Pubdate: Thu, 1 Nov 2007 Source: Santa Clara, The (Santa Clara U, CA Edu) Copyright: 2007 The Santa Clara Contact: http://www.thesantaclara.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/2775 Referenced: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v07/n1247/a08.html Author: Jay Hunter WASTE OF POLICE TIME, MONEY To the Editor: What the author of the prohibition article in last week's issue forgets is that not all of us have "a moral society with high living standards." You can never understand what some people have been through, what they continue to go through. I'll take an artificial high over a natural low any day. Something else the author forgets is that alcohol prohibition was what gave us Al Capone and the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. We've tried prohibition. Now it's time to admit there might be another way. Our police shouldn't arrest people because of their potential for crime. It's well past time to give drug users a chance to use their intoxicants of choice responsibly, so we can empower citizens with these millions of dollars instead of criminals and gangsters. Jay Hunter Pittsburgh, Pa.