Why Decriminalization of Drugs Won't Get the 10,000 Ton Monkey Off of Mexico's Back
Year Published: 2009
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX11445
Decriminalization is turning into a bonanza for Mexico City cops who have taken to carrying scales to weigh confiscated drugs and shaking down those "criminals" who exceed the decreed limits. Shaking down small-time users and dealers is nothing new in this the most corrupt, crime-ridden, and conflictive city in the western hemisphere. Indeed, crooked cops have been planting drugs on unwary citizens as long as cops have patrolled these mean streets.