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Forum Post: Drug War Insanity: In Memory of Civilian Casualties of the Drug War

Posted 1 year ago on May 20, 2013, 2:38 p.m. EST by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN
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In America how can this be?

http://www.hr95.org/Memorial.html#zeke While this gallery discusses known cases of law enforcement's murder of civilians, several of whom fought back in self defense, many more such incidents have occurred that have not been documented. The names and incidents of many such casualties of the Drug War will never be known.

This page is dedicated to those victims, known and unknown, who died in the cross-fire of turf wars due to the profit motive of illegal drugs. To those killed or injured in police raids, and in raids based on bad tips or wrong addresses. To those who suffered painful deaths while being denied access to Medical Marijuana. To those who defy the laws to obtain their medicine of choice. To those who have contracted the AIDS / HIV virus due to the Drug Warrior mentality which discourages and criminalizes needle exchange programs. To those who died from contaminated drugs as a result of the black market. To those who died because they were denied essential support programs in order to fund the building of prisons and other prohibition enforcement structures.

Finally, it is further dedicated to all those compatriots who have fought for justice and are no longer with us to see when that day will come...

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[-] 0 points by Narley (531) 1 year ago

Seems to me the drug cartels should be at the top of the list of who to blame. Second should be the drug users. It appears your hate of the cops is clouding your view of who to blame. Being a junkie is not a victimless crime.

[-] 0 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 1 year ago

drug cartels are to blame for what exactly? you realize lsd was not coming from some "drug cartel" right? right now there are people doing life in prison for marijuana and psychedelics.

[-] 1 points by Narley (531) 1 year ago

I know you’re not that dumb. You know as well as I do that 10’s of thousands of people have been killed in Mexico (and the US) over the past few years because of the drug trade. I can’t confirm this, but I read the other day that more Americans are killed in Mexico each year than Iraq and Afghanistan. The drug trade has turned many young Americans into gang bangers and criminals due to the easy money in illegal drugs. The drug cartels are more a danger to the US than any foreign Army.

Yea, people get locked up for having marijuana, but a lot also get locked up for selling hard drugs and committing violent crimes associated with the drug trade. Yea, maybe some drugs should be legal, but until that happens the drug cartels will continue to kill people.

[-] 0 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 1 year ago

it is because the mexican military declared war on drugs at our request.

[-] 1 points by Narley (531) 1 year ago

Apparently you don’t keep up with what’s going on in Mexico. The vast majority of drug related murders are the various drug cartels trying to kill off the computation. The Mexican police and military have little or no effect on the drug cartels. I heard on the news a few weeks ago that Texas has an estimated 10,0000 drug cartel members and associates in Texas pushing drugs.

You can complain about someone being arrested for having a joint, but the big picture is the competing drug cartels are killing thousands of people a year in Mexico and the US. Being a junkie or drug addict is not a victimless crime.

[-] -1 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 1 year ago

you are an idiot.

[-] 1 points by Narley (531) 1 year ago

Maybe I am an idiot, but I'm right about the drug cartels..

[-] 0 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 1 year ago

do you even know who los zetas are?

[-] 1 points by Narley (531) 1 year ago

Yea, I know who the Zetas are, former military. I also the Gulf Cartel, La Familia and so on. I’m not too far from the Mexican border. I can tell you that Americans used to cross the border from El Paso to Juarez to shop. But not anymore, Juarez is one of the most dangerous cities in the world because of the warring cartels. You should do a little research on the drug cartels. It’s pretty interesting.