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17-01-2020, 02:16   #1
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Cocaine

In the context of ever increasing consumption of cocaine in Ireland, I thought the following from the gardai investigating Keane Mulready-Woods gruesome murder was interesting. Indeed, given the typical demographic of this site, there are large numbers of cocaine users on this site. So, do you think cocaine users in Ireland have some responsibility for the gang warfare that is destroying parts of the country?

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Chief Supt Mangan said that anyone taking cocaine contributes to Keane's death, the drug economy and the criminal networks.

"Just look at the fallout from you buying drugs, it's damaging our children and society," he said.

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17-01-2020, 02:23   #4
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Without the demand, there is no need to supply. So yes, users are a contributing factor.

However, dealers/gangs/etc know what they are getting into as with any "profession" one might decide to employ themselves in.
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Legalize it and remove the criminality from the trade for the most part
This isn't a question about legalisation. The question is that given coke is currently illegal, do current users have blood on their hands?
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Legalize it and remove the criminality from the trade for the most part
what about crack cocaine ?
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This isn't a question about legalisation. The question is that given coke is currently illegal, do current users have blood on their hands?
The government for their failed policy of prohibition have blood on their hands
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Yes, I think they do.
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what about crack cocaine ?
Why do you care if it's freebase or not?
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Why do you care if it's freebase or not?
Physiologically more addicting and effects lower income demographics?
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Very hard to do coke with bloody hands - too sticky.
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I had a similar thread a few months back. People didn't feel that guilty!

https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/show...hp?p=111355432
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This isn't a question about legalisation. The question is that given coke is currently illegal, do current users have blood on their hands?
Which is in itself a leading question, and one following a particular agenda. Guilt.

Collective guilt.

I'm not a cocaine user. Never have been and never will. And I find the notion of collective guilt to be disgusting. So, no, They're not responsible... no more than you're responsible for the priests molesting boys if you're a Christian.
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