FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Compression Tactical Bra - Cheata Tactical
Patented technology is designed to provide the stability of 2-3 sports bras,...

Top News

El Paso Mayor Vetoes Resolution Asking for Debate on Legalizing Drugs

January 07, 2009  | 

El Paso Mayor John Cook on Tuesday vetoed a unanimously supported resolution from City Council asking the federal government to seriously study the legalization of narcotics as a way to respond to the plague of violence that last year killed 1,600 people in Juárez.

The council on Tuesday had voted 8-0 on a resolution drafted by the city's Border Relations Committee, outlining 11 steps the U.S. and Mexican governments can take to help El Paso's "beleaguered and besieged sister city."

Read Full Story


Comments (1)

Displaying 1 - 1 of 1

walkin' trails @ 1/10/2009 8:00 AM

If the U.S. government were to legalize, regulate, and tax illegal drugs, I just can't see any of the existing world drug cartels trading assault rifles and machetes for business suits and respectability (and don't think they'd be anymore willing to roll over and let legal operations take over than they are now, i.e. Mexico's current situation). There is no way a jungle cocaine or heroin, or domestic meth lab will ever meet FDA standards. To bring such labs up to U.S. standards would eat too much into their profits. Nor can I see Mexican marijuana (or home grown ditchweed) competing with the quality of weed produced in indoor grows or other high THC yield crops grown to meet the standards of a legal U.S. market where "consumers" are going to demand the "good stuff" for their money. The end of Prohibition in the U.S. didn't end bootlegging, and the legalization of drugs will not bring an end to drug trafficking.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Man Charged with Murder in Shooting of Off-Duty MO Officer
Jackson County (MO) prosecutors have charged a 22-year-old man with second-degree murder...
Parole of Man Charged in 1984 Killing of LAPD Officer Overturned by CA Governor
California's governor has overturned a parole board's recommendation to release a man...
Video: Woman Admits to Shooting Virginia Trooper After Pursuit
The trooper was hit in the arm. Daniels, 23, admits she is a convicted felon who was in...
California Officer Killed in Motorcycle Crash on Way to Work
An off-duty California Highway Patrol officer was killed when his motorcycle collided with...
Louisiana Lieutenant Killed in Off-Duty Motorcycle Crash
An off-duty Slidell, LA, police officer died of injuries he suffered Wednesday evening in...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
Police Magazine