Originally Posted by jump /injack
Sounds like something that would happen in Mexico, there are killings like that all the time down there in that shit hole.
Actually this sounds like the plot of Fargo last season (tv show). That was supposedly based on a true story of a gang from Kansas City trying to take over the drug trade from a family in Minneapolis or wherever. It happened back in the 70s and pretty much everyone ended up dead.
Not much different from the Mafia wars in NYC or Chicago back in Capone's time.
This is what War on Drugs does. It breeds gangs, violence, black markets, inferior and sometimes dangerous products, police corruption, political repression, marginalization of users, industrial prison system, political corruption, money laundering, thousands of people dying needlessly, billions taken out of the economy, millions of people addicted, unlimited government spying, development of ever more dangerous "smart" drugs to skirt laws, fuels repressive regimes and provides income for terrorist groups like ISIS.
So ending the War on Drugs, on the worldwide scale would put a huge dent in all that (but won't end it).