First, and foremost, excessive drug use is harmful. While many would argue that legalizing drugs would make drugs less expensive, and therefore lessen the financial (drugs would be less expensive), social (drugs would be less stigmatized), and health (drugs would have fewer harmful cutting agents) toll of taking drugs, that doesn't change the fact that drug use can be harmful. It's hardly in society's best interests to have everyone zoned out on drugs all the time. Aren't we already witnessing that with the overuse of prescription drugs that people legally obtain?
While excessive drug use is -- without question -- harmful (to the drug user, his or her family and friends, and society as a whole), heavy-handed drug enforcement is even more harmful. Heavy-handed drug enforcement by the likes of the West Alabama Narcotics Task Force (WANTF) is the reason so many college kids -- your children and grandchildren -- are forced into becoming undercover agents for WANTF. Many college kids get busted for having a little bit of marijuana, and WANTF bullies and intimidates those college kids (and that's what they are -- they're kids!) into becoming narcs (confidential informants).
WANTF makes college kids who've been busted for marijuana think that they will lose their right to vote, lose their right to own a firearm, get kicked out of college, not be able to get a job, and go to prison ... unless those college kids decide to become confidential informants. Keep in mind that these college kids are making very adult decisions to put themselves in harm's way (there have been reported incidents of narcs being beaten and even murdered) just so they avoid the aforementioned consequences. The truth is that, given the drug laws in the state of Alabama, the college kids who get into trouble for marijuana, or even cocaine, are very unlikely to face ANY of the previously mentioned penalties, but the officers of WANTF are happy to make college kids think otherwise. Indeed, WANTF won't let college kids consult with their parents before deciding to become a narc! The decision to become a narc is a potentially life-changing decision, but college kids are not allowed to consult their parents on that decision. Keep in mind, that these are the same kids who are financially dependent on their parents -- they don't decide which apartment to move into, what their college major is, or even what job to accept after graduation without consulting their parents; however, they are expected to make a decision that quite literally puts their lives in danger without first consulting their parents.
While some people would make the argument that ExposeNarcs puts narcs in danger by posting their names and photos, those people are not taking into account one thing: the overwhelming majority of people who have been narc'd on, know who narc'd on them. That being the case, exposing the identity of a narc does not put the narc in any danger, since those who would do harm to the narc already know that he's a narc. The people who know that someone is a narc as a result of us posting his identity are people whom the narc has not victimized, so they therefore have no reason to harm the narc. Yes, posting the identity of a narc on this website does cause the narc to be embarrassed, but once the identity of a narc is revealed, that person can no longer be a narc (since his cover has been blown), so the narc is no longer being put in harm's way. If I were a parent or grandparent, I would make that trade for my child or grandchild (safety for embarrassment).
Some of you might think that our rhetoric is, at times, over-the-top (for example, challenging any of the officers of WANTF to fight my friend whom they railroaded* with a drug charge and calling them "pussies"), but WANTF are a bunch of bullies, and we are going to expose them for being what they are: bullies who won't put their money where their mouths are. If they are such alphas, then one of them can accept our challenge to have an MMA fight. When WANTF officers raid college kids, they have no trouble yelling, belittling, and bullying those kids. Indeed, if that college kid has his girlfriend sleeping over, they will tell her what a slut she is right in front of the boyfriend, so as to emasculate him. Say what you want about whether or not a girl is acting promiscuously by sleeping over at her boyfriend's house, but it's difficult to make the argument that such behavior by the officers of WANTF isn't supremely unprofessional. Indeed, that is the sort of behavior that deserves to be challenged, and that's what we've done.
* My friend lent me his truck so that I could drive around my billboard. The head of WANTF (Captain Wayne Robertson) was so angered by the billboard, that he illegally detained me for over 2 hours, and WANTF bullied their way into my friend's apartment (simply because he lent me his truck). My friend had a disorderly conduct charge from 2015 (he was 22 years old at the time), and some of the officers from WANTF decided that -- 2 years later -- he also had drugs on him at the time, so they came to his place of employment (he was fired on the spot) and arrested him on a trumped-up charge.
Please keep this one thing in mind: the college kids who are being bullied into risking their lives could be your children or grandchildren. The behavior of the officers of WANTF is appalling! Yes, we are push the envelope, but many of you wouldn't be here reading this if it weren't for us pushing the envelope. We aren't going to wait for some college kid narc to be murdered before we expose WANTF for what it is: a group of power-hungry, abusive, police officers.
Lastly, May 15 is Peace Officers' Memorial Day. Please consider donating to C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors) or Officer Down Memorial Page.