"Cocaine, particularly in the form of crack, has gained such a reputation in recent years, just as heroin did in t... ... middle of paper ... ... of the drug dealing business because they can't control things on the street anymore with the drugs. He would have to go the legal way and try to make himself a respectable business person or lose all of his business. The bottom line is, if drugs are legalized it would stop a lot of crime and stimulate the economy. Drugs are bad, but wouldn't it be better to stop the criminal activity than let all of the crime go unchecked. The drug trafficking these days is getting to be ridiculous and something must be done to stop the rage of drug use and crime in our societies today.
What to do about barrios and boredom? Killing the messenger (jailing drug users) has only made the problem worse. It is easier to declare war on the messenger than to do something about the message” (Peter McWilliams “Ain’t Nobody’s Business If You Do: The Absurdity of Consensual Crimes in a Free Society). The Mexican Drug War is a monstrous, armed conflict among drug cartels who fight each the for regional control, and is also among the Mexican government attempting to control drug trafficking. Mexico’s drug cartels are among the most powerful in the world.
Dealers may claim their supply has almost dried up merely to inflate the price. Selling fake drugs is common. As the saying goes, “There is no honor among thieves.” When a large-scale dealer is arrested (‘busted’), the economics of supply and demand are upset, and all hell breaks loose. Addicts desperately need the drug, but because the supply is low, the cost dramatically increases until new dealers renew the supply. When I receive a flurry of phone calls from the same geographic region from addicts seeking treatment, I know there was a major drug bust in that area (http://bit.ly/1dZAjKT).
When someone smokes marijuana it attracts them to use other drugs and these addictions need gang support. Addictions attract young kids to this lifestyle to keep themselves supplied with drugs. With the drug lifestyle comes the violent aspect of it. Violence is important to gangs because it draws fear in the eyes of those who try to stand up to them. Violence is the worst aspect of gang life because it keeps getting worse as gangs keep growing larger.
Currently the number of people incarcerated is six to ten times higher than European countries (NORML). Today the United States wastes billions of dollars to fight against the war on drugs, for the imprisonment of hundreds of thousands of people, and etc. It’s also brought a raise of violence and crime relating to the dealing and production of the drug. Marijuana should be legalized because its ban has been futile in preventing illicit production, regulating it would allow new development in medical treatments, and would give a boost to the economy. The illegalization of the drug has a much more negative impact then it does well, in fact it’s pushed drug cartels to produce more of the drug because of the high demand and the millions of dollars they’ll make from profits.
This “black money” along with illegal exports taint local economies and corrodes the financial structure in developing countries where organized crime has strongholds. Developing countries become the targets for such practises due to the ability for organised crime groups to manipulate the system in place to their benefit. A country’s tax system is an important economic feature that has a major impact on organized criminal activities. A financial environment in the country where tax evasion is prevalent is often accompanied by the higher levels of organized crime associated with the nature and scale of money laundering. Organised crime groups take advantage of an already weak system to benefit their own enterprises.
Economic issues crippled the country, and it just didn't make sense to those suffering that the country couldn't profit from the legal taxation of alcohol. After all, the gangsters and bootleggers certainly seemed to benefit. The black markets that result from prohibitions represent institutionalized criminal exchanges. These criminal exchanges, or victimless crimes, often involve violent criminal acts. Prohibition and all that it brings is closely associated with organized crime.
Illegal drug users destroy their lives and the lives around them. Various health effects are reported by those who grow up around drug activity and by those who use the drugs. These sorts of problems are always happening no matter how many laws are placed on the drugs, and without the assistance of technology and law enforcement crime would be at an all time high. Technology plays a key part in the prevention of illegal drugs being produced, distributed, and sold around the country, while it may be expensive the benefits are worth the cost. The Criminal Justice system should be spending more on technology to prevent the production and distribution of drugs in United States of America.
The War on Drugs: America’s Unjust War on The Underprivileged Alan Rodriguez Sociology 346 Since the 1970’s the United States has been waging an ever expanding and seemingly never ending war on drugs. The United States has spent trillions of dollars to rid the streets of illegal drugs, but too little effect. On the contrary drug use is higher today than during the 70’s when the drug war was officially declared by the Nixon Administration. Not only has the war on drugs failed to limit the drug trade, it has also damaged the black and Latino community. Women and lower class citizens have also been affected by our drug policies.
Drug abuse is a plague that is taking over the United States; not just the possession of drugs, but also the sale and use of illegal drugs. People in America depend on the stock of drugs as a breakout for a number of reasons. For some, illegal drugs are the only concern they have through past experience. For others, it’s a way to make money and gain more power over their peers. In other words, it’s their way of climbing to the top of the socioeconomic pyramid.