Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Drug Ambush

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Deputy-shot-and-killed-1399908.php

A sheriff deputy on duty stopped at a red light was shot to death in an apparent ambush. The assumption is that it was a hit by a drug cartel. Everyone who buys, sells or uses drugs has contributed to the murder of this officer. Agencies need to make drug enforcement a major priority. We can become just like Mexico if we don't keep up the pressure on drug dealers in this country.

We need a multidiscipline approach. The best drug program is the one where prevention is the first line of defense. Children at any age are young enough to use drugs and so they are young enough to be taught the danger and immorality of drugs.

Marijuana is a gateway drug. No one starts with heroin or cocaine. They start with lighter drugs and work their way up to the hardest to get the most extreme high. All drug suspects need to be documented, prosecuted and worked to keep them from progressing. Drugs kill more than they user, they kill cops, that's what the SGT Says.

2 comments:

Bob G. said...

Sarge:

My condolences go out to the family and friends of that fallen deputy.

I can say that I'm not buying into the whole "legalization" gig for marijuana...it IS worse than alcohol (which continues to kill thousands per year).
But at least people don't "graduate" from booze to Cocaine.

A tiered approach is the best...period.

Good call.

Roll safe.

Bunkermeister said...

Booze is generally a dead end drug, as you say.