Dr. Richard Watkins, former Texas warden joins prominent Houston attorney Clay Conrad, the author of Jury Nullification to discuss jail overcrowding around the US. PLUS we have an interview with Freeway Rick Ross, the LA entrepreneur the CIA chose to sell a billion dollars worth of cocaine for them, to finance the Iran Contra affair.
Wed - Neill Franklin 5
Sun - Neill Franklin 2
Sat - Major Neill Franklin retired Executive Director of Law Enforcement Action Partnership
Major Neill Franklin has more than 30 years experience wearing the badge of law enforcement. Today Neill is the Executive Director of Law Enforcement Action Partnership which has thousands of experienced police, prosecutors and legislators calling for an end to drug prohibition. Neill is one of the stars of our September 11 Premiere of our video Production: SEEEKING THE MORAL HIGH GROUND (On Drugs). To learn more please visit www.LEAP.cc
Greg Denham is a retired senior sergeant of Victoria police and the Australian representative for the US-based agency Law Enforcement Action Partnership. Greg had a major article in the Guardian last week: "The rising appetite for powerful drugs like fentanyl is a direct result of Australia’s failing prohibition policies Tough questions must be asked about laws that perpetuate the myth that the war on drugs is winnable through prohibition Given our failure to learn the lessons of the past, the policy response to the fentanyl crisis is predictable. We will no doubt hear from politicians and law enforcement demanding more police, more invasive powers, tougher laws and longer jail sentences. The problem is, we’ve been taking this approach for more than 50 years and yet we know that drug seizures have little impact on drug availability. Despite what police and politicians tell us, drug prohibition, like alcohol prohibition, has failed." +++ DTN Editorial: Prohibition is Evil
Dr. Matthew Fogg is running for US Congress in Maryland. Dr. Fogg joined the U.S. Marshals Service and became a highly decorated federal law officer. He seeks to congtrol assault weapons, protect the elderly, end the drug war and work towards racial balance.
Uvalde Texas heavily armed law enforcement left 19 children and their teachers to be slaughtered by a lone gunman. Stephen Downing Deputy Police Chief of Los Angeles (Ret) joins us to discuss this horrendous failure.
James Gierach, a former Chicago prosecutor was for years the executive board vice chairman of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) an international organization of former law enforcement and criminal justice officials who speak out against the failures of existing drug policies throughout the world. LEAP is now: Law Enforcement Action Partnership. Gierach has for decades been attending annual meetings of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Geneva, New York and elsewhere.
Fri - Diane Goldstein 7
Mon - Diane Goldstein 3
Law Enforcement Action Partnerships Executive Director Diane Goldstein joined the Redondo Beach Police Department in 1983. She rose from a Patrol Officer and School Resource Officer to Sergeant in the Special Investigations Unit, served as a Division Commander, and retired as a lieutenant in 2004. She was the first female lieutenant in the department.
Stephen Downing began his 20-year police career in a squad car and finished as a deputy chief of police. His vast experience in law enforcement has led him to the conclusion that the War on Drugs can never be worth the human and fiscal costs.
Discussion revolves around corruption, influence of patrolmen unions and more. Steve was an original board member of LEAP. Downing is an expert on issues related to police militarization, civil asset forfeiture, and corruption and internal affairs. His
interviews and original writings have appeared in numerous local, state, and national outlets.
Sat - Former undercover police officer Neil Woods
Drug War is Racist, Stupid & Evil: Charles A. McClelland Jr. former Chief of Police of Houston calls for legal cannabis and Superior Court Judge James P. Gray calls for the end of drug prohibition.
Thu - Maj. Neill Franklin Dir LEAP USA
Mon - Neil Woods Dir LEAP UK
DTN Editorial + Kevin Zeese of PopularResistance.org, Ethan Nadelmann founder DPA, Eric Sterling Founder Criminal Justice Policy Foundation, Sanho Tree of Institute for Policy Studies, Dr. Christoph Buerki Designer of Swiss Heroin Injection Program & Dr. Perry Kendall Dir. B.C. Centre for Substance Abuse & NYT Best Selling Author Maia Szalavitz.
Sun - Richard Van Wickler 2
Congressman Beto O'Rourke (ret) discusses, voting rights, racism, environment and the drug war + James Gierach, former Illinois States Atty on Chicago violence and the drug war.
The Association of British Muslims recently held a discussion on drugs policy. On this edition of Century we hear from two of the featured speakers: Neil Woods, formerly an undercover police officer in the UK who is now a leading reform activist and member of the organization Law Enforcement Action Partnership, and Khalid Massud, formerly a police inspector general in Pakistan. Plus, UN Secretary General António Guterres on human rights.
