The extent of gangs/drugs A proliferation in gangs will also mean a growth in drug and violence in our community’s and threatening society in general. There are more than 731,000 active gang members in the United States, most of which are active with drug distribution. Gangs will and have shown themselves notorious and without regard to society and family. Street gangs employ violence to control drug activities and even targeting local businesses with extortion. Violence ensures that members adhere to the gang’s code of conduct.
The increase in power within the drug cartels makes the future of organized crime seem bleak regarding society, but positive for the OC units themselves. The 1980s brought about many changes in the world of drug trade. The United States government began blocking trades routes from the Caribbean, forcing drug smugglers to take different routes. The new routes ran through the Pacific and Central American isthmus which led smugglers straight to Mexico. Mexicans can smuggle just about anything across the border and upon this realization came the Mexican drug cartel boom.
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Because of this unending drug, the perception of Mexico, a nation which strongly emphasizes Catholic values, has quickly shifted. The drug war has affected the country detrimentally as strong censorship rules have been imposed, the safety and security of its people at risk, and the country’s relations with other countries such as the United States are questionable. Drug trafficking “refers to the sale and distribution of illegal drugs” (Drug Trafficking). It is something that is taken as an offense to many because it is against the law and often displeasing. Drug trafficking, in years past, have been very present in countries like Cuba, where drug lords attempted to run the country.
Publicly traded corporations and politicians have taken advantage of the law to use society for its advantage. In fact, it speaks volumes that the United States has the second highest rate of incarceration in the world, arguably due to the War on Drugs. With incessant funding from lobbyists to politicians, ending the War on Drugs will be slow. However, with millenials fighting against the status quo, we have already started to see certain wins; states such as Colorado and California are decriminalizing drugs and have already seen decreased incarceration rates. In fact, decriminalization of drugs such as marijuana led to a 20% decrease in juvenile crime in California since the legislation was passed
The government has made many attempts for prevention, but the cartels still earn in tens of billions of dollars a year. Illegal weaponry has gotten into the hands of the cartels and gangs and battles with troops have become more difficult because of the weapons they possess. Recently, drug traffickers threatened to kill one police officer in Juarez every 48 hours unless Police Chief Roberto Orduña Cruz stepped down. When he refused, his deputy turned up
Both Sides to the Argument of Decriminalizing Illegal Narcotics In the last few years a real push has been looming on the idea of legalizing now illegal drugs. The idea is now becoming a hot debate throughout the entire nation, from all walks of life. The idea of decriminalizing illegal narcotics is and will continue be an ongoing conflict. People chose to abuse drugs for many different reasons. One reason comes from Edwin Sutherland's and in simple terms people learn deviant behavior.
War on Drugs in Guatemala Oriana Peñaranda Introduction to International Relations 1011 Dr. Charles MacDonald March 23, 2012 The Central American country of Guatemala has experienced the traumatic effects of drug trafficking for about 30 years now and is desperately trying to find solutions to resolve this problem. Drug cartels have taken over large swathes of Guatemala and other Central American countries, fueling some of the highest murder rates in the world. Drug trafficking is a major issue because it threatens the stability, prosperity and peace of the country. The issue of illegal drug trafficking and the violence that comes with it is nothing new to Guatemala. Why does Guatemala suffer from the immense amount of drug trafficking?
In the United States, The War on Drugs is a major event that has been negatively affecting our country for many years. Since it began, the War on Drugs has wasted a ton of money and put harmless people in jail. All drugs should be legalized. It has been proven, and is blatantly clear that people are doing drugs whether they are legal or not. The War on Drugs is causing more harm than good in our country.
Police corruption has increased dramatically with the illegal cocaine trade, with officers acting alone or in-groups to steal money from dealers or distribute cocaine themselves. Large groups of corrupt police have been caught in New York, New Orleans, Washington, DC, and Methodology: Corruption within police departments falls into two basic categories, which are external corruption and internal corruption. In this report I will concentrate only on external corruption because it has been the larger center of attention recently. I have decided to include the fairly recent accounts of corruption from a few major cities, mainly Detroit and Dearborn, because that is where I have lived for all my life. My ideas and examples have come straight from the book, along with some.