Pubdate: Sat, 23 Mar 2002
Source: Ottawa Sun (CN ON)
Copyright: 2002, Canoe Limited Partnership
Author: Clifton G. Barber
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor; headline by newshawk


RE "POT grower a 'danger,' " (March 15): Prosecutor Anouk Desaulniers 
states Mr. Turmel can't monitor what happens to the marijuana after 
he sells it. She states that it might end up with school children.

School children can buy all the marijuana they want because of 
prohibition. There are dealers everywhere. Billions of dollars worth 
of beer are sold every year and no one monitors it after it leaves 
the store. The children end up with plenty of beer yet nothing is 
done to the beer distributors.

Desaulniers is part of the problem with the world and Mr. Turmel is 
what we need more of. Is it mandatory when becoming a politician, 
judge or any other government position that you be a cruel, 
heartless, zombie supporter of the war on freedom (drug war) or are 
these people born that way?

Mr. Turmel is a hero that history will remember, Desaulniers and all 
the other drug warriors will just fade away into nothing.

Clifton G. Barber

San Antonio, Tex.

(Hero or not, complaining that a prosecutor says something unpleasant 
about the person she's trying to convict seems a little pointless)
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