El Chapo Convicted! Yay! Drug War is Over! Right?

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After a 3-month-long trial in federal district court in New York City, famous Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin Guzman Loera, more commonly known as El Chapo, has been convicted. Yay! After decades of drug warfare on the part of the feds, the drug war is finally over. Victory!


Well, if you believe that, I've got a really nice bridge in Brooklyn I'd like to sell you. Despite the estimated $50 million in federal taxpayer money to conduct this trial, the federal drug war will continue, in large part because there are too many federal judges, federal prosecutors, and drug agents who have become dependent on the drug war, not only through salaries but also through asset-forfeiture seizures and even bribes. There are just too many people whose livelihood depends on the drug-war racket.

We also mustn't forget about all the federal taxpayer money that will be spent on incarcerating El Chapo for the rest of his life. That cost will certainly total in the millions of dolla
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