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kenichol Donating Member (198 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-05-09 04:06 PM
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Otero County had a LEAP speaker at County Fair
Our Peace & Justice of La Luz non-profit had a booth at the county fair this year. We invited a speaker from LEAP, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition to open a discussion about the results of the current 'War on Drugs' policy and their suggestion to legalize all drugs, taxing & regulating them much like alcohol and cigarettes. Very interesting. A half-dozen either didn't want to hear or accused us of 'wanting everybody on drugs, with the streets lined with people passed out on drugs' but many others engaged in a very civil discussion and changed their minds entirely. Many expressed how alone they'd felt for believing the same way and how grateful that we are bringing the discussion to our community.

(see the rest of our local newspaper's article on /):
"Drug warriors from across the country are banding together to ask people to support the legalization of drugs.

Judges, prosecutors, prison wardens, corrections staff and police officers have organized to educate the public about the damage and cost of the war against illegal drugs.

The premise of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, or LEAP, is the war on drugs cannot be won and the benefit of regulating, taxing and controlling these substances far outweighs the cost in tax dollars and human lives trying to suppress them..."

Consider it!
Check out LEAP
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-05-09 10:27 PM
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1. good for you guys!
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