Particularly interesting in the video was a point from about 3 minutes 20 seconds on in the video where the sheriff was saying that the decision on legalization can not be left up to the lawmakers implying that they had been corrupted. Watch how he twists when he makes his statement.
Which brings up something I have been repeating for a while:
"The Latin American drug cartels have stretched their tentacles much deeper into our lives than most people believe. It's possible they are calling the shots at all levels of government." - William Colby, former CIA Director, 1995Coming soon to a neighborhood near you.
And this is rather close. Mexican gangs are extorting money from Americans by kidnapping their relatives in Mexico.
FELIPE ANGELES, Mexico — Four hooded men smashed in the door to the adobe home of an 80-year-old farmer here in November, handcuffing his frail wrists and driving him to a makeshift jail. They released him after relatives and friends paid a $9,000 ransom, which included his life savings.You know. We are going to have to do two things to fix this problem. Legalize drugs and conquer Mexico. In my opinion all this could have been avoided by legalizing drugs a decade or three ago. It has now metastasized. The measures required to fix it will be heroic. Oh well.
The kidnapping was a dismal story of cruelty and heartbreak, familiar all across Mexico, but with a new twist: the daughter of this victim lived in the United States and was able to wire money to help assemble his ransom, the farmer, who insisted that he not be identified by name, said in an interview.
A string of similar kidnappings, singling out people with children or spouses in the United States, so panicked this village in the state of Zacatecas that many people boarded up their homes and headed north, some legally and some not, seeking havens with relatives in California and other American states.
If you are interested in what a confirmed drug warrior (who in my opinion is in the pay of the drug cartels) has to say about the trouble in Mexico read Colonels Look At Mexican Collapse.
Or you might like this book: Bad Neighbor Policy: Washington's Futile War on Drugs in Latin America
Here is a link from the video you might like to visit endprohibition.org
Cross Posted at Classical Values