Pubdate: Wed, 03 Aug 2011 Source: Baltimore Sun (MD) Copyright: 2011 The Baltimore Sun Company Contact: http://www.baltimoresun.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/37 Author: Howard Wooldridge, LEAP member, Drug Policy Specialist with Citizens Opposing Prohibition. TIME TO END FAILED WAR ON DRUGS Speaking as a retired police detective and member of LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition), I heartily concur with the NAACP that it is past time to terminate our failed war on drugs also known as the war on people -- mostly of color ("The NAACP is calling for an end to the drug war; what about you?" July 31). My profession, which is shrinking all over America, must return to its true mission of public safety. If you have a drug problem, see an addiction clinic. Howard Wooldridge, Washington, D.C. - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.