Pubdate: Thu, 20 Feb 2003
Source: Tribune Review (Pittsburgh, PA)
Copyright: 2003 Tribune-Review Publishing Co.
Author: Kathleen Burke


The Trib is to be commended for its front-page coverage of the heroin 
epidemic that is causing untold suffering to thousands of families in 
Pennsylvania ("Heroin hits home," by Carl Prine, Feb. 9.) Also, columnist 
Mike Seate, an exceptional journalist, has written about open-air 
drug-dealing on the North Side to no avail; it continues.

With home invasions on the rise, with bank robberies, shootings, murders a 
nightly occurrence, it is clear the motive is drugs. Our homeland security 
is under attack by the drug cartels.

The DEA has a budget of $15.6 billion to fight the war on drugs; we have 
lost the war.

Kathleen Burke, Carnegie
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