Want to End the Drug War? Jack Cole Will Tell You How!
Anti-drug war lecturer coming to UT.
By Jordan Smith,
3:26PM, Tue. Oct. 9, 2007
And now, the $64,000 question: Can the U.S. beat its drug war addiction? Jack Cole, executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, says yes – but that we actually have to try to do so. That’s refreshing, eh?
Cole is a 26-year veteran New Jersey State Police officer who spent 12 years doing undercover work busting drug dealers. Since retiring, Cole has been working to reform national drug policy – policies that he says are racially biased. To Cole, there are far better approaches that can be taken to address the social problems associated with drug use – including, notably, ending drug prohibition. Want to hear more? You’re in luck: Cole will be at UT Oct. 17 to deliver the UT School of Social Work’s Dean Jack Otis Social Problem and Social Policy Lecture. The lecture will be held from 2-3:30p in the atrium of the Peter T. Flawn Academic Center. Admission is free. For more information, call 512/471-9227.