Pubdate: Thu, 08 Sep 2011 Source: Bakersfield Californian, The (CA) Copyright: 2011 The Bakersfield Californian Contact: http://www.bakersfield.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/36 Author: Howard Wooldridge FOCUS RESOURCES ELSEWHERE Regarding the Aug. 27 news story "Kern County judge refuses to block 12-marijuana-plant rule": Speaking as a retired street cop, I am disgusted that my colleagues in Kern County are wasting so much time chasing a green plant. This diversion means that pedophiles in chat rooms, those making and possessing child porn and other such serious crimes are not being arrested. That children are being hurt while they scoop up green plants makes me ill. Marijuana prohibition is a luxury California law enforcement can no longer afford, unless we continue to allow free rein for pedophiles. Howard Wooldridge Springville - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.