Tag: LEAP

24
Sep

LEAP AMA with Michael Wood

On Wednesday, September 23rd, we were very happy to co-sponsor a Reddit AMA with Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), featuring former Baltimore Police Officer, Michael Wood, Jr. Michael answered questions about his experience as a whistleblower on the Baltimore Police department and how the drug war has perpetuated conflict between communities and police. Below, you’ll find some of his answers that

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21
Apr

SSDP Hosts Successful Regional Conference in the Midwest!

Last weekend, SSDP students, alumni, and supporters gathered at Northwestern University in Illinois for SSDP’s 2014 Midwest Regional Conference! More than 60 students attended the conference for an exciting weekend of expert presentations, training, workshops, and networking events. The speaker panels and events that took place throughout the day were each designed to give students the tools needed to continue growing

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2
Apr

2014 Northeast Regional Conference was a Success!

On Saturday, March 29th, dozens of SSDP students, supporters, and alumni gathered at West Chester University in Pennsylvania for the 2014 SSDP Northeast Regional Conference! The event was a huge success, with roughly 80 students and experts in drug policy reform joining together for an unforgettable day packed full of drug policy oriented events. Many of the events themselves were

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20
Mar

SSDP Welcomes the Christopher Newport University (CNU) chapter!

I am so excited to announce the formation of our newest official chapter, Christopher Newport University (CNU) in Newport News, Virginia! With the addition of CNU, our Virginia network now boasts 7 chapters and is stronger than ever. I spoke with chapter founder and leader Colin Klimowski about the chapter’s beginnings and his vision for it’s future:   How did

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9
Jan

Start The Spring Semester With a Bang!

It’s January, and for most of our students that means it’s time to start the Spring semester. Like many other SSDPers, you might be asking yourself how you can start off the new year with a bang. So, I thought I would share some exciting event ideas that you can host to attract new members to your chapter, while also

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15
Oct

Press Release: Pro-Legalization Law Enforcement (LEAP) Group Screens Prop. 19 Documentary

Special Preview and Panel Discussion Planned in Long Beach Long Beach, Calif. – As debates over ballot measures to legalize marijuana heat up in Colorado, Oregon and Washington, a group of cops, judges and other law enforcement officers calling for an end to the war on drugs is holding a special sneak peek at Legalize It, a new documentary about

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24
Aug

You’re invited to the 2012 Mountain Plains Regional Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference!

Register today to join students and advocates from all over Colorado and the Mountain Plains region at the University of Colorado, Boulder on September 7-9 for this exciting learning and networking event. We’ve just extended the early bird registration rate so be sure to register before Monday, August 27th at 11:59pm MST to take advantage of the discounted rate. As

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1
May

Cops, moms and students call for an end to drug prohibition

Washington DC – Mothers from around the country will join with law enforcement and students at the National Press Club on May 2nd in honor of Mother’s Day. The press conference will launch a new coalition of national organizations that will represent mothers, police and students that seek to finally end the disastrous drug war. Students for Sensible Drug Policy

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4
Apr

Drug Policy Groups Unite to Demand End to Medical Marijuana Raids

Six National Drug Policy Organizations Call on President Obama to End Unnecessary Assault on Medical Marijuana Providers Coalition to President Obama: “It is time for a new approach on marijuana policy.” Contact: Aaron Houston, (202) 455-5869 WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the wake of recent attacks on medical marijuana providers and patients by multiple branches of the federal government, including Monday’s raids

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20
Jun

Portland SSDP Chapters Team Up for Vigil

SSDP chapters at Reed College and Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR, teamed up this past Friday and organized a candlelight vigil to commemorate those impacted by the failed war on drugs. Over 100 people were in attendance. The Portland chapters placed a focus on the struggle of medical marijuana patients in their state and throughout the country who needlessly suffer and face criminal prosecution

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18
Jun

President Jimmy Carter Rips the Drug War

In an op-ed with the New York Times, former U.S. President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Jimmy Carter has come out strongly in opposition to the war on drugs and in favor of the recommendations put forward by the Global Commission on Drug Policy in this recent report. Check out the above clip from The Last Word with Lawerence O’Donnel that features

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4
Feb

LEAP on USAToday

After getting President Obama to answer a tough question on the legalization of drugs, McKenzie Allen of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition debates Coalition for a Drug Free California’s founder, Dr. Paul Chabot on the issue of medical marijuana in California. Back to top

26
Jan

Fired Cop Wins Suit

Check this out! This is LEAP’s press release (verbatim) regarding this awesome victory for free speech! SEATTLE, WA — A Mountlake Terrace police sergeant who was fired after publicly criticizing the “war on drugs” has reached an $812,500 settlement in a lawsuit he filed against the city and police department, among others. Under the settlement, Sergeant Jonathan Wender has been

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12
Jan

Legalization in El Paso

By now you are probably aware of the recent resolution, written and passed by the El Paso city council, that included an amendment encouraging that ending drug prohibition be discussed. The resolution was aimed at addressing and drawing attention to the rising violence occurring in the city of Juárez, Mexico which borders El Paso, Texas. After passing unanimously, the resolution was quickly

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29
Oct

How to Make a Drug Warrior Look Foolish

Calvina Fay, executive director of Drug Free America Foundation, recently leaped at the chance to make herself look absolutely foolish by attacking SSDP’s ally Law Enforcement Against Prohibition on an email list of over 300 delegates and officials that attended theUN forum on Illegal Drugs. “These guys in the videos are EX-law enforcement for a reason! Hundreds of thousands of current law enforcement find

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