-- "In conjunction with this week's 40th anniversary of President Nixon declaring "
war on drugs
," a very expensive war on peaceful Americans who get high using intoxicants the government disapproves of
(thanks to Don Boudreaux for this editing) a group of police, judges and jailers who support legalization released a report today showing how the Obama administration is ramping up a war it disingenuously claims that it ended two years ago.
Following the report's release at a press conference this morning, the pro-legalization law enforcers attempted to hand-deliver a copy to Obama administration drug czar Gil Kerlikowske, who is a former Seattle chief of police. Instead of making time to listen to the concerns of fellow law enforcers who have dedicated their careers to protecting public safety, he simply sent a staffer to the lobby to receive a copy of the cops' report.
The full text of the pro-legalization cops' report is available online here
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
(LEAP) represents police, prosecutors, judges, prison wardens, federal agents and others who want to legalize and regulate drugs after fighting on the front lines of the "
war on drugs
" war on peaceful people who get high using intoxicants the government disapproves of,
and learning firsthand that prohibition only serves to worsen addiction and violence."