September 30, 2020

War on Steroids Versus War on Drugs

I previously reported how the federal expenditures for the war on steroids and congressional steroid investigations have come at the expense of slashing programs used in the traditional war on drugs.

The federal government’s obsession with eliminating anabolic steroids from Major League Baseball is compromising state law enforcement efforts to fight drug dealers and violent criminals thereby jeopardizing the public safety

The feds are spending more and more taxpayer money pursuing steroid-related investigations while at the same time cutting funding for narcotic-related investigations (via Byrne task force investigations). Grits for Breakfast responded by pointing out how the Byrne task force programs had no meaningful effect on public safety (“Byrne task force funds mainly financing low-grade drug enforcement,” March 10). [Read more…]