Pubdate: Wed, 10 May 2000 Date: 05/10/2000 Source: Mountain Xpress (NC) Author: Kathy Galbraith Related: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v00/n560/a13.html The raving rant against innocent, peaceful pot users who quietly huddle in their houses trying to avoid attention was a blatant example of hatred that is based on bias. No wonder this person refused to sign their name [Letters, "Hurrah for the pot police," April 26]. As long as there are prejudices against minorities for no reason, this evil slanderer will continue to spew out similar maniacal nonsense. Zero tolerance in your country has evolved into hatred for one's fellow humans just because they choose to use an herb that has itself been slandered, prosecuted and burned for no good reason. The ugliness is escalating. Please, just stop it right now. Kathy Galbraith, Raymond, Alberta Editor's note: Stop! It was satire a sarcastic diatribe against the war on drugs. Seldom does a letter provoke such inflamed and misunderstood responses as did "Hurrah for the pot police." And because the letter, published in our April 26 issue, was run on our Web site, it elicited reactions not only from local readers, but from Internet users in other states and Canada.