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Cops on the Hill: Stories from the last weeks of December, 2021

 

Cops on the Hill

Stories from the last weeks of December, 2021

·         At the insistence of my Significant Other and family, I am going to not work until 2022.  I am Not 100% recovered from my adventure at the hospital and not much going at the Capitol anyway.

Off Duty Observations:  As you know, I wear my “ask me why legalize heroin” pretty much 24/7…for 3 ½ years.  I have been astounded by the lack of people screaming at me for whatever reasons…The guy at Panera Bread, “I agree with your shirt” as he was leaving the café; the guy at Costco passing me towards the cash registers, ‘I like your shirt” and just this week at the post office…The woman waited till I came back out and we ended up having a 10-minute chat in the parking lot.  She had lost “a lot” of people to heroin OD death.

The survey poll this spring showed 66% believe we should not put anyone in jail for simple possession of any drug.  No break down by party.  This indicates a new, higher level of compassion and awareness that locking someone up helps not.  This all bodes well for continuing the reduction in Drug War by law enforcement in 2022.

Weekly Activities:

Meetings: 2 Grover Norquist center-right

 

COP stats since inception: August 2009

 

332 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 0 this week

3709 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 0 this week..

398 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.: 0 this week –

92 Radio Interviews… 0 this week

208 interviews and reports in minor media …0 this week.

107 Appearances/Interviews on major TV/Radio/Print media. 0 This week

44 published interviews/foto in major (daily) newspapers or magazine… 0 this week
Blaze TV {new, popular right-wing}, (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, BBC, CNN, NPR, German, Swiss, French, Spanish TV and radio) Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Grand Rapids Press + 9 other MI papers. Chicago Tribune, Honolulu Star Advertiser {foto and caption}, Reason Magazine, Reuters

31 major conferences attended – (UN drug conference, CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions., National Review, Republican Annual Retreat etc.) 0 this week

Weekly attendance at Grover Norquist’s Wednesday brunch attended by 150 conservative leaders. Named the “Grand Central Station of the Conservative Movement.”

* Consider being a member of COP at $40.00 or more per year. All contributions are tax-deductible. 40 dollars buys all the copy paper COP uses in one year. Law Enforcement’s voice in opposition to current policy is vital on the Hill to achieve a repeal of federal drug prohibition. COP provides that voice. www.citizensopposingprohibition.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Off Duty Observations:

Weekly Activities:

332 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 02 this week.    Congresswoman Harrell, (R-NM), CWoman van Duyne (R-TX)

3709 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 04 this week..

Meetings:  2-day energy conference

 

COP stats since inception: August 2009

398 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.: 0 this week –

92 Radio Interviews… 0 this week

208 interviews and reports in minor media …0 this week.

107 Appearances/Interviews on major TV/Radio/Print media. 0 This week

44 published interviews/foto in major (daily) newspapers or magazine… 0 this week
Blaze TV {new, popular right-wing}, (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, BBC, CNN, NPR, German, Swiss, French, Spanish TV and radio) Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Grand Rapids Press + 9 other MI papers. Chicago Tribune, Honolulu Star Advertiser {foto and caption}, Reason Magazine, Reuters

31 major conferences attended – (UN drug conference, CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions., National Review, Republican Annual Retreat etc.) 0 this week

Weekly attendance at Grover Norquist’s Wednesday brunch attended by 150 conservative leaders. Named the “Grand Central Station of the Conservative Movement.”

* Consider being a member of COP at $40.00 or more per year. All contributions are tax-deductible. 40 dollars buys all the copy paper COP uses in one year. Law Enforcement’s voice in opposition to current policy is vital on the Hill to achieve a repeal of federal drug prohibition. COP provides that voice. www.citizensopposingprohibition.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cops on the Hill: Stories from the week of December 10, 2021

Cops on the Hill

Stories from the week of December 10, 2021

 

 Solid Week:  By invitation to the annual energy conference, I again was able to make contact with two House members and we talked drug policy.  I was also able to chat with their staffers and other staff who attended along with their bosses.

Yes, the risk of Covid (no one wore a mask) is there.  Please know I have been vaxxed and boosted, so should be ok.

 

Weekly Activities:

332 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 02 this week.    Congresswoman Harrell, (R-NM), CWoman van Duyne (R-TX)

3709 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 04 this week..

