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8:30-10:30| Rockefeller Drug Laws : TCF, 41 E. 70 ( Park << Mad ) . RSVP
Sarah Ritchie 452-7728 firstname.lastname@example.org
|8:54| 20th Century Foundation : Ken Emerson : believes in use
of force - activist govt . Sagner Fndn Williamstown Ma . make world more
Liberal . Reclaim City Hall |
| 715E6 % 33000 |>| 21667 | Tot$ % $ % Rockefeller inmate
| Jennifer Maxfield video :
85 prisons all in repub districts upstate . in 6 , is biggest busn .
|9:24| JohnFlateau , ex Dinkens aid : War origins in 60s .
NelsonR head of Eastern Liberal wing of Repubs . wanted to toughen image .
Catholic Church , Albany : War is #1 lobbing issue .
Momentum for change is out there .
2 laws `73 | 0) 2nd fellony - 2 strikes & you`re in .
1) mandatory minimums .
.88 black & Latino inmates when .25 of tot pop .
30k$ % yr w/o cap ex of up to $100k % cell .
Sen Nazolio upstate Repub has 6 prisons in district . is pork trading
situation . Prison guards w 5 yrs experience better paid than some asst
profs . These are well paid civil service jobs .
Prison pop up from 12k , now 72k | 100k pass thru Rikers each year .
mainly out of 7 or 8 nbds in NYC .
1.5M have lost franchise . In NY can get "Certificate of relief from Civil
Disibility" after end of whole sentence including parole .
Creates Community w absence of men . .5 recidivism . Can`t get civil svc
jobs which is .4 of all jobs in some of these nbds .
|9:44| Dr EtanNadelmann , Lindesmith Ctr
: Albany : talk is there , but no action . Some
legislators own motels around prisons . Some want to eliminate parole even
for non-violent offenders . Level of cold heartedness breathtaking .
| NJ & now NY > .5 new arrests for drug law violations . Joe Bruno , Pataki
, Silver , possibility of change in next 2 wks . Just call State reps & say
"Do it" .
Supreme Court ( w T.Marshall desenting ) 20 yrs ago said differential
loss of franchise because of greater conviction rate ? OK .
Use White actors to get msg to resonate .
Commissioned Zogby poll : .5 said more likely to vote for pol backing repeal
. Lindesmith backed by George Soros .
More Drug imprisoned in US than Europe total all reasons .
.4 of all women inmates , drug . How did people end up voting for fascists ?
Been persuaded that drugs so evil must allow [ loss of rights ] .
Hyprocracy profound at highest level .
Drugs can be terrible -- or wonderful .
|10:8| Qs & stmnts : Giuliani arrest of 300 white kids @ MMM may actually
help get more awareness . | EN : Prison Guard Union one of strongest
lobbies . Was greatest opposition to CA reform frm PG unions .
JenniferM : start w a story . |10:20| Scott Jeffery : Drug Problem itself
Legalize.com : what`s alternative ?
| JohnF : Criminalization : Totality of problem greater than just drugs .
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9:0-17:30| Drug Policy Conference
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In all, 682,885 Americans were arrested last year on marijuana-related
charges ( 88% were charged with mere possession ) , while only 676,020
people were arrested for the crimes of murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated
assault. Source : www.lp.org/
PRDI LUNCHEONs on DRUG POLICY
Nicholas Katzenbach , WED.SEP,990915
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12-14| PRDI LUNCHEON on DRUG POLICY : Ira Glasser, Exec Dir ACLU
: "Drug Prohibition & Individual Rts." . HARMONIE CLUB , 4 E. 60th , $50
|13:17| TomH : Free Speach .8 sucess in Supreme Crt . Drugs < .2 .
Ira brought Drugs up front w ACLU .
|13:19| IraG : Total assault on notion of individual sovereignty . w talk abt
Racial effect . If evenly applied , could not be sustained .
( Speaking on campus must remember that aud not alive when Regan took office
) . Must be Historian . 120k citizens ( Japanese ) imprisoned in `42 .
ACLU . Racism & War Hysteria . Speaks out while happening . Not same
treatment for Italians or Germans .
Slaves : 'Inalianable rights did not apply . '
`42 not unique . Only learned of Jap situation in `60s when started working
for ACLU . RR signed reparations bill in `82 .
