• Congressman Garrett (VA-R)

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  • Colorado 2012

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Stories from the week of August 5, 2011

COP on the Hill

Your Voice in the United States Congress

With the big boys:  On Monday I did my first in camera interview in the rotunda of the Cannon building.  This is where nearly all House Members interviews you see on TV are done.  It was a reporter for Danish television.  It was a hoot.  It felt good.

Not a tenther:* Leaving the interview, I matched up with a Member walking down the hall.  He asked how it was going.  I told him about the TV interview which was about the violence and death our teens encounter because they sell drugs and are shot.  I continued that the Ron Paul-Barney Frank bill would employ the 10th amendment to allow the states to choose their own path. “What do you think?”  “Not a good idea, “he replied.  „Not a big fan of the 10th amendment? “  I asked.  „I am but not with drugs,” he responded and we parted company.  Too many Members like him = no principles.

Need your help on 2306:  Please send an email to your Congressman, asking for their support for the Frank-Paul Repeal Federal Prohibition Act of 2011  (HR 2306).   They will answer. Then send their reply to me.  We have an 8 person working group which is dedicated to passing 2306.  We need to learn where each of the 435 Members stand on this and why they oppose.  For you over-achievers, ask your friends outside your District to do the same.   This is how regular citizens can help pass legislation.   Thanks in advance.

*Tenther = eine Person, die über unser 10te Zusatz ein Fan ist; 10te = die Staate sollen mehr Vorrechte  haben, ihre eigene Politik einzuführen

One published letters to the editor below.

COPs 2nd year stats to date:

206 presentations to Congressional staffers:  9 this week

TV appearances: 14 …  this week (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, etc) 

Newspaper stories: 7 dailies, 3 weeklies

Radio appearances: 13 – this week

Published LTE: 20 (1 this week) –see below

Other media (bloggers, cable TV, minor publications, etc): 12   (this week)

 12 (Member of Congress) contacts:     this week

6 other VIP ( state Senators  & Reps):   

Published in the Baltimore Sun: Aug 3


Speaking as a retired police detective and member of LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition), I heartily concur with the NAACP that it is past time to terminate our failed war on drugs also known as the war on people — mostly of color (“The NAACP is calling for an end to the drug war; what about you?” July 31).  My profession, which is shrinking all over America, must return to its true mission of public safety.

If you have a drug problem, see an addiction clinic.

Howard Wooldridge,

Consider being a member of COP at $30.00 or more per year.   All contributions are tax-deductible.   Your support keeps the COP voice loud and strong in the halls of the United States Congress.   We 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 send a check to:


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