The Answer to our Drug and Crime Problems

January 28, 2008

A letter to the editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer:

As a retired police detective, perhaps I can help… reduce crime in Camden by 50 percent overnight…
The cancer, the up-stream problem, is the policy of drug prohibition. End it and no more drugs will be sold on the sidewalks. Customers would park their car and walk into a state-regulated store, just like Pennsylvania has for the two deadliest drugs, alcohol and tobacco.
Ending prohibition is not a solution for the drug problem. It is a time-tested solution to the crime associated with prohibition.

    Officer Howard J. Wooldridge (retired)
    Education Specialist,
    Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)

I had no idea there was an organized group of law enforcement officials for the legalization of drugs.
You’d think we’d get some dialog on the subject at the current political debates. No such luck.

Listen to John McCain‘s smarmy comment after the issue is raised to him:

Senator Gravel doesn’t have a chance in hell in getting the nomination, but he’s one of the only legalization candidates. I like him:

The other legalization candidate is Ron Paul; he introduced the industrial hemp farming act and co-sponsored the medical marijuana act.

Here’s the other side’s opinion on legalization and prohibition.



  1. Check it out. There is an economist running for the U.S. Congress in Maryland’s fourth district who wants to end the prohibition on drugs. His website is http://www.babula2008.com. Spread the word.

  2. Thanks for the info Don.

    Here’s view on crime:


    He may want to use the phrase “end prohibition” instead of “legalize drugs”. Sounds less evil.

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