• Congressman Garrett (VA-R)

  • Gov. Chris Christy (NJ-R)

  • Colorado 2012

  • California Field Work, Prop 19

Cops on the Hill: Stories from the Week of February 05, 2021

Cops on the Hill

 

Stories from the Week of February 05, 2021

 

 Tough Sell:  No surprise that total drug decrim is opposed by conservatives for several reasons, prominent in my opinion: it has been highly effective the past 40 years suppressing mostly Democratic votes.  Secondly, it is easier to deport immigrants, after a drug arrest.  Thus, doing the right thing – decrim- will result in more Democratic candidates winning across USA.

Thus, a large majority of the offices that refuse a meeting are Republican.  And since you pay me the big bucks, I will keep doing the necessary to obtain a meeting.  Currently, that means Ccing the aide’s boss and the Chief of Staff of each office.

 

Somebody hit ‘reply all’:  marketing, marketing and marketing

 

Smith, Jane <jane.smith@mail.house.gov>  name changed for privacy
11:13 AM (48 minutes ago)
to howard@citizensopposingprohibition.org

I think this is the guy that walks around the Cafeteria in the Cowboy hat.

 

Sidetracked: Explaining to a Michigan R staffer why the prosecutors in Oregon opposed decrim, my standard story goes thusly: ‘when cops search a car for drugs, 9/10 they find none.  But, from time to time, they find cash, say $600 in the glovebox. “What’s the cash for?”  The citizen replies, “I am en route to buy a bicycle off from eBay and the guy wants cash.”  Nice story replies the officer, but I think you are going to buy drugs….and he seizes the money….6 months later the citizen goes to court to convince a judge all was legit…the officer’s lawyer is a prosecutor,  to help the him/her keep the money AND make money for the prosecutor…. Across USA, the pros. office charges on average 10% of all seized assets as a fee for providing the prosecutor.

 

After I finished the 15-minute pitch, I asked him for questions. “They can really take the $600?” He then asked several more questions about civil asset forfeiture..conflict of interest was discussed….and so it goes.

 

 

Activity this week:

3525 Presentations to Congressional staffers…09 this week..

 

the Senate has come to a standstill, waiting on the impeachment trial.  In the House, the “easy” 25% have had a presentation…now it will be tougher and I can’t go door to door.

1 meeting this week

 

COP stats since inception: August 2009

90 Radio Interviews… 0 this week
327 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 0 this week

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

397 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.: 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 January 29, 2021

 

Cops on the Hill

Stories from the Week of January 29, 2021

 

 Father and Son:  Enjoying my Saturday ritual of bagel and coffee at a Panera, a 14 y/o lad and his father pulled up to my table and the lad asked why legalize heroin.  We had a most excellent 5-6 minute chat with the dad ( a doctor) asking many of the questions… .. stuff like that keeps me going.

As of this week, I have completed 50 of the 100 Senate offices + many of the House members who are on the judiciary committee.

 

Activity this week:

3516 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 13 this week

2 meetings this week

 

COP stats since inception: August 2009

90 Radio Interviews… 0 this week
327 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 0 this week

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

397 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.: 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 January 22, 2021

 

Cops on the Hill

Stories from the Week of January 22, 2021

 

 Feelin Good:  I had extra great chats this week; one former public defender, x- FBI agent, one all in Spanish, one with a Republican aide who was all on my side (fairly rare)  and one with the criminal justice aide to the #2 Democrat in the House.  Keeps me going, it does.

Another busy week of 16 presentations.

 

Activity this week:

3503 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 16 this week

 

 

COP stats since inception: August 2009

90 Radio Interviews… 0 this week
327 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 0 this week

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

397 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.: 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 Tribute, 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 January 15, 2021

 

Cops on the Hill

Stories from the Week of January 15, 2021

 Almost cried:  I had just started my presentation on the phone, when the staffer broke in.  ‘Haven’t been to our office before?  Big cowboy hat?’…that’s me, I replied.  “I miss you and the visits.  You were always so nice and funny.” (Note:  I deadpan an offer “free samples” of marijuana or heroin to staffers…some almost dial 911.  Offices do offer free samples of products made in their district or state..like Virginia peanuts)  My heart was touched and I was nearly speechless.

Note: my emails to set up these meetings include a foto of Misty and me on a Colorado street corner in 2012, moving the MJ legalization vote.

Another busy week of 15 presentations.

 

Activity this week:

3487 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 15 this week

 

 

COP stats since inception: August 2009

90 Radio Interviews… 0 this week
327 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 0 this week

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

397 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.: 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 Tribute, 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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COP on the Hill: Stories from the week of January 8, 2021

COP on the Hill: Stories from the week of January 8, 2021

We just do our jobs: this was a week like no other.  On 1/6 I began watching the joint session begin to count the votes of the Electoral College.  I made a phone presentation at 1:15 which lasted the usual 15 minutes and then returned to watch more…and you all know the rest of the events of that horrible day.

The next day was a maximum day:  seven (7) presentations. Note: my brain cannot do more – my gray matter cannot remember if I had said something or not. – It is noteworthy that all 7 staffers and I said a word or two about the previous day and then moved forward.  Time and tide wait for no person.

Activity this week:

3472 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 18 this week

1 meeting: Grover Norquist

 

COP stats since inception: August 2009

90 Radio Interviews… 0 this week
327 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 0 this week

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

397 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.: 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 Tribute, 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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