Break The Taboo Essay

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Summary on "Breaking The Taboo""Breaking The Taboo" is a documentary movie about the war on drugs. The war on drugs are about the wars between people who are addicted to the illegal drugs and the government that think people shouldn't use illegal drugs. Since the drugs are illegal, the government and police have the rights and reasons to catch the illegal drugs users. Even though the illegal drugs users know that drugs are now illegal, there are still a large amount of people using those illegal drugs. People that are addicted to illegal drugs can't easily withdraw it. Many people only know that illegal drugs are something bad, but they didn't know that by legalizing drugs will make the world better.The war on drugs were first started in Unites States. The government of US wanted to make the country to zero drugs(cocaine, heroine...etc), so they made the drugs illegal. They believed that people will stop using those drugs by that. But then, this made the illegal ...view middle of the document...

In Brazil, they had also started the war on drugs. To fight during the war on drugs, people will get new weapons, which means it will lead to a new trafficking. This will increase the power of the drug market and crime. The president of Brazil said that they are aware of drugs, but they think that the protection of drugs are the most important at that time.In Mexico, the war on drugs had became out of control. The war on drugs had became a battle between the army and cartels. Mexican military is not trained to fight likeGrace, 2police, so when they fight, they just go in and shoot. This situation had lasted for more than four years, and it had got worse and worse.Illegalizing drugs had led to the war on drugs. Illegal drugs will not be solved if the government just set violation to protect people from using drugs, because people that is addicted to drugs will still do it anyway.By illegalizing the drugs, the prices of drugs also increased. Actually, the costs of the illegal drugs aren't that expensive. But since it is illegal, the drugs will become harder to get, so the price will go higher than usual. Imagine that heroine and cocaine are just like alcohol and cigarettes legalized, but then suddenly, they're all now illegal. Then people that are addicted to those drugs will just go crazy and start to do crime.In Baltimore, there are six hundred thousand people live in the city. In 2007, there were a hundred thousand arrested. If you're in a crime before, you will be excluded from having an education, job...etc. By the time, you will return to the drug trade again, and this will lead to the whole city is occupied by drug trade.The best solution reduce the war on drugs and the use of drugs is to legalize the drugs. By legalizing the drugs, it will become common in anywhere. So people won't think that it is cool and will try to use the drugs. The price of the drugs will also decrease a whole lot, because it's no longer illegal. Since you can get the drugs from anywhere, there's no need to get the drugs from the mafia. By decreasing the income of the mafia also benefits the society, because the mafia will use the money that they get from the drugs to buy weapons. So, if the drugs are cheaper, those mafia would no longer have that much money to buy weapons and do crime.

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