Friday, August 18, 2006

My kind of cops

I never in a million years thought I would be promoting cops but these folks aren't just any cops. Neither are they disgruntled or disgraced former officers with a beef against their departments. They are mostly retired high level officers -- police chiefs, undercover agents, judges, and even a former mayor and a former ranking member of Scotland Yard. It's through their work as warriors on the front lines of the war on some drugs that they came to realize, not only the futility of the goals of this war but also the socially destructive nature of it's tactics.

No other organization speaks more eloquently against prohibition and on behalf of legalization. If you're not convinced that legalization is the answer, watch the video. And even if you are convinced, watch it anyway and please bring it to the attention of anyone you know who thinks the war on some drugs can actually be won. The only way to end this insane waste of $69 billion a year on a failed policy is to make prohibition an issue in the political arena. We need to convince our politicians that a vote for legalization will translate into a win at the ballot box.

Even if you don't consume drugs yourself, those are your tax dollars being spent on a lost war instead of schools and municipal services that benefit your families. No one can afford to sit on the sidelines any longer.

For myself, I've fallen far short of the promise I made a year and half ago to help LEAP with media outreach, a situtation I hope to rectify in the near future. So with that in mind, let me urge you to watch this short promotional video for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition and spread the word by passing this link on to your friends and family. Together, this is one war we can bring to peaceful conclusion.


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