Public Meeting:Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
LEAP's Eddie Ellison - public meeting Thursday 15th in Auckland
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition presents a public meeting in Auckland this Thursday evening with Eddie Ellison, former head of Scotland Yard's Drug Squad.
I saw Eddie Ellison's presentation yesterday at the Newmarket Rotary lunch. It was very provocative, and very interesting. LEAP's message is particularly relevant to NZ with all the talk recently about our undercover programme, and widespread allegations of corruption in the NZ Police force.
I know this is short notice for many, but if you can make it, it will be worth it. Please circulate this message to others who may be interested.
You are invited to a FREE public meeting to meet and hear
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition - Director for UK, former Operational Chief for Scotland Yard's Drug Squad.
Thursday 15 April 7:30-9:30pm (free) @ Unitarian Church, 6 Ponsonby Rd (K' Rd end), Auckland
LEAP is an international nonprofit educational organisation created to give voice to current and former members of law enforcement, who believe the war on drugs has failed and support alternative policies of drug regulation and control that will save lives, reduce disease, lower addiction rates, lessen crime, and conserve tax dollars, by ending drug prohibition.
Eddie Ellison spent his thirty-year police career almost entirely within the Criminal Investigation Department of London's Metropolitan Police; the majority of that time operating from New Scotland Yard. Ellison concluded his career as Detective Chief Superintendent, heading the Crime Policy Branch of Specialist Operations, a Department covering sections as diverse as the Robbery Squad, Royalty Protection, Special Branch, Fraud, Drugs and even the National Criminal Records Office and National Fingerprint Collection.
Eddie's unequalled UK police experience in the field of drug control made clear the futility of relying on prohibition to lessen the effects of drug misuse, which he identified as a threat to society. Eddie believes legalisation presents the best opportunity to reduce drug abuse and the crimes associated with drug prohibition.
An international speaker, Ellison has been invited to lead debate at Rotary clubs, universities, national party political conferences, national television programs, and international drug policy conferences in the United States and Australia. Eddie joined Law Enforcement Against Prohibition because he believes LEAP presents a logical, experienced, respected, yet critical, view of American drug policy.
FOUNDED on March 16, 2002, LEAP is made up of current and former members of law enforcement who believe the current policies have failed in their intended goals of addressing the problems of crime, drug abuse, addiction, juvenile drug use, stopping the flow of illegal drugs into this country and the internal sale and use of illegal drugs. By fighting a war on drugs the government has increased the problems of society and made them worse. Regulation rather than prohibition is a less harmful, more ethical and more effective public policy.
Don't miss this opportunity! This public meeting is open to all those interested.
Thursday 15 April 7:30-9:30pm
@ Unitarian Church, 6 Ponsonby Rd (K' Rd end), Auckland
enquiries: LEAPNZassistant@xtra.co.nz LEAP Website: http://www.leap.cc