Pubdate: Sun, 03 Mar 2002
Source: Florence Times Daily (AL)
Copyright: 2002 Times Daily
Author: Shelley Ezekiel


To the Editor:

What makes (letter writer) Redford Given think people who abuse drugs can 
raise families, hold jobs and avoid criminal activity? Is he familiar with 
most cases of child abuse and domestic violence? Can he guess a common 
ingredient in most cases?

Illicit drugs are legal in Amsterdam. He should try moving there. I wonder 
how long until the social problems drug abuse causes would drive him back 
to San Francisco  -- or Tuscumbia?

Wait. He shouldn't come here. I do not appreciate his placing the blame on 
our district attorney or on our law-abiding society.

He should feel free to lobby for illicit drug use in his home state of 

I'm sure the people without power and people without jobs because of 
technology company layoffs feel the right to drug use is the most important 
issue right now.

Otherwise, I suggest that he keep his preference for criminal activity and 
defense of criminals to himself. As a community and as a nation, we have 
more important people to help and more important people to protect.

Shelley Ezekiel,

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