Thursday, September 23, 2010

Looks like Border Violence is just more drug war hype according to the Arizona Republic.

Violence is not up on Arizona border despite Mexican drug war
Mexico crime flares, but here, only flickers
by Dennis Wagner - May. 2, 2010 12:00 AM
The Arizona Republic

NOGALES, Ariz. - Assistant Police Chief Roy Bermudez shakes his head and smiles when he hears politicians and pundits declaring that Mexican cartel violence is overrunning his Arizona border town.
"We have not, thank God, witnessed any spillover violence from Mexico," Bermudez says emphatically. "You can look at the crime stats. I think Nogales, Arizona, is one of the safest places to live in all of America."
FBI Uniform Crime Reports and statistics provided by police agencies, in fact, show that the crime rates in Nogales, Douglas, Yuma and other Arizona border towns have remained essentially flat for the past decade, even as drug-related violence has spiraled out of control on the other side of the international line. Statewide, rates of violent crime also are down.

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  1. Nice to see this. All we seem to get is scare tactics from the drug warriors. Although, it has been said that Phoenix is the kidnapping capital, due to the drug war, I had heard nothing else about any other cities. That debunks the scare tactics being used by those who would have us fear to walk on our own streets! Any danger there is happens because of those fighting, each other, over the drug markets in their city.

    Even the "lets do it for the children" is a scare tactic! I say, Yes, lets stop this insanity for the children! Just like alcohol prohibition, the children have free and easy access to all drugs on the black market, through unscrupulous criminals called, dealers! For those kids back during alcohol prohibition, it was the free access to the speak-easies. That is why one of the original founders of the temperance movement, helped to get the later amendment to stop that craziness. They figured, out a lot quicker, that Prohibition did not work, (just as the drug war has failed to accomplish its goals), while at the same time having many, unintended consequences.


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