More cops, more violence

published on March 23, 2010 in Maclean's

A new report by the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS says increased policing does nothing to halt the violence that follows the illegal drug trade – in fact, stepping up law enforcement tactics only increases it.

According to lead researcher Dr. Evan Wood, the federal Conservatives’ law-and-order legislation that would see criminals sentenced to ever-longer sentences will only heighten turf wars between criminal gangs. More >>

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