Prohibition-Related Murder on Campus on Tennessee State University 10/24/97

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One man was killed and another was wounded when gunfire was exchanged in a dorm room on the campus of Tennessee State University on Monday. According to the Associated Press, the violence erupted after the dead man tried to rip off another man who had come to sell him a $10 bag of marijuana. It is still unclear if any of those involved were current students at the school.

Ironically, the incident took place on the first day of the University's declared "Crime Free Week." TSU Student Government Vice President Myron Broome told The Week Online, "Many of the students here have worked very hard to make it to college and to get away from the violence of the drug trade. But I guess that no place in the country is immune from either drugs or violence."

Aaron Wilson, a long-time campus organizer for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) told The Week Online, "While this type of violence is rare in the marijuana market, this is just another Prohibition-related killing. The fact is that by creating these lucrative black markets, violence and crime become inevitable. Our drug policy is a gateway to murder."

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