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Mexican Cartels Violently Beat and Kill Female Mayor

Mary2264 Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 11:53 AM
If you think legalizing drugs will end this, you're wrong. Our legal system is the real "corporate cronies", they will exploit every avenue on drug issues from family to community to business etc. It will end up costing the tax payer more money in the long run. The social implications on a society that are already on all sorts of pharma drugs will explode. Amsterdam has it's share of problems with legal drugs. Don't open that pandora's box, you'll regret it. Like allowing Gays in the military, implications go way beyond what we think is "logical". Eventually we will all pay more.
miketurnerusa Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 2:11 PM
ending the 40 yr drug war wont end it overnight. Organized crime lasted in US long after the end of alcohol prohibition...
Anominus Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 2:42 PM
And it persists today with drugs, human smuggling, tax evasion, etc. Take away one avenue and criminals will turn to another, often more vicious means of making money. Maybe we should just get rid of law altogether - then no one would be a criminal!
renny4 Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 12:20 PM
nawlins72 Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 12:14 PM
"The social implications on a society that are already on all sorts of pharma drugs will explode. Amsterdam has it's share of problems with legal drugs."

Source?

"Don't open that pandora's box, you'll regret it. Like allowing Gays in the military, implications go way beyond what we think is "logical"."

So, you determined this through "illogical" reasoning?

As our focus continues to be on the violence in the Middle East, it is also important to pay attention to what is going on just south of our own border in Mexico. The war between the Mexican government and drug cartels is still raging with the war's latest victim being female Mayor Maria Santos Gorrostieta, who was beaten, burned, tortured and dumped for dead on the side of the road. Before being killed, Gorrostieta had been attacked twice by cartels for daring to challenge them. The third attack they waged on her, was her last.

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