Pubdate: Sun, 08 Nov 2009
Source: Winnipeg Sun (CN MB)
Copyright: 2009 Canoe Limited Partnership
Author: Mike Foster
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor.


Re: 'Fund more officers,' Letters to the editor, Nov. 6.

Would we listen to a tobacco worker union telling us tobacco is safe
and should be consumed in greater numbers? Letter writer Steek
explains clearly how public perception is manipulated by police unions
to scare the public into giving them more and more money -- always
more money.

The public says their number one concern are gangs and violence, while
the police union spokesman is on his podium decrying the dangers of
gangs and violence. Gangs are funded by the prohibition artificially
inflating the cost of certain drugs and herbs. Violence comes from
them fighting over their marketable "turf."

How come police unions are one of the only groups left pushing for
more prohibition and they are also the main non-criminal benefactor of
prohibition, as it's job security, ever-increasing budgets, and
relatively easy work. This should be common sense.



(That's what unions do, ask for more.) 
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