"I Could Be Doing Real Police Work"

Quoting a member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, Nicholas Kristof sees the light in the cleverly and accurately titled “Drugs Won the War”:

He said he gradually became disillusioned with the drug war, beginning in 1967 when he was a young beat officer in San Diego.

“I had arrested a 19-year-old, in his own home, for possession of marijuana,” he recalled. “I literally broke down the door, on the basis of probable cause. I took him to jail on a felony charge.” The arrest and related paperwork took several hours, and Mr. Stamper suddenly had an “aha!” moment: “I could be doing real police work.”

Also see Dallas criminal defense lawyer Robert Guest’s frequent posts re: opportunity cost.

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Steve1776 - September 6, 2009 6:24 PM

A group of lawenforcemet officers agree with him. Visit: www.leap.cc

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