Pubdate: Thu, 20 May 2010
Source: Chico News & Review, The (CA)
Copyright: 2010 Chico Community Publishing, Inc.
Author: Howard Wooldridge


Re "Fear into law" (From the Edge, by Anthony Peyton Porter, May

Mr. Porter's column touched some issues, but not public safety--the
primary mission of law enforcement. There is no doubt in my mind that
when my California colleagues stop chasing the green plant, public
safety will improve. From my perspective as a retired police
detective, road patrol will arrest more DUI and reckless drivers, and
detectives will arrest more pedophiles and rapists.

Cannabis is a drug and no play toy. My college roommate flunked out
because of it and went to Vietnam. However, during my 18 years of
police service I did not go to one call generated by its use.
Legalizing and regulating marijuana is a no-brainer.

Howard Wooldridge

Citizens Opposing Prohibition

Washington, D.C.
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