The Hawaii Federalist Society & Harm Reduction Hawaii Present… LEGALIZE IT? Debate on the Legalization of Drugs – www.facebook.com/HawaiiFederalistSociety
Neill Franklin, executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), is a 33-year police veteran who led multi-jurisdictional anti-narcotics task forces for the Maryland State Police and ran training for the Baltimore Police Department. After seeing several of his law enforcement friends killed in the line of fire while enforcing drug policies, Neill knew that he needed to work to change these laws that cause so much harm but do nothing to reduce drug use.
William Otis William “Bill” Otis is a law professor and former federal prosecutor who served as Special Counsel to President George H. W. Bush. A graduate of the University of North Carolina and Stanford Law, Otis is currently an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law. He also contributes to the legal blog Crime and Consequences.