Pubdate: Sun 29 Aug 1999
Source: Ogdensburg Advance News (NY)
Copyright: 1999 St Lawrence County Newspapers Corp.
Contact:  P.O. Box 409 Ogdensburg, New York 13669
Author: Joanna Monnet


To The Editor:

In response to the current drug war in St.Lawrence County.  I would like to
point out a perfect example of why we are against this so called war. An
article in the Aug. 24 Ogdensburg Journal reported a man accused of
assaulting a baby is released on a $1,000 bail.  In the same edition it is
reported that several defendants of the drug sweep are being held without
bail.  I fail to see the logic of justice in giving the perpetrators of
violent crimes relatively light bails and sentences while drug offenders are
denied bail and given lenghty sentences.

Joanna Monnet

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