Pubdate: Thu, 18 Feb 2010
Source: Macon Telegraph (GA)
Copyright: 2010 The Macon Telegraph Publishing Company
Author: Howard Wooldridge


As a police officer who worked the trenches of the drug war for 18 
years, I know that all drug dealers are replaced soon after they are 
arrested or shot. My profession has been enforcing this modern-day 
prohibition for 40 years. The results? Drugs are cheaper, stronger 
and readily available to our children.

The true victims of any new drug task force for the Macon area will 
be the taxpayers. Locking up more drug dealers will just mean less 
money for teachers. You want to make a drug dealer cry and scream? 
Legalize drugs, starting with marijuana. Why would reducing crime, 
death and disease be such a bad thing? Are millions going to start 
using crack, heroin and meth the next day? I don't think Georgians 
are that stupid.

- -- Howard Wooldridge (retired)

Drug Policy Specialist

Washington, D.C.
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