Pubdate: Mon, 13 May 2002
Source: Daily Advertiser, The (LA)
Copyright: 2002 South Louisiana Publishing
Author: Stan White


Posted on May 13, 2002 Lt. Julie Harmon fails to mention that studies done 
on D.A.R.E. including government studies show D.A.R.E. is a failure.

Money used for D.A.R.E. should be applied toward programs that work. That 
includes any program that does not use the services of the police 
department, which then allows police to attack real crime. Is the priority 
of the police to help kids stay off drugs or create a job market and job 

Through the dictates of police, district attorneys and prison unions etc. 
America has an unacceptable police state and prison complex, full of non 
violent drug and cannabis plant users, that arguably wastes our money, with 
negligible results. This sequel to the original prohibition is an 
embarrassing part of American history that must end. And we must realize 
the police industry, through its own skewed selfish addictions, want to 
continue and escalate this farce and proven failure.

Stan White

Dillon, Colo.
- ---
MAP posted-by: Beth