Banning Vice Activities Like Drugs, Gambling, Or Prostitution, And Prostitution

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Outlawing vice activities like drugs, gambling, or prostitution, by its nature, breeds police corruption. And, corruption is just as visible with the current drug war, if not more so, than during the prohibition of alcohol. For example, there were 125 employees convicted for drug trafficking/corruption crimes in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency alone from 2005 to 2012. Corruption is widespread enough that stopthedrugwar.org publishes an article every week, “This Week’s Corrupt Cops Stories.” However, that doesn’t justify generalizing every law enforcement agent. That kind of corruption is a condemnation of prohibition policy. Also, people tend to envision a low-level, beat cop when this topic is mentioned. However, the drug war has been corrupted at the highest levels of government. In fact, the U.S. government has protected, armed, and paid some of the most powerful drug trafficking organizations in the world over the last 80 years as long as it enabled their geopolitical goals.
It’s ironic that Joe McCarthy convinced Americans that communists were conspiring to flood America with illegal drugs. Whereas, in actuality, the CIA has aligned itself with drug traffickers for decades in the name of fighting the spread of communism. By all outward appearances, organized crime and the CIA make for strange bedfellows, but they often share the same enemies. Typically, a communist or totalitarian regime is particularly brutal to crime syndicates as they pose a threat to…

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