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Tom Carper on Drugs

Democratic Sr Senator (DE)


Supports “Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it”

Governor Thomas R. Carper today signed Senate Bill 323 giving residents the legal authority to fight drug-inhabited properties.

The legislation permits lawsuits against the owner, landlord, manager or tenant of any building, which is habitually used by drug dealers or drug users. Known as the “Drug Nuisance Abatement Bill,” the law gives private citizens, community groups and houses of worship a powerful weapon in their fight against the blight caused by crack houses.

Source: Press Release, “Drug Nuisance Abatement Bill”, Aug. 4 2000 , Sep 19, 2000

Monitor hot spots and parolees to ensure “Safe Streets”

In their first year, “Safe Street” officers took off the streets of Dover more than 25,000 grams of controlled dangerous substances and nearly two dozen illegal weapons.Carper created “Operation Safe Streets” in 1997. “Safe Streets” partners state probation and parole officers and local police to comb specific violent crime and drug “hot spots,” tracking high-risk probationers who have violent offenses in their criminal histories and deemed to be likely repeat offenders.
Source: Press Release, “Operation Safe Streets” , Jun 27, 2000

More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War.

Carper adopted the National Governors Association policy:

Source: NGA policy HR-13: Combating and Controlling Substance Abuse 00-NGA2 on Aug 15, 2000

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