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Robert Kelleher Logan Debate B2 11/11/10 Public Health- health services to improve and protect community health, esp. sanitation, immunization , and preventive medicine. Should the abuse of Illegal drugs be treated as a matter of public health, not of criminal justice? I will be discussing the topic question of debate, should the abuse of illegal drugs be treated as a matter of public health, and not of criminal justice? I will discuss two different sides of the question, both affirmative (for) and negative (against). There are fantastic arguments for both sides of the argument, and it sets up to be a hotly debated question, with excellent facts from both sides of the argument. Recently, an argument for the abuse of illegal drugs being treated as a matter of public health instead of incarceration for possession has sprung up, and the argument for public health has drawn much support from very unlikely people and groups. For example, James Pasco, executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police supports President Obama’s new strategy shift in the war on drugs towards treating it as a matter of public health. If the
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Robert Kelleher Logan Debate B2 11/11/10 abuse of illegal drugs were indeed to be treated as a matter of public health, and not of incarceration for possession and use of illegal drugs, then the main focuses would be placed on prevention and treatment of the drugs. In addition, it has entirely shifted the way the war on drugs in America is being fought and dealt with, as the new strategy is a total shift from prosecution
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