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  • War on Drugs

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    Drug felonies and incarceration rates due to the war on drugs and strict law enforcement policies have found their target in the impoverished communities of the United States; thus, drug laws have become racially bias. Eugene Jarecki’s documentary, The House I Live In, sheds light on the increasing consequences that low-income families have come to face because of mandatory minimum sentences for possession, sell, or use of illicit substances. In Jarecki’s film (2012), he interviewed Pat Robertson

  • War on Drugs

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    horror stories about drugs like crack-cocaine. From them, and probably from no other source, we learn that crack is immediately addictive in every case, we learn that it causes corruption, crazed violence, and almost always leads to death. The government tells us that we are busy fighting a war on drugs and so it gives us various iconic models to despise and detest : we learn to stereotype inner-city minorities as being of drug-infested wastelands and we learn to "witchhunt" drug users within our own

  • War on Drugs is War on Democracy

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    treating marijuana offenders worse than violent criminals. I doubt, however, that many Americans are truly conscious of how some peoples' lives have been shattered because of current practices in the so-called "drug war." Now, about 15 years since its beginning, the "war on drugs" has become a war on personal freedom and toes the line of authoritarianism. On the brink of the 21st century, this is not a good sign for preserving our future, nor that of democracy. In 1989, a small business owner and Vietnam

  • War on drugs

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    1960’s early 1970’s, amid an unpopular war President Richard Nixon declared that illegal drugs were a “national threat” (Andrews, P.274) and began the War on Drugs. In previous discussions we analyzed if the domestic War on Drugs lead by the United States government and the many agencies was successful or not, however in President Nixon’s campaign against illegal drugs in the United States he pushed a strong “strike at the supply” (Andrews, p.275) foreign drug war as well. Books like Smuggler Nation

  • The War on Drugs

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    intention of war in the beginning. The impoverished people of Mexico started out selling drugs, specifically marijuana as well as ampoule for truly noble reasons. It was out of need that drug trafficking began in Mexico. For example "In the 1950's the crises in the mine industry in the northern states of Chihuahua and Sonora compelled some workers to cultivate..." since employment was low. Since then drug trafficking has changed in many ways. Now the drug lords and the Mexican government are at war, now

  • The failure from the "war on drugs"

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    Bush's “war on drugs”, an extension to Reagon's former battle, had “crowded the courts, filled the prisons, corrupted law officers, compromised ... civil liberties, and criminalized substantial sectors of American society.” 1 In comparison to the leniency experienced in the late 1960s under Nixon where a “specific sub-culture of some 68,088 identifiable heroin addicts” who, subject to arrest for the possession of the heroin, and successfully convicted, were “sentenced to treatment at the federal

  • Drug Wars in Mexico

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    situation in Mexico Drug Wars According to CNN fast facts one of the things that is surprising and shocking before inducting the topic of Drug wars is that ninety percent of the cocaine that enters the U.S transits through Mexico. This generates a great finding based on this high percentage. Mexico is the main supplier of marijuana. The controversy between two countries begins there. More controversial is also the fact that the Mexican government has been fighting war with drug traffickers since December

  • Mexico’s Drug War

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    Mexico’s Drug War In 2006, former president of Mexico, Felipe Calderón, launched a massive crackdown against drug traffickers. This escalated a conflict that would contribute to the deaths of tens of thousands of people in drug-related violence. To help with the matter the United States has supplied funding and intelligence to increase Mexico's institutional capacity to address drug trafficking. With its primary focus has been on stanching the flow of drugs into the country and domestic law enforcement

  • Mexico’s War on Drugs

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    Every day the U.S. border patrol has to constantly keep an eye out for the smuggling of drugs by Mexican Cartels. There has been much violence due to this drug problem that has left many people near the border killed and is allowing more criminals to obtain these weapons. A lot of this attention goes to the U.S. because many of the weapons utilized in the “drug war” are U.S. made and is interfering with trading relations amongst both the U.S. and Mexico. With this current violent situation in Mexico

  • Mexico's Drug War

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    A former director of the United States Drug Enforcement Agency’s Mexican office once stated:” The heroin market abhors a vacuum.” The truth in this statement can be extended to not only the heroin trade but also the trade of numerous other drugs of abuse; from cocaine to methamphetamines, the illicit drug trade has had a way of fluidity that allows insert itself into any societal weakness. Much like any traditional commodity good, illicit drugs have become not only an economy in and of themselves