Pubdate: Tue, 05 Dec 2000
Date: 12/05/2000
Source: Washington Times (DC)
Author: Redford Givens
Authors: Redford Givens

In her Op-Ed "Downey and the drug war" (Dec. 3), Michelle Malkin makes
a good point about the absurdity of meddling in Robert Downey Jr.'s
private life, but evidently has no sympathy for black athletes such as
Darryl Strawberry who receive far more attention from America's
lunatic drug crusaders than white celebrities.

If Downey deserves to be left alone, how much more so the hundreds of
black athletes targeted by America's drug warriors. What crime has
Strawberry committed that warrants prison or merits any interference
in his life at all?

Redford Givens,
San Francisco