Pubdate: Thu, 11 May 2000
Date: 05/11/2000
Source: Tahoe World (CA)
Author: Dan Scupin

Although I am not a resident, I like Lake Tahoe and plan to visit in
July. I have been reading about the Kubby trial and the Placer County
drug warriors. I just have to comment on the ignorance of those that
support the DARE program.

Study after study shows this program, based on outright lies and half
truths, does more harm than good. Like the drug war itself, DARE is a
money-making machine for the drug bureaucrats and whether the results
are good or bad is irrelevant.

If the money wasted on DARE was used to honestly educate young people
or to provide some basic treatment programs (not jails), the money
would be well spent. DARE is like any well-entrenched, corrupt
bureaucracy, they refuse to openly debate their practices and demonize
those that dare to challenge their scam.

Dan Scupin,
Destin, Fla.