RE: Dublin police take aim on ‘gang activity’

Dear Editor,

These children want to belong to something. They need mentoring not incarcerating.

Prisons propagate violence, sexual abuse and crime. Placing non-violent drug users in this “breeding ground” is policy bordering on insanity or reefer madness!

I taught my children that their bodies are the temples of their souls.

Because of that, I also taught them the truth about drugs.

Over a thousand people die each day due to tobacco use! Alcohol makes domestic violence 8xs more likely, marijuana does not according to a 2003 study. Tobacco, alcohol and pharmaceuticals kill many more every year than all illicit drugs. Http://www.drugwarfacts.org/causes.htm

We tolerate their salesmen!

Drug abuse is a medical problem. We will do a better job of keeping intoxicated folks off the road and our children drug free with compassionate policy offering helpful treatment. Encourage your legislators to help construct science based drug policies about saving and rehabilitating instead of ruining lives.

Colleen Minter McCool, Stephenville