Chapo Guzman, the head of Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel who was the world’s most powerful drug lord was captured overnight by US and Mexican authorities at a condominium in Mazatlan, Mexico. To many, this marks the ending a bloody decades-long career that terrorized swaths of the country.
Now what? So the Chapo Guzman, supposedly biggest drug dealer in the world is captured. Are we suppose to celebrate? This is going to be no different than when Bin Laden was killed. Nothing is going to change. Maybe things will calm down for a few months or so until the second most powerful drug dealer becomes the most powerful drug dealer. All they did was take out someone else’s competition at this point.
Whatever motivated and allowed these drug lords into power should be addressed instead of just cleaning up when the mess happens. Being good at cleaning up spilled milk is not nearly as impressive as never spilling milk. New laws aren’t going to do the trick either.
Laws are patchwork of an ineffective system. Take out one jackass and our society will raise another. Put laws in place and the Chapo Guzman’s of the world will either not care or break them anyway. That’s a common theme with laws. Changing the circumstances of people’s lives is a better way to target behavior for the long term. Not punishment.
Make drugs legal to eliminate the demand or something. Change it up so being a drug dealer becomes obsolete.