Pubdate: Mon, 06 Oct 2003
Source: Burnaby Now, The (CN BC)
Copyright: 2003 Lower Mainland Publishing Group Inc.
Author: Clifford Schaffer



Re: Drugs as weapons

Correct me if I am wrong, but if someone slips something harmful into 
another person's drink and then rapes them when they are incapacitated, 
wouldn't that be a crime, or multiple crimes, whether the substance itself 
was classed as a weapon or not?

Alcohol would be the best example, because that accounts for far more 
sexual assaults than all the other drugs combined. It seems to me that you 
don't need a new law to address this situation - just adequate enforcement 
of the existing laws.

You got it right when you said that these laws are just PR gestures that 
will make no real difference.

Clifford Schaffer, Director, DRCNet Online Library of Drug Policy, Agua 
Dulce, California
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