Forty years after President Richard Nixon first declared a war on drugs, the officers who fought in it are calling for a truce.Howie P.S.: You probably recognize Stamper in pinstripes in the photo above.
Former law enforcement officials gathered in the District of Columbia on Tuesday to announce their new report. It details the failures of the government's long battle against illegal drugs and denounces the Obama administration's current drug policies.
"Since President Nixon declared 'war on drugs' four decades ago, this failed policy has led to millions of arrests, a trillion dollars spent and countless lives lost, yet drugs today are more available than ever," said Norm Stamper, former chief of police in Seattle and a speaker for legalization-advocacy group Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. MORE...
Thursday, June 16, 2011
"On 40th Anniversary Of War On Drugs, Cops Decry Obama's Drug Policy"
Lucia Graves (HuffPo):