Editorial page columnist for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


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since Jan 2001


War on Drugs Taking People to New Lows, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 14 Mar 2000
Discusses a plan by Allegheny County, Pennsylvania District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. to create a "nationwide drug intelligence network"
"Has a bag of marijuana ever been arrested, handcuffed, arraigned, tried, convicted and then incarcerated? Are you at war with inanimate objects such as a joint, bong or syringe? If not, then the War on Drugs is really the War on People. ... Police are the foot soldiers in this War on People. District attorneys are further up the chain of command."