Mock Ad For New Dea Chief Shows What It Takes To Be A 'real' Drug Warrior

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  1. DdC

    DdC Member

    Mock Ad For New DEA Chief huffingtonpost
    Shows What It Takes To Be A 'Real' Drug Warrior

    A leading drug policy reform group has created a satirical ad seeking a new Drug Enforcement Administration chief that skewers the DEA in the wake of scandals and the announcement that its current administrator plans to resign.

    The ad, which was produced by Drug Policy Alliance and is slated to appear in Wednesday's edition of congressional newspaper Roll Call, lists the new DEA chief's primary responsibilities -- including mass incarceration, police state tactics, obstruction of science, subverting democracy and undermining human rights.

    The mock advertisement is part of a campaign to influence President Barack Obama's selection for the next administrator, end the agency's opposition to changing national and state marijuana laws and ultimately reform the agency or abolish it altogether, the DPA said.

    "The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is seeking a new chief to prolong the failed war on drugs," the ad begins. "The ideal candidate should have at least 10 years' experience turning a blind eye to scandal and corruption, be adept at undermining the Bill of Rights, and have a firm and unwavering commitment to the status quo. You must also be a self-starter, as this position comes with little congressional oversight."

    Here's a preview of the ad that will run in Roll Call, via Drug Policy Alliance:

    Help Wanted dwr

    Brilliant! Via Tom Angell at

    One of the U.S.’s foremost drug policy reform organizations is lending a tongue-in-cheek assist to the country’s top anti-drug enforcement agency.

    The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is taking out a mock “Help Wanted” ad to aid the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in finding a new leader in the wake of its administrator’s recently announced resignation.

    Here’s the ad:

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    Fire Michele Leonhart, time to get rid of the DEA

    Obama Needs to Slap Down His Rogue DEA Chief

    Is it time to get rid of the DEA?

    The War, Not Terrorism,
    Brought Us Mass Surveillance


    DPA Report Finds 'Policing for Profit' Gone Wild

    Corruption is never stopped by blue lines of silence…
    The corruption is sanctioned in the drug war.

    The American Genocide

    DEA Bans Dispensary Security and Armored Cars
    From Picking up Cash

    Exporting DEAmocracy

    "At DEA, our mission is to fight drug trafficking in order to make drug abuse the most expensive, unpleasant, risky, and disreputable form of recreation a person could have."
    -- Donnie Marshall, Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)

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  2. dangermoose

    dangermoose Is a daddy

    I wonder if other local papers would be willing to publish if others put out the ad...

    my assumption is not, certainly not around here

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