Contact: Justin Arman
For Immediate Release: Friday, February 5, 2016
TEXAS JUDGE JOINS DOCS, CLERGY TO DISCUSS DRUG WAR EXIT STRATEGIES WITH TEXANS FOR ACCOUNTABLE GOVERNMENT
Next weekend, Texans for Accountable Government will feature a special panel on drug policy called Cops, Docs, and Clergy: Speaking with One Voice Against the War on Drugs. The panelists will each present and discuss the ethical and practical failures of the drug war based on their professional expertise. Featured panelists include Judge John Delaney (Ret.), a representative of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), a nonprofit group of police, judge, prosecutors, and other criminal justice professionals working to end the drug war. LEAP is committed to ending decades of failed policy that have created dangerous underground markets and gang violence, eroded trust between communities and police, and largely ignored the public health crisis of addiction.
“The drug war is unconstitutional and has no moral or legal justification. Alcohol and cigarettes are two of the most lethal drugs, yet we realize prohibiting them would worsen the problem. It’s time we extend these conclusions to all drugs. Love, community, and support, are what people with addictions need… not incarceration,” said Justin Arman, Executive Director of Texans for Accountable Government.
Who: Judge John Delaney (Ret.), Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, Rev. Al Sharp, Clergy for a New Drug Policy, Dr. Bryon Adinoff, Professor and Distinguished Professorship of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research at the University of Texas
When: Saturday, February 13th at 2:00 PM
Reception to follow at 4:00 PM at Easy Tiger 709 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
Where: Agard – Lovinggood Auditorium, Huston Tillotson 900 Chicon St, Austin, TX, 78702
Event Contacts: Lindsey McCalmont firstname.lastname@example.org – 512-987-0125, and Justin Arman – email@example.com
Hosted by Texans for Accountable Government and Sponsored by Pi Gamma Mu, Clergy for a New Drug Policy, and Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.
This event is free and open to the media.