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Drug Prohibition Killed 12,000 Mexicans In 2011 !!!

We have given extensive coverage to the deadly debacle that is Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s War on Drugs here at The 420 Times. The sheer amount of death and heartache that inhabits the Mexican nation currently is impossible to put into words.

Make no mistake, the Mexican government’s war with the drug cartels is the direct cause of all this death. Of course that is not to say the cartels are the good guys; they are a violent and disgusting bunch of thugs who kill innocent women and children for profit – they are the scum of the scum.

But the way to defeat them is not gun battles. The markets that feed them their profits have to be destroyed, and many of those markets would collapse overnight with drug legalization.

But legalization in Mexico alone won’t solve the problem since most of the cartel’s products are consumed at inflated prices here in the U.S. Only a worldwide end to drug prohibition will destroy the black market and the massive profits that fuel drug cartels everywhere, whether it be Mexico, Colombia, Afghanistan or somewhere else.

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Added: Jan-5-2012 Occurred On: Jan-4-2012
By: vjiced
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Tags: War on drugs, failure, corruption, cartels, deaths
Location: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico (load item map)
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  • If the drug wars were stopped all the money that was put in to stopping the flow of drugs in to the US would to go towards treatment and rehab for the drug addicts.

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  • yeah but we need to spend millions of dollars and put countless ppl in prison and see crime florish and shun addicts and prosecute marijuana smokers because drugs are bad mmkay...don't do drugs cause drugs are bad because drugs are bad.

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  • now is the time to hire al qaeda to police the mexicans and deal with them

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  • Good 'ol Anslinger society...

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  • There are no easy fixes like so many here seem to think. The problem is complex at best and dangerous at worst.
    Legalization, what does this mean exactly?? Does it mean decriminalizing it so a person can have a quantity equal to “personal use”? So do we allow people to sell it, or just possess it? If this is the stance you take the issue doesn’t change because selling it is still illegal. No decrease in the violence.
    So do we make it a legal commodity, and tax it? If so what are the contin More..

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  • And Eric Holder provided the guns.

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  • think of it as a green jobs project :)

    less cockroaches, more oxygen for the rest of us...you can thank obama and his democrat clown car for giving the cartels the weapons they needed to slaughter their own :)

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  • That's the murders that were reported. There were still thousands that have gone missing. In an area of western Mexico, the government has been pushing into Los Zetas territory. There they have discovered so many mass graves all over rural areas and ghost towns created by the Drug War.

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  • And they actually beat taliban with the beheadings

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  • End the war America, Goddamnit how many more lives must it take to see the shit isnt working...

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    • @Dream76 How many americans die from alcohol, tobacco and eating unhealthy? End everything. The cartels can be wiped out. Even if everything was legal, the black market will still be much cheaper. Look at the prices of "medical marijuana."

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  • This is why the us government loves the WOD's.

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  • LOL @ Blaming their violence on America.

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  • Then I suppose spoons killed hundreds of thousands of obese Americans last year.

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  • I don't think legalizing drugs is the solution to beat the problem.
    You want to crash the market? Punish the producer, the seller AND the consumer.

    Producer and seller = death penalty.
    Consumer = 20 yrs jail time.

    Picture your friend being convicted and I am sure you'd quit immediately. If you don't ... well... enjoy the jail you too. That's the only way to kill the market.

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    • @StopTheCancer

      It doesn't work because the policy is not strict enough and not coupled with school education.
      Besides why doesn't it work? Because the drug lords pay the politicians to make faulty laws or bribe the cops who are supposed to arrest both the users and the producers.

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  • did they count that pig from the other day???

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