Victimless Crime File Link Round Up
My Victimless Crime File category, originally a series done on Red Alerts, has consistently proven to be the most popular subject I blog about. I have been inundated with tips to drug related crime stories and rather than do separate entries on these most recent crimes they’d fit together nicely into one round up post.
For tipsters the criteria for a VCF post is simple – a crime at least partially caused by drug use which still would have happened had the drug been legal, or in the case of alcohol or prescription drugs are legal now. On to the show:
What do all these crimes have in common? They would have happened whether or not drugs were legalized or decriminalized. The argument that legalization reduces crime ignores the fact that people high on drugs often commit more crimes than simply being high on drugs. If users didn’t commit crimes police would rarely come into contact with them.