Post by тσρтєиhυитєя on Dec 10, 2016 1:02:56 GMT -5
Since the drug war is something that is usually brought up on this forum, I decided to make a thread discussing it in depth. It can be the war on drugs in the United States, the Mexican drug war and even violence in Central and South America that can be discussed on here.
Despite running a crime forum, I have never been the biggest fan of the War on Drugs. I also do not condone the actions of El Chapo and Eduardo Ravello and the like and they need to be punished. But the fact of the matter is as long as Americans buy the drugs, it is an unwinnable war. You really want to "win" the war on drugs, do more education about the effects of drugs, stop giving non-violent offenders (buyers, not dealers) longer prison sentences than child molesters, and at least legalize marijuana, which will prevent them from buying from cartels and is no more dangerous than alcohol while putting stricter guidelines and punishmemts into place in regards to any under the influence related crimes especially vehicle-related.
These are my only my opinions.
Last Edit: Dec 10, 2016 1:16:08 GMT -5 by Scumhunter
Post by тσρтєиhυитєя on Dec 11, 2016 21:24:02 GMT -5
My overall first round of opinions will be directed towards the Mexican Drug war.
There are many Problems in Mexico, it's beautiful, but all we've seen is the dark side of the never ending drug war. The reason why it's gotten so bad, is because aside from drugs being the main source of income, many groups like FARC from Colombia and Hezbollah from Lebanon have allegedly funded the cartels, which gives them the ability to hold territory, build their own weapons and they have some of Mexico's special forces troops who deserted to join up with the cartels. The security forces have made significant gains in recent years like the capture of El Chapo and i hope in the near future Ravelo is caught too. Mexico's structure is somewhat broken in parts where the violence is at its worst but not every place in Mexico is like that.
The cartels are brutes, they use propaganda to keep their public in fear, which makes me very upset.
I just wish that things can get better there and stop all the brutality, its personal to me as a Hispanic American.