Skin color once again being used as evidence . Ohio Lawyer Robert Wilkins
family stopped & humiliated on interstate . Black Teens now best know
Traffic codes . Rogue Policy , not just individual cops .
.17 driven by blacks , .73 of stopped . Latinos make tot .8 .
Same pattern in NJ , PA .
Violation of rights never secret from victims . CA Gov Ray Davis veto : ' no
need to keep stop records because no evidence goes on . '
.5 of cars found drugs in , white . If raided West-side apartment building
would find .3 w Marajuana , & not even talking abt U.E.S. .
Customs Strip search coming bk frm Jamaica . 51k searchs .91 no drugs .
>> .5 searches minority .
DEA : Operation Pipeline - teaching profiling : Airfreshner , Jamaica Bumper
sticker . Cops claim most drug dealers in NE Black & Latino .
Most NBA players black , not imply most blacks NBA players .
Terri v Ohio 4th ammendment waived for street frisks for guns .
[ I`ve been wondering why that`s always the purpose stated by NYPD . ]
45K people searched , 35k nothing , 9500 arests . 8%9 mistakes .
2%3 B&L . Spitzer concluded another couple of 100k stops not recorded .
So you have all this harrassment . So ? Modern Jim Crow , Yellow peril .
War on Drugs Other than Alcohol - from beginning Racial .
1913-17 laws passed to interfere w mkt . Replaces Right to Sue w Guns .
Just made it a criminal mkt . 1973 Rockefeller drug laws .
( At time Ira was fighting for decrim of Heroin . - not too popular . )
Had 200k in jail then , now 2M .
.13 drug users black . .35 of arrested . .55 of convicted , .74 of jailed .
Even W. Bennet admits SWAT teams in Ghetto , not suburbia .
Whites not engaged because not affected . Split between ideals & behaviors .
1%3 Blacks under jurstiction | all but 4 state take away vote |
.14 disenfranchized | .3 in some South .
Victims of social & political policies .
Complicity . As outragous as intrusion on sexual processes .
distinction between use & abuse . Why do we allow Gov to be irrational ?
" I`m here with glass of wine . I don`t need treatment . "
Runs on lots of Adrenalin . Would be Sched 1 if not internal . Prozac
Next , Arrest the Fat to force into WeighWatchers .
Role of race in maintaining it .
When son 15 , told dad smoked MJ .
Ira Advice : 1) Illegal makes quality uncertain ,
2) Police would love to catch IraGlasser`s son .
We don`t say Just say No to driving tho it kills many .
Danger of police power of state . Become Sucessor to JimCrow |13:57|
|13:57| Qs :
MaryClevland : what ACLU doing beyond 'Driving While Black ' booklet ?
IG : Lobbying states to collect stats . Ads to collect complaints .
Lot of policy issues not litigable . Some are : CA MD 1st ammend right to
reccomend MJ .
Aud : Entrenched body of thought going along w Cops . ' They`re here , they
must be guilty ' ? Are making progress . Issue has penetrated consciousness .
Prevailing powers freaked out by RosaParks .
Is Believer in being Doer .
VinceLombardi : Never lost football game , occasionally time ran out .
Time w us . Their one advantage is ability to discouratge . Closer than
desegregation in `55 .
|14:6| TH : thanks for changing our views . IG : thought you already agreed .
|15:30| home @ PeckSlip .
Told Ira I agreed w ACLU except when Statist presumption - like Parent`s
right to have what ever ' weak minded ' religious education for their kids
they want .
Ira seems hung on past racial inequities . E.G. Re my Yankees cap ( see
SUN.SEP,990926 ) , he commented they were last team to have black players .
( I`ve been interested to note how hetrogeneous their now team is .
They & www.yankees.com pursue the Hispanic market in Spanish . )
Teams which would be great seek talent wherever they can find it .
Ira also repeated the reparationist mantra that US whites are benefiting
from the sweat of the slaves . Yea , All of us , where ever
we`re from , whatever we look like or how ever long our families have been
here , are building upon the creation of all those who came before .
I`m not much on looking for reparations from the past . I`d rather create
future . As Yassir Arafat says : With my enemys I make friends ; With my
friends , I make business .
Ira argues that Statist remedies are needed to fix the Statist created
inequities of the past . I reject .
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Please keep in mind , when reading my comments and Cursor
activated CoSy Comment Comments , that I have great respect
for the speakers . I wouldn`t have dropped my $50 to meet them otherwise .
