• Congressman Garrett (VA-R)

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  • Colorado 2012

  • California Field Work, Prop 19

Cops on the Hill:     Stories from the weeks of December 9, 2022

Best Week in nearly 3 Years:  Due to a DC connection, I was again invited to a Gas & Oil energy conference this week which was two days long.  I was able to have brief chats** with seven (7) Congress Members and 2 assistants.  This plus staff from the German, French, Danish and Brazil embassies.  The last speaker was a Member of the German Parliament and we also had a solid chat on the last day, auf Deutsch natürlich.


Happy To See Me, he was:   I about never put in the newsletter my fairly routine street chats, when someone asks why legalize heroin. An Exception:

I pulled up to the line at the Costco gas pumps and got out to clean up my interior of misc. trash.  The 25 y/o next immediately rolled down his window and said,” God, I love your shirt!! How do I get one?” I got out a few words before he cut me off and continued, ‘legalize would destroy the Cartels! It would reduce the killings in big cities!  It would give you guys more time to do important shit!!  I just started law school and a buddy explained all this a few weeks ago.’

I thanked him for being well-informed, gave him my business card and wished him luck at law school… irony – when all drugs are legalized/regulated, there will be 1000s of unemployed defense attorneys, as crime drops thru the floor.


Weekly Activities:

335 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 07 this week – Congressmen Michael Burgess (R-TX); Randy Weber (R-TX), Bice (R-OK; Johnson (R-OH); Jeff Duncan (R-SC); Buddy Carter (R-GA) and Congresswoman Debbie Lasko (R-AZ)

434 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc   5 this week

3815 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 02  this week…

96  Radio Interviews:  01 this week; WKOK in Pennsylvania

32 major conferences attended – (UN drug conference, CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions., National Review, Republican Annual Retreat etc.) 01 this week (Third Annual Energy Transition)

** My pitch to the Members: ‘ As a retired detective, I represent a small segment of law enforcement that believe; If one day you have a drug problem, see a doctor at a clinic.  For 2023 plz talk to Nancy Mace of South Carolina.  She has the finest, marijuana bill I have seen in my years on the Hill.  Last, thanks for opening the doors in January.

As the meeting was off the record, I cannot say exactly what one said to me.  The were words of thanks to remind him of the need to medicalize the issue versus ‘keep locking them up.’



COP stats since inception: August 2009

209 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

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 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










































































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