Pubdate: Thu, 28 Oct 1999
Date: 10/28/1999
Source: Amarillo Globe-News (TX)
Author: Gerald M. Sutliff
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Related: Editorial:

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.