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Entries by Norm Stamper from 05/2009

Open Letter to the New "Drug Czar" from Another Top Cop: End the Drug War

| Posted 05.07.2009 | Politics

Congratulations Gil Kerlikowske on your confirmation as director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Bit of an irony, isn't it? Two Seattle police chiefs on opposite sides of the drug war?

New Drug Czar: "We're Not at War With People in This Country"

| Posted 05.14.2009 | Politics

In retiring the phrase from the federal lexicon will we really be ending the "War on Drugs"? Hardly.

"That's What Real Policemen Do; They Stand Up for Each Other"

| Posted 05.25.2009 | Politics

Cops lie for reasons embedded in the history, structure, and culture of the institution itself. Too many drug cops wind up lying to their bosses.