Pubdate: Fri, 20 Jul 2001
Source: Daily Iowan, The (IA Edu)
Copyright: 2001 The Daily Iowan
Author: Dave Michon


Leave it to Wal-Mart and drug war-crazed police to call down the heat of 
the emerging American police state on unsuspecting buyers of tin-foil, 
steel wool, and cold medicine. In your story ("Police May Put Stores On 
Meth Alert," DI, July 5) Ubersturmfuhrer Ron Wenman, when asked about the 
99.99999 percent of people buying these products who are innocent of 
anything worse than patronizing Wal-Mart, actually says: "I can't say that 
doesn't happen. But most people don't have a problem [being questioned] if 
they have nothing to hide." And that on the day after the Fourth of July, 
the day we're supposed to celebrate the fiction that we live in "The Land 
Of The Free." It used to be that we sent our sons overseas to fight and die 
protecting us against such threats!

Dave Michon

Eau Claire, Wisc
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