From the RealNewsNetwork. If certain drugs are criminalized, only criminals will buy and sell those drugs. As Prohibition is enforced, only the most dangerous of criminal gangs will have the firepower to continue distribution of their product. This is the chief justification for the American Police State, which needs the black market crime wave to justify police militarization and the crushing of rights. An interesting though experiment should be this: how much crime would exist were it not for the War on Drugs?