BERL, POLICE, JUSTICE and headbanging
This was roundly critiqued by visiting top cop and former head of Scotland Yard Narcotics/London Metro, Chief Super Det. Eddie Ellison to the Ministry of Justice in 2004. (Eddie was also a founding member of TRANSFORM, now with UN consultative standing )
"It wouldn't pass muster at Police College, let alone the Home Office. There is no room in modern policing for unaccountable deployment blindly following political directives" -(private conversation with the writer)
Eddie presented to 17 MoJ Officials alongside Snr Detective Jack Cole, both of whom were executive directors of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition [http://www.leap.cc/] also recently accredited by the UN.
Eddie also conveyed this to Gregg O'Conner of the Police Association.
Some months later the MoJ couldn't find a single person who attended the board meeting room presentation, declaring again in a recorded telephone conversation to the writer "we have a very high staff turnover'
The BERL DRUG HARMS report and the subsequent Police Intelligence claims that cannabis is the problem bring the POLICE once again into disrepute.
There is no accounting the POLICE and JUSTICE stupidity of continuing to bang ones head against the wall and hoping it will soon stop hurting....