Remember guys, the Government is there to serve you, and without them, we'd have chaos! The little-told story of how the U.S. government poisoned alcohol during Prohibition. - By Deborah Blum - Slate Magazine It's funny. Prohibition was one of the largest Governmental blunders in the history of the United States, but people never learn about that. Because of Prohibition, non-violent criminals were locked up (for alcohol-related 'crimes), and were exposed to hard-time criminals, and they learned their lessons from the pros. That's why the 1920's/30's were infamous for bank-robbers. Just look at John_Dillinger. But after learning that the Federal Government explicitly poisoned Americans... is... dumbfounding. Not only did the Government create criminals, they explicitly murdered non-violent 'criminals'. Remember guys, the Government is watching out for you!