Would Gang Violence Decrease With Drug Legalization

by RJ @, Thursday, April 19, 2018, 11:12 (36 days ago) @ hromero

I am for decriminalization for my own selfish reasons, however here in Mexico this would not slow the violence.
In my opion it would just shift the way Narcos do business. It may even effect innocentes more. My guess is kidnapping, extortion, grand theft etc. would rise.
My reasoning is the gangs are not going away, they are not going to get a 200.00 peso a day job and they will do other nasty things to make money. It would "evolve".

Perhaps if there was less emphasis on money laundering, there would be a chance of gangs opening more legitimate businesses, property and real goods purchasing. Maybe provide a "somewhat" more positive integration into society, with job creation and rising property values. Just an idea, there is no definitive answer to this problem but taking this income "Drugs" from narcos will not make narcos go away.... careful what you are trying to achieve as it could very well get worse.

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