Everyone agrees that the nation confronts an urgent drug problem. But the problem wears various faces.
Most threatening is drug related violence. Daily, vicious murders are attributed to drug feuds. More rarely, but more frighteningly, innocent citizens are caught in the cross fire between warring gangs, or murdered for their opposition to drug dealing. Statistics show dramatic increases in drug related homicides in New York, Los Angeles, Detroit, and Washington.
Moore, Mark H.
"Drugs: Getting a Fix on the Problem and the Solution,"
Yale Law & Policy Review: Vol. 8
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/ylpr/vol8/iss1/3