Pubdate: Fri, 20 Sep 2002
Source: Isthmus (WI)
Copyright: 2002 Isthmus
Author: Rolf Lindgren


I feel sorry for Alice Pauser and her daughter ("Making the earth barren," 
8/30/02). It's a good thing to keep a critical eye on any powerful law 
enforcement office. There is a worse culprit, however, regarding the fate 
of Genevieve Pauser, and it's the drug laws. If marijuana weren't illegal, 
Genevieve's guy friend wouldn't have hatched a plan to rob someone of 
drugs. The man who was killed would still be alive, and the four young 
people convicted would be able to look forward to a life without a criminal 
record. DA Brian Blanchard would also have one less distraction to his 
investigation of the caucus scandal. I'd like to invite Alice Pauser to 
look into Ed Thompson for governor. He's the only candidate with the real 
life experience of facing an unjust prosecution, and he goes farther on 
drug reform than any other candidate.

Rolf Lindgren, Madison
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