By Major Neill Franklin, Executive Director, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
We are thrilled to announce the launch of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition's crowdfunding campaign, "Cops Lead Drug War Victims on Journey for Peace."
Making use of the footage shot during 2012's Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity, LEAP is producing a documentary film about the law enforcers who led a caravan of drug war victims across the United States in a campaign to acknowledge the devastation created by Mexico's war on drugs.
LEAP's mission was to supplement the victims' testimony with law enforcement voices bearing personal witness to the harms and wasteful futility of the War on Drugs here in the United States.
LEAP journalists Dean Becker and Sam Sabzehzar joined with filmmakers from Mexico and around the world to document the emotional testimonies of the victims and police throughout the 27-city tour, shooting more than 500 hours of unedited video.
This moving story of law enforcement coming together with drug war survivors reveals a truth about the value of ending the violence generated by drug prohibition.
We write to request your help in two ways.
1. Would you make a gift of at least $25 today to support this film's production?
2. Would you invite at least 10 friends to join this effort with you and make a gift by sharing the link (www.tiny.cc/leap_film)?
We have the film. We have the story. You have the funds to help us edit, translate, score and finish a documentary that will draw attention to the grief caused by the war on drugs around the world.