Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

As you know I rarely put videos or pictures on the blog in order to keep bandwidth down. This is important. So here goes.

In March of '003 I did one of the first interviews with LEAP Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. It was a very interesting interview and got a lot of attention. Today I want to present a video full of interviews with police officers.

The video is about 13 1/2 minutes long. You can get the gist of it in the first 5 minutes. If you liked it go to the LEAP site and make a donation.


linearthinker said...

A visit to the LEAP website is encouraging. I suspect an organization like LEAP will have more influence in the long run than a bunch of publications like High Times, which however valid their arguments will always be viewed by the mainstream through the prism of suspicion. That mainstream suspicion of long hairs and dopers, and the fact that they're just preachin' to their own choir. When's the last time you saw a copy of High Times in your doctor's waiting room?

D. M. Mitchell said...

Joseph D. McNamara, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution of Standford University, has had 35 years of police experience, including 17 years as the police chief of San Jose, California. He has long been against the prohibition and has written extensively on it. He also informed me once that due to his research into the drug policies of this nation he found out that religious groups lobbying Congress got their view of morality put into law. They saw drug use as immoral and therefore it should be illegal. From that came the Harrison Narcotics Act of 1914 and the rest, as they say, is history. The only problem is, I and millions like me don't belong to the church of those meddlers and don't subscrube to their religion. You could say that the Harrison Narcotics Act is a prime example of the federal government promoting specific religious dogma; not exactly separation of church and state. "Mistrust those in whom the urge to punish is strong." Friedrich Nietzsche.