• 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 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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COP on the Hill: Stories from the week of December 25, 2020 & January 1, 2021

COP on the Hill

Stories from the week of December 25, 2020 & January 1, 2021

 

Note:  As usual during these two very slow weeks, I send out season’s greeting to some 200 professional acquaintances, many of whom are in the media I have met over the years.

 

I begin the new year with a real sense of optimism.  The Congress has many loud voices calling for an end to Mass Incarceration, and end to the Drug War and President-elect Biden stated in the last debate he favors treatment vs incarceration for average citizens….Decrim is the logical path forward to achieve those goals.

 

 

Activity this week:

3454 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 05 these 2 weeks

 

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 December 18, 2020

COP on the Hill

Stories from the week of December 18, 2020

 

Marijuana becomes “normalized.”    A former Fall River, Massachusetts mayor’s chief of staff pleaded guilty to federal charges of extorting and bribing marijuana businesses.

 

Kind Words:    Each December I send out 300 emails to all my contacts to let them know I am still alive…I had this reply from someone I met ten years ago.  He is still a law professor in Knoxville, TN and hosts a radio show for law students………”Congratulations on your many victories, and thanks for your efforts.  You are doing God’s work.  Persistence is the difference between winning and losing.

 

Among all the reasons to decrim is the effect that prohibition has had upon our fundamental rights—most of the erosion of the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments over the past fifty years has been due to drug busts.  So, you’re not just saving lives, but protecting our civil liberties.

 

Keep the faith, and keep going.  Many people are silently cheering you on.”

 

Best of the Season to you and yours,  Howard

 

 

 

Activity this week:

3449 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 03 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.”
* 2 editorials in daily papers mentioning Howard’s efforts & in support of COP position
84 published letters to the editor (value per MAPINC in free publicity: $83,000) 0 this week
* 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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