Pubdate: Thu, 29 Apr 1999
Source: Tribune, The  (CA)
Copyright: 1999 San Luis Obispo County Telegram-Tribune
Contact:  P.O. Box 112, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406-0112
Author: Aurora O'Hagan, Paso Robles


In light of the recent news, my condolences go out to the friends and
families of Rachel and Aundria.

Many are asking why was this animal released from prison early. The answer
to this question is fairly simple, the state prison needed his bed.

It seems that we got what we asked for. They let Krebs out so that they
could have the bed for some poor schmuck who got busted for selling a joint
to an undercover officer or something equally as non-violent.

The time has come for us to rethink our penal system and to stop this
pointless war on drugs. If we want to stop the drug problems in our country,
we must wage a war on ignorance.

Over the past few decades we have educated our children about the dangers of
tobacco with a degree of success. Furthermore, many adults have quit
smoking, largely because of the information provided to the public.

Not incarcerating non-violent criminals would save the beds for those who
really deserve them.

Aurora O'Hagan, Paso Robles

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