Pubdate: Wed, 30 May 2001
Source: Austin American-Statesman (TX)
Copyright: 2001 Austin American-Statesman
Author: Dean Becker, Drug Policy Forum of Texas, Community Liaison
Bookmark: (Decrim/Legalization)


Last week, on Monday, two drug peddlers were killed and another 
wounded in Houston over 45 pounds of low-grade Mexican pot. In a 
world where marijuana is legal, this amount of pot would have minimal 
value and there would be no reason for these murders. The dead 
peddlers left three children without fathers.

The next day, two cops are killed in Houston, another is critically 
injured by gunfire. The reason? Drugs.

Without our Draconian drug laws, the drugs these men had in their 
possession would be worth pennies and the "fight or flight" reaction 
of these killers would not have been triggered. It is time to end the 
drug war.
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