Uploaded by TheStraight911Truth
February 22, 2009
Thirty-five years after Nixon started the war on drugs, we have over 1 million nonviolent drug offenders living behind bars.
The War on Drugs has become the longest and most costly war in American history. The question has become, how much more can the country endure. Inspired by the death of four family members from “legal drugs,” Texas filmmaker Kevin Booth sets out to discover why the Drug War has become such a big failure.
Three and a half years in the making, the film follows gang members, former DEA agents, CIA officers, narcotics officers, judges, politicians, prisoners and celebrities. Most notably the film interviews “Freeway” Ricky Ross: the man many accuse for starting the Crack epidemic, who after being arrested discovered that his cocaine source had been working for the CIA.
“American Drug War” shows how money, power and greed have corrupted not just drug pushers and dope fiends, but an entire government.