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Top UK Cop: End the War on Drugs to Cut Crime, Improve Public Health

Top UK Cop: End the War on Drugs to Cut Crime, Improve Public Health

Mike Barton, Chief Constable of Durham Constabulary writes in The Observer Saturday that "Making drugs legal – but controlling supply – would stop the flow of money to crime gangs and destroy their power." Barton's been a police offer for 34 years, who notes that "Occasionally, a retired colleague advocates a change, but mostly politicians, professionals and the media collude in the fiction that we are winning the war on drugs, or if not, that we still have to fight it in the same way. ...