Pubdate: Sun, 03 Oct 2010
Source: Calgary Sun, The (CN AB)
Copyright: 2010 The Calgary Sun
Author: Mike Bryan
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor.


Mercedes Stephenson's column "Murderous Mexican standoff" concludes
with a passionate plea: Helping our Mexican neighbours to develop
long-term judicial and police reforms to defeat vile cartels that prey
on human misery and suffering is a win for everyone. Over the past
four decades we've increased the number of drug offences in the
Controlled Drugs Act, increased per capita the number of police
officers enforcing our drug laws, raised the sentences for drug
offences, and given police as much power to fight the drug war as we
dare without tossing human rights out the window. If anything, the
abuse of drugs is more prevalent and serious in Canada today than ever
before. No, we can't help our Mexican neighbours.

Mike Bryan

(If we can't, who can?)
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