Pubdate: Thu, 12 Jun 2008
Source: San Antonio Express-News (TX)
Copyright: 2008 San Antonio Express-News
Author: Colleen McCool


Re: "Congress must help Mexico fight gangs," (Our Turn, Saturday):

Mexico's drug war has escalated to the bloodbaths of violence during
alcohol prohibition. Our current prohibition creates the black market
funding the cartel terrorists. Official lawlessness rules once again!
The tool we need to fight drug abuse is compassion. Treat nonviolent
abusers as patients, not criminals.

The cumulative effect of current policy is becoming obvious. While we
police individual recreational and medicinal use of drugs, murderers
and violent sexual predators roam free.

Repeal Prohibition! Restore justice in America. In the world,
construct science-based drug policies about saving and rehabilitating
instead of ruining lives. Get tough on violent crime! Warriors can get
their adrenaline rush increasing public safety, chasing killers and
other violent predators.

Colleen McCool