When the government makes certain substances illegal, it does not remove the demand. Instead, the state creates crime by pushing the sale and control of these substances into the illegal black markets. All the while, demand remains constant.
We can look at the prohibition of alcohol and the subsequent mafia crime wave that ensued as a result as an example. The year 1930, at the peak of prohibition, happened to be the deadliest year for police in American history. 300 police officers were killed, and innumerable poor people slaughtered as the state cracked down on drinkers.
Outlawing substances does not work.
Criminal gangs form to protect sales territory and supply lines. They then monopolize the control of the constant demand. Their entire operation is dependent upon police arresting other people for drugs because this grants them a monopoly on their sale, leading to the establishment of cartels. The money generated from the monopoly is ultimately funneled back up to politicians who use their political clout to secure trade routes for the illegal drugs.
The money generated from the monopoly is ultimately funneled back up to politicians who use their political clout to secure trade routes for the illegal drugs.
If money doesn't sway others who stand in the way of the criminals who rise up thanks to their government-granted monopoly, these vile cartels will kill to assert their influence.
Cops too afraid to do their jobs and prevent criminal acts then become putty in the hands of the cartels. They will look away, make false arrests, and in some instances kill to appease their drug lord masters.
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A video, which has gone viral on Facebook, uploaded to Reporteros Asociados de Sinaloa, or Reporter Associates of Sinaloa (RAS), allegedly shows the power drug lords wield over their obedient minions.
According to the RAS, the video was taken in Escuinapa de Hidalgo, located at the extreme southern end of the Mexican state of Sinaloa.
The video allegedly shows police officers 'fleeing' from the scene only moments before a murder takes place. After the cops run away, a man is taken out into the street and shot.
A body was later found on the roadside just outside of the community.
ALERTA: IMAGENES FUERTES,NO SE RECOMIENDA A MENORES DE EDADEs el video de un asesinato y la huida de la policia de Escuinapa,al sur de Sinaloa. Sucede mientras un grupo con arma en mano saca de su casa a un vecino y en la calle le da muerte.Fue en la comunidad Cristo Rey.Vealo, fue grabado por un vecino y compartido en las redes sociales.Durante la mañana de este domingo de informo que seis policias fueron detenididos detenidos el caso.
Posted by Reporteros Asociados de Sinaloa on Saturday, January 30, 2016
According to the RAS, the police officers in the video were brought in for questioning, but it is unclear as to whether or not they will face charges.