Pubdate: Tue, 17 Feb 2015
Source: Baltimore Sun (MD)
Copyright: 2015 The Baltimore Sun Company
Author: Howard J. Wooldridge


Tsunamis of drugs have rolled into and around Maryland since the 
1960s. As a retired detective, I worked the trenches of our drug war. 
Polls show 80 percent of the people recognize the total failure of policy.

Indeed, the police are a mosquito on the butt of an elephant. We have 
never, ever been able to make more than a dent in drug availability. 
Attorney General Brian Frosh needs to come clean to Maryland 
residents and admit that heroin prohibition is more the cause of 
deaths than a way to reduce them ("Maryland joins multistate task 
force to combat heroin," Feb. 12).

Howard J. Wooldridge, Buckeystown

The writer, a retired police detective, is co-founder of Law 
Enforcement Against Prohibition.
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