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April 01, 2007

Weekend Watching II

This video clip is a promotional piece for LEAP -- Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. At 13 1/2 minutes, it's a little long but well worth the time. Why a country that tried and gave up on The Noble Experiment would start a War On Drugs a few decades later is something I never have understood. Are we just slow learners?

I found the link last August at The Agitator's site:

LEAP needs more attention. This is an organization of 5,000 current and former law enforcement officials who recognize the failure and the damage effected by the war on drugs. And it has grown to 5,000 from just five founding members a few years ago. Seems to me that that's pretty newsworthy. So pass this video on. If you're in a position to show it to a large group of people -- students, Rotary clubs, civic groups, etc. -- contact LEAP directly. They'll send you a DVD. Better yet, book one of these guys to come speak in person.

When he posted that, The Agitator was a policy analyst at the Cato Institute, where he published Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids in America. Be sure to check out the interactive map of botched paramilitary raids. He's now a senior editor for Reason magazine but still tracks SWAT team abuses at his own site.

If this topic interests you, be sure to check out Pete Guither's Drug War Rant.

Posted by joke du jour at April 1, 2007 08:10 AM

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