This week’s front-page article about the mass murder of seven in the Los Angeles Times demonstrates that international marijuana growers have infiltrated the United States.
If seven Americans had been shot in a similar fashion, it would be the main topic of nightly news. But the victims were middle-aged men and women from Laos. It happened on a marijuana farm in Riverside County in California, on September 7, 2020. The status of the murdered farm workers is unclear; they may be indentured servants, slaves or victims of human trafficking.
This crime doesn’t fit the narrative that the US government’s “War on Drugs” is responsible for killings at drug operations. The Drug Policy Alliance turned the “War on Drugs” into a negative term, asserting that drug dealers are innocent victims. Continue reading International drug dealers move in, hiding behind legal pot