Sometimes, as our drug war continues unabated, it's easy to forget just how much progress has been made in fighting prohibition.
Just a few years ago this kind of talk from an active police chief was inconceivable. It's the kind of talk that encourages honest debate. Which is just what we need because advocates of the drug war will not win an honest debate.
Meanwhile, a much more typical law-enforcement attitude can be seen in Texas: “We can’t just pull out... we are in it too deep to quit.” Too deep to quit. The logic is underwhelming. I'd prefer to stop digging.