Speaking as a retired police detective and member of LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition), I heartily concur with the NAACP that it is past time to terminate our failed war on drugs also known as the war on people — mostly of color ("The NAACP is calling for an end to the drug war; what about you?" July 31). My profession, which is shrinking all over America, must return to its true mission of public safety.
If you have a drug problem, see an addiction clinic.
Howard Wooldridge,Washington, D.C.
The writer is a drug policy specialist with Citizens Opposing Prohibition.