Judge's Plea for Legal Drugs Makes Sense

Our readers wrote letters throughout 1992, expressing their viewpoints on a variety of issues. Here are condensed versions of some of those letters to help us remember the events that mattered to Orange County readers this past year. We would like to thank the readers who took the time to share their views, and we look forward to hearing from them and others in 1992.

Cheers for Judge James Gray for having the bravery to suggest legalizing drugs. The "war on drugs" is indeed lost; it has brought us overflowing prisons, the enmity of our neighbors in Central and South America, inner cities that are armed guerrilla camps and little else. Legalization is certainly worth a try. We saw the light where prohibition of alcohol was concerned; it's time to take another logical step.

KEATS HAYDEN

Newport Beach

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