Jack Cole (LEAP) in Central Europe
2011-05-3, 6:06:00 • English
A Cop Says Legalize Drugs – in Central Europe
(Peter Sarosi, DrogRiporter.hu, November 12th, 2010)
Jack Cole, a former anti-narcotics policeman and a founding member of LEAP visited Central-Europe.
Jack A. Cole is the former Executive Director of the Law Enforcement Against Prohibition – an organization made up of current and former members of the law enforcement and criminal justice communities who are speaking out about the failures of our existing drug policies. Cole retired as a Detective Lieutenant after a 26-year career with the New Jersey State Police. For fourteen of those years Cole worked as an undercover narcotics officer.
A few years ago the HCLU invited Jack to visit Budapest, Hungary, where he met with key officials from the national police and the government, he made several powerful speeches and gave interviews to the national media. Inspired by this succesful trip we decided that in 2010 we invite Jack to Europe again – this time to visit three other countries: the Czech Republic, Poland and Romania.
The goal was to stir the still water of public discourses on drug policy in Central-Europe – and we think Jack made a good job as usual.
In Prague Jack attended the Urban Drug Policies in a Globalized World conference, where he was one of the key speakers of a session on law enforcement ("The Police And Policing: How we plan and evaluate police activities and what we learn from it"). He gave interviews to local journals and trained Jiří Stuna, Chief Constable of the City Police Skuteč to be a speaker of LEAP in the Czech Republic...
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