I wanted to post someplace here for readers to comment as well as the poll in the sidebar because it's quite likely I didn't identify all the important threats to public safety that may concern Grits readers. (Responses from commenters to last week's query were quite informative and useful. Thanks, folk!) Here's the question as asked; register your view in either the poll in the sidebar and/or in the comments:
Which is the biggest public safety threat related to illegal drugs in America?
- Detrimental effects on users' health and lifestyle
- Crimes by drug users
- Organized crime gangs transporting and distributing drugs
- Mexican drug cartels
- Damage done by overincarceration and reduced civil liberties related to the Drug War