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US IL: PUB LTE: Drug Policy Affects Murder Solve Rate


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URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v13/n534/a01.html

Newshawk: Kirk

Votes: 0

Pubdate: Mon, 04 Nov 2013

Source: Journal Standard, The (Freeport, IL)

Copyright: 2013 GateHouse Media, Inc.

Contact: frontdoor@journalstandard.com

Website: http://www.journalstandard.com/

Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/3182

Author: Kirk Muse




Common sense dictates that our police must be solving a much higher percent of homicides today as compared to the 1960s.  After all, today's police departments have access to DNA evidence that didn't exist during the 1960s.  And police departments today can run finger prints through high tech computers and find an exact match out of 100s of millions finger prints on file.  Back in the 1960s, this technology did not exist.


So, why do police only solve just over 60 percent of homicides today while during the 1960s, they solved more than 90 percent of homicides?


The answer is our so-called war on drugs.


Today, police have huge financial incentives make drug busts and to confiscate drug dealers' money and property but no financial incentives to solve rapes, robberies or murders.  I'd like to add, to those who think that our drug prohibition polices somehow protect children and our society, I strongly suggest they search on Google or Youtube for "Retired Police Captain demolishes the war on drugs."


- -Kirk Muse


Mesa, Ariz. 

MAP posted-by: Jay Bergstrom



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