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Law Enforcement Against Prohibition Presentation This Weekend: Legalize Drugs

Cops Say Legalize Drugs


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Lt. Tony Ryan, board member for L.E.A.P. (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) and retired Denver police officer after 36 years of service, says;

“The War on drugs is a disaster for law enforcement. A total failure at reducing use or crime, that costs billions of dollars while making the problem worse and enriching drug dealers.”

One or more representatives of L.E.A.P. will present the case against pot prohibition (and other drugs) this weekend in Merrillville, Indiana.

Radisson Star Plaza, 800 East 81st Street – Merrillville, Indiana, Sunday, February 9, 2014
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central Time

Read Indiana NORML event page HERE

We here at THEI hope this is a productive session leading to a community consensus that ultimately is a positive influence on government..

THEI Supports Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)

Dear Supporter:

We recently celebrated the anniversary of a very significant day in reform movement history. December 5, 2013 marked the 80th anniversary of Repeal Day, on which alcohol prohibition was repealed and the 21st Amendment, regulating the legal sale of alcohol, was ratified. For all of us at Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, Repeal Day represents the attainability of our goal: ending the more enduring, infinitely more harmful and complex policy of drug prohibition. It’s incredible how far the drug policy reform movement has come just in the past year or two, and our success is owed to supporters like you.

This has been an outstanding year for LEAP. Let’s take a look at some of LEAP’s 2013 achievements by the numbers:

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788,290. Number of views to date of LEAP co-founder Captain Peter Christ’s YouTube video, “Retired Police Captain Demolishes the War on Drugs.” The video first went viral in March, and since then, viewers all over the world have contacted LEAP about Peter’s common sense argument for ending drug prohibition.

54,293. Number of signatures to date on LEAP’s petition since its launch in August. LEAP petitioned Attorney General Eric Holder, asking the Department of Justice to Stop Funding Racially Biased Marijuana Arrests.

36,680. Number of dollars LEAP supporters contributed to finance the production of a documentary film about LEAP leading 2012’s Caravan for Peace. In just 45 days, LEAP’s crowdfunding campaign, “Cops Lead Drug War Victims on a Journey for Peace,” drew enough interest to surpass our goal and secure the funding we needed to edit and distribute our footage. The film will be released in 2014, and is sure to become an inspiring piece of drug reform history.

More than 1,700.
 Number of LEAP presentations and appearances to date in 2013, including more than 1,000 media appearances and more than 700 in-person presentations. Our 170 speakers have been incredibly busy spreading LEAP’s message of legalization and regulation this year. We’re reaching millions, and we are able to do all that we do because of you, our loyal supporters.

Our speakers are more in-demand than ever, and we have big plans for 2014, including targeted campaigns in a number of states on the verge of legalizing marijuana. We need your help in keeping our momentum rolling. Please make a tax deductible contribution to LEAP today and count yourselfamong those who are an integral part of ending drug prohibition.

Thank you so much for your continued support, and have a wonderful holiday season.


Major Neill Franklin (Ret.)
Executive Director
Law Enforcement Against Prohibtion

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Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) : 40 Years of Drug War Failure (Video Report)

from youtube

Uploaded by  IAMHEMP420

Published on Jan 13, 2013

THEI Eyeballs the War on the War on Drugs Part 1

Why The War on Drugs Is a Huge Failure

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Nixon Invented War On Drugs To Attack Black People And Leftists

YouTube ~ The Young Turks

 John Ehrlichman was one of the henchmen for Richard Nixon. He was sent to prison for his role in the Watergate conspiracy. He was also part of a much broader conspiracy, which has only recently come to light. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. . . . Continue on YouTube

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Retired Police Captain demolishes the War on Drugs

Published on Oct 25, 2012

LEAP co-founder, Peter Christ, appears on WGRZ-TV in Buffalo, NY and takes on all aspects of our disastrous War on Drugs. Captain Christ is vice-chair of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

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War on Drugs: Cops Say…the new LEAP video!