Meetings:  2-day energy conference

 

COP stats since inception: August 2009

398 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.: 0 this week –

92 Radio Interviews… 0 this week

208 interviews and reports in minor media …0 this week.

107 Appearances/Interviews on major TV/Radio/Print media. 0 This week

44 published interviews/foto in major (daily) newspapers or magazine… 0 this week
Blaze TV {new, popular right-wing}, (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, BBC, CNN, NPR, German, Swiss, French, Spanish TV and radio) Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Grand Rapids Press + 9 other MI papers. Chicago Tribune, Honolulu Star Advertiser {foto and caption}, Reason Magazine, Reuters

31 major conferences attended – (UN drug conference, CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions., National Review, Republican Annual Retreat etc.) 0 this week

Weekly attendance at Grover Norquist’s Wednesday brunch attended by 150 conservative leaders. Named the “Grand Central Station of the Conservative Movement.”

* Consider being a member of COP at $40.00 or more per year. All contributions are tax-deductible. 40 dollars buys all the copy paper COP uses in one year. Law Enforcement’s voice in opposition to current policy is vital on the Hill to achieve a repeal of federal drug prohibition. COP provides that voice. www.citizensopposingprohibition.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Off Duty Observations:

Weekly Activities:

332 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 02 this week.    Congresswoman Harrell, (R-NM), CWoman van Duyne (R-TX)

3709 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 04 this week..

Meetings:  2-day energy conference

 

COP stats since inception: August 2009

398 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.: 0 this week –

92 Radio Interviews… 0 this week

208 interviews and reports in minor media …0 this week.

107 Appearances/Interviews on major TV/Radio/Print media. 0 This week

44 published interviews/foto in major (daily) newspapers or magazine… 0 this week
Blaze TV {new, popular right-wing}, (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, BBC, CNN, NPR, German, Swiss, French, Spanish TV and radio) Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Grand Rapids Press + 9 other MI papers. Chicago Tribune, Honolulu Star Advertiser {foto and caption}, Reason Magazine, Reuters

31 major conferences attended – (UN drug conference, CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions., National Review, Republican Annual Retreat etc.) 0 this week

Weekly attendance at Grover Norquist’s Wednesday brunch attended by 150 conservative leaders. Named the “Grand Central Station of the Conservative Movement.”

* Consider being a member of COP at $40.00 or more per year. All contributions are tax-deductible. 40 dollars buys all the copy paper COP uses in one year. Law Enforcement’s voice in opposition to current policy is vital on the Hill to achieve a repeal of federal drug prohibition. COP provides that voice. www.citizensopposingprohibition.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cops on the Hill:  Stories from the week of December 3, 2021

Cops on the Hill

 Stories from the week of December 3, 2021

 Bad Start to the Week:  I missed my 3 appointments on Monday, due to being in the ICU of the local hospital for 5 days…small problem with tearing my esophagus on Sunday night while eating soup and almost bled out….needed two liters of blood.  Yes, it was a bit too close for comfort. The Angel of Death was near for about 12 hours.  Carpe’ Diem!

I did manage to make my Tuesday and Wednesday appointments and attended a virtual seminar on Marijuana on Thursday. I had a third appointment on Wednesday but he was under the weather.  They released me to home care on Saturday.  My Better Half is taking care of me, chicken soup, all that.

The Angel of Death was mightily disappointed, after being so close to success.

Full Schedule next week.

 

Weekly Activities:

3705  Presentations to Congressional staffers… 02 this week…

Meetings:  1—Virtual Seminar on Marijuana produced by The Hill newspaper

 

COP stats since inception: August 2009

398 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.: 0 this week –

330 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 0

92 Radio Interviews… 0 this week

208 interviews and reports in minor media …0 this week.

107 Appearances/Interviews on major TV/Radio/Print media. 0 This week

44 published interviews/foto in major (daily) newspapers or magazine… 0 this week
Blaze TV {new, popular right-wing}, (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, BBC, CNN, NPR, German, Swiss, French, Spanish TV and radio) Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Grand Rapids Press + 9 other MI papers. Chicago Tribune, Honolulu Star Advertiser {foto and caption}, Reason Magazine, Reuters

31 major conferences attended – (UN drug conference, CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions., National Review, Republican Annual Retreat etc.) 0 this week

Weekly attendance at Grover Norquist’s Wednesday brunch attended by 150 conservative leaders. Named the “Grand Central Station of the Conservative Movement.”

