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Why Hillary Clinton flagged judicial reform as 'essential' to Mexico's drug war

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posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 10:24 AM
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Why Hillary Clinton flagged judicial reform as 'essential' to Mexico's drug war


www.csmonitor.com

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stressed in a visit to Mexico Monday the importance of reforming Mexico’s judicial system, a policy matter that has been overshadowed by talk of how to coordinate security strategies.

During her high-profile trip to Mexico, Clinton applauded, on more than one occasion, an ongoing effort in Mexico to reform an outdated criminal justice system, saying it is key to success in the drug war.

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posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 10:24 AM
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Not sure how the US guages its success in the Drug War so far but getting the rest of the world to follow suit has certainy been successful, however disastrous the policies have been.

One way to get the rest of the world to follow is by example, the other...


Clinton pledges $500 million this year
During her trip to Mexico, Clinton pledged $500 million this year in funds toward capacity building and equipment to fight traffickers. It was not clear if a larger portion would go toward ongoing programs to train investigators and judges in judicial reform, and when the funds might flow.


www.csmonitor.com...

Can one-half billion dollars can make a difference in winning the war? Or will that just keep the hinges oiled on Mexico's revolving-door justice system?

In spite of all the disastrous failures in the Drug War campaign and the violence it has brought to our streets I have to ask, "Why is it worth it to them?" As long as the US taxpayer is footing the bill then those who promote and perpetuate the Drug War have very deep pockets.

All the money in the world won't win this war but that's what the government seems willing to spend.


www.csmonitor.com
(visit the link for the full news article)


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posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 11:32 PM
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Drug prohibition has spread around the world as government have become addicted to prohibition policies. Why? What "high" do the govenments receive from use of prohibition? Drug prohibition has been the inroad to the population's acceptance of coercive state policies and loss of individual privacy.

When prohibition is enacted black markets become established while crime and violence increases and then individuals lose their sense of safety and security. As that happens the people demand the government restore their security, so in response to that demand government agencies increase prohibition efforts which in turn reduces supply, increase prices along with demand, and this all leads up to more violence and loss of security which all leads to more demand for governmental protection. It is a giant feeding circle which keeps devouring personal privacy as law enforcement efforts become more and more intrusive.

Drug prohibition is fueling the agenda of a new world order whose proponents favor more coercive and intrusive governments with increasingly compliant populations. As people are eager to give away their freedoms and privacy for the illusion of government providing them increased security, that perceived security is only an illusion. The reality is quite the opposite, efforts made toward prohibition policy make any chance of personal security that much more elusive.

There is not one country left in the world that does not have prohibition policies. There is not one country left in the world where an individual is actually the owner of his own body and has any freedom left in that respect.

Judicial reform is intended for making governmental powers more efficiently coercive.


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posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 11:44 PM
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Originally posted by Erongaricuaro
Judicial reform is intended for making governmental powers more efficiently coercive.
There are legitimate reasons to criticize and object to the existing Mexican judicial system. It is, truly, terrible.

But the “war on drugs” is nothing but a scheme, really, to funnel taxpayers money to the bank accounts of certain corporations, to the injury of our nationality security and our population.



posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 12:03 AM
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Originally posted by Erongaricuaro
Drug prohibition has spread around the world as government have become addicted to prohibition policies. Why? What "high" do the govenments receive from use of prohibition? Drug prohibition has been the inroad to the population's acceptance of coercive state policies and loss of individual privacy.

When prohibition is enacted black markets become established while crime and violence increases and then individuals lose their sense of safety and security. As that happens the people demand the government restore their security, so in response to that demand government agencies increase prohibition efforts which in turn reduces supply, increase prices along with demand, and this all leads up to more violence and loss of security which all leads to more demand for governmental protection. It is a giant feeding circle which keeps devouring personal privacy as law enforcement efforts become more and more intrusive.

Drug prohibition is fueling the agenda of a new world order whose proponents favor more coercive and intrusive governments with increasingly compliant populations. As people are eager to give away their freedoms and privacy for the illusion of government providing them increased security, that perceived security is only an illusion. The reality is quite the opposite, efforts made toward prohibition policy make any chance of personal security that much more elusive.

There is not one country left in the world that does not have prohibition policies. There is not one country left in the world where an individual is actually the owner of his own body and has iny freedom left in that respect.

Judicial reform is intended for making governmental powers more efficiently coercive.

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What a sick,sick,world.



posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 01:05 AM
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Originally posted by aptness

Originally posted by Erongaricuaro
Judicial reform is intended for making governmental powers more efficiently coercive.
There are legitimate reasons to criticize and object to the existing Mexican judicial system. It is, truly, terrible.

But the “war on drugs” is nothing but a scheme, really, to funnel taxpayers money to the bank accounts of certain corporations, to the injury of our nationality security and our population.


The Mexican system has its upsides and its downs; Napoleonic Law, horrible prison conditions, ineffectual police - though I have to question the validity of that perception. Mexico is a place that offers a great deal of personal liberty with little governmental interference. They are very freedom-loving folks that have a great distrust of their political leaders and law enforcement and are willing to take on TPTB to protect their liberties. Mexico also has no death penalty.

I believe people can better understand the popularity of the Drug War once they realize it really is not about stopping personal use of drugs, but for keeping the prices artificially high and directing who will profit from it.

The article says little of what type of judicial reform Hillary has in mind but I don't think she came here with an agenda for better treatment of inmates.


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