Pubdate: Thu, 21 Jun 2001
Source: Boulder Weekly (CO)
Copyright: 2001 Bolder Weekly
Author: Mark Gentry
Bookmark: (Walters, John)
Bookmark: (Incarceration)


With the appointment of Drug Czar John P. Walters, we are in serious 
trouble. This man is planning on making penalties for drug violations 
even stricter and calls it an "urban myth" that blacks are more 
likely to be convicted of drug crimes than other races are. In fact, 
65 percent of drugs are used by Caucasians, yet blacks are doing 75 
percent of the time.

In a society where it is easier for a person under age 21 to buy 
illegal drugs than it is to purchase alcohol, we have a serious 
problem that needs to be looked at very closely. This situation is in 
need of fixing. Hopefully, it is not beyond repair.

Mark Gentry/federal inmate/Goldsboro, N.C.
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