Monthly Archives: December 2012

4 years, 7 months ago Comments Off on Drug-Related Violence — Are we Helpless??
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A recent news story reported that the death toll from drug-related violence in Mexico is now estimated at 70,000.  In addition, focus on the thousands of people known as the “disappeared” has provided further proof of the inability of the Mexican government to control the violence.  The “disappeared” group now numbers over 20,000 and includes […]

4 years, 8 months ago Comments Off on Confronting Addiction
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By now everyone not living in a cave has heard of the Josh Brent DUI case.  Brent, a Dallas Cowboys player, was involved in an alcohol-related DUI crash on December 8, killing his friend and fellow team member, Jerry Brown.  The case has spawned a lot of discussion and controversy over what both the National […]

4 years, 8 months ago Comments Off on Teens’ View — Pot Not So Risky
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The latest poll on teen drug use found that today’s kids’ perception of the risks associated with marijuana has reached a 20-year low.  Further, the teens’ view of the pot’s risk drop as the teens grow older.  The results are from an annual survey of teen drug use that has tracked teen attitudes toward drug […]

4 years, 8 months ago Comments Off on Drug Corruption World-Wide
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A news story out of South Africa (Drugs, cash stolen from airport cop shop) will sound familiar to law enforcement officers around the world.  Drugs and drug money confiscated by authorities at the Tambo Airport in Johannesburg has come up missing.  Twenty million Rand (about $2.4 million) has turned up missing from the police facility […]

4 years, 8 months ago Comments Off on Mexican President Promises to Cut Murder Rate
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Drug-related violence in Mexico escalated beginning the 2007 when former president Felipe Calderon declared war on drug cartels. While corruption and an ineffective justice system frustrate attempts to control the violence, the fact remains that it is the illegal drug markets in every corner of the United States that fuel the violence. Action by Mexican […]