Pubdate: Thu, 27 Apr 2000
Source: Honolulu Advertiser (HI)
Copyright: 2000 The Honolulu Advertiser, a division of Gannett Co. Inc.
Contact:  P.O. Box 3110 Honolulu, HI 96802
Fax: (808) 525-8037
Author: Michael Condo


Regarding Francisco Lynch's April 19 letter, "Marijuana series was an 
insult to police": He said, "I think it is an insult to the many law 
enforcement officers who have been working hard, getting hurt and 
occasionally having to arrest their own relatives."

I agree. It is an insult to these officers, who are forced to uphold an 
unconstitutional and unjust law in an unwinnable war. I felt the 
eradication series was written fairly, and you're right - prohibition is 

This is the longest-running civil war in our history. If you don't feel 
it's a war on people, I suggest you try experiencing up to five helicopters 
buzzing 50 to 100 feet over your neighborhood. This happens to the extent 
that we have 5-year-old children having nightmares about scary helicopters 
and mean policemen.

I believe that if you don't help us stop this activity in our back yard, 
your back yard will be next.

Michael Condo
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