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28,000 people have died in drug violence since 2006

Original post made by Sharon on Aug 28, 2010

Fourteen drug-related slayings were reported on Friday in different locations in the Pacific beach resort of Acapulco, popular with U.S. tourists but also a key transit point for narcotics. Several of the bound and blindfolded victims were covered with messages threatening rival cartels.Web Link
72 people were killed earlier this week on a ranch close to the border.
These violent narco- terrorists are now moving into Texas, California and Arizona.
It is time to take the profit motive out of drug dealing and treat it as public health issue for users and national security issue regarding the gangs.

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on Aug 28, 2010 at 3:19 am

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

You are back on my good side.

Posted by It'll pass, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 28, 2010 at 7:49 am

Sharon says: "It is time to take the profit motive out of drug dealing"

The problem with legalizing marijuana is that growing it is much more profitable than growing food. Expect the strawberry, artichoke and lettuce fields of the central valley to be turned into marijuana growing fields!! Also marijuana takes huge quantities of water to grow.

Posted by Sharon, a resident of Midtown
on Aug 28, 2010 at 10:45 am

The obvious solution for marijuana is to allow people to grow enough at home for their own personal consumption under license or permit--it could be handled by the DMV or the Post Office.
The only dealing allowed would be in seeds by licensed horticulturalists.
Other drugs could be handled as they are in Portugal - which dramatically reduced the role of organized crime and gangs in drug dealing with no increase in drug use and fewer deaths etc.
They treat drug abuse as a public health problem at 1/10 the cost of dealing with it as a criminal problem.
Organized crime loves prohibition--- it is how they make their profits and how they got their start-----

The Latin American narco terrorist are rapidly spreading north across the border---they are a huge presence in places like Salinas.
They recruit through the CA State Prison system

Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on Aug 28, 2010 at 11:26 am

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

They used to say about prohibition, it was supported equally by Baptists and Bootleggers.

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