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  1. I Walton Member

    interesting stuff. But the notion that the death penalty will have any effect on the supply of illegal narcotics is fantasy. With 20000% profits and minimal investment there are a hundred dealers in line to to replace every dead bigger shot. It’s demand we must persecute. The supply side just keeps prices up, incentivizes spreading the poison, keeps the crooks in business and the kids dying.

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    • March 20, 2018, at 9:23 AM PDT
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  2. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    I Walton (View Comment):
    interesting stuff. But the notion that the death penalty will have any effect on the supply of illegal narcotics is fantasy. With 20000% profits and minimal investment there are a hundred dealers in line to to replace every dead bigger shot. It’s demand we must persecute. The supply side just keeps prices up, incentivizes spreading the poison, keeps the crooks in business and the kids dying.

    This is very true, criminals have a pervasive optimism that survives any contact with reality. No penalty is a deterrent, because they’re too smart, too lucky, or have the perfect plan to be caught. I think the expression that most guys have when they’re shoved into the back of a squad car is of shock.

    I think they could now get the death penalty against king-pins if they’re willing to do the work. All smuggling operations are a conspiracy, so everyone involved in that conspiracy is on the hook for every crime that anyone commits to further the operation.

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    • March 21, 2018, at 8:13 AM PDT
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