CHEAPER THAN OXY
The opioid epidemic that is currently ravaging the United States is worse than anything our country has ever seen or faced. It is far worse than when heroin came to the states in the 60's and 70's. Its effects are so far reaching it touches all people of all races, sexes, cultures and economic standing. It has had such a harsh impact on the US today that for the 2nd year in a row America's life expectancy went down due to record number of overdose deaths. Our communities are breaking under the weight of the poor handling of non-violent drug offenders. Treating addicts like criminals is not the way to handle this ever worsening problem. Drug offenders rarely get the rehabilitation they actually need while they serve their time in prison. The War on Drugs is failed dated policy that will continue to destroy the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americas. Our failed justice system is incapable and not equipped in handling what is truly a medical issue and not a criminal one. In order to build a more peaceful prosperous communities we need to treat others with more compassion instead of more judgement and prosecution. How do police expect to keep free Americans from using drugs if they can't even keep drugs out of the hands of prisoners in the most guarded maximum security prisons? The answer is they can't. Nobody can. Decriminalize drugs, treat it like a medical issue, stop locking up young/old non violent offenders and lets move this fucking country in the correct direction for once. Sadly the Trump administration is doubling down on bad policy and going to make a worsening situation a national catastrophe.
Block Carving Detail
Close-up detail shots of the block carving.