#364 Did You Read The Los Angeles Times Dust Up Debates?

Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008
Subject: #364 Did You Read The Los Angeles Times Dust Up Debates?


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DrugSense FOCUS Alert #364 – Friday, 25 April 2008

This week the editorial pages of the Los Angeles Times featured a drug
war debate between Jacob Sullum, who needs no introduction; and
Charles “Cully” Stimson who was a local, state and federal prosecutor,
a military prosecutor and defense attorney, and a deputy assistant
secretary of Defense. Currently, he is a senior legal fellow at the
Heritage Foundation.

The series is MAP archived as follows:

Monday’s DUST UP http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v08/n414/a05.html

Tuesday’s DUST UP http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v08/n415/a09.html

Wednesday’s DUST UP http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v08/n418/a05.html

Thursday’s DUST UP http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v08/n421/a02.html

Friday’s DUST UP http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v08.n426.a01.html

Besides being targets for letters to the editor the series provides
arguments we are likely to see as efforts are made for and against
initiatives which will be on the ballot in various states.

Tuesday’s DUST UP about medical marijuana presents arguments we may
see about the Michigan initiative http://StopArrestingPatients.org/
Already one Detroit TV station has been broadcasting anti-initiative
ads you may see at http://stoparrestingpatients.org/video.html

The other OPEDs present arguments we may see used for or against the
California’s initiative, the Nonviolent Offender Rehabilitation Act of
2008 http://www.drugpolicy.org/statebystate/california/nora/

What happens on Election Day is up to you. If you are not registered
to vote, there are websites that provide help, like Rock the Vote at


Style guides for writing effective letters to the editor are
available at MAP’s Media Activism Center:



Prepared by: The MAP Media Activism Team www.mapinc.org/resource