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Neill (Stanford) Franklin

Major Franklin is a 34-year law enforcement veteran, retired from the Maryland State Police and Baltimore City Police Departments. He is now the ... More »Major Franklin is a 34-year law enforcement veteran, retired from the Maryland State Police and Baltimore City Police Departments. He is now the executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, an international non-profit of criminal justice professionals who have spent their careers on the front lines of he war on drugs. Now recognizing that drug prohibition is counter productive to public safety and reducing addiction, they have vowed to end it. www.leap.cc

5 Burning Questions About Legalizing Pot

By Neill (Stanford) Franklin

Neill Franklin: Bringing marijuana aboveground and out of the illegal market can only improve security in our communities both here in the U.S. and in Mexico. As long as marijuana is prohibited, 100% of its profits (and all the decisions about where, how and to whom it is sold) are ...

Pro-pot group Law Enforcement Against Prohibition calls out Flint for continuing to arrest adults w...

Executive Director Neill Franklin said the move is in "direct violation" of voters' wishes. The vote was approved with 54 percent in favor of the change. Franklin, who retired as a major with the Maryland State Police and also worked with Baltimore police, said the drug trade ...

Former cop: Time for Obama to lead on marijuana legalization

Tuesday night on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, former Baltimore police officer Neill Franklin called on President Barack Obama to push for drug policy reform. Franklin, the director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, told Maddow that the recently approved marijuana ...

Remember Prohibition? It Still Doesn't Work

Neill Franklin a 33-year Maryland police veteran, now executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, locked up hundreds of people for drugs and felt good about it. Drugs can be -- and are in many cases -- problematic. But the policies that we have in place to prohibit their ...

56 Percent Of Americans Favor Legal Marijuana In New Poll

Neill Franklin, a retired Baltimore narcotics cop and the executive director of advocacy group Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, sees the poll as a political weather vane pointing toward the future. "Polling now consistently shows that more voters support legalizing and regulating ...

Random drug testing futile

No matter, said Cole, “I never saw him again.” LEAP’s executive director is Neill Franklin, a 34-year law enforcement veteran of the Maryland State Police and Baltimore police. He’s all for testing when there’s “reasonable suspicion” that someone’s high or intoxicated on the job. But he ...

Quotes of the day

“Marijuana legalization appears destined to become the next big social freedom issue after gay rights.”… “Polling now consistently shows that more voters support legalizing and regulating marijuana than support continuing a failed prohibition approach,” says Neill Franklin, executive ...

Top Narcotics Cop to Appear in Hilo, Speak Against Drug War

Top Narcotics Cop to Appear in Hilo, Speak Against Drug War Neill Franklin, the executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, will be in Hilo on Friday February 3rd, 2012. The Big Island Chapter of Americans for Safe Access and the Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii are pleased to ...

Former Narcotics Officer Delivers Letter To DOJ Asking Them To Lay Off CO And WA

LEAP’s Executive Director Neill Franklin, himself a former narcotics officer, personally delivered the letter. WASHINGTON, DC – This morning a former narcotics cop delivered a letter signed by 73 current and former police officers, judges, prosecutors and federal agents to Attorney ...

Law Enforcement Members Ask Eric Holder And DOJ To Respect State Marijuana Laws

After personally delivering the letter signed by dozens of police, prosecutors, judges and federal agents to the Department of Justice at 9:00 AM ET, 34-year veteran narcotics cop Neill Franklin will join other law enforcers for a 12:00 PM ET teleconference call to answer questions from ...

Neill Franklin: Tony Bennett Is Right That Legalizing Drugs Would Save Lives

Neill Franklin, a former Baltimore narcotics cop, is executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition ( www.CopsSayLegalizeDrugs.com ) ...

Gretchen Burns Bergman: Moms & Cops Partner to End Punitive Prohibitionist Drug Policies

Neill Franklin's 34-year law enforcement career has given him up-close and personal insight to the deadly impact of prohibition. From friends being killed in the line of duty to the recruitment of children into the deadly game of drug dealing, he knows the trauma inflicted upon families ...

Neill Franklin: While Obama's Thugs Raid Marijuana School, People Die

By Neill (Stanford) Franklin

Neill Franklin, executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition ( www.CopsSayLegalizeDrugs.com ), was a narcotics cop in Baltimore. Related News On Huffington Post: ...

Prohibition

Neill Franklin once led such raids. The 33-year Maryland police veteran, now executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, locked up hundreds of people for drugs and felt good about it. "We really thought that these drugs made people evil," he told me. But 10 years ago ...

War On Drugs: Necessary Effort Or Lost Cause?

By Neill (Stanford) Franklin

Neill Franklin, executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, is a retired Baltimore narcotics cop. The arguments for illicit drug legalization can appear to be logical and simple when they are not; they do not withstand critical evaluation and they run contrary to general ...

Former Cops Agree: Legalization Is the Path to Controlling Drugs

By Neill (Stanford) Franklin

Neill Franklin, executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, is a retired narcotics cop from Baltimore. Is it time to scale back the failed and harmful war on drugs? No, it's time to end it once and for all. As a 34-year veteran law enforcement officer who has done ...

John W. Whitehead: America's Longest Ongoing War: The War on Drugs

As Neill Franklin, the executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition who worked on narcotics policing for the Maryland State Police and Baltimore Police Department for over 30 years, remarked in the New York Times: In an earlier era it may have been a smart move for ...

America’s Longest Ongoing War: The ‘Race’ War on Drugs by John W. Whitehead

As Neill Franklin, the executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition who worked on narcotics policing for the Maryland State Police and Baltimore Police Department for over 30 years, remarked in the New York Times: In an earlier era it may have been a smart move for ...

Obama: End Drugwar; Surrender to Reality Its Failed and Ron Paul is right // Current TV

A discussion with NYT Charles M Blow and Neill Franklin, a former narcotics officer, who was for the drug war and is now with LEAP - Law Enforcement Against Prohibition and drug legalization...

Schedule of Neill Franklin Appearances

Neill Franklin, Executive Director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), will be in Hawaii next week. Franklin is a retired police major and a 33-year police veteran who led multi-jurisdictional anti-narcotics task forces for the Maryland State Police. After seeing ...

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