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Active duty cop: ‘The war on drugs is a war on people’

Speaking to Raw Story recently, an active duty police officer who asked not to be named threw down the gauntlet over the part of his job he hates most: the drug war. “I did not get in law enforcement to destroy a person’s future because that person had marijuana or…

Jail superintendent: Compassion needs to be brought into the system

Richard Van Wickler, the Superintendent of the Department of Corrections in Cheshire Country, NH and member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, said in an interview that drug addicts should be shown compassion rather than jailed. He said he had seen numerous examples of people who were damaged or completely destroyed…

Probation officer fired after supporting marijuana decriminalization

Joe Miller, who had worked as a probation officer for nearly three years in Arizona, was fired in December after adding his name to a Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) letter that supported a California ballot initiative to decriminalize marijuana. The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona this week filed…

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