As the lies that keep the drug war alive begin to come unglued, many of the police officers and government agents who made it possible are now going public with the truth of their experience.
Matthew Fogg, a former US Marshal, and DEA agent is one of those people. Ever since leaving law enforcement he has been speaking out against police brutality, profiling, and the drug war.
Fogg appeared in an interview for Brave New Films, where he discussed the drug war and how race and class play a part the enforcement of drug laws.
In the interview, Fogg said,
Fogg also discussed race more explicitly, but admitted that the drug war was something that affected people of all races, although African-American communities were targeted disproportionately.
Last October, The Free Thought Project met up with Fogg after a panel on police militarization at the Cato Institute in Washington DC.
Although Fogg was a former law enforcement officer, he had some of the most radical opinions on the panel when it came to solving the problem of police accountability. Fogg was outspoken about the extreme changes that need to be made to the entire criminal justice system, and was not convinced that body cameras would honestly keep police in check.