Mexican Cartel gets Hooks into Local Gummit

The US attorney announced they was charging Evansville’s Redevelopment Director with Money laundering for a Mexican Cartel.  Here’s the dad blasted story:  Money Laundering

From time to time,  some of you what has the unmitergated gall to question Goliath’s obssesions and OCD compulsions about the Mexican Drug Cartel’s and Drug War (as reported many and many a time) like Goliath was focusing on irrelvancies and such shizz.  However, you may well now recall Goliath reported on a story of a million dollar bust of the Zeta Gang in Okolona.  Some soldiers had set up a dad blasted ‘safe house’ in Okolona and the LMPD got into ’em.

Now we get this here story.  While these is MERELY accussations made by JOe Hogshead….if it turn out true, then it look like the GULF Cartel is competing for Regional Turf with the Zetas.  Meanwhile, up in Chicago, Goliath went on a fact finding mission last weekend and find out the City of Chicago recently named “El Chapo” Guzman as Public Enemy Number One up there.  (However,  there was a recent story on the Narco blog that Guzman might have been killed last month).

Well,  in Goliath’s VERY VERY WISE view….the best weapon we have is to decriminalize these here drugs and make a legit market.

Is this ‘giving up’ the War on Drugs?  Yes.  So what!  How about we start using our heads instead of trying to be so ‘tough’.  I would rather WIN the war on drugs even if it means a tactical retreat must be employed.  Juli Ceasar,  my favorite leader, went to  Greece to fight Pompey.  When he got over there,  Pompey whipped his assumptions in the first few rounds and Juli ran all over avoiding further fights. Was Juli a coward?  No.  Was he smart?  Yes.  Finally Juli found a good spot Pharsalus, and whipped Pompey.

 

4 comments for “Mexican Cartel gets Hooks into Local Gummit

  1. Keith
    April 4, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    This is just another great example of how legalizing Marijuana would cut into the drug trade world and end a tremendous amount of this type of organized crime…

  2. Jules
    April 4, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    The war on drugs as it’s being waged has been over a long time and “we” lost…I don’t know what the answer is and I’ve spent a great deal of time thinking about it over the past few months…I know the users clog up the court system with the mostly petty crimes they commit to be able to buy and I understand the problems and issues with that for the courts and law-enforcement.

    Obviously, it seems as if treatment is the answer, but here are some issues and stumbling blocks I see as needing to be got around with that…First, plain old public perception…I think many people still see drug use as a “choice” and I guess at first glance that would be the case…But how many 14 or 15yr olds think they’re about to become addicted to drugs or alcohol the first time they have a drink or hit a joint??…And in truth many won’t become anything but recreational users or drinkers because they’re not wired genetically to become addicted…But for those who unfortunately have the genetic make-up for addiction of any sort, it’s going to be a quick downward spiral whereby it quickly ceases to be a choice and becomes a need…In my situation, I had a normal 14yr one day and within 7 days a completely different child…Almost literally overnight before we knew what hit us ( and we considered ourselves fairly street-smart parents)…And we never really saw that boy again…At first it was as though he was standing in a doorway and would sometimes step back over onto our side, but then one day it was like the door slammed shut and he couldn’t open it again to come back to us…He was a loving, caring, and very affectionate boy who knew how badly he was hurting himself and us and still couldn’t stop…And I know that wasn’t his “choice”.

    But about the treatment itself…Well, first you have to get them there and while some will go willingly, many will not…So again you’re looking to the court system and it’s very difficult once someone is of adult age to have them court ordered into treatment if they haven’t broken any law that can be proven…And even then, its still no easy thing…I’m not blaming the courts, just pointing out the difficulties associated getting someone help.

    Let’s say though that you are able to get them into treatment voluntarily or otherwise…Most court ordered treatment programs are only 30 days, ( at least the one’s I’m familiar with were), and that coincides with the what most health-insurance plans will pay ( partially) for in a calendar year…And 30 days is just a drop in the bucket when it comes to the time addicts need to become truly clean…I’ve also read somewhere that the typical addict that does manage to become clean also goes into treatment a total of SEVEN times before they’re successful…SEVEN times you say??…That’s what we said too…We felt as if he’d had his one/two shot at treatment and he should be good to go…But it just doesn’t work that way.

    My gut feeling is that all of the money that has gone into fighting a war that is not going to be won should be going into treatment programs…Long lasting, well thought-out, effective ones…But, again this is where public perception and education come into play…It’s a very hard idea to sell to people, that someone who has made as they may see it a “choice” to use drugs, (aka someone who seems to be doing nothing to help themselves), now needs prolonged and perhaps multiple treatments to heal and cease to be a burden on the court and society…I think one thing that may help along the lines of educating the public though is that fact that it seems so many more families are seeming to be affected by this problem than ever before and if you know someone who is, I do think it makes you more sympathetic to the problem.

    So there you go, no real answers, just some thoughts and experiences from someone who has been affected by the problem.

    And I need to add that when our son was still a juvenile, we did receive help and support from the Clark Co. court system and specifically Dawn Elston at the time…She went out of her way to help us try to get him help, something we’ll always be appreciative of…Unfortunately, it just didn’t have a happy outcome…But, again highlights the point for the need of multiple treatment attempts for some.

    Soooooooo, how much do I owe the GAW readers for my hour of therapy here??!! 🙂

  3. hoosiertaxpayer
    April 4, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Very Good Post Jules !!!

  4. April 5, 2013 at 4:56 am

    Awesome Post Jules. Thanks. Goliath been pro legalization for about twenty years now. It seems the nation is finally catching up: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/04/marijuana-legalization-poll-2013_n_3015813.html

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