The US government is holding hundreds of people without trial, shackled to the decks of Coast Guard boats for months, all to enforce the drug war.
The war on drugs has produced the vilest police state one can imagine. From secret black site prisons—operating in Chicago—with no due process, to midnight raids in which babies faces are blown off by police grenades, attempting to stop Americans from self-medicating has proven to be a disastrous failure. Now, however, it seems to have gotten worse as an ad-hoc US detention system has recently been discovered — floating in the Pacific Ocean in international waters as to exist outside the realm of the US justice system.
These secret prisons, floating in international waters, to avoid the US justice system, exist because, under the guise of protecting you from yourself, the US government spends billions on enforcing the failed drug war—all at the expense of freedom.