The drug wars in Juarez have become so severe that hospitals have had to establish their own security system in order to protect their patients. The security system in the Thomason hospital utilizes metal detectors, guards, and a SWAT team with live amunition to keep assasins from attacking the victims they had intended on killing. Investigations in El Paso have shown a startling number of deaths from the drug war alone. Kevin Kozak states, "Juarez looks a lot like a failed state...". This also indicates that the war against drugs is only increasing the problems citizens face as a result of drug gangs stepping up their own defense in response.