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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