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Cops on the Hill: Stories from the week of November 5, 2021

Cops on the Hill

Stories from the week of November 5, 2021

Speaking Truth to Power:   A.  I had a good chat with the communications director for Minority Leader McConnell this week: topic…National Decrim.  I very carefully explained that decrim has nothing to do with legalization and then provided the good news out of Oregon regarding the 80% reduction in police action (tickets) & 80% reduction in car searches for simple possession of hard drugs.

B.  At Grover Norquist’s meeting this week, the gentleman who ran the Youngkin  campaign for governor of Virginia happened to sit next to me.  Of course, I wear my mask (LEGALIZE HEROIN) during the meeting for safety and cheap advertising.

Before he left, I gave him my card with the message of let’s chat about drug policy.  You never know.

More cheerful news at the bottom.

Weekly Activities:

3682 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 3 this week…

Meetings:  2—Grovers and Decrim DC


COP stats since inception: August 2009

398 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.: 0 this week –

330 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 0

92 Radio Interviews… 0 this week

208 interviews and reports in minor media …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.”

* Consider being a member of COP at $40.00 or more per year. All contributions are tax-deductible. 40 dollars buys all the copy paper COP uses in one year. Law Enforcement’s voice in opposition to current policy is vital on the Hill to achieve a repeal of federal drug prohibition. COP provides that voice. www.citizensopposingprohibition.org

The latest annual survey from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration shows yet again that the spread of marijuana legalization for adults to more states is not driving an increase in youth use. Teen cannabis consumption actually dropped in 2020.




Re: Oregon ……“We have no hammer,” said Josephine County Sheriff Dave Daniel, whose deputies had not issued a single class E violation as of Oct. 1, according to circuit court records. “What does that do for law enforcement to focus on those violations right now? We can look for car thefts, burglaries, assaults, and those sorts of things.”



10 minute read…treatment facilities are lagging and slow to get up to speed.


Two minutes on War on Drugs – my interview in Germany last month


One minute in French to our fellow officers in France who are now an organization of 150 who want to also legalize/regulate all drugs.  Their leader is near-native fluent in 3 languages.  I have extended them an offer to help anyway COP can.



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