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We see this all the time

80% of Puerto Rico Murders Called Drug-Related

SAN JUAN – About 80 percent of the murders committed in Puerto Rico are directly linked to drug trafficking, authorities and academics say.

So despite the headline, it’s not really drug-related. It’s more accurately drug-war-related, or drug-trafficking-related, but it’s easier for headline writers to say “drug-related.”

But it does make me wonder why, when there are various violent religious conflicts around the world, headline writers don’t refer to those deaths as “God-related.”

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6 comments to Drug related

  • I wish people would have 1/1000th the zeal for blaming religion for things as they do for blaming drugs.

    And as you probably know, if a drunk driver runs a red light and kills another driver, and some pot is found in the back seat of the victim’s car (regardless of whether the victim tests positive for THC in his system), the government will consider this a “drug-related death” … and the drug they’re referring to is NOT alcohol. Specifically they’ll add it to their already false and inflated stats for “marijuana related deaths.” It’s amazing that they get away with this.

  • But it does make me wonder why, when there are various violent religious conflicts around the world, headline writers don’t refer to those deaths as “God-related.”—–i couldnt have said it better myself

  • Sukoi

    Whenever I hear or read someone spouting the phrase “drug related” violence, killings, crime, etc. I always correct them with the fact that these things are not “drug related” but rather “prohibition related”. I always feel better after doing so and hope that they can see the fact that it’s the truth.

  • […] 80% of Puerto Rico Murders Called Drug-Related […]

  • Legalize

    I guess it’s gentler on the consciences of our legislators than admitting that the votes they’re casting are responsible for more than 6,000 brutal murders in Mexico every year – many of those killed being children, police officers and politicians.

    Legalize – Save Lives.

  • Don

    At least some of the shooting deaths were gun-related.