Pubdate: Sun, 03 Dec 2000
Date: 12/03/2000
Source: Ogdensburg Journal/Advance News (NY)
Author: Joanne Monnet

To The Editor:

Attorney Charles Gardner was right when he stated, in short, that the
drug war is a failure. How much longer can the State and Federal
Government ignore the destruction of our society by the war on drugs.
Many of us fail to realize the impact that prisons can have on the
families of these non violent drug offenders.

Those brave individuals who speak out against the drug war do it
because they believe our Government has created an unjust war against
its' own people. It is time to change the harsh Rockefeller Drug Laws,
and send first time non violent drug offender currently in prison home
to their families. And most of all, we should listen to Mr. Garnder's
plea and seek a sane and sensible solution to the War on Drugs.

Joanne Monnet,
Ogdensburg. N.Y