“If heroin were legal, would you do it?”
These are the questions that we need to ask ourselves. Kidnapping, locking people in cages, or killing them for doing what they want to with their own bodies, is criminal and immoral, and members of law enforcement are figuring this out.
One of the leading groups of law enforcers working to end the drug war is LEAP, or Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. According to their official website, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition is an international 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization of criminal justice professionals who bear personal witness to the wasteful futility and harms of our current drug policies.
Howard Wooldridge is a retired police officer from Mid-Michigan who co-founded LEAP in 2002.
Instead of fear and profit from the drug war driving his thinking, Wooldridge actually researches the available information about the war on drugs and has formed the most rational decision that one comes to when presented with the facts, “legalize.”
Activist and independent journalist Adam Kokesh, recently interviewed Wooldride at CPAC 2014. Watch below as Wooldridge schools the pro-prohibition folks who simply repeat the fear mongering talking points put out by those who profit from this immoral war.