Pubdate: Sun, 27 Mar 2005
Source: Sacramento Bee (CA)
Copyright: 2005 The Sacramento Bee
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Author: Keith B. Rosenberg


Gang troubles can indeed shatter the American dream. But I must vehemently 
oppose the idea that a "gang task force" is going to help ("Gang troubles 
can shatter the American dream," Forum, March 20).The economic heart of 
these violent street gangs is the black market in drugs, prostitution and 
other illegal activities. Destroy their economic heart and the street gangs 
will be out of business.

Does this mean a greater war on drugs? No. We have fought the war on drugs 
for nearly a century now and are no closer to winning. Does this mean the 
legalization and regulation of drugs, prostitution and other such things? 
Almost certainly.

- - Keith B. Rosenberg, Rancho Cordova
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