Elmer's English 304 Magazine
Optimal Drug Testing
March 7, 2004
Canada's drug problem seems to be getting worse. Law Enforcement Officials appear just to be "flailing around" in their fight against the distribution and use of illegal drugs. We need a fresh start. To begin, why don't we mandate compulsory drug testing (the way athletes must submit to tests for performance enhancing drugs) for all such officials: Judges, Crown Counsellors or Attorneys, RCMP Officers and staff, Municipal and City Police Officers and Staff, and all Court Officials.
Citizens and Law Enforcement Officials all have their rights. However, when officials appear hypocritical, drug law enforcement turns into a farce, and citizens' rights to pursue peacefully their own lives are endangered.
This letter is printed on the McGill Tribune Website, Tue, 23 March 2004
as: Stop The Hypocrisy.
This letter is also printed at Carleton University's School of Journalism, Capital News Online, as Drug testing for cops, Vol. 14 No. 4 March 19, 2004 .