Monday, October 6, 2008
Designer Jackets that Deflect Bullets
In another report from this Sunday's NYTimes, there is a devastating story of upscale clothing shops in Mexico City that sell bulletproof designer jackets. Such jackets are definitely a luxury, costing as much as $7,000. The fear in Mexico thanks to the escalating drug wars is terrifying. And with only the wealthy able to buy the equipment that can keep you safe from violence and the threat of kidnappings constantly looming, it makes you terrified for those that live there. I've said it before, but only until Mexico becomes stable can we hope to begin solving the problems like immigration that take a higher priority in U.S. policy discourse.