Pubdate: Fri, 09 Nov 2007
Source: Province, The (CN BC)
Copyright: 2007 The Province
Author: Carl Anderson


There is no need for the province to revisit funding, finance a new 
gang task force or start a regional police force.

All that is needed to eliminate gangs is legalization and regulation of drugs.

Take away the profit margin and you take away the incentive. 
Otherwise, all you are doing is trying to put out a fire by throwing 
gasoline on it. That will never work.

The stiffer the penalties and enforcement, the higher the profits for 
organized crime and gangs, and the higher the death tolls and other 
costs associated with fighting a losing battle on drugs.

Carl Anderson

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