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L.A. Now Live with Steve Lopez: Are U.S. drug users to blame for violence in Mexico?

There are 20 comments on the Los Angeles Times story from Jun 4, 2012, titled L.A. Now Live with Steve Lopez: Are U.S. drug users to blame for violence in Mexico?. In it, Los Angeles Times reports that:

Steve Lopez took on the causes of the Mexico drug war in his Sunday column. At 1 p.m. he will take questions and comments from readers.

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Greg

Germany

#1 Jun 4, 2012
It is US-government ( clique, who rules in usa ) responsible for it.
NoBlamer 2012

Janesville, CA

#2 Jun 4, 2012
No

ovomit - holder are responsible

ovomit illegally sold 2500 assault weapons to mexiscum drug cartels.

these same weapons that are illegal in california

have killed Americans

demolosers want to disarm Americans while they arm our enemies
KIKO

Concord, CA

#3 Jun 4, 2012
NoBlamer 2012 wrote:
No
ovomit - holder are responsible
ovomit illegally sold 2500 assault weapons to mexiscum drug cartels.
these same weapons that are illegal in california
have killed Americans
demolosers want to disarm Americans while they arm our enemies
You are going to Obama and Dems for 49,000 deaths? Go back to sleep, forever.
pug

Justice, IL

#4 Jun 4, 2012
What if these drugs were legalized? The product would be taxed like liquor and cigarettes.

Would this not take the profit out of the "illegal" drugs?
pug

Justice, IL

#5 Jun 4, 2012
Violence in Mexico is in Mexico. It therefore is a Mexican problem. Why is the Mexican government so inept?
Corruption appears to be part of the Mexican culture. "La Mordida" the bite or bribe of police and government in Mexico is acceptable.

The violent fights over territories to "run drugs" is driven by Money.

All drugs used in the U S are not from Mexico. So, the Mexican violence is not only caused by U S drug users.
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#6 Jun 4, 2012
USA has ALWAYS had drug users WITHOUT Mexico becoming so violent.

The problem is probably from the RECESSION which has decreased DEMAND by those who can no longer afford their drugs.

With less 'sales', the drug dealers have become MORE COMPETITIVE and are successfully attempting to 'eliminate' their competition.
NoBlamer 2012

Janesville, CA

#7 Jun 4, 2012
the mexiscum government is responsible for violence

they are corrupt and take bribes from meth labs

mexihole needs to be flushed down the toilet,
after the fire...
Juan Valdez

Fort Smith, AR

#8 Jun 4, 2012
pug wrote:
What if these drugs were legalized? The product would be taxed like liquor and cigarettes.
Would this not take the profit out of the "illegal" drugs?
That makes too much sense except that some of the illegal profits are laundered back to the politicians....Write that book and you'll win a Pulitzer prize posthumously after the US narco-terrorist DEA,FBI,ICE,TSA, etc, takes you out!
KIKO

Concord, CA

#9 Jun 4, 2012
NoBlamer 2012 wrote:
the mexiscum government is responsible for violence
they are corrupt and take bribes from meth labs
mexihole needs to be flushed down the toilet,
after the fire...
This coming from central California, the former champion in meth production. Do you have all your teeth?
BTDT

Albany, GA

#10 Jun 4, 2012
The blame rests on certain California, Texas and Georgia and DC politicians who take money in exchange for keeping pot illegal - and who fight against border states to make sure that the line between Mexico and the US remains porous enough to keep the drugs coming in.
NoBlamer 2012

Janesville, CA

#11 Jun 4, 2012
KIKO wrote:
<quoted text>
This coming from central California, the former champion in meth production. Do you have all your teeth?
concord is in central calif you clueless twitiot

better look at a map moron....

of course you cant debate the facts so you start the personal attaxx

how typical

NoBlamer 2012
NoBlamer 2012

Janesville, CA

#12 Jun 4, 2012
BTDT wrote:
The blame rests on certain California, Texas and Georgia and DC politicians who take money in exchange for keeping pot illegal - and who fight against border states to make sure that the line between Mexico and the US remains porous enough to keep the drugs coming in.
ovomit vowed to prosecute marijuana growers if the calif voters legalized weed in 2010

quite a flip flop from him saying if they obayed state law he would leave them alone in 2008...

or did ovomit "evolve" like when he came out of the closet.
NoBlamer 2012

Janesville, CA

#13 Jun 4, 2012
BTDT wrote:
The blame rests on certain California, Texas and Georgia and DC politicians who take money in exchange for keeping pot illegal - and who fight against border states to make sure that the line between Mexico and the US remains porous enough to keep the drugs coming in.
the problem is ovomits open border invitation to all the illegal invaders

we need to bring our troops home and put them along the border

$1000 reward on all illegal invaders
KIKO

Concord, CA

#14 Jun 4, 2012
NoBlamer 2012 wrote:
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concord is in central calif you clueless twitiot
better look at a map moron....
of course you cant debate the facts so you start the personal attaxx
how typical
NoBlamer 2012
Oh my, your NOT a robot. Northern California was probably in Second. What you typed above are real personal attacks. You need to get out of Susanvelli more often. There are a lot things going on in the world and we are the cause of it. Or you can just sleep tight up there in the woods and blame the Mexicans.
KIKO

Concord, CA

#15 Jun 4, 2012
NoBlamer 2012 wrote:
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the problem is ovomits open border invitation to all the illegal invaders
we need to bring our troops home and put them along the border
$1000 reward on all illegal invaders
A Teaturd wanting to shoot unarmed civilians. Typical.

“Neutering sexual intellectuals”

Since: Dec 11

Center Ossipee, NH

#16 Jun 5, 2012
KIKO wrote:
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A Teaturd wanting to shoot unarmed civilians. Typical.
most of them are quite well armed,and quite willing to soot you.in the news now it states that a lot of illegals that come here for work are going home,so a large part that are coming here now are drug cartel
KIKO

United States

#17 Jun 6, 2012
humancompass wrote:
<quoted text>most of them are quite well armed,and quite willing to soot you.in the news now it states that a lot of illegals that come here for work are going home,so a large part that are coming here now are drug cartel
misinformed or delusional

“Neutering sexual intellectuals”

Since: Dec 11

Center Ossipee, NH

#18 Jun 6, 2012
humancompass wrote:
<quoted text>most of them are quite well armed,and quite willing to soot you.in the news now it states that a lot of illegals that come here for work are going home,so a large part that are coming here now are drug cartel
Sory "Shoot"

“Neutering sexual intellectuals”

Since: Dec 11

Center Ossipee, NH

#19 Jun 6, 2012
KIKO wrote:
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misinformed or delusional
Misinformed,watch the news any source you want it out there.and i see them cross almost everyday,Wow i wanta smoke outa your bag,i,m sure this would all go away

“Neutering sexual intellectuals”

Since: Dec 11

Center Ossipee, NH

#20 Jun 6, 2012
NoBlamer 2012 wrote:
the mexiscum government is responsible for violence
they are corrupt and take bribes from meth labs
mexihole needs to be flushed down the toilet,
after the fire...
Mexico already has been flushed,we are now dealing with the results,becoming a leech field ,maybe a pun intended

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