• Congressman Garrett (VA-R)

  • Gov. Chris Christy (NJ-R)

  • Colorado 2012

  • California Field Work, Prop 19

Stories from the week of January 14, 2011

 COPs on the Hill

 How did you do that?:   I was flabbergasted *(never happened in five years), when for a normal ‘meet and greet’ presentation with a Senate Republican staffer, her boss –Legislative Director -invited himself.   As always when I meet a staffer & give them my background, I always include my Long Ride for a head snap….    As you can imagine, the boss dominated the chat for the first 25 minutes.    He then turned to his colleague and asked if she had any questions or concerns about my presentation.  She said, “I want to know how you rode your horse across America!”  

 I gave her a one minute overview of 23 miles/day, six days week for six months — park the horse in baseball fields, in the woods, tied to a tree & with much help from strangers, it was a piece of cake. Smile.   For a bonus I showed her the February Reason magazine which has Misty and me as the centerfold.   And the meeting ended. 

 BTW, the LD and I hit it off well, he agreed in theory with the COP position and said he would recommend to the boss to sign onto a Senate repeal marijuana prohibition bill.    Given 22,000 lobbyists in DC, being remembered is the ‘coin of the realm.’  My hat and Long Ride continue to pay dividends. 

 ­­Webb Commission take two or ¡Homework!:  I attended the first organizational meeting of the year for a new National Crime Commission bill.  After I spoke of the need to emphasize this year the “Thin Blue Line getting thinner” reality, the chairwoman volunteered me to put together a fact sheet showing police and fire layoffs.   Sadly, using google ‘police layoffs ’ and add any state,   too many stories appear.  On the other hand, it strengthens our case to end at least marijuana prohibition ASAP.

 *flabbergasted = ich war platt

*coin of the realm = Gold Standard

 COPs 2nd year stats to date:

 TV appearances: 12 (ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX, cable) 

Newspaper stories: 6 dailes, 3 weeklies

Radio appearances: 6

Published LTE: 6   

46 presentations to Congressional staffers: (9 this week)

2 VIP (Member of Congress) presentations:   

Consider being a member of COPs at $30.00 or more per year.    Your support keeps the COPs 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:


POB 772

Buckeystown, MD  21717


 Detective/Officer Howard  Wooldridge (retired)

Drug Policy Specialist, COP – www.CitizensOpposingProhibition.org

Washington, DC

817-975-1110 Cell


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Buckeystown, MD  21717-0772

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



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