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James Gierach

Entries by James Gierach

To Improve Police-Community Relations, End the War on Drugs

(14) Comments | Posted September 1, 2015 | 11:49 AM

Protests and violence have captured the attention of world media following the first anniversary of the day police Officer Darren Wilson fatally shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Yet President Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, charged with improving police-community relations and reducing crime, has largely overlooked...

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President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing

(1) Comments | Posted February 17, 2015 | 11:31 AM

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) is an organization of active and retired soldiers in the war on drugs - police, prosecutors, judges, federal agents, undercover narcotics officers and other criminal justice professionals who, after decades of experience as enforcers of these erroneous laws, now oppose them. We do...

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Does Your U.S. Senator Want to End the War on Drugs?

(8) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 12:01 PM

America's war on drugs is the world's war on drugs. And the world's war on drugs is codified and dictated by three international drug conventions: the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Drugs, and the 1988 UN Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and...

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U.N. Misses Opportunity to Address Failed Drug War

(13) Comments | Posted March 19, 2012 | 5:23 PM

As a former prosecutor and member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), I've been heartened by the recent and sudden global awakening to the failure of the war on drugs.

Several sitting Latin American presidents, members of the U.S. Congress and even televangelist Pat Robertson...

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