POLITICS
04/18/2014 10:50 am ET

These 13 People Were Killed By The War On Drugs. Their Lives Were The Cost Of Prohibition.

This story was first published in April 2013.

America's long drug war has produced countless tragedies, ruined lives and led to parentless children, as well as the deaths of drug warriors, nonviolent offenders and innocents. As marijuana advocates and drug policy reformers around the nation celebrate 4/20, take a look at 13 stories of people whose lives were cut short by the drug war.

Investigative reporter Radley Balko is author of the forthcoming book Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces.

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