Monday, October 24, 2005

Free Richard Paey

Radley Balko writing for the National Review makes an eloquent defense of Richard Paey and calls for Jeb Bush to pardon the man. Radley also uncovers instances of retribution against Paey for having spoken with John Tierney of the NYT. Read it all but here's the money graf.
...Richard Paey is not a criminal. He isn't a threat to anyone. He's a tragic figure who has become a political prisoner of America's allegiance to zero-tolerance drug prohibition.

...Governor Bush should free Richard Paey. And Florida lawmakers should pass reforms to ensure that drug-war fanaticism no longer prevents sick people from getting the medication they need.
Advice all the governors and lawmakers in our country would do well to heed.


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