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Testing the Waters



Letter to the editor:

Frederick Lowe's story "Clean Living" (June 9) was appalling. I am consistently amazed at the general public's willingness to give up their personal rights and their dignity as human beings simply to get what they want. In this case tenants take drug tests so they can live in a particular area of the city, how sad. I am not surprised by the management's drug-testing policy, people with power will do anything they can if they are allowed to, it's the nature of the beast. The irony, however, is that the present and future tenants actually hold all the power, if they refused to take the drug tests, the policy would cease to exist because ultimately all management cares about is the tenants' rent. In regards to the drug testing itself, it's flawed. A tenant can sell drugs without taking drugs.

Robert Keaty


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