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Drug War keeps lots of people in business

Today's New York Times has a short and sweet letter responding to John Tierney's excellent column on marijuana policy from a few days ago.

Sanity on Marijuana

Published: August 29, 2006

To the Editor:

“Lighting Up in Amsterdam,” by John Tierney (column, Aug. 26) is an intellectual breath of fresh air.

A half million arrests a year: that’s hard to take, but it does keep lots of people employed, on both sides of the law.

Gerald M. Sutliff Bakersfield, Calif., Aug. 26, 2006

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People Ranching???

Tomangell,

The sad thing is we have many prison and jails that are now " PEOPLE RANCHING FOR PROFIT"??? To the point these private prisons are hiring lobbyist to lobby for mandatory minimums! How sick is that, in the supposed freest country in the world?? As is the SAD record we hold, of having more people in jails and prisons THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY ON EARTH??? we have about 5 % of this planets people living in our country, " YET " we have almost 25% of " ALL " the people on this planet doing prison or jail time, DOING IT IN OUR COUNTRY???????

Got to be a better way!

Rusty White
Speaker www.leap.cc

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