Wed - Neill Woods Dir of LEAP EU
Carl Hart is a professor of neuroscience and psychology at Columbia University. Dr. Hart joins us for the half hour to discuss his newest book: Drug Use for Grown Ups - Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear. Hart is known for his research in drug abuse and drug addiction. Hart was the first tenured African American professor of sciences at Columbia University.
Jack Cole joins us for this half hour listen back to an interview from Nov 2003. Jack was the founding member, first director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, now known as Law Enforcement Action Partnership.
Interview of Diane Goldstein, the incoming Exec Dir of Law Enforcement Action Network re changes to drug laws in Canada, the UK, Mexico and around the US + Wash state representative Roger Goodman re decrim efforts in his state.
LEAP/GLEPHA Webinar: Police & Overdose Prevention
Dr. Khalid Tinasti, Exec Dir of Global Commission on Drugs participates in video production of Seeking The Moral High Ground. +++ LEAP/GLEPHA Webinar: The Police Experience with Overdose Prevention Sites withModerator: Chief Tom Synan, Newtown Police Department, Ohio, Inspector Bill Spearn, Vancouver Police Department, Canada, Staff Sergeant Conor King, Victoria Police Department, Canada
Sat - Major Neill Franklin Director of Law Enforcement Action Partnership
Major Neill Franklin has more than 30 years experience wearing the badge of law enforcement. Today Neill is the Executive Director of Law Enforcement Action Partnership which has thousands of experienced police, prosecutors and legislators calling for an end to drug prohibition. Neill is one of the stars of our forthcoming, September 11 Premiere of our video Production: SEEEKING THE MORAL HIGH GROUND (On Drugs). To learn more please visit www.LEAP.cc
Major Neill Franklin discusses Law Enforcement Action Partnerships new National Policing Recommendations + Debby Goldsberry re gang rip offs of cannabis dispensaries & DTN Editorial
Beto O'Rourke joins us to discuss the murder of George Floyd, the protests, the bigotry of centuries and how it is escalated thru drug war tacts +++ Norm Stamper former Police Chief of Seattle gives his perspectives on the never ending series of cop on black murders.
Sat - Major Neill Franklin Director LEAP
Major Neill Franklin (Ret.) is a 34-year veteran of both the Maryland State Police and the Baltimore Police Department who oversaw 17 separate drug task forces. He has served as an official representative of the Law Enforcement Action Partnership (formerly Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) since 2007 + Dana Larsen is one of Canada’s most well-known and respected advocates for cannabis reform and an end to the global war on drugs.
Tue - Richard Van Wickler jail Superintendent
Dr. Carl Hart author of High Price - A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self Discover That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs & Socieity + Terry Nelson of LEAP & DTN Editorial
Diane Goldstein chair of Law Enforcement Action Partnership, Frederick Cortes Diaz of Intercambios, Shaleen Title Mass. Cannabis Control Commissioner & Basillio H. Sepe journalist with The Nights Watch in the Philippines
Neill Franklin Dir of Law Enforcement Action Partnership, Lynn Paltrow Dir of National Advocates for Pregnant Women, Christina Dent Dir of End It For Good in Miss + Joe Marcinkowski of Houston Peace and Justice Center
Sun - Steve Downing, Dep Chief of LAPD, retired a
Thu - Neill Franklin Dir of LEAP re US racism
Wed - Neill Franklin Dir of LEAP re Juneteenth
Fri - Former NYPD detective John Baeza 3
Thu - Former NYPD detective John Baeza 2
Wed - Former NYPD detective John Baeza
Winning the War on the War on Drugs: Congressman Ron Paul, former NYPD detective John Baeza, Jacob Sullum Editor of Reason Magazine
Cannabis Therapeutics 1, Laura Lagano author of CBD Oil Miracle, William Simpson of CannaCrafted, Dale Geiringer of Ca NORML + Judge John Delaney testifies re cannabis to Texas Legislature.
Mon - Superior Court Judge James P. Gray, on failure and futility of drug war
Superior Court Judge James P. Gray, (ret) discusses failure and futility of drug war. Tex House Hearing on HB63 Marijuana Decrim with Ronny Moore Asst Police Chief, David Sloan of DFW & Natl NORML, Senior District Court Judge John Delaney
Fri - US Congressional Hearing on Safe Banking Act for marijuana business w Maj Neill Franklin Exec Dir of Law Enforcement Action Partnership, LEAP.cc II
Thu - US Congressional Hearing on Safe Banking Act for marijuana business w Maj Neill Franklin Exec Dir of Law Enforcement Action Partnership, LEAP.cc
Drug Truth Network Editorial re fiasco bust in Houston, interview with Texas Senator John Whitmire + US Congressional Hearing on Safe Banking Act for marijuana business owners and employees featuring Fiona Ma California Sec of Treasury & Maj Neill Franklin Exec Dir of Law Enforcement Action Partnership, LEAP.cc