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The House I Live In (BBC Four) 22:00

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Storyville: As America remains embroiled in overseas conflict, a less visible war is taking place at home, costing countless lives, destroying families and inflicting untold damage on future generations of Americans. For over forty years, the War on Drugs has accounted for 45 million arrests, made America the world's largest jailer and damaged poor communities at home and abroad. Yet for all that, drugs are more available today than ever before.

 

Filmed in more than twenty states, this film captures a definitive and heart-wrenching portrait of individuals at all levels of America's War on Drugs. From the dealer to the grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge, the film offers a penetrating look inside America's longest war, revealing its profound human rights implications.

 

While recognising the seriousness of drug abuse as a matter of public health, the film investigates the tragic errors and shortcomings that have instead treated it as a matter for law enforcement, creating a vast political and economic machine that feeds largely on America's poor, especially minority communities. Yet beyond simple misguided policy, the film investigates how political and economic corruption have fuelled the war for forty years, despite persistent evidence of its moral, economic and practical failures.

 

Ultimately, the documentary seeks, through compassionate inquiry, to promote public awareness of the history and contemporary mechanics of this human rights crisis and to begin a national conversation about its reform.

 

Looks good still

 

On tonight

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did that woman just say theres more negroes locked up than were enslaved before the civil war? (i was distracted)

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americas justice system is such a conflict of interest.... too much profit is involved in them prisions.

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Americas justice system is di new slavery

 

100%

 

shit like this is why ive never really wanted to even go to the US

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this docu was painful to watch

 

a tear dropped 

 

the sheer raw realness was too much

 

the way i woke up vex at white people & their evil ways

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this docu was painful to watch

 

a tear dropped 

 

the sheer raw realness was too much

 

the way i woke up vex at white people & their evil ways

 

LOL

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