Welcome to the UnOfficial "Cops say legalize drugs" Network on ning.com
this network is not an official network of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)
You can join LEAP officialy by clicking here. Please tell them Keary Prophet sent you..Thanks!!
Founded on March 16, 2002, LEAP is made up of current and former members of law enforcement who believe the existing drug policies have failed in their intended goals of addressing the problems of crime, drug abuse, addiction, juvenile drug use, stopping the flow of illegal drugs into this country and the internal sale and use of illegal drugs. By fighting a war on drugs the government has increased the problems of society and made them far worse. A system of regulation rather than prohibition is a less harmful, more ethical and a more effective public policy.
Sen. Jim Webb Pushes Blue Ribbon Commission to Study the Failed "Drug War"Click here to sign the petition supporting a Blue Ribbon Commission.
The mission of LEAP is to reduce the multitude of unintended harmful consequences resulting from fighting the war on drugs and to lessen the incidence of death, disease, crime, and addiction by ultimately ending drug prohibition.
LEAP's goals are:
1. To educate the public, the media, and policy makers, to the failure of current drug policy by presenting a true picture of the history, causes and effects of drug abuse and the crimes related to drug prohibition and
2. To restore the public's respect for law enforcement, which has been greatly diminished by its involvement in imposing drug prohibition.
LEAP's main strategy for accomplishing these goals is to create a constantly enlarging speakers bureau staffed with knowledgeable and articulate former drug-warriors who describe the impact of current drug policies on: police/community relations; the safety of law enforcement officers and suspects; police corruption and misconduct; and the financial and human costs associated with current drug policies.
We Can Do It Again: Repealing Today's Failed Prohibition -- TAKE ACTION!
December 2008 marked the 75th anniversary of the end of alcohol prohibition. You can help teach a lesson from history by asking your representatives to
repeal today’s failed prohibition of drugs.
When America’s leaders repealed alcohol prohibition,it wasn't because they suddenly decided that liquor was safe and that everyone should drink. Rather, it was because they were tired of gangsters
raking in rich illegal profits and terrorizing neighborhoods. And we
simply could not afford to keep enforcing the failed prohibition during
the Great Depression, our nation's worst economic crisis.
Today, America is in the grip of a new economic crisis, but we keep paying for an even more devastating prohibition, the "war on drugs."
If you're tired of paying for laws that only make our streets more dangerous, take one minute to let your federal and state elected officials know how you feel by adapting our pre-written letter below.
We can do it again!
introduces a group of maverick cops - and former cops - who have put in decades fighting the
war on drugs. They may be libertarians, Republicans, socialists or evangelical Christians,
but they all believe strongly that drug prohibition is a terrible mistake and that all
illicit drugs should be controlled by government, not in the hands of criminals.