Featured Image: War on Drugs: Cops Say…the new LEAP video! SOURCE: Leap youtube Video

From youtube uploaded by CopsSayLegalizeDrugs

Published on May 6, 2013

See why Michelle Alexander calls Law Enforcement Against Prohibition “one of the most strongest voices against the War on Drugs anywhere in the world!” LEAP’s 10 year video demolishes the war on drugs and gives an intimate view into a remarkable organization of former drug warriors.

Update: Pot Civil War Issues(Video Reports)

From youtube uploaded by IAMHEMP420 on Mar 29, 2013

Are All 50 States Headed Towards Legalization Of Marijuana?

From youtube uploaded by AdamKokesh on Apr 1, 2013

Civil Disobedience: Smoke Down Prohibition IV:20

From youtube uploaded by wearechangect on Apr 1, 2013

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) vs the War on Drugs

Reports from the Front Lines of the Pot Civil War (W/Video)

from Seattle PI

Wash. pot consultant: Revenue estimate way off

By MANUEL VALDES, Associated Press

Updated 5:25 pm, Friday, March 29, 2013

SEATTLE (AP) — Estimates of how much money marijuana legalization can bring to the state’s coffers have been way off, Washington’s new marijuana consultant said. . . . Read Complete Report

From CBS St Louis 
Indoor KC Gardeners Claim Pot Search Was Illegal

March 29, 2013 11:01 AM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Two former CIA employees whose suburban Kansas City home was unsuccessfully searched for marijuana claim they were illegally targeted, possibly because they had purchased indoor growing supplies to raise vegetables.

Adelyn and Robert Harte sued Thursday to obtain records and are considering a federal civil rights lawsuit. . . . Read Complete Report


From Toke of the Town

Marijuana vending machines: helpful or just hype?

By Jack Daniel in DispensariesMedicalNews

Friday, March 29, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Innovation is inevitable in any industry, and the field of medical marijuana is no different. With laws already in the books in 18 states and more on the way, investors who might not know their Blue Chips from their Blue Dream are flocking to these regions to stake their claim in what they see as the next big commodity.

White-collar Wall Street-types can certainly see the budding upside to sinking money into dispensaries, growing operations, and other cannabis related retail outlets. But those potential gains are often outweighed by the prospects of inventory control, employee management, product naiveté. And of course, the grey area that exists in all current state-level medical marijuana laws that fly in the face of Federal statute. Cue MedBox. . . . Read Complete Report


UN in Charge now? . . . EDITOR

From Fox News

Crack down on cannabis, world body tells US

Published March 15, 2013/Reuters

The United States must not turn a blind eye to the recreational use of cannabis in states that liberalize drug laws, an international monitoring group said, urging the country to live up to its treaty commitments. . . . Read Complete Report


From youtube uploaded by bravenewfoundation

Jail supervisor. Army vet. Drug war opponent.

Published on Nov 7, 2012

Richard Van Wickler was active duty in the U.S. Army and now heads corrections in rural New Hampshire. He’s seen the injustice of imprisoning drug offenders as if they’re dangerous. Now he’s speaking out against the disastrous War on Drugs.

This is part of the SafeKeepers video series produced by the Beyond Bars campaign and Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP).

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US News & World Report: ‘Is It Time To Scale Back The War On Drugs?’

from NORML

by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director July 10, 2012

The editors at US News & World Report are asking the question, ‘Is it time to scale back the war on drugs?’ They’ve assembled a round-table of participants to respond.

Arguing in favor politics as usual are Kevin Sabet, former Senior Policy Adviser to President Obama’s Drug Czar and David Evans, Special Adviser to the Drug Free America Foundation. Predictably, neither author’s platitudes are resonating with US News readers. (Both Evans and Sabet have only 15 ‘up’ votes combined, versus some 650 ‘down’ votes.)

Myself, Aaron Houston (Executive Director: Students for Sensible Drug Policy), and Neill Franklin (Executive Director: Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) take the opposite approach — and are much better received.

You can read an excerpt from my commentary below: . . . Read Complete Report