Pubdate: Wed, 04 Jun 2003
Source: Calgary Sun, The (CN AB)
Copyright: 2003 The Calgary Sun
Author: Alan Randell
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor, headline by newshawk


Are there more steadfast, more helpful friends of the police, the
politicians and the media than the Hells Angels? ("Organized crime
festers," June 3.)

I don't think so.

If there were no biker gangs, how would police justify their huge
budgets? How would politicians promise to slay the dragon of organized
crime and what would newspapers like yourself find to write about? If
drugs and prostitution were legal, which they should be if the Charter
means anything, the Hells Angels would disappear, but, of course, that
will never happen because the police, politicians and the media all
have a vested interest in continuing these ridiculous laws.

Alan Randell

(Most people in our country don't share your view that the laws are
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