BANG!!!! “Shots fired” or “Officer down” is all so common in our local communities, backyard and nearby school. The war on drug our local officers and drug dealer in our communities. Since early history, drugs have been a major problem in society. As early as the 1960’s and 70’s, our Officers have been dealing with numerous drug lords invading the street of Miami Police officer have been trying to find ways to catch drugs dealers and cleaning out our communities for decades.
Drug trafficking, heroin in particular, was the choice drug of law enforcement, people and gangsters alike. Heroin trafficking in the 1960s and 70s had great effects on pop culture, American culture and gang culture. Many things in pop culture have their roots in this time period. Most people, when listening to music, rap music especially, hear words and phrases that they do not understand. These words and phrases were commonly used during the 60s and 70s to describe certain aspects of the heroin trade.
Young people started to get involved in street gangs by working as street soldiers in drug distribution networks, arming themselves, and began to kill each other at a high rate. Fortunately, this event began to slow down in the mid-1990s. Violent crimes have been implicated with alcohol abuse in a substantial proportion of violent crimes. Although not given the concentrated public attention that abuse of illegal drugs has received, it continues to threaten public
Colombian and Mexican groups continue to smuggle cocaine to the United States at significant levels, and the result is an increase in the number of both drug distributors and drug users. In particular, gangs such as the Crips and Bloods, Dominicans, and Jamaicans are actively involved nationally in selling cocaine. These gangs are responsible for widespread cocaine-related violence. During the first 6 months of 1995, cocaine prices ranged from $10,500 to $36,000 per kilogram. The heroin market in the United States is dominated by high purity heroin from Southeast Asia.
The path from drug maker to drug user is called drug trafficking. “Drug Trafficking is defined as the illegal sale, production, transport, movement, and distribution of illegal drugs and controlled-substances attained through unlawful means.” (Attorney.org, n.d.) With drug trafficking being as popular is it is, the United States has been combating the trafficking of cocaine and
The Mexican drug cartel is very structured although some don’t think they are a true cartel they are. Each cartel in each city such as Tijuana, Culiacan has it’s own leader. They manufacture the drugs methamphetamine, cocaine, and grow the marijuana. They then smuggle it into the United States to the big drug dealers wherever they are. They smuggle it because drugs are a huge demand in the United States and they will obtain more money.
The Impact of Drugs on the criminal justice System The smuggling, distribution, and use of drugs in the United States have a considerable impact on the criminal justice system and its counterparts. Drug use has become one of the main factors for the increase in crime. Individuals that use drugs provide a demand for a product that is illegally marketed. In turn, the public demand for illegal drugs has influenced drug cartels to smuggle drugs into the United States to be sold to lower income and under developed communities. The distribution and use of drugs has led to an increase in arrest and conviction of individuals under economic strain.
and the Mexican mafia control the smuggling of the drugs that come into the prisons. Since both are rivals of Nuestra Familia they watch each other’s back. The Black Guerrilla Family is also one of the the enemies that they have in common. Througout the years the A.B. has perfected crime and has sent a strong message to both the prison guards and law enforcement officers.
Another effect of prohibition was a great surge in Gangsters, who uses the illegality of alcohol to their advantage by selling massive amounts of it. One of the most famous gangsters of the time was Al Capone, who was involved in organised crime, selling alcohol illegally, and became a celebrity. He even had a private army of 1,000 men who used sub-machine guns and sawn-off shotguns. There were around 200,000 speakeasies in the USA and 30,000 in New York City alone, and the majority of people knew of their whereabouts, but police and judges were bribed into ignoring the illegal drinking and were known as being on the take. 10% of these were sacked for taking bribe.
“Mass incarceration of convicted drug offenders is a substantial contributor to America’s prison and jail overcrowding. (oathout) The majority of individuals in America’s prison and jail facilities are drug offenders who are overcrowding the facilities and costing a massive amount