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Ending Marijuana Prohibition

Help Honor Police Who Speak Out Against Marijuana Prohibition

neill franklin human rights award law enforcement against prohibitionI received the following e-mail from the great folks over at Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, which has always been one of my favorite reform organizations:

In the past week, many of you have contributed in support of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition’s Help Police Speak Out Against the War on Drugs fundraising campaign. We’ve raised $2,856 so far – a great start – but we need your help to meet our goal of $20,000 by December 3.

Your support will allow LEAP to continue our work, giving brave law enforcers who take a stand against the War on Drugs the opportunity to speak out, and recruiting more active duty officers to join our ranks.

Next week, LEAP will co-host the 2015 International Drug Policy Reform Conference, where our own Major Neill Franklin will receive the H.B. Spear Award for Achievement in the Field of Control and Enforcement, honoring law enforcement professionals who have demonstrated a balanced regard for the needs of enforcement and human compassion. Following a 33-year law enforcement career, where he witnessed the failure of the War on Drugs firsthand, Neill joined LEAP, and has served as our Executive Director since 2010. He leads by example as a police officer speaking out about a failed, destructive policy.

Help us celebrate Neill’s commitment to ending the War on Drugs, and support police officers’ right to speak out. To keep LEAP going strong, make a contribution to our campaign today.

There are two important ways you can help:

1. Make a gift of $20 or more to support LEAP’s work

2. Invite at least 10 friends to join this effort and make a gift by sharing our campaign link, www.tiny.cc/leap_speaks

  • Sinclair

    I know I have on occasion have not spoken nice about our police. Yes there is some bad cops or some that just made a bad choice in handling a situation.
    There is also good cops and not just members of leap. I know of others and have even asked asked a local Detective neighbor of mine. How he feels about leap, which he felt he would like to know more but was afraid of his job security. This is sad, so to all law enforcement who are honorable thank you. I do define honorable in this situation as those who believe that prohibition is wrong.

  • Shawn Torbert

    End prohibition, make all drugs legal and distribute them through mental health facilities.

  • calvet11

    What no cute blanket !

  • Lawrence Goodwin

    For 15 years, the ladies and men of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition have inspired me to keep going, for which I am forever indebted to them all. They are truly pushing the envelope on the ‘legalization’ subject. It breaks my heart being unable to make a donation, even $20 for LEAP, in the throes of financial difficulty. I’m so stubborn that, in those very same years, I’ve insisted on pursuing a career in the legal cannabis industry. The problem is that I live in New York, home to some of the fiercest resistance to legal cannabis–from officials, media and citizens alike–in the nation. I will gladly donate $1,000 to LEAP once I’ve achieved my humble horticultural goal.