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Pubdate: Sun, 26 Apr 1998 Source: The Vancouver Province Contact: http://www.vancouverprovince.com/ It Is A Courageous Government Employee Who Stands Up For His Beliefs Veteran Vancouver Police Constable Gil Puder, 38, ignored Chief Constable Bruce Chambers' order last week not to give a well researched speech detailing his views on how drug addicts should be treated like sick people rather than criminals. Puder is said to be a tough, respected cop with a no-nonsense attitude and a black belt in karate. He's no softie. Neither is his boss, who is quickly gaining a rep for getting tough on cops who step out of line. But this time it's Chambers who has stepped out of line with his threats to discipline Puder. We may not back Puder's views on solving drug addiction but we back his right to voice them.