Pubdate: Fri, 16 Mar 2001
Source: Daily Southtown (IL)
Copyright: 2001 Daily Southtown
Contact:  6901 W. 159th St., Tinley Park, IL 60477
Fax: (708) 633-5999
Author: James E. Gierach


Parking a marijuana-loaded semi-trailer in Bolingbrook in a Pace parking 
lot intended for passenger vehicles only is an outrage. Just because a 
driver is hauling a 7-ton load of reefer doesn't give him or her the right 
to disrespect parking regulations. Whoever parked this weed-rig should be 
cited, particularly since there was plenty of "drug parking" available in 
an adjacent truck-stop lot.

Seriously though, this 7-ton drug war is not to be taken lightly.

If we taxpayers hope to roll with the drugwar punches and if we hope to be 
able to afford the cost of building a new "Ecstasy prison" - once Illinois 
legislators toughen the penalties for club drugs to cocaine and heroin 
proportions - then marijuana violations must be kept in parking-ticket 

Rollin', rollin', rollin' - keep those jalapenos comin' - drug war.

James E. Gierach, Oak Lawn
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