By PETER N. LETANG
The News Journal, DE
Peter N. Letang recently retired as Delaware's chief prosecutor.
"It is not popular to raise thoughts of "decriminalization" or of abandoning those efforts that we have been pursuing for decades -- politicians consider it career suicide, and the public is generally opposed."
"I have no political agenda, and I have no solutions. I do, however, have protracted experience in the criminal arena and I suggest that it is time to retool our focus. Legislating against some traits of human behavior, such as prostitution and prohibition, have been abysmal failures, and why should we think drugs are any different."