Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Saturday blamed flawed criminal drug legislation as major factor behind urban conflict and related prison overcrowding.
Paul attacked narcotics laws during an address in Las Vegas. The appearance marked the last stop on his #StandWithRand tour following the announcement of his 2016 presidential bid Tuesday.
“The War on Drugs has created a culture of violence and puts police in an impossible situation,” Paul told audience members at the Desert Vista Community Center in Las Vegas.
“It has fostered tension in our inner cities,” he added. “There is an undercurrent of unease in our country.”