Pubdate: Thu, 02 Feb 2012 Source: Winnipeg Sun (CN MB) Copyright: 2012 Canoe Limited Partnership Contact: http://www.winnipegsun.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/503 Author: Wayne Phillips Referenced: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v12/n089/a05.html?1264 LEGALIZE DRUGS Re: 'Drug scourge takes its toll,' Jan. 27. The RCMP should realize that when they're saying it's "probably just the tip of the iceberg" what they are saying, in effect, is they're only eliminating rival dealers' competition. The scourge of drug prohibition is so entrenched in the 21st century that it has become, essentially, the (un)necessary evil for providing platforms for politicians and making work for enforcement. Drug prohibition consigned Lori Davis' son to a life of criminality as well as his untimely and horrific demise, and apparently nobody -- not politicians, the RCMP, or the coroner's office, or, for that matter, media -- had the decency or courtesy to level with her about it. Instead, she and her son are used by the RCMP as the poster child for reinforcing the very thing that is not only responsible for Chad's demise, but also the devastation which is hobbling Canada and media chooses to go along. Unbelievable! Just how many more Chads will have to happen before anything is learned? Wayne Phillips What have you been smoking? The last thing we need is the legalization of all recreational drugs. - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.