Karl Dickey for Florida Senate
5970 SW 18th ST #331
Boca Raton, FL 33433-7197
For Immediate Release
Operation Magnum Force is a Farce
BOCA RATON, FLORIDA, June 5, 2006 Today Karl Dickey
responded to the recent effort by various local and
Federal law enforcement to arrest 23 suspects in Palm
Beach County for consipiracy to produce and distribute
Karl Dickey said, "It sounds fantastic that our law
enforcement is keeping us safer by keep drugs off the
street, especially with operational names such as
Magnum Force. But let's looks at the facts. The idea
the DEA has eliminated a drug ring is ludacrous as
another drug gang will quickly move in their place.
The net effect to secure our neighborhoods is zero.
They claim to be about zero tolerance, however it is
really about zero effect. The only success the DEA has
had is with qualudes, outside of that one drug, the
DEA has been DOA (dead on arrival)."
Perhaps a better use of our tax dollars and the use
of our talented law enforcement officers would be to
go after violent crime and theft of property. Law
enforcement will say that these issues are the result
of "drug-related" crime. What they do not tell you is
that it is actually the direct result of drug
prohibition - similar to what we saw with alcohol
prohibition decades ago. We finally saw the results of
such prohibition and made alcohol legal once again, we
need to do the same with drugs today. Drugs were not
always illegal and it was not until they became
illegal that they became the huge problem we are
dealing with today.
Karl Dickey added, "Drug abuse is bad, but the drug
war is worse. We need innovative solutions to this
issue as what we have been doing and been spending the
last three decades has been obscene."