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Tom Tancredo & W.J Haskin | Effects of legalization

Former U.S. rep. Tom Tancredo and Chief W. J. Haskins of the Glendale PD discuss the effects of the legalization of marijuana in Glendale, CO. Watch Video.  For more info about Glendale, CO visit: http://www.glendale.co.us/

Transcript:

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you’re the Chief of Police of Glendale
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Colorado that has the highest
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concentration of marijuana outlets I
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guess you’d say of any place in the
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nation maybe a certainly in Colorado we
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have the busiest stretch of surface
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roadway in the state of Colorado goes
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through the City of Glendale has it
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changed for the worse has changed for
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the better what’s been the effect in
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large part the legalization of
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recreational use of marijuana has been
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very transparent to the city of to the
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Glendale Police Department we have not
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seen a substantial or measurable rise in
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criminal activity associated with the
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influx of those are the legalization of
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recreational marijuana I know when I
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decided to support the legalization and
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amendment 64 it was certainly a popular
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thing for me to do as a Republican and a
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conservative but I did it as a
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Republican and a conservative because I
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was both of those things what I had read
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about it earlier led me to believe that
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it was certainly safer than let’s say
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alcohol and less dangerous for the
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police officer that intervenes in some
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sort of domestic dispute let’s say or
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the use of alcohol his contributes more
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to violent crime in the City of Glendale
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than marijuana by far how about the
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biggest issue the issue of people under
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the age of 21 I’ve seen a lot of really
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positive statistics recently in Colorado
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usage is actually declined slightly we
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have not seen an increase certainly in
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crimes associated with people
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individuals under the age of 21 under
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the influence of marijuana what we know
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but we’re absolutely sure of as in for
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Glendale Colorado there has not been an
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increase in crime I mean we know that in
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fact it’s going down and that
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isn’t important I think a very important
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point that is well set

 

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