Pubdate: Mon, 22 Dec 2008
Source: Tribune Review (Pittsburgh, PA)
Copyright: 2008 Tribune-Review Publishing Co.
Author: Howard J. Wooldridge


As a retired police officer who worked the trenches of the drug war
spanning three decades, I heartily agree with Ethan Nadelmann's call
to end all drug prohibition.

A world without drug dealers and their violence means my colleagues
will have more time for the deadly DUI, child molesters and other
public-safety threats.

Moreover, the state via its police department cannot stop personal
stupidity. It is past time for the police to again focus on public
safety. Your personal safety is an issue for family and friends.

Howard J. Wooldridge

Washington, D.C.

The writer is an education specialist with Law Enforcement Against
Prohibition (
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