The mission of LEAP is to reduce the multitude of unintended harmful consequences resulting from fighting the war on drugs and to lessen the incidence of death, disease, crime, and addiction by ending drug prohibition.
LEAP’s goals are: (1) To educate the public, the media and policy makers about the failure of current drug policy by presenting a true picture of the history, causes and effects of drug use and the elevated crime rates more properly related to drug prohibition than to drug pharmacology and (2) To restore the public’s respect for police, which has been greatly diminished by law enforcements involvement in imposing drug prohibition.
LEAP’s main strategy for accomplishing these goals is to create a constantly growing speakers bureau staffed with knowledgeable and articulate current and former drug-warriors who describe the impact of current drug policies on: police/community relations; the safety of law enforcement officers and suspects; police corruption and misconduct; and the excessive financial and human costs associated with current drug policies.
You are encouraged to visit their web site (Click Here) for more information on them, and as a source of credible information on the effects of the War on Drugs, from our own law enforcement experts.
Also, for a short video of how LEAP is communicating their message on the need to end this debilitating war on drugs, click here.
It is gratifying to see that the momentum for a drastic change in our nation's drug policy is also supported by a wide variety of the very law enforcement officers that are called on, through our government officials, to implement the war on drugs.
Be encouraged . . .