My reactions reflect the distance between the LBJ era Statist perspective ,
and the simpler Libertarian .
12-14| PRDI LUNCHEON on DRUG POLICY : Hon. Nicholas Katzenbach ,
former US att'y gen'l : "Drug Policy and the Rule of Law" . HARMONIE CLUB ,
4 E. 60th , $50 RSVP 212-362-1964
[ 990910,12:31| c< PRDI confirm 0915 . ]
|13:25| TomHaines : Intro : Katzenbach , hero since dealt w
Gov Wallace . Deputy AtnyGen Under Bob Kennedy .
Integrity to look @ drug policy afresh .
|13:28| Mouth full of novocain . When law became politicized , He in JoD .
Lindon Johnson Crime commission : LBJ wanted piece of State action .
Safe Streets Act . Politicizing Criminal process . more $$ in enforcement &
prisons . Drug Policy victim . Money almost totally in enforce , not treat .
War of Poverty not sucessful , Drugs also not .
Violent criminals should not be treated any different if intoxicated .
Foreign interdiction of supply distribution chain . Problem is demand .
Relatively easy to smuggle .
2nd part that bothers : huge amount of discretion given police &
prosecutors . Min Mandates etc transfers power from Court to Prosecutor .
Prosecutors try to use Power to move up Distribution Chain .
Could go out w butterfly net and fill in no time .
Posession w intent to sell - just means Enough to have been sold .
Prison pop exploded : violent getting released instead of non- .
Policy not all bad . 1st thing to do : Politicans can accept increase money
of treatment . Cheaper . Drug courts force to plead guilty .
Coercion is a problem . Like to see lot of money spent .
Not much knowledge on how effective free drug treatment on demand would
Not controversial . Could get Gen McCafrey to agree .
Petaki initiative defeated by Silver & Dems . Encourage more talk on
decriminalization & legalization . May be some things ought to
decriminalize . Don`tl leave on books what will not enforce . If FDA can
establish any positive effects , should be able to prescribe .
Clean needles : critics say sounds like endorsing . DUH !
I have never understood How anyone could figure that someone affording
Heroin could not afford their own needles . To make sure needle are
expensive , they Outlaw an Adult Citizen`s Right to buy Medical Injection
Conclude : If only didn`t have potential for tremendous injustice .
Alcohol more serious problem . No great feeling It should be punishable .
|13:50| ?s : Legalize ?
Hard to know risk . may be coward . If took everything off would be in same
position as alcohol . Yea ?
| Budgetary impact , uniform regulation , income , pay for treatment .
Destabilize Columbia , Federalization of Crime ?
That`s Why encourage talk .
| Steve : WoD & Largest Prison Pop . Not completely related to public safety
Not fair to blame totally on WoD . Black vs White , powder v crack .
| David : hadn`t heard reasonable plan . Need Regulatory
control not unlike NYS Liquor authority . Main Drugs : Marahuana , Cocain ,
Heroin ( I : amphedamines ) , thanks , and seconal | Just .1 - .15 addicts .
Lot non abusers . What will help larger body of users ?
He making just modest steps .
| Charles : in complete agreement that discussion only good . McCaffry won`t
come to forums . Will NOT discuss ?
Difficult to deal w political process . # willing to put something in
Congressional Record growing . Might be able to get some movement of
| C : just trying to get people to defend policy ?
Don`t think McCaffrey feels free to move funds around .
| Gov of PR Pedro(?) Invading houses . Make data available .
Commissioner of Police son in AA Miami Bust .
| Busn man : couldn`t set up better distribution sys . Should be like
Alcohol ( " I alcoholic " ) : 2 most promoted consumer products .
All target kids ?
We may be doing that w drugs . [ DARE failure ]
| Ed Eisen : Med research & addiction ?
Don`t know much . Why some stop smoking , some can`t .
| Henry : Psychiatrist : Med research funding made difficult .
| I Defend your position . Need to move to regulation . Can`t get pols to go
along . no public consensus . Need Funding for Research .
Not happen in my lifetime . Yes it will .
| LarryParks : Laws made on Lobbying . Money comes from 40B$ Wo(S)D
Make attractive to claim to be able to save money .
| EdwinEisen : DEA publication - Museum of DEA . Phone Line how to defeat
Flat tax people . Is it appropriate for Bureaus to defend own existance ?
Under Education line item .
|14:15| Spend Spend Spend . Move that (Taken) Money .