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15 of Today’s Biggest Advocates Against the Drug War and Police Brutality

Ethan Nadelmann
George Soros
Norm Stamper
Neill Franklin
Howard Wooldridge
Stephen Downing
Joseph D. McNamara
Leigh Maddox
Walter Cronkite
Gary Johnson
Carl Dix
De Lacy Davis
Copwatch
The Black Panther Party
Cory Doctorow

I’m not sure I get it.

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9 comments to Strange list

  • I think that part of what I find strange about it is mixing drug war and police “brutality” as opposed to police corruption or police abuse which may be connected to the drug war. It’s more like two lists in one.

    When I first saw drug war and police in the title (without seeing “brutality”) my immediate thought was Radley Balko, and in a properly structured list, he would be.

    This is just… odd.

  • Well, it’s supposed to be a list of “today’s biggest advocates” but Walter Cronkite is dead. If he is our biggest advocate then the drug policy reform movement is in trouble.

  • I don’t get it either…

  • Bailey

    I knew the list was bunk as soon as I didn’t see Pete’s name on it…

  • DdC

    We already have scum like dupont, who needs to spend money on war and diseases? I posted this here because dippy robert has provided us with more obvious reefer mad gossip in hopes that those on the fence might learn the difference between science and propaganda to keep a job.

    Medical Marijuana Bad Medicine And Bad Public
    US ME: OPED: DuPont, Robert L. Portland Press Herald 15 Aug 2011
    An editorial calling for federal rescheduling of cannabis was misguided and misinformed.
    Robert L. DuPont, M.D., of Warren is the president of the Institute for Behavoir and Health, founding director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse and a former U.S. drug czar.

    • malcolm kyle

      There are many great comments on that piece of shit by DuPont, including this heart wrenching one by Amy Cavanaugh:


      “Dr Du Pont: It saddens me that you find it necessary to continue to mislead the general public on this important topic. Every day that cannabis prohibition continues because of lies such as those in your letter, more people die. My husband died on January 3, 2011 because of cannabis prohibition. Sadly, while being treated for leukemia he was forced to abandon medicating with cannabis and became addicted to oxycotin. What is sadder is while his doctors would wink and nod that they knew cannabis was an effective pain mitigator, they remain beholding to the pharmaceutical industry. The more people like you continue to spew your lies, the easier it is for us who know the truth to dispel your lies and uncover your fraudulent behavior. I am a 53 year old widow because you are a liar.”

      http://www.pressherald.com/opinion/medical-marijuana-bad-medicine-and-bad-public-policy_2011-08-15.html

  • Ben

    Ron Paul?

    @ioerror?

    Glenn Greenwald?