“consider ending drug prohibition” “stop the hypocrisy.” –Frank Serpico

One of our readers doesn’t believe Frank Serpico is for legalization of drugs, despite what filmmaker Connie Littlefield and LEAP say. Fair enough: that’s circumstantial evidence. Let’s see what Serpico himself says.

Frank Serpico in his blog, 27 March 2007:


After 30 years of drug war, illegal narcotics are decreasing in price, increasing in purity and demand continues to surge. The heroes of this film are veterans of the drug war and they urge us to consider ending drug prohibition. They have had a complete revolution in their thinking. Now they are working to end the War on Drugs. Find out what happened to change their minds.


Serpico quoted in the website for the film he recommends:

“I think Prohibition is causing the public to lose their respect because they’re enforcing laws that basically aren’t hurting anybody. I think we have to stop the hypocrisy.”
That website’s summary of the film:
Viewing this film may change your answers to these questions: Should law enforcement officers be expected to enforce laws that don’t make sense? What happens if the police don’t believe in the laws? What if nobody believes in them? Does drug prohibition actually do more harm than drug use?

Our primary characters, all current or former law enforcement officers, say that as much as 80% of all felony crime is caused by drug addiction prohibition. “Legalize, regulate and tax” is their mantra now. Our heroes believe that all illicit drugs should be under the control of government, not left in the hands of criminals.

Frank Serpico is one of those primary characters in this film he recommends on his blog. And the first filmmaker listed on the film’s site is Director Connie Littlefield. Looks like she knew what she was talking about.