Mario Loredo ADC PD 100 (B) Instructor: Jose Ochoa “The Focus With Gangs And Drugs” Gangs and drugs have seemed to have always been associated with one another. Street gangs and prison gangs are the primary distributers of illegal drugs on the streets of the United States. Gangs also smuggle drugs, produce and transport drugs within the country. The relation between drugs and gangs Gangs primarily produce Marijuana and methamphetamine. In addition, gangs increasingly are smuggling large quantities of heroin, cocaine, and MDMA (also known as ecstasy) into the United States.
Smugglers promise jobs that will allow them to support their families and overall chances at better, but, this is just the allurement for a dangerous trap. The jobs traffickers give these people are often in prostitution, where they are exposed to ruthless offenders. Maheswari continues to write “brothels in Mumbai have actually become skin factories...women being tortured to an extent that we just can't imagine. (Source 1)” From these excerpts, one can only partially see the magnitude of pain that is endured both emotionally and physically by victims of human trafficking. Being taken away from one’s home indefinitely causes enough emotional distress.
A pressing question stands for illicit drug use in the United States: why are these drugs labeled illicit even illegal? Drugs such as marijuana, heroin, cocaine, and most pills are termed illegal simply because the United States government believes that these drugs affect our bodies in the most terrible ways. The problem occurs when we can connect social problems between crime and drugs. According to Drugs, Crime, & Contemporary Perspectives, the use of drugs is connected to crime rates in the United States and around the world. It is believed that people commit crimes because of the effects of drugs.
When I also think of organized crime I think about the drug cartels and all the killings. I think that the drug cartels are so well organized the way they run their drug ring. The drug cartel has people all over the United States working for them including border patrol and custom agents. Organized crime is not only in the United States but all over the world. (LYMAN, 2007) Organized crime includes trafficking with drugs, people, and even firearms.
The court rejected the Government’s suggestion that the Fourth Amendment exclusionary rule should not apply where evidence is seized in reasonable good-faith reliance on a search warrant. Procedural History: In August 1981, acting on a tip from a confidential informant, officers of the Burbank Police Department began an extensive investigation by surveillance at Respondents’ residences involving drug-trafficking. Respondents Armando Sanchez and Patsy Stewart were identified to be selling large quantities of cocaine and methaqualone from their residence. A check of one of the individuals, Richardo Del Castillo, led officers to Respondent Alberto Leon who had prior arrests for drug charges and was heavily involved in the importation of drugs into this country. Based off of the police officers’ observations and activities at their homes, Officer Cyril Rombach, an experienced, narcotics investigator, prepared an affidavit for a warrant
The Los Angeles Riots of 1992 was an extremely controversial time in American history and also a great stepping stone for civil rights. Rodney King, a parolee under the influence of alcohol, although it had been assumed that he was under the influence of narcotics at the time of the arrest, had run red lights and stop signs and was chased down and detained in South Central Los Angeles on March 3rd, 1991 in the Lake View Terrace district. During his arrest, a local resident caught video of a violent beating on Rodney King by four members of the Los Angeles Police Department. This became a rallying cry for activists in and around Los Angeles and other places in the United States. The video that was captured shows four white police officers clubbing and kicking Rodney King repeatedly.
One of the main roots that has lead to the increasing of gangs, violence, murder rates, corruption, impunity, smuggling and crime of Mexico is drugs. Drug trafficking, drug production and drug consumption are all prevailing in the Mexican society. As they continue to grow so has the relationship between Mexico and other countries has been horribly affected. The border country, the United States receives about 90% of cocaine from South America through Mexico. Mexico provides the United States with the largest supply of marijuana and is the second largest source for heroin.
Drug trafficking, in years past, have been very present in countries like Cuba, where drug lords attempted to run the country. Through drug cartels, as mentioned earlier, groups of people try to sell these illegal drugs in attempt to gain money and power. However, these type of cartels are very dangerous as the affect the lives of individuals. More recently, Mexico has been heavily hit by the drug trafficking epidemic, and this has caused an ongoing war that seems almost impossible to end. Living the United States, one can easily forget how great a right it is to practice free speech.
Marijuana’s Underground With the black-market marijuana industry becoming increasingly wealthy, the drug czars, are finding themselves dealing with several competitors. A quick and easy way to rid them of this competition is to threaten and murder the respective groups causing the competition. According to Harvard economist, Jeffery Miron, “Prohibition…drives the market underground…This means buyers and sellers cannot resolve their disputes with lawsuits, arbitration or advertising, so they resort to violence instead. (qtd. in
This case generated a great deal of press time because it brought infamy to the academically prestigious school Duke. Another example of the media’s focus on false rape accusations is the case of Heidi Jones, a weatherwoman who claimed to have been raped and then admitted to cops that she fabricated the story as a bid for sympathy. Due to her slight