Penticton Western News letters to the editor.

Letter: Get all the facts

Don’t try and snow the public by telling them that pot was the cause of this tragedy

Get all the facts

When people like Paul Crossley write half truths in their letters (Penticton Western News, May 26, Makes you wonder) it really makes my blood boil.

Mr. Crossley claims that the Times Square killer was high on marijuana at the time he went on his psychotic murderous rampage. This was a true statement.

What Mr. Crossley failed to mention were two important points. The first point is that the marijuana was synthetic (made by chemicals in a lab) and secondly and more importantly, the synthetic pot was laced with PCP, more commonly known as “angel dust,” which is a powerful hallucinogen that causes unprovoked aggression and incredible physical strength in humans.

So please, Mr. Crossley, don’t try and snow the public by telling them that pot was the cause of this tragedy. It was not the pot, but the PCP in the pot that caused this man to lose his mind and do what he did.

Stop telling half-truths in an attempt to sway public opinion to your archaic way of thinking, Mr. Crossley. It’s the same thing as lying. You’d have made an excellent politician.

Mark Billesberger

Penticton