Pubdate: Tue, 27 Aug 2002
Source: Guelph Mercury (CN ON)
Copyright: 2002 Guelph Mercury Newspapers Limited
Author: Wayne Phillips


Dear Editor - Regarding 'Drug raid signs get thumbs down, (The Guelph 
mercury, Aug. 24) I can see it all now... the police, after nicely 
positioning their "sign", so that all can be "in the know," proceed to 
batter down the door.

The only problem encountered, as in the instance of the Ng residence ( 
"Hydro takes blame for wrongful bust, The Cambridge Reporter, Aug. 2), was 
an error on the part of Hydro which led the police to think there was a 
marijuana grow operation where there was not.

And then there are the instances of the police conducting raids ...on the 
wrong residence!

Democratic societies are based on the will of the people, not the theatrics 
the police dream up as a ploy for dictating mandates.

This article would have been more suitably titled "The Scarlet Sign".

Wayne Phillips
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