Major Neill Franklin (Ret.) explains the failure of this strategy
In a town of less than 5,000 people, the Chatham, NY Police Department has helped over 170 residents get into rehab. LEAP speaker Chief Peter Volkmann talks with Fusion TV about rethinking the way we police addiction.
In an October 2017 study, sociologist Patrick Sharkey and his co-authors found that for every ten nonprofit organizations that focus on issues like crime reduction, substance abuse treatment or neighborhood development, a city of 100,000 will have a nine percent decrease in murders, a six percent decrease in all violent crimes, a four percent decrease in property crimes. Help LEAP make a difference today!
Fmr. Assistant District Attorney Allison Watson
"“We have law enforcement, judges, prosecutors standing up and speaking out; we have doctors sponsoring medical marijuana bills and government officials engaging in civil disobedience…. what else do we need to tell us it is time to end prohibition?"
Fmr. U.S. Attorney Carter Stewart
"Prosecutors play a key role in addressing racial disparities, we are the ones who have the discretion to determine whether charges will be brought, what charges those will be and what sentences we will ask for, so prosecutors should be leaders in terms of addressing racial disparity and setting the tone."
Sir Robert Peel founded modern policing in 1829 by establishing the London Metropolitan Police Force. Peel's commissioners developed the Peelian Principles, a set of ideals that defined the ethical requirements police officers must abide by in order to do their job effectively.
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