Thursday, January 27, 2011

LEAP asks Obama if "We do big things" on drug policy

Retired Deputy Sheriff McKenzie Allen (Los Angeles County, CA, and King County, WA), a LEAP member, addresses the President in 30 seconds on YouTube to ask if he will consider studying legalization, regulation and control of drugs to reduce violence and save lives.

The President is taking questions from the public such as this to be addressed on Jan. 27, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. EST to be streamed live on youTube. Mr. Allen's video received more votes than any other submitted question in on-line voting.

LEAP is Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. Tom Angell, Media Director for LEAP, notes that President Obama has treated previous questions along these lines as a joke. LEAP Executive Director, retired Maryland State Police Major Neill Franklin, noting that close friends of his have been murdered while investigating drug cases, says this is "not a laughing matter, and the president should not treat it as such."

Tune in and see if the White House and the President, when it comes to fixing our failed drug policy, is able to say "We Do Big Things!"

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Comment on Tucson shooting and murders

David Brooks is correct in noting that commentators who attribute the Tucson killings and shooting of Rep. Gabriele Giffords to the political climate are full of it. From Sheriff Gupnick on, commentators have been offering a hypothesis that political rhetoric encourage Jared Loughner to go on a rampage against the Congresswoman.

Liberals who believe in "evidence-based" policy making ought to be ashamed of themselves if they make such assertions.

Loughner is mentally ill Whether he is so insane that he cannot be held criminally responsible is a question that will be open for some time. But there is little doubt that that he is seriously mentally ill. His actions are not those grounded in politics.

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