Pubdate: Fri, 03 Feb 2006
Source: Auburn Journal (CA)
Copyright: 2006 Gold Country Media
Author: Joel Williams
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Medicinal)


Where is your journalistic integrity? It is unbelievable that a man 
is in jail and possibly dying of kidney failure or worse, and you 
print a story, Journal, Jan. 29, quoting a police guard who says 
Steve Kubby is "looking fine." Is that because he is behind bars?

Is the officer a doctor or some type of medical professional? Have 
any tests been conducted confirming Mr. Kubby is experiencing blood 
in his urine or hypertension from high blood pressure? Has anyone 
checked with his doctors to see what they say?

Have you ever heard of investigative reports? Do you believe in 
citizen's initiatives supported by your constitution? I am from 
Vermont and can only hope my state doesn't take the Machiavellian 
attitude your state has with regards to medicinal cannabis.

I understand Mr. Kubby was extradited on a separate issue. 
Prosecution is one thing. Persecution is another. Two wrongs don't 
make a right.

I have been an investigative reporter, publisher, editor and owner of 
a newspaper and news director during my many years (30-plus) in the 
communication industry. I am certainly wondering these days what ever 
happened to journalistic integrity.

May God watch over Mr. Kubby and forgive the state of California.

Joel Williams

Poultney, Vt.