Many members of law enforcement have a dissenting opinion of drug prohibition policy. Among them is Bénédicte Desforges, a former police officer who worked in the field in an anti-criminology unit in the Paris suburbs.
Having seen the negative effects of the policy of prohibition on society, Bénédicte Desforges became involved in the fight for the decriminalization of all drugs, without exception. She created a collective of police officers, Police Against Prohibition more commonly known as PCP, to promote this vision. Although some of her colleagues prefer to remain silent on the issue, Bénédicte Desforges and her teammates have taken a stand, at the risk of causing tension with those around them.
In this episode, Bénédicte Desforges presents her arguments in favor of the decriminalization of all drugs. She considers that the policy of prohibition is ineffective, because it does not make it possible to regulate the use of drugs and only feeds the policy of numbers. She considers that decriminalization would be a more pragmatic and respectful approach to individual freedoms in terms of drugs. According to her, this would make it possible to better supervise the use of drugs, to prevent the risks associated with their consumption and to fight more effectively against illegal trafficking.
It is important to emphasize that the question of the decriminalization of all drugs is complex and gives rise to heated debates. However, it is essential to hear different perspectives on the issue and to discuss them openly. The commitment of Bénédicte Desforges and her collective of police officers offers interesting and original points of view on a crucial subject for our society.
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