• 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 April 1, 2022

Speaking Frankly:    When I explained to a Republican aide the major, special interest groups (police, prosecutors, drug treatment industry and private prisons) who fight changes in the Drug War, she responded that her Boss had no problem giving those groups or any groups “The Middle Finger.”  I must say, that was a first in some 5,000 presentations I have made since 2005.  LOL  Made My Day. Refreshing!!!

 

Weekly Activities:

 

3780   Presentations to Congressional staffers… 06 this week

412 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.: 01 this week –    1 Repub running for the House from Georgia

Meetings: 2- Grover Norquist center-right  : Press conference re: MORE Act

 

COP stats since inception: August 2009

 

334 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 0 this week –

93 Radio Interviews… 0

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 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 March 25, 2022

Slow & Steady wins the race: A certain, western Republican Senator has been there almost as long as me.  He has had several aides in that time and all refused to meet with me.  I am happy to report his newest one and I had a solid 30-minute chat about the Drug War and Oregon Decrim.

Earlier in our chat, I had mentioned my love for the 10th Amendment and how it was necessary in a Land so large; something I learned by traveling across this country at 6 MPH on a horse.  We had a chat about horses and I sent him and for his several colleagues who know how to saddle a horse, a copy of a short story my horse wrote about crossing really tall bridges (horses dislike bridges, BTW)

Me thinks the conversation will be remembered and I have confidence he ran the decrim idea up the chain.

Weekly Activities:

 

3774   Presentations to Congressional staffers… 09 this week

412 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.: 01 this week –    1 Repub running for the House

Meetings: 1 – Grover Norquist center-right

 

COP stats since inception: August 2009

 

334 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 0 this week –

93 Radio Interviews… 0

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 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 March 18, 2022

Cops on the Hill

 

Unspoken Progress / Change in the Generations:

 

Very slow week with only 3 presentations to staffers…the week was saved, as I had 4 excellent small chats with R candidates running for Congress.  I smiled the rest of the day, as they expressed a POV that is very similar to the COP philosophy.  These men and women were all in mid-30’ to 50ish.

 

Weekly Activities:

 

3765   Presentations to Congressional staffers… 03 this week

412 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.: 04 this week –    3 Repubs running for the House and one to US Senate

Meetings: 1 – Grover Norquist center-right

 

COP stats since inception: August 2009

 

334 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 0 this week –

93 Radio Interviews… 0

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 weeks of March 11, 2022

 Sky Above – Mud Below:

I had a most excellent chat with Senator Merkley’s (D-OR) aide for criminal justice.  The topic was Oregon’s, one-year, positive experience with total drug decrim.  She asked for and received the names of six, Senate, Republican staffers who expressed interest/support for the concept.  In the past 14 months, Majority Leader Schumer has only expressed in marijuana legislation and his aide will not take a meeting.  I am still pushing for a companion, decrim bill in the Senate.

The next day I had a good chat with the aide of my Congressman Trone (D-MD). She gave one excuse after another to do nothing on the topic of learning about the effective Swiss heroin treatment program.  Example: ‘you can’t imagine how difficult it is, the many hoops a Member has to jump thru to get approval for foreign travel.’  She ended the chat saying that, ‘no, CMan Trone will not talk to someone on the House Health committee about the Swiss approach.  Rather, I should do that and influence a Member to learn more.  Un, bleeping believable… = Mud Below

Me thinks the $40-billion Drug Treatment Industry has effectively bought our Congress and President.

My two-minute chat with freshman, Republican House Member Nancy Mace (R-SC) was refreshing and productive. I am not allowed to say on what we agreed.    She introduced last year the best, most comprehensive marijuana repeal bill I have seen in my 15 years on the Hill.   She was the first woman to graduate from The Citadel military academy in SC and it showed.  Wow!

 

 

Weekly Activities:

 

3767   Presentations to Congressional staffers… 05 this week

335 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 01 this week – Nancy Mace (R-SC)

Meetings: 1 – Grover Norquist center-right

 

COP stats since inception: August 2009

 

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

93 Radio Interviews… 0

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 weeks of March 4, 2022

 What you already know:   I was having a good chat with a Senator’s aide.  I mentioned her state has MMJ, defelonized simple drug possession and is close to legalizing marijuana.  Her candid response is rarely said (out loud); ‘When our state changes the marijuana laws, the Senator will then publicly support it.’  AKA….no leadership, all follower….so typical of most politicians.  Just pitiful.

 

Weekly Activities:

 

3762   Presentations to Congressional staffers… 11 this week

Meetings: 2 – Grover Norquist center-right & a DC based social justice committee

 

COP stats since inception: August 2009

 

334 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 0 this week –

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

93 Radio Interviews… 0

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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