The War On Drugs Is Killing More People Than The War In Afghanistan
There are 228 dead: That’s the number of murders this year in Chicago. It’s nearly twice as many as the number of Americans lost on the battlefields of Afghanistan over these last six months. And the number of deaths is up 35% over the same period last year.
Chicago police Superintendent Gary McCarthy believes most of the violent crime in the city is “absolutely” gang-related. He said the problem has a lot to do with drugs, guns and gang wars.
McCarthy says the data doesn’t always show it, but the police are making progress through increasing undercover operations and greater infiltration of the gangs, as well as a crackdown against the narcotics traffic which is the fuel that keeps them going.
People who can’t see the parallels between gang violence resulting from the prohibition of drugs and the gang violence that resulted from the prohibition of alcohol are blind, willfully or otherwise.
Prohibition doesn’t work.Tags: afghanistan, nanny statism, prohibition, war on drugs