Pubdate: Thu, 08 Apr 2004
Source: Calgary Herald (CN AB)
Copyright: 2004 Calgary Herald
Author: Chris Buors


Re: "School board just says no to drug-sniffing dogs," March 24.

Perhaps Learning Minister Lyle Oberg can tweak the police dog policy in
Calgary. Let's face it; most students are not going to bring their drugs to
school. The best way to catch them is to have police randomly search their
rooms at home, preferably with the aid of a dog, while the kids are in

If they have nothing to hide, they really shouldn't mind, and they don't
even need to know that their room had been searched. A quick glance around
the rest of the house to make sure the parents aren't up to anything would
also be a good idea.

If nothing is found, but a suspicion still remains, a microphone could be
hidden at little cost to monitor their conversations for a month or two.

Even if they aren't using drugs, who knows what other incriminating evidence
might be uncovered. This may sound somewhat like Nazi Germany, but if we
really intend to fight crime, aren't any tactics legitimate?

Nothing smacks of a police state more than the sight of a German shepherd.
All this proves is that drug users are the scapegoats of our time.

All the signs are there if anybody cares to read them. The Nazis thought
they were free, too.

Chris Buors


Buors is the prairie region organizer for the Marijuana Party of Canada. 
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