Pubdate: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 Date: 10/28/1999 Source: Amarillo Globe-News (TX) Author: Gerald M. Sutliff Note: Subject line by MAP. LTE headlines as below. Related: Editorial: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v99/n1160/a06.html Regarding your editorial arguing that New Mexico's governor is making a mess of law enforcement, clearly you do not understand the problem. Bad laws need to be changed, even when these laws require enforcement. It is a state chief executive's duty to advise the voters about the negative effect of bad laws. Some police support drug laws (not all thankfully) because it gives them power and authority and assures them lifetime employment. Drug use will not go away. Let's accept that, reform the laws to protect those who are too young to know better, and spend resources enforcing laws that protect society from predators, criminals who steal for a living. Gerald M. Sutliff Emeryville, Calif.