Pubdate: Fri, 14 May 1999
Date: 05/14/1999
Source: Isthmus (WI)
Author: Jim Allard
Note: subject line by MAP editor

I find it odd that some will find it malevolent and merciless to lock
up a terminally ill man for smoking pot, yet are perfectly content to
lock up healthy, productive men for doing the same. Both seem like
malevolent and unjust acts to me.

Rather the quibble about who to have mercy on, why don't we ask a
much more important question: Why is smoking pot illegal in the first
place? I have yet to hear a rational explanation. I'd also like to
remind those of you who are disturbed by the DA's actions: Did you
vote for Peter Steinberg for DA?

Jim Allard