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VIDEO 28mins: Does Shutdown of Silk Road do more harm than good? @HuffPostLive

See on Scoop.itDrugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice

Silk Road, also known as ‘the eBay for drugs,’ has been seized by U.S. federal agents, who also arrested the mastermind behind the site. This was intended to curtail organized online drug sales. But, does this approach cause more harm than good?

Julian Buchanan‘s insight:

Removing key drug dealers in the community tends to have little impact on demand and users go elsewhere, and new suppliers move in making the underground market more volatile and potentially violent.

Shutting down SR is likely to force users to the seek drug supplies from the more risky local area or to alternative online suppliers.

See on live.huffingtonpost.com

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