Pubdate: Sun, 12 Jan 2014
Source: Chicago Tribune (IL)
Copyright: 2014 Chicago Tribune Company
Author: Howard Wooldridge


Speaking as a retired detective, I was astounded that your lament 
over the murder rate did not mention the massive role that drug 
prohibition plays in the carnage ("Choosing Chicago's murder toll; 
Defy the odds; Push the body count lower in 2014 and beyond," 
Editorial, Dec. 29). Per experts testifying in the U.S. House, gang 
violence would be cut in half if the gangs had no drugs to sell. You 
do your readers a disservice not mentioning the biggest driver of 
felony crime in Chicago.

- - Howard Wooldridge, Washington
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