best casino bonuses australian online casino au dollars trusted online gambling internet casino download old information online us casinos las vegas best online casino craps flash casino games mac play online vegas

Get Our Newsletter



Links

Columnists



Site Search


Entire (RSS)
Comments (RSS)

Archive Calendar

March 2009
S M T W T F S
« Feb   Apr »
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031  

Guides

How to Become a Bounty Hunter



Philadelphia Inquirer Editorial Calls For U.S. To Step It Up In Helping Mexico With Drug War

Mexican drugs seized in large-scale DEA operation/dea photo

Mexican drugs seized in large-scale DEA operation/dea photo

The paper’s editorial calls for action now to take on the violent Mexican drug cartels that pose great dangers to the U.S. Sec. of Defense Robert Gates said Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press that the U.S. is in a position to help Mexico with training, resources, surveillance and intelligence. Well, no better time than the present to act.

By The Philadelphia Inquirer
Imagine if murders in Philadelphia tripled. Imagine if they quadrupled. Imagine living in Juarez, Mexico. With a population about the same as Philadelphia’s 1.4 million, Juarez had 1,600 murders last year; Philadelphia had 332.

Last month, Juarez had more than 80 murders. If you think that sounds like a war zone, you would be right. Juarez is on the front lines of the so-called war on drugs. That multi-decade misadventure has filled U.S. prisons with thousands of drug-law violators, but hasn’t done enough to stem our demand for drugs.

Overall drug use among America’s youth is down 25 percent since 2001, according to a University of Michigan study. But 32 percent of 12th graders said they used marijuana over the past year.

To Read Entire Editorial


Print This Post Print This Post

Write a comment

You need to login to post comments!

Pingback from Tickle The Wire » Philadelphia Inquirer Editorial Calls For U.S. … | baltimorer.com
Time March 1, 2009 at 5:01 pm

[…] Tickle The Wire » Philadelphia Inquirer Editorial Calls For U.S. … […]

Write a comment

You need to login to post comments!