Pubdate: Fri, 10 Nov 2000
Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (TX)
Copyright: 2000 The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
Author: Gerald M. Sutliff


Re: The editorial "Don't Blame Drugs" (A-J, 10-25). You couldn't be more
right: 23 years for that kind of brutality is not uncalled for.

However, why would any court give someone 20 years-plus for simply "doing
drugs" or even selling drugs to someone who wants them?

Legalization of drug sales through government-controlled regulation, think
of liquor sales, makes a lot of sense and doesn't excuse anyone's criminal
acts against others.

GERALD M. SUTLIFF, Emeryville, Calif. Via e-mail
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