Pubdate: Tue, 21 Dec 1999
Source: Denver Rocky Mountain News (CO)
Copyright: 1999 Denver Publishing Co.
Contact:  400 W. Colfax, Denver, CO 80204
Author: E. Robert Schroeder


Can anyone in hindsight blame Ismael Mena for his actions? If I were home
asleep after working all night and heard my front door crashing in and
splintering from a forced entry, I too would have grabbed a weapon to defend
myself and my home. Add to this the confusion of being new to this country
and seeing several men dressed in black and carrying weapons bursting in,
and any one of us would have done the same thing as Mr. Mena.

Is the war on drugs more important than our Constitution and Bill of Rights?
Evidently, it is in Denver.

E. Robert Schroeder
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