Pubdate: Mon, 20 Sep 1999
Date: 09/20/1999
Source: Sacramento Bee (CA)
Author: Jay Bergstrom

Re "The campaign to weed out growers," Sept. 13: Surely the press in
Germany ran similar articles during the prosecution of Germany's
"final solution." See our brave warriors annihilating our evil
enemies. "In all, 307 plants were confiscated, bundled up with the
growers' equipment and helicoptered off the hillside. Later, Garcia
took the plants to a garbage hauler to be mulched and mixed with
garbage headed for a landfill." While at it, toss in a couple more
bales of our tax money for manpower costs, fuel and chopper parts
wasted on a pile of herbs.

More than just following orders, they are necessarily true believers
in their mission. Schools full of snitches, cafes and bars full of
narks, children ratting off their parents. How many more suspected
American dope fiends will end up dead prior to the conclusion of our
Legislature's timidly proposed three-year study?

Jay Bergstrom,