Pubdate: Thu, 27 Sep 2007
Source: Los Angeles City Beat (CA)
Copyright: 2007 Southland Publishing
Author: Kirk Muse


I'm writing about Mindy Farabee's story: "Remaking California
Prisons." Unfortunately, the common-sense solution to California's
prison problem lies in Washington, D.C. - not Sacramento. Since the
vast majority of all of our violent crime and property crime is caused
by, not drugs, but rather our drug prohibition policies, the
common-sense solution is to re-legalize all of our now illegal drugs.
Then the drugs can be sold in legal, regulated and licensed business

Then drug dealers as we know them today will disappear for economic
reasons. Then our so-called "drug-related crime" will be in our past -
not our future. Most people currently employed in law enforcement are
against the re-legalization of our now illegal drugs. That's because
we would need far fewer law enforcement personnel if all drugs were

However, there is one organization made up of law enforcement
personnel who favor the re-legalization of all drugs despite the fact
that it's against their own economic self interest to do so. That
organization is called LEAP (Law Enforcement Against

I suggest the readers visit the website at: Then arrange for
a speaker to give an informative and entertaining talk about our
current and past drug policies to any organization or group. Most will
arrive at the talk skeptical. Most will leave convinced. Convinced it
is time to make major changes to our nation's drug policies.


Mesa, Arizona
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