Challenges of Law Enforcement Illegal drug activity, drug abuse and gambling continue to present challenges to law enforcement. What do you see as being the greatest challenges associated with each of these crimes and how can law enforcement effectively address these challenges? Provide examples to illustrate your positions and suggestions. Explain in 200 – 250 words. Substantively respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.
All three activities Illegal drugs, drug abuse and gambling present challenges to law enforcement in several ways. The biggest impediment is in the approach to the crime itself. They are all treated as illegal activities rather than their true nature, tax code violations. We have a very serious problem here in Arizona, with the drug cartels from Mexico, controlling the drug trade and fighting amongst themselves for control in Mexico. Just a few days ago 75 bodies were found in the desert in Mexico just south of Brownsville Texas.
Another impediment to law enforcement is the upper management and the mayors promoting sanctuary cities for illegals. They pick and choose what laws their police will enforce. If you do not enforce all the laws, which is part of their oath of office, we simply become a land of men and NOT of laws.
Prohibition provides us with the best and most complete example of why drugs and gambling is being handled incorrectly. Prohibition was made the law of the land in 1920, and then finally repealed in 1933. While it was in effect some very prominent families made fortunes, the most notable being the Kennedy clan (never proven) and Al Capone from Chicago. Capone was never convicted of any crime, only tax evasion. Once prohibition was repealed the criminal element found new enterprises to get into, such as prostitution.