The Drug War Poisons Community Policing

Improving Police

UnknownEvents in Ferguson expose US law enforcement’s longstanding abandonment of its founding ethical principles. Rebuilding relationships with the people we’ve harmed won’t come easily. 

In the following guest blog, Lieutenant Commander Diane Goldstein (Ret.) looks back on her lengthy career which often engaged in the “war on drugs.”

She is a board member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), a group of law enforcement officials, present and retired, opposed to the war on drugs and an organization in which I also support. It first appear August 21, 2014 on Substance.com.

Diane is one of a number of “allies” (including me) that are connecting with one another and banding together to speak out about what must now be done to repair the broken trust between police and those whom they serve.


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