Pubdate: Sat, 08 Apr 2000
Date: 04/08/2000
Source: Honolulu Advertiser (HI)
Author: Anson Chong

Simply decriminalize all statutes that focus on victimless crimes such
as possession of small amounts of pakalolo. Period. Doing this would
free-up an awful lot of well-trained, dedicated police and security
officers to go after the rapists, muggers, murderers and other
sociopaths in our midst instead of wasting their time pulling up
harmless weeds.

Anson Chong, adjunct lecturer in economics & political science, Hawaii
Community College

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