Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Carnage In Mexico: Do We Care?

The following article was written by Norm Stamper, a 34-year veteran police officer who reitred in 2000 as chief of police of Seattle, WA.  It appeared online on January 29, 2012 at .

The U.S. has given birth to the killing fields of Mexico. Does that even matter, at all, to those in this country who are in a position do something about it?

American drug policy, and our gutless, unreasoned refusal to change it, has caused the epic violence south of the border. The American-led drug war has claimed the lives of over 50,000 Mexicans since the end of 2006. That's when newly installed president Felipe Calderon declared all-out war on drug traffickers, collected $1.4 billion from the U.S. treasury, and used American resources to train and equip thousands of soldiers, marines, and police officers, large numbers of them as corrupt and brutal as the enemy they pursue.  READ MORE

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