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Cops on the Hill: Stories from the Week of February 05, 2021

Cops on the Hill


Stories from the Week of February 05, 2021


 Tough Sell:  No surprise that total drug decrim is opposed by conservatives for several reasons, prominent in my opinion: it has been highly effective the past 40 years suppressing mostly Democratic votes.  Secondly, it is easier to deport immigrants, after a drug arrest.  Thus, doing the right thing – decrim- will result in more Democratic candidates winning across USA.

Thus, a large majority of the offices that refuse a meeting are Republican.  And since you pay me the big bucks, I will keep doing the necessary to obtain a meeting.  Currently, that means Ccing the aide’s boss and the Chief of Staff of each office.


Somebody hit ‘reply all’:  marketing, marketing and marketing


Smith, Jane <jane.smith@mail.house.gov>  name changed for privacy
11:13 AM (48 minutes ago)
to howard@citizensopposingprohibition.org

I think this is the guy that walks around the Cafeteria in the Cowboy hat.


Sidetracked: Explaining to a Michigan R staffer why the prosecutors in Oregon opposed decrim, my standard story goes thusly: ‘when cops search a car for drugs, 9/10 they find none.  But, from time to time, they find cash, say $600 in the glovebox. “What’s the cash for?”  The citizen replies, “I am en route to buy a bicycle off from eBay and the guy wants cash.”  Nice story replies the officer, but I think you are going to buy drugs….and he seizes the money….6 months later the citizen goes to court to convince a judge all was legit…the officer’s lawyer is a prosecutor,  to help the him/her keep the money AND make money for the prosecutor…. Across USA, the pros. office charges on average 10% of all seized assets as a fee for providing the prosecutor.


After I finished the 15-minute pitch, I asked him for questions. “They can really take the $600?” He then asked several more questions about civil asset forfeiture..conflict of interest was discussed….and so it goes.



Activity this week:

3525 Presentations to Congressional staffers…09 this week..


the Senate has come to a standstill, waiting on the impeachment trial.  In the House, the “easy” 25% have had a presentation…now it will be tougher and I can’t go door to door.

1 meeting 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 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.”
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