• 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 July 16, 2010

Get your motor runnin’:   Combining the COP  t-shirt and my motorcycle, Saturday I joined 341 other bikers on a 100 mile, 7 stop charity rally for St. Judes Hospital.   At all the stops a steady stream of people asked about the shirt & good chats followed.   Some had a difficult time believing I had never been stopped by the police.  Karen, my wife, wearing her ‘ask me why’ shirt also had many good chats.

 A deputy who led the rally engaged me on the shirt.  He had never spoken to a cop who agreed.  “Maybe the retired guys feel that way, but no one I know.”   Unknowingly, he answered his own point.  Of course active duty cops can not ‘come out.’   The two who did in the past few years were fired or driven out. (Brad Jardis & Jonathan Wender).

 Glad to help:   Dave from Saginaw, Michigan helped me in 2006 meet several many VIPs and 3 editorial boards.  Recently the local DEA commander has been busting Michigan-legal medical marijuana operations.   Dave and I chatted about what could be done.     Using my contact with an office which had a similar problem, I was able to provide Dave with (one day service) the letter that Congressman  Jared Polis (D-Boulder, CO) wrote to Attorney General Holder on the issue of rogue* agents disregarding Holder’s orders to back off.*  He will include this letter in communicating with his reps in DC.

 Developing relationships and becoming a trusted source of information has been Job One since 2005.

 *rogue = Gauner

*back off = sich zurückhalten

COP stats since August 2009:

 437  presentations to Congressional Staffers (7 more this week)

7 presentations to VIPs (elected officials)

36 published Letters to the Editor (that we know of)

Numerous conferences, hearings & briefings attended.  C-Span broadcast my question at a Senate briefing. (one new hearing this week)

12  radio shows (one more this week)

6 TV interviews (Colombian TV, Fox and Univision)

Consider being a member of COPs at $30.00 or more per year.    Add your voice to those who agree that Modern Prohibition/War on Drugs is the most destructive, dysfunctional and immoral policy since slavery & Jim Crow.  Go to: www.CitizensOpposingProhibition.org and click on Donate/Join – by credit card or check.



Detective/Officer Howard  Wooldridge (retired)

Drug Policy Specialist, COP – www.CitizensOpposingProhibition.org

Washington, DC

817-975-1110 Cell



Citizens Opposing Prohibition – Become a Member

PO Box 772

Buckeystown, MD  21717-0772


Modern Prohibition/The War on Drugs is the most destructive, dysfunctional &  immoral  domestic policy since slavery  & Jim Crow.



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