is in it. It is winnable when they stop liking money — and when is that?”
Earnest Matthews, Hollywood “No, the power behind the drugs — those who put the drugs on the street — don’t want to win it. It is too lucrative.”
Earnest Matthews, Hollywood
“No, the power behind the drugs — those who put the drugs on the street — don’t want to win it. It is too lucrative.”