"Gov. Chris Christie: The War On Drugs ‘Has Been A Failure’"
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) spoke out against the country’s decades-long War on Drugs during a speech at the Brookings Institution today, saying, “The war on drugs, while well-intentioned, has been a failure. We’re warehousing addicted people everyday in state prisons in New Jersey, giving them no treatment.” Christie is a proponent of mandatory drug treatment programs rather than jail time for first-time, nonviolent drug offenders. Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) also recently described the War on Drugs as a “failure.”