Pubdate: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 Source: Almaguin News (CN ON) Copyright: Almaguin News 2012 Contact: http://www.almaguinnews.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/3732 Author: Howard Wooldridge, Co-Founder of LEAP - Law Enforcement Against Prohibition Referenced: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v12/n139/a09.html?1195 FORMER DETECTIVE WARNS OF PROHIBITION RISKS To the Editor: Speaking as a retired police detective, I learned up close and personal the horrific damage done by drug prohibition and the use/abuse of drugs. My colleague, Rick Dalton, was, I am sure, a fine officer but he must have flunked history and economics. Drug prohibition causes the massive crime we must deal with. The use of marijuana generated zero calls for service during my 18 years on the street. The use of alcohol generated about 1,300 calls including rape, child abuse, murder, suicide, assault, etc. Still, marijuana is too dangerous to leave its production and sale in the hands of criminals, gangs and teenagers...as those encouraging prohibition want to do. Howard Wooldridge, Detective/Officer Howard Wooldridge (retired), Co-Founder of LEAP - Law Enforcement Against Prohibition Washington, DC - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.