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Utilize the Police Department to protect and serve, not imprison and fine

By Alexander Coker


April 05, 2021
Monday PM

The war on drugs has been a complete failure. It has somehow shifted to a war on the downtrodden. The Alaska Libertarian Party firmly believes laws should be limited in their application to violations of the rights of others through force or fraud, or to deliberate actions that place others involuntarily at significant risk of harm.

When addressing sexual relations between two consenting adults, the government does not have the responsibility nor authority to intervene. The same goes with lower level drug possession.  Alaskans desire their autonomy and should be able to choose to do with their bodies as they wish, as long as they do not effect others.

I ask that you follow the city of Baltimore’s lead and discontinue the prosecution of drug possession, prostitution, and other victimless offenses. I implore you to utilize the Police Department to protect and serve, not imprison and fine.

Yours in Liberty,

Alexander Coker
Vice Chair
Alaska Libertarian Party


About: This message was also sent to the Ketchikan Mayor by Alexander Coker.


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Received March 31, 2021 - Published April 05, 2021

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