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The ‘War On Drugs’ Game by Martin Blake * For all our responsibilities to enforce the prohibition laws, police are often a forgotten voice in the drugs debate. We see the consequences these laws inflict on communities and families. And we, as police men and women, as police families, are not immune to having our […]

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Stories of gangs grooming children to mule drugs and expand operations across ‘county lines’ fill our newspapers.  With 70% of UK police forces reporting a significant increase in gang-related violence, we decided it was time for Stop And Search podcast to look more closely at the growing phenomenon to understand if all is as it seems. Is policing the gangs an open […]

The post [EVENT] Policing the Gangs: an open and shut case? appeared first on Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.

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On this episode of Stop And Search it is our absolute pleasure to welcome three guests whose work as authors and journalists help us dig deep into the subject of drugs and crime: – Johann Hari is a journalist and author of Chasing the Scream, a definitive book on the ‘war on drugs’ and a […]

The post [LISTEN] IS ADDICTION A CRIME? appeared first on Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.

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When police, undercover operatives, intelligence officers, military and legal professionals stand together with communities to demand an end to the ‘war on drugs’ you have to ask why. Since our official launch in Parliament on leap day, 29th February 2016, LEAP UK’s membership has expanded rapidly with more and more former ‘drug warriors’ joining us […]

The post HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT REFORM? appeared first on Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.

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I was sat in an unmarked police car waiting and watching. It was a house that we had been collecting intelligence on for weeks. My partner and I had been waiting for this day. We were watching a person called John; a new dealer to the area. He had moved from Rochdale a few months […]

The post Violence and Corruption – True Costs of the Drug War appeared first on Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.

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We’re pleased to announce our last Stop and Search podcast event of the year. We’re going to be saying goodbye to our 2017 podcast event’s programme with a tantalizingly good panel who are very knowledgeable on an extremely important subject: ‘Narconomics’ and the Latin American Drugs Trade. To book your place, click this link. And don’t […]

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We’re rather delighted to announce our next live podcast event. Join us for another recording of Stop and Search where we’re, sort of, having a double bill on October 24th. All details and bookings can be taken via the Waterstones Tottenham Court Road link here: https://www.waterstones.com/events/leap-uk-s-podcast-presents-laurie-penny-bitch-doctrine/london-tottenham-court-road Firstly, we’ll be talking to journalist and author Laurie Penny about her […]

The post Next Event! Women in Drug Policy and Social Movements appeared first on Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.

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The Stop and Search podcast is back, and we’re at a lovely new venue too, so pop along on September 19th and have a chat with us about the news and media: Breaking the News! We’re rather thrilled with our guests: Andrew Doyle – comedian, writer, and co-writer for the Jonathan Pie character Felicity Morse […]

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As Chairman of LEAP UK, Neil Woods is often asked to speak at conferences and debates where he makes the case for drug policy reform and legal regulation of all drugs. As well as talks here in Britain, recent events have included speaking at South Africa Drug Policy Week in Cape Town and talks in Oslo and Bergen hosted […]

The post UK Police say: the War On Drugs Must End appeared first on Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.

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I’m not accustomed to anger. The life of campaigning for drug law reform brings its frustrations of course. The seemingly endless moralising and ignoring of evidence means change is painfully slow, but as fellow campaigners will agree, we must find patience and optimism, and keep going. And anger doesn’t help. Today however I read a […]

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