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COPs on the Hill: Stories from the week of April 9, 2010

COPs on the Hill

Stories from the week of April 9, 2010

 I do not want to go to work today:   Monday was a messy, lousy day.  My records were wrong or incomplete and after a couple of embarrassing moments, I pulled the plug at lunch, doing just four presentations.  Tuesday morning leaving the train, I had trouble making my boots walk in the direction of the House Office Buildings.  It was my lowest moment in four years.

 I resolved to never again do as many presentations per day as possible, rather limit myself to a max of 8.  No more 11 chats in one day, like last week.   My boss (me) will no doubt be upset but c’est la vie.  Despite telling myself many years ago this effort is a marathon, I have always strived to achieve as much as possible every day.  Wrong thinking.   Armed with that resolve, I felt better and moved forward.

 That day I had seven chats, including one excellent 30 minute chat with an aide (& former cop) to a top Republican leader.   We drifted from drug policy to politics and employing  the 10th Amendment more in order to reduce the power of Washington.   He said he would pass on to the boss all my ideas, and he meant it.   As we parted, I told him I would bring the donuts next April.  J

 Part One, Second Act:  At a strategy session this week I learned that the Webb criminal justice review  bill will be introduced into the House this month.    The Senate has already voted the bill out of committee.   As you know, I have pushed for such a review since my arrival in the Fall of 2005.  Feels good.   We have medium confidence to see the bill on the President’s desk by August recess.

 Part Two, Act One:  This  will be the passage* of the bill to repeal the federal prohibition of cannabis.   Stay tuned.

 California here we come:   This week we received a nice check which will pay our (Misty and me) gas out to California this September.  Now we hope for one to bring us home!

 *passage = Verabschiedung

 COP stats since August 2009:

 348 presentations to Congressional Staffers

7 presentations to VIPs (elected officials)

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

Numerous conferences, hearings & briefings attended.  C-Span broadcast my question at a Senate briefing

8 radio shows

Three TV interviews (Colombian TV, Fox and Univision)

 Consider being a member of COPs at $30.00 or more per year.  It is tax-deductible.  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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