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COPs on the Hill – Stories from the week of February 26, 2010


COPs on the Hill

Stories from the week of February 26, 2010

 Back in the Trenches:   This was a ‘normal’ week  After all the energy and frenzied* pace of CPAC last week, it was pleasant to just attend several meetings (one on the Webb bill), write an oped and do 18 presentations on Thursday and Friday.

 One Step Forward:  Waiting for the elevator in Longworth, I noticed a Congressman walking down the hall with whom I had had a good chat at CPAC.  As he approached a few yards to my left, he spotted me, changed direction and came over to say hi and shake my hand.   He remarked how I had ‘cleaned up’ from the CPAC t-shirt.  It was a first for having a Member of Congress go out of their way to say hi to me.  And it only took four years!  LOL

 One Step Back:   Stepping into my 10th office on Thursday, the Congressman was just coming out of his office.  He stopped to shake my hand and asked what his office could do.    We ended up chatting for 90 seconds after I told him I was the police voice on the Hill in opposition to the War on Drugs.  He closed the chat by saying, “Raymond Kelly is the man I listen to on that issue.”   

 On the train home a friend and advisor stated that Kelly was the police commissioner of New York City.   Kelly has been pushing for ever more simple possession marijuana arrests in the Big Apple. 

 Your COP donations at work: Since last August, COPs has made:  (this will be a regular part of every newsletter)

 267 presentations to Congressional  Staffers

5 presentations to VIPs (elected officials)

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

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

5  radio gigs

Two TV interviews (Colombian TV) & Fox

 *frenzied =wahnsinnig

 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.

 Thank you, 


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



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