From: "Jack A. Cole"
Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2010 16:22:12 -0500
Subject: Notice rescinding LEAP speaker status
To: Bradley Jardis
Dear Bradley Jardis,
I have tried but am unable to reach you by telephone.
It has come to LEAP's attention from the below blog entry, that you have
chosen to violate the oath you took on joining the police department; to
enforce all the laws of the federal and state governments in which your
police department has jurisdiction. And worse, you are calling on other law
enforcement officials to violate their oaths of office.
This is the opposite of what LEAP requires of our representatives. We have
always said that we will in no way ask that any law enforcer decline to do
his or her duty by refusing to enforce the laws as they are currently
recorded. That would be unethical and wrong. What we do call on them for is
take action on their off-duty time to help us change those laws.
Because you have so blatantly stepped over that line, your actions have
caused people to lose respect for our organization, which leads to a loss of our credibility within the public, the media and the policymakers; the very
people whom we are trying to convince to change these laws.
The Executive Board of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition was made aware of your actions in their January 22, 2010 Board meeting. They were unanimous in their decision that you must no longer represent Law Enforcement Against Prohibition while espousing this belief.
As Executive Director of LEAP, I therefore am notifying you that,
effectively immediately, you are to stop referring to yourself as a speaker
for or member of LEAP in your publications, interviews, and public or
Jack A. Cole
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
121 Mystic Avenue, Medford, MA 02155
(781) 393-6985 LEAP Office (781) 393 2964 FAX
(781) 396-0183 Home Office (617) 792-3877 Cell
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Heard from Russ that Jack Cole might be on Thursday's NORML show to discuss this topic, check that out at 4:20pm.