Drug-war violence hits Rocky Point
Although Mexico's drug violence mostly stops at the border, it is rapidly creeping into formerly immune Sonoran tourist towns frequented by Americans.
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#1 Aug 10, 2009
All of this violence is attracting a new and different 'drug dealer' from the States. In circumstances that have never been seen before, Pitchman Billy Mays has allegedly gotten involved in the smuggling trade... how many border agents and salesmen can these cartels corrupt before the US government takes a new position on the war on drugs?
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#2 Aug 10, 2009
We jail drug dealers at a cost of approx.$30,000 per year. We spend approx.$10,000 per year, per child, to educate them.
Perhaps if we ended the war on drugs, the saved money from our prison sytems could be spent educating our children about the dangers of alcohol and drug addiction.
Prohibition creates more crime, violence and deaths then regulated and taxed drugs ever would.
I've never heard of budweiser drivers shooting up coors drivers, and finishing them off in hospitals.
We have went from pushing education, to pushing incarceration. Our youngsters get imprisoned over drugs, and come out gang banging racists educated in organized crime. While I don't condone drug use, treating them the way we have for the last 40 years, obviously hasn't worked.
“Is this a vork?”
Since: Jan 08
#3 Aug 10, 2009
Excellent Grandpa, I agree!
#4 Nov 8, 2009
They probably wouldn't have that much violence if it weren't for the guns being sent from the U.S. I know for a fact a Maricopa County Sheriff's Deputy ( Mark E. Nichols ) Gave an illegal girl a GUN and a TRUCK to take back to Mexico but of course nobody will do anything about it because he's one of Sheriff Joe's Boys. Also Ford Motor Credit Can't repo his truck because he refuses to tell them where it is orto even pay for it
#5 Nov 9, 2009
Oh, right! With as much money as, say, Somalia, these Drug Lords would never find someone to sell them weapons. Man, you anti-gunners are pathetic...you can bet that, when (not if) that violence creeps right up to your doorstep, those of us you've been clamoring to disarm will be there to save your sorry ass and then remind you what yo tried to do.
#6 Jan 1, 2012
Enough of this CRAP news.
In the last 6 years 274 Americans have died in Mexico and that number includes car and ATV accidents.
There were more people die in Phoenix last year.
I wish the news people would get the math right.So I guess you should never leave home and move the a verry small town were they don't have cars.
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