<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 4/21/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">BillK</b> <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:<br><br></span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
The whole thrust of this thread is that we are not talking about some<br>theoretical fairyland where drug dealers might be thought of as<br>misunderstood, victimised entrepreneurs.<br>(I'd like to live there as well, sounds really cool).
<br><br>In the real world, drug dealers are amoral armed gangs who kill people<br>to defend their territory and their business of destroying the lives<br>of their 'customers', who in turn are engaged in constant minor
<br>criminal activities to finance their addiction.<br><br>Let me know how you feel about this after the ruthless drug gangs move<br>in to your street, near your family, and you get burgled or mugged<br>once a month by druggies.
</blockquote><div><br>That's all because it's illegal. You don't have fruit sellers shooting each other and fruit buyers ending up homeless or mugging people so that they can get their fix.<br><br>Stathis Papaioannou