German Police Call for an End to the Drug War 6/26/98

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Twelve German Police Chiefs joined medical experts and politicians last week (6/16) in calling for an end to the drug war, while a survey of members of Parliament showed support for a new direction on drug policy across the political spectrum.

Dr. Ingo Flenker, a member of the board of the Federal Chamber of Doctors, told The Guardian (UK) on 6/17, "The Social Democrats, Greens, and Liberal Free Democrats have long been signaling that they would welcome a change in drugs policy."  Gerhard Schroeder, a Social Democrat, is the heavy favorite to win the Chancellor's seat in September's national elections.

Dierk Schitzler, Bonn's Police Commissioner, told the gathering, "Even if we had four times as many police officers, we could not solve the drug problem.  We would only push the prices up and the dealers will make even bigger profits.  Humanity dictates that we should help addicts, who are sick people."

The cities of Frankfurt, Cologne, Karslruhe, and Hanover
have applied for heroin trials following the Swiss model.  "This is almost like a breaking of dams," was the interpretation of Richard Edgeton, the federal secretary of the Germany AIDS-Hilfe regarding the spirit of drug policy reform flowing throughout the nation.

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