Wednesday, July 01, 2015

The End Of The Leonhart Era At DEA

Drug warrior Michelle Leonhart has resigned as head of the DEA.

A resignation under fire - she failed to fully investigate the subversion of DEA employees at sex parties in Colombia. Congress wants to talk.    

04/21/15  DEA chief to step down, Congress probes sex party leaks

She was a Republican holdover. Getting a replacement through Congress was not an option.

She leaves a remarkable legacy. Studied ignorance, for example:


Mal-administration. A suspect was locked in a cell. Nobody fed him. Nobody cared:

"For 13 of the 14 years I have worked on this issue, when the DEA came to a hearing, committee members jumped over themselves to cheerlead," said Bill Piper, a lobbyist with the Drug Policy Alliance, a pro-legalization group. "Now the lawmakers are not just asking tough questions, but also getting aggressive with their arguments."

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