Map from Al Jazeera’s comprehensive Mexico in the Crossfire report. Phoenix AZ is now the cartel’s primary drug distribution point in the US and violence is escalating. So far it’s primarily been drug-related and between narcos. Let’s hope it stays that way. But even with that, neighborhoods and dangerous, there have been hundreds of kidnappings, and police worry about being outgunned.
The best way to end this madness is to legalize marijuana.