Originally Posted by Detoxing
I agree. It needs to be a two-pronged approach.
But the states were able to significantly reduce the amount of cocaine flowing in from Columbia during the 70's.....when they tried. They could also deal a significant blow to the Mexican Marijuana trade by eliminating MJ prohibition and controlling it themselves, as well putting immense military pressure on the Cartels.
It has to start somewhere. Right now, it seems like all we do is try to stop it at the border. That's never going to work. We're being reactionary when we need to be far more proactive.
It's seeped and infected our boarders. A few months ago me and my wife were on Facebook and came across pictures of local gang members in our community posing for photos with AK's and other guns, admittedly given to them by the cartels across the border.
Right now, Logan Heights gang, just a few minutes from Downtown San Diego, is sitting there being funded by Mexican Cartels.
How much longer are the Feds going to sit there with their thumbs up their ass?
The amount of cocaine in the 70's was nothing compared to what is out there now.
We fight drugs not just on our border. We fight them in other countries, we fight them in our own streets, schools, in every community out there. Simply saying we fight them at the border is a injustice to every law enforcement officer that is out there doing exactly what you say he/she isn't.
Of course there are gangs in this country affiliated with mexican drug cartels. No surprise. Mexican cartels have infiltrated every city in the US.