Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Drug Crime

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/latinamerica/6924881.html

The bodies of two police officers have been found, dismembered in Mexico. These Mexican police are fighting drug cartels, without the money or gear that we have in the USA. While many of them are corrupt, many are honest cops doing a very difficult task. Drug cartels have a lot of money and it is very tempting to many to take that cash. Especially when Mexican police don't get paid very much money. The other factor is that officer may be placing their lives or the lives of their families in jeopardy if they don't take the money.

Drugs are a terrible, evil thing in a society. It has a terrible corrosive effect on everyone. People take drugs. They steal even from family members and fail to live up to their obligations. Law enforcement is compromised as police, prosecutors and judges take bribes so criminals can avoid prosecution. All the while, the media is playing movies, TV shows as if the drugs are glamorous.

Police need to fight illegal drugs when ever they are found. The penalties should be swiftly applied and they should be severe. Police internal affairs need to be diligent to avoid any corruption entering the department. Each individual officer must also be willing to resist the temptation and report corruption; that's what the SGT Says.

2 comments:

Bob G. said...

Sarge:
Amen to that, Boss!

Bunkermeister said...

I hear you brother.