* Consider being a member of COP at $40.00 or more per year. All contributions are tax-deductible. 40 dollars buys all the copy paper COP uses in one year. Law Enforcement’s voice in opposition to current policy is vital on the Hill to achieve a repeal of federal drug prohibition. COP provides that voice. www.citizensopposingprohibition.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cops on the Hill:  Stories from the week of November 26, 2021

 

Cops on the Hill

 Stories from the week of November 26, 2021

 Johnny Appleseed:  During my presentations the past 14 months on decrim, I have asked the 325 odd aides to contact someone at their state capitol and have that office introduce a bill in 2021 and 2022.  This year 8 states did introduce an Oregon style bill.  We will know within 6 months, if this strategy bears fruit.

BTW:  I had one of my most engaged presentations this week with an aide from the South.  She listened intently and then had four great questions, one of which I could not answer.

Backup Is Everywhere:  FYI, there is a loose-knit organization called the ARO; Alliance of Reform Organizations….I called Doug McVay on Oregon about the question I could not answer and he zipped back the URL from the State of Oregon govt who can and will answer it…thanks Doug.

 

 

Weekly Activities:

3703  Presentations to Congressional staffers… 08 this week…

Meetings:  1—Grover Norquist Center-Right

 

COP stats since inception: August 2009

398 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.: 0 this week –

330 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 0

92 Radio Interviews… 0 this week

208 interviews and reports in minor media …0 this week.

107 Appearances/Interviews on major TV/Radio/Print media. 0 This week

44 published interviews/foto in major (daily) newspapers or magazine… 0 this week
Blaze TV {new, popular right-wing}, (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, BBC, CNN, NPR, German, Swiss, French, Spanish TV and radio) Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Grand Rapids Press + 9 other MI papers. Chicago Tribune, Honolulu Star Advertiser {foto and caption}, Reason Magazine, Reuters

31 major conferences attended – (UN drug conference, CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions., National Review, Republican Annual Retreat etc.) 0 this week

Weekly attendance at Grover Norquist’s Wednesday brunch attended by 150 conservative leaders. Named the “Grand Central Station of the Conservative Movement.”

* Consider being a member of COP at $40.00 or more per year. All contributions are tax-deductible. 40 dollars buys all the copy paper COP uses in one year. Law Enforcement’s voice in opposition to current policy is vital on the Hill to achieve a repeal of federal drug prohibition. COP provides that voice. www.citizensopposingprohibition.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cops on the Hill:  Stories from the week of November 19, 2021

 

Cops on the Hill

 Stories from the week of November 19, 2021

Frustration:   I have made enquiries.  The Democrats in the House are not interested in a clean, simple bill decrim of marijuana.  There are now two, Republican, House bills that are short and simple to end the federal prohibition of marijuana.   Senate Democrats also insist on the “Christmas Tree” approach to marijuana reform.  This guarantees no compromise and failure.

I quietly do my work and build bi-partisan support for ending the Drug War.  Look, again, to the States for most/all reform bills in 2022.

Happy Turkey Day!

 

Weekly Activities:

3695 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 06 this week…

Meetings:  1—Grover Norquist Center-Right

 

COP stats since inception: August 2009

398 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.: 0 this week –

330 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 0

92 Radio Interviews… 0 this week

208 interviews and reports in minor media …0 this week.

107 Appearances/Interviews on major TV/Radio/Print media. 0 This week

44 published interviews/foto in major (daily) newspapers or magazine… 0 this week
Blaze TV {new, popular right-wing}, (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, BBC, CNN, NPR, German, Swiss, French, Spanish TV and radio) Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Grand Rapids Press + 9 other MI papers. Chicago Tribune, Honolulu Star Advertiser {foto and caption}, Reason Magazine, Reuters

31 major conferences attended – (UN drug conference, CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions., National Review, Republican Annual Retreat etc.) 0 this week

Weekly attendance at Grover Norquist’s Wednesday brunch attended by 150 conservative leaders. Named the “Grand Central Station of the Conservative Movement.”

* Consider being a member of COP at $40.00 or more per year. All contributions are tax-deductible. 40 dollars buys all the copy paper COP uses in one year. Law Enforcement’s voice in opposition to current policy is vital on the Hill to achieve a repeal of federal drug prohibition. COP provides that voice. www.citizensopposingprohibition.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Filed under:On the Hill