Pubdate: Tue, 23 Nov 2010
Source: Boston Herald (MA)
Copyright: 2010 The Boston Herald, Inc
Author: Carol Rose

Carnage predictable

Violence in the drug trade is due to the uncontrolled black market 
created by prohibition ("New pot law blamed as violence escalates," 
Nov. 15). When there are goods in demand, the market will supply 
them. If the market is underground and unregulated, violence occurs.

To blame recent tragedies on the overwhelming passage of Question 2 
is not only politically motivated by the district attorneys, who 
suffered a huge loss at the hands of common sense, it also misdirects 
the conversations we should be having about making our communities 
safer and healthier.

Carol Rose, Executive Director

ACLU of Massachusetts 
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