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A former foot soldier in the War on Drugs, Major Neill Franklin (Ret.) is a 34-year law enforcement veteran of the Maryland State Police and Baltimore Police Department. His thinking on peacekeeping has evolved. His thoughts include the fact that we’re taking a Criminal Justice Approach to a Public Health Problem, that we should Review the Peelian Principles, that we should re-discover Police Community Relations vs. Police Militarization and that we engage in Over-incarceration vs. Solving incarceration. These thoughts become discussion in Enforcing The Peace.

Calming the Violence

Neill Franklin, Executive Director, Law Enforcement Action Partnership
November 12, 2019

Neill Franklin comes to us from Baltimore for this episode of “Enforcing the Peace” and offers solutions to the violence that plagues the beautiful city. Neill opens by acknowledging Baltimore’s new police commissioner, Mike Harrison, from New Orleans. …

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Wasted Tax Dollars: Part 2

Neill Franklin, Executive Director, Law Enforcement Action Partnership
September 18, 2019

After outlining the culprit of the United States’ wasted tax dollars in Part I, it’s time to start thinking about solutions. The first step is to learn from lessons of the past. We now understand how costly the prohibition and the criminal justice syst …

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Mass Incarceration vs. Solving Incarceration Part II

Neill Franklin, Executive Director, Law Enforcement Action Partnership
April 20, 2019

Getting to the Roots of the Incarceration ProblemPlease see Part I. One thing that we must think of when we hear the terms over-incarceration,..

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Mass Incarceration vs. Solving Incarceration

Neill Franklin, Executive Director, Law Enforcement Action Partnership
March 27, 2019

A Brief History of IncarcerationI’ll begin with one of the major reasons that we’re dealing with an incarceration boom in the United States…

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Militarization vs. Community Relations

Neill Franklin, Executive Director, Law Enforcement Action Partnership
February 20, 2019

A change in uniform changes behavior. Police uniform before the War on Drugs kicked off in the ’80s and ’90s is a starkly different from today…

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Legalizing Liberty

Neill Franklin, Executive Director, Law Enforcement Action Partnership
January 8, 2019

A couple of years ago, I gave a talk on drug prohibition and our American liberties. I argued that ending drug prohibition, changing marijuana laws..

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