Restoring Respect For Law Enforcement

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Editor:

Your article, "Legalize Drugs, Former Cop Says" (April 15, 2005), helps restore respect to law enforcement people, since lately we hear some police agencies are lobbying to expand the war on drugs and cannabis for their own benefit.

Howard Wooldridge illustrates it: North America needs credible drug law reform. The original prohibition was an example of sickening human behavior. Now the sequel, lasting five times longer, is worse and is eating away at society at every facet.

Murder rates decreased for 10 years after the repeal of the original prohibition; imagine the benefits North America will reap when we repeal the sequel.

With news like this, perhaps police will get off the pot and help lead the reform instead of leading us down the road to ruin.

Stan White, Dillon, Colo.

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