November 1, 2012

Hit Mexico's Drug Cartels with Legalization

Ioan Grillo, New York Times

AP Photo

WHENEVER I’ve interviewed Mexican cartel killers, the aspect that I’ve found most disturbing about them is that they appear to be sane.

Even though they have described to me such unfathomable actions as hacking off the heads of still-living victims, it is something other than mental illness that drives their violence. Their sanity is disconcerting because, if they were simply mad, it would be easier to accept horrific actions like leaving piles of headless corpses in town squares.

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TAGGED: United States, Marijuana, Drugs, Mexico Drug Wars, Mexico

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