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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Drug Czar Blogger is Fucking Stupid and Lazy

I'm not sure I even get the lie in this post over at the Drug Czar's blog:

Violent Pharmacy Crime
If only we legalized, taxed, and regulated prescription drugs, this kind of thing wouldn't happen, right?

Oh wait.
The links point to news stories on armed robberies occurring at pharmacies -- I guess in an attempt to subtly argue that we need to outlaw lipitor, valtrex and other life-saving pharmaceuticals. That, or it's just a really stupid way of saying that even that if we legalized, regulated and taxed street drugs we would still have drug violence.

Huh. Really? 'Cause we easily had 150 drug related murders in Baltimore last year, and I don't remember reading about a single pharmacist who was killed for vicodin. I'll gladly admit my ignorance if someone could point my towards a few stories to the contrary, but I can't think of any right now.

Of course, no serious opponent of drug prohibition ever argues that drug violence would disappear overnight or completely if we legalized and mildly regulated drugs. Instead they argue, that we would take an artificially profitable product out of the hands of murderous, cold-blooded criminals who don't mind shooting toddlers in a pool. That's real drug violence.

P.S. The dumb blogger at the ONDCP resorts to a tactic that not even I use; linking to two separate news sources that are covering the exact same event. Classy stuff. Guess he really wanted links for every word in "this kind of thing", but couldn't find a 4th story to complete it. Check it out. Link 1) http://www.pjstar.com/news_police/x1878566842/Man-demands-pain-pills-in-Galesburg-robbery Link 2) http://www.galesburg.com/news/x1346456695/Drugs-stolen-in-armed-robbery-at-Walgreens.

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