Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Drug War Kills 15,000 Americans a Year

We've been watching as the official death toll in Mexico's drug war ticks up and up each and every day. But would you believe that there's no similar official tally here in the U.S.?

Thankfully, Baltimore narc (and LEAP member) Neill Franklin and Esquire columnist John H. Richardson teamed up and did some math.
One cop straight out of The Wire crunches the numbers with Esquire.com's political columnist to discover that America's prohibition of narcotics may be costing more lives than Mexico's — and nearly enough dollars for universal health care.

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