Pubdate: Tue, 23 Mar 2004
Source: McGill Tribune (CN QU Edu)
Copyright: 2004 The McGill Tribune
Author: Elmer G. Wiens


Canada's drug problem seems to be getting worse. Law enforcement
officials appear just to be "flailing around" in their fight against
the distribution and use of illegal drugs. We need a fresh start. To
begin, why don't we mandate compulsory drug testing (the way athletes
must submit to tests for performance enhancing drugs) for all such
officials: judges, Crown attorneys, RCMP officers and staff, municipal
and city police officers and staff, and all court officials.

Citizens and law enforcement officials all have their rights.
However, when officials appear hypocritical, drug law enforcement
turns into a farce, and citizens' rights to pursue peacefully their
own lives are endangered.

Elmer G. Wiens

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