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About Stephen Downing

Retired Deputy Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department and executive board member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP).

Articles by Stephen Downing

This week's editor


Mehmet Kurt is this week’s guest editor, introducing the theme, ‘New Turkey and Old Troubles’.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Drugs: a war lost and a way forward

A former Deputy Chief of the LAPD explains how prohibition has failed again, and offers 10 concrete ways of improving US drug policing.

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