Annapolis Police Chief claims in testimony that 37 people died from marijuana overdoses in Colorado on January 1st.
"Annapolis Police Chief Michael A. Pristoop asserted that 37 people had died of marijuana overdoses on the first day of legalization in Colorado last month.
The claim drew groans from the packed hearing room. Sen. Jamie Raskin, a Montgomery County Democrat who sponsored the legalization bill, pointed out that Pristoop had fallen for a hoax that ran in the satirical publication the Daily Currant."
This is exactly why I did not stay in LE: people like this that are in charge. Thankfully the former head of training for the Baltimore PD and the Executive Director of LEAP +Neill Franklin
reminded them off the facts and how the drugs wars have failed beyond any known failure of the past. The work Mr. Franklin does is invaluable and appreciated by many including me.
LEAP does good work by having LEOs remind other LEOs that's it's OK to admit the war on drugs is an absolute failure and it's not their fault for losing it. They never had a chance to win.
This is why I am also a member of LEAP. Check them or at http://leap.cc
Followup: Pristoop digs deeper and deeper. Something this good has to be fattening, =)www.capitalgazette.com/blogs/under_the_dome/annapolis-police-chief-apologizes-for-citing-hoax-story-in-testimony/article_97c304e5-b485-5981-9197-9b5f9f5f97e7.html?mode=jqm#marijuana