Pubdate: Fri, 30 Nov 2012
Source: Journal Standard, The (Freeport, IL)
Copyright: 2012 GateHouse Media, Inc.
Author: Kirk Muse


I'm writing about your story: "Local man arrested for cannabis
possession" (11-28-12). I sure hope the citizens and taxpayers of
Freeport feel safer now that a heinous marijuana dealer is off the

The fact is that people are substantially less safe today because
of our so-called war on drugs. I suggest that the readers view a
short video featuring Stephen Downing the former Deputy Chief of
Police of the Los Angeles Police Department:

During the 1960's more than ninety percent of all murders were solved.
Now just over sixty percent of all murders are solved. Why? Because of
our war on drugs.

There are great financial incentives for police to make drug busts and
confiscate the drug dealers money and property but no financial
incentive to solve rapes or murders.

Kirk Muse

Mesa, Ariz.
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