• Congressman Garrett (VA-R)

  • Gov. Chris Christy (NJ-R)

  • Colorado 2012

  • California Field Work, Prop 19

Cop On the Hill: Stories from the week of September 14, 2012

COP on the Hill

Stories from the week of September 14, 2012

Caravan for Peace:  I brought my signs  to a 100 person rally in downtown DC.  I enjoyed the LEAP vehicle that LEAPer – former deputy Chief of Police of Los Angeles PD – Stephen Downing designed.   I was able to do one radio program and a good chat with the DC  bureau chief of Azteca America (TV), who said he would like to use me in the future.   Made me recall the Spanish saying: de dicho al hecho hay mucho trecho (from the saying to the doing, there is a big distance)

I had half dozen excellent chats in Spanish with those who started the journey in Tijuana/San Diego.  They seemed to believe if America stopped exporting weapons, the cartels would not be so much of a problem.

Tuesday I attended the quarterly ‘Justice Roundtable’ at the OSI.  (4x/year reps from about 40 DC organizations come together to discuss events, strategies & the future)…..and Wednesday the Grover Norquist brunch.  Past that was just more catching up from my trips to Tampa & Charlotte.

Small step:  Comments on drug prohibition start at 54 minutes and last about 5 minutes.  Worth your time.  Experts state that this judge is considered a leader & legal scholar in the federal judiciary.

YouTube:  Federal Judge Calls For Marijuana Legalization


 Fourth year stats for COP- August 1, 2012 thru July 31, 2013:

50 Presentations to Congressional staffers: this week

4 Radio interviews:  1 this week

14 Blog, cable TV, minor media events:  1 this week

2 seminar, hearing or briefing attended:  this week

10 Presentations to lesser VIPs:  this week


Total stats for COP in first 3 years:

944 Presentations to Congressional staffers

  • 26 Appearances on major TV networks
  • 14 published interviews in major (daily)newspapers
  • 27 interviews and reports in minor media = blogs, cable TV, etc
  • 66 published letters to the editor (value per MAPINC in free publicity: $65,000)
  • 2 editorials in daily papers mentioning my efforts & in support of COP position
  • 33 brief chats with Members of Congress
  • 19 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, etc.
  • 10 major conferences attended (CPAC, LULAC, NRA, etc)
  • Permanent invitation to 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 $30.00 or more per year.   All contributions are tax-deductible.   Law Enforcement’s voice in opposition to current policy is vital on the Hill to achieve a repeal of federal prohibition.  COP provides that voice.   If you agree that Modern Prohibition/War on Drugs is the most destructive, dysfunctional and immoral policy since slavery & Jim Crow…  Go to:


  Signs I displayed at the Caravan for Peace rally – foto above from John Stewart rally


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