March 31, 2007
Re "AWOL in the real drug war," Opinion, March 24 Arianna Huffington is on the money and exposes what this country is all about. Whites would not put up with sending their children to prison on outrageous drug charges. We are long overdue in having a real conversation on race and class as it applies to our criminal justice system. Americans are basically misinformed or lack courage. Whatever the case, we look like a dog chasing its tail. Let us be smart and bring these drugs inside of the law. This will make life better for all of us. CLIFFORD WALLACE THORNTON JR. Hartford, Conn.