"The drug war has arguably been the single most devastating, dysfunctional, harmful social policy since slavery."
- Norm Stamper, former Seattle Police Chief
This site is a response/supplement to the DEA museum exhibit: "Target America: Opening Eyes to the Damage Drugs Cause" that was housed at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, and then at Navy Pier. The exhibit then moved to Los Angeles and other locations, and now will open at the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa, Florida on September 16, 2011.
This site also serves as an opportunity for people to learn more about the drug war and the failures of Prohibition 2.
There's a flyer that we handed out in conjunction with the exhibit, despite attempts by museum personnel to stop us. Click here for the full text of the flyer with extensive source links.
Downloadable versions of the actual flyer
Prohibition Then and Now
Al Capone was not a product of alcohol. Capone was a product of the profits of alcohol prohibition. There's a good reason why there are no gang wars over alcohol distribution today.
Unfortunately, we have failed to learn the lessons from alcohol prohibition. Today's drug trade violence, criminal profits, and corruption (as well as many of the dangers of drug abuse) are a direct result of drug prohibition.
About the Exhibit
Learn more about the DEA's exhibit, complete with photos from the Chicago exhibit and past towns where the exhibit has traveled.
Also read some reviews (including the Washington Post article about the Chicago exhibit) and find out about the sponsors. All at our About the Exhibit page.
Here's our Press Release (pdf)