Journal: It’s Time to Legalize Drugs and Re-Design the Entire National Strategy-Policy-Budget Process

09 Justice, 10 Security, 11 Society, Communities of Practice, Ethics

It’s Time to Legalize Drugs

By Peter Moskos and Stanford “Neill” Franklin
The Washington Post, Monday, August 17, 2009

Undercover Baltimore police officer Dante Arthur was doing what he does well, arresting drug dealers, when he approached a group in January. What he didn’t know was that one of suspects knew from a previous arrest that Arthur was police. Arthur was shot twice in the face. In the gunfight that ensued, Arthur’s partner returned fire and shot one of the suspects, three of whom were later arrested.

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Worth a Look: Book Reviews on Dereliction of Duty (Other Than Defense)

00 Remixed Review Lists, 09 Justice, Congress (Failure, Reform), Corruption, Corruption, Corruption, Executive (Partisan Failure, Reform), Worth A Look

Dereliction of Duty Other Than Defense)

Review (Guest): Integrity–Good People, Bad Choices, and Life Lessons from the White House

Review: A Season of Inquiry–The Senate Intelligence Investigation

Review: Afghanistan’s Endless War–State Failure, Regional Politics, and the Rise of the Taliban

Review: America the Vulnerable–How Our Government Is Failing to Protect Us from Terrorism

Review: Betrayal of Trust–The Collapse of Global Public Health

Review: Blue Frontier–Dispatches from America’s Ocean Wilderness

Review: Bureaucratic Politics and Foreign Policy

Review: Collapse–How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

Review: Collapse–How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

Review: Defense Facts of Life–The Plans/Reality Mismatch

Review: Downsizing Democracy–How America Sidelined Its Citizens and Privatized Its Public

Review: Genocide in the Congo (Zaire)

Review: Gomorrah

Review: Inside Sudan–Political Islam, Conflict, and Catastrophe

Review: Leave Us Alone–Getting the Government’s Hands Off Our Money, Our Guns, Our Lives

Review: My Year in Iraq–The Struggle to Build a Future of Hope

Review: Politics Lost–How American Democracy Was Trivialized By People Who Think You’re Stupid (Hardcover)

Review: Risk and Reason–Safety, Law, and the Environment

Review: Running on Empty–How the Democratic and Republican Parties Are Bankrupting Our Future and What Americans Can Do About It (Paperback)

Review: Running The World–the Inside Story of the National Security Council and the Architects of American Power (Hardcover)

Review: See No Evil–The True Story of a Ground Soldier in the CIA’s War on Terrorism

Review: Seven Sins of American Foreign Policy (Paperback)

Review: Shake Hands With The Devil–The Failure Of Humanity In Rwanda

Review: The Assault on Reason

Review: The Collapse of Complex Societies

Review: The Edge of Disaster–Rebuilding a Resilient Nation

Review: The Life and Death of NSSM 200 –How the Destruction of Political Will Doomed a U.S. Population Policy

Review: The New American Story

Review: The Next Catastrophe–Reducing Our Vulnerabilities to Natural, Industrial, and Terrorist Disasters

Review: The Political Junkie Handbook (The Definitive Reference Book on Politics)

Review: Where Have All the Leaders Gone?

Review: While America Sleeps–How Islam, Immigration and Indoctrination Are Destroying America From Within

Review: White Nile, Black Blood–War, Leadership, and Ethnicity from Khartoum to Kampala

Review: Wilson’s Ghost–Reducing the Risk of Conflict, Killing, and Catastrophe in the 21st Century

Review: Your Government Failed You–Breaking the Cycle of National Security Disasters