Pubdate: Fri, 03 Feb 2006 Source: Auburn Journal (CA) Copyright: 2006 Gold Country Media Contact: http://www.auburnjournal.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/530 Author: Joel Williams Bookmark: http://www.mapinc.org/mmj.htm (Cannabis - Medicinal) JOURNAL SHOULD DIG DEEPER INTO KUBBY MEDICAL CARE 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.