A New Look At The Drug War Essay

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A New Look At The Drug War The TV show “The Wire” focused on the dilemma of drug trade and the difficulty to find a solution to it. The series revolved around Major Colvin, the head of the Western Police District looking to salvage what was left worth salvaging in Baltimore. Colvin came up with an idea that allowed drug dealers to trade as long as it was within one of the three free zones which contained no residents. Before the free zones were created, dealers constantly stayed in front of the residents home making the residents feel insecure and unease. However, now that the free zones here, the residents can now leave and enter their home without feeling worried and now they could even do outdoor activities which they couldn’t do before. Although the residents now live peacefully, the dealers that live in the free zones are the ones to suffer as there is no water or food in any of these areas. One of the zones, Hamsterdam, showed horrible living conditions as there were prostitutes all over and too many kids. There was no restraint or limit to the people of Hamsterdam which led to more excessive drug use and the people did whatever they wanted, even if it wasn’t good for them because there would be no one to stop them. However, Hamsterdam decreased crime rates, let police do real work, made residents happier, and even helped out the people who use drugs. Not only did Hamsterdam help the residents who are innocent, it also helped the dealers and users that caused the…

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