Pubdate: Wed, 06 Dec 2006
Source: Times Daily (Florence, AL)
Copyright: 2006 Times Daily
Author: Kirk Muse


To the Editor:

Thanks for publishing Cynthia Tucker's outstanding column: "Our 
futile drug war claims a new victim." (Dec. 3).

Apologies will be offered and actions will be regretted, but Kathryn 
Johnson is still dead. Dead because she was suspected of selling the 
wrong (politically selected) recreational drug to willing buyers. 
Dead because she probably assumed that someone breaking into her home 
in the middle of the night was up to no good.

Dead because she tried to defend herself.

Kirk Muse

Mesa, Ariz.
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