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lawodevolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-20-10 09:44 PM
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17. Although it is interesting that there is LI in the
Water the levels are very sub clinical. Juarez, one of the most violent cities on earth, will have the same lithium levels. I think drug money and greed are enough motivation to eliminate any inhibition of violence brought on by small levels of LI so putting it in the water in other cities will not have an effect on rates of violent crime because most of it is caused by the war on drugs.

I think the main reason the murder rate is so low is that most of the drug war violence does not occur in el paso because there is not a good market for drugs here. The market is supersaturated with drugs, so inside of el paso there isn't much profit in illegal drugs compared to taking them up north and to the east and west coast, so the main cause of violence which is greed is not sufficiently satisfied when drug dealers resort to violence. In Juarez there is a strong demand for exporting them into the US and the war on drugs inflates the prices at that point. Just canceling the war on drugs will save thousands of lives.
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