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Retired Republican Cop Says Drug War is Futile

Diane Goldstein told Bel Nor Republican women U.S. drug policy is ineffective and wasteful

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Diane Goldstein led a spirited conversation about the efficacy of the U.S. drug war but probably won no converts among the Bel Nor Republican women to her idea that the effort is futile.

Goldstein, a Republican, spoke for about an hour to the Pueblo group about her experiences as a narcotics and school resource officer in Redondo Beach, Calif. There she coordinated a yearlong effort in which officers arrested every known dealer, then weeks later drugs were a booming business again.