Police ID man killed, left in West Jordan street

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  • Cougarbib2 Moorpark, CA
    Nov. 1, 2017 2:35 p.m.


    You ask, "What is happening to our society?"

    In most of these recent killings, drugs seem to be involved. Drugs and mental illness both seem to put society at danger along with criminals trying to run from police to avoid capture. But, drugs. Start there. Society needs to quit thinking of drug users as being non violent criminals, even though sometimes they are.

    But activities undertaken to get money to buy drugs often lead to violence. Drug dealers are often violent and prey on drug users. Drug users are often violent and try to rob drug dealers or other drug users.

    Drug cartels, growers, clandestine labs, transporters, and distributors - violent. Even terrorists get involved.

    Did I mention gangs. Gangs in the drug trade - fighting over turf with rival gangs, killing gang members that want to leave the gang, even retaliating with rival gang members while in prison. Violent.

    It all seems to circle back to drugs and the drug trade.

    Drugs. Final answer.

  • taatmk West Jordan, UT
    Nov. 1, 2017 11:08 a.m.

    This is scary stuff. This is the kind of things you read about happening in "third world" countries. What is happening to our society? Dead bodies being dropped off in the middle of the street? This is not the neighborhood I used to know.