Pubdate: Mon, 20 Sep 1999
Date: 09/20/1999
Source: Sacramento Bee (CA)
Author: Doug Alliston

Re "Pot seizure brings insurance reimbursement," Sept. 3: It's a
pleasant surprise that his insurer compensated 71-year-old Robert
DeArkland after armed men broke in and took the marijuana he used to
treat his arthritis and prostate cancer. Unfortunately, what happened
to DeArkland should be surprising but it isn't. The people who broke
down his door were Sacramento and Placer county sheriffs' deputies.
Apparently it's easier to harass old men who aren't bothering anyone
than to deal with dangerous criminals.

Doug Alliston,
Fair Oaks