As I read, listen, and watch the reporting of these atrocious crimes it will soon be blamed on drugs. My friends it is not the drugs. It is the laws of prohibition. We put into place laws that allow people of less than righteous moral behavior the opportunity to attempt to enrich themselves in a marketplace of violence. We put into motion an atmosphere of violence by insisting certain natural substances not be allowed in the economic environment. The fact we demand this marketplace not be allowed does make it go away and it makes our neighborhoods less tranquil and unsafe.
Let us grieve this man’s death and take on our own responsibility for our own demands that create this situation.