Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Letter to the State Attorney in Florida: Lock up Limbaugh
I wholeheartedly urge the three or four people that read my blog to send a similar letter.

Barry E. Krischer
The State Attorney's Office
401 North Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach Florida 33401

Main Telephone Number: (561) 355-7100
FAX Number: (561) 366-1800
Email Address: StateAttorney@sa15.state.fl.us

Dear Mr. Krischer,

As a Philadelphia resident, I know a lot about the tragedy of oxycontin trafficking and its effects on the community. Here in Philly, we lost many young people in our poorer neighborhoods when "hillbilly heroin" started making the rounds: we lost these people to overdoses and to the bullets that inevitably come with increased drug dealing.

With that in mind, it is imperative that you prosecute Mr. Rush Limbaugh under the trafficking statutes, as would be any other citizen found in possession of a large amount of Oxycontin (oxycodone). If I'm not mistaken, the articles I have read in the NY Post, the Washington Post, and elsewhere describe crimes such as conspiring to deliver unprescribed narcotics across State lines. This is a Federal felony. According to MSNBC, he was sending his drugs across state lines via Federal Express. This is also a felony if I am not mistaken. Mr. Limbaugh seems to have criminally coerced his maid to acquire these drugs, by threatening to fire her.

Such behavior cannot be allowed to stand. In addition, I strongly urge that you invoke our nation's forfeiture laws, which require no conviction: it is clear from the articles I have read that Mr. Limbaugh used his cars and home to illegally procure these controlled substances.

I will be forwarding the email to others concerned about the moral decay of our country. As Mr. Limbaugh himself has said, "And so if people are violating the law by doing drugs, they ought to be accused and they ought to be convicted and they ought to be sent up."

Indeed. Mr. Krischer, in America, there is no one more equal than anyone else. Mr. Limbaugh must be prosecuted to the full extent of the law: his celebrity is of no consequence. I look forward to your response on this matter, and will call early next week if I don't hear from your office.

Brendan Skwire
Philadelphia, PA