The group Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, an organization comprised of police officers, prosecutors, judges and other criminal justice professionals, endorsed Initiative 502 in Washington State. The initiative, if approved by voters, would legalize and tightly regulate marijuana for adults over the age of 21. From LEAP’s endorsement.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday March 22, 2012 5:17 pm|
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday February 15, 2011 8:00 pm|
While President Obama told Law Enforcement Against Prohibition member MacKenzie Allen, a retired deputy sheriff during an interview with the organization:
We have to think more about drugs as a public health problem
his comments on the new federal drug new budget show things in a different light.
|By: Michael Whitney Thursday January 27, 2011 9:47 am|
MacKenzie Allen, the retired deputy sheriff and a currently a member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), has the #1 question in YouTube’s “Ask Obama” contest, in which President Obama will answer the top-voted questions in a live interview to be broadcast this afternoon from the White House. Allen’s question got twice as many votes as the next-highest voted question.
|By: Michael Whitney Wednesday September 15, 2010 9:45 am|
In just the last several days, dozens of police officers, prosecutors, and other law enforcement officials have joined forces to endorse California’s Prop 19 to legalize marijuana. Led by Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, the mostly former officials say that marijuana prohibition only fuels more dangerous crime by enriching Mexican drug cartels who put guns on American streets.
|By: Michael Whitney Thursday August 19, 2010 4:00 pm|
Great news from our friends at Law Enforcement Against Prohibition: the National Black Police Association, a 38-year-old advocacy group for African American law enforcement professionals, has endorsed Prop 19, California’s marijuana legalization initiative.
|By: Michael Whitney Wednesday August 4, 2010 9:16 am|
As Mexico’s government announced the death toll in the four-year-long war with drug cartels totaled more than 28,000, President Felipe Calderon called for a debate on legalizing drugs to fight the cartels. Norm Stamper, a 34-year veteran police officer who was Seattle’s chief of police and is now a speaker with the group Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), issued the following statement for the Just Say Now campaign to legalize marijuana
|By: SumofChange Monday May 17, 2010 7:10 pm|
On Friday, May 14th, we sat down with Neill Franklin, Executive Director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition and a 32-year law enforcement veteran, to discuss President Obama’s drug policy, the CA ballot initiative, and the general state of the war on drugs.