Sheriff Masters Criticizes Drug War at CU Event

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Sheriff Masters Criticizes Drug War at CU Event

by Ari Armstrong

[The following article originally appeared in the January 2000 edition of Colorado Liberty. The photos appeared only on the web page.]

The drug war has failed. That's what Sheriff Bill Masters told a crowd of around 400 at the University of Colorado at Boulder on December 5.

Masters, Colorado's highest-ranking Libertarian official and the nation's first Libertarian sheriff, made telvision and radio appearances earlier that day and gave media interviews to the Rocky Mountain News and the Colorado Springs Gazette.

His book Drug War Addiction: Notes from the Front Lines of America’s #1 Policy Disaster was published by Accurate Press at 1.800.374.4049. Masters has served as sheriff of San Miguel County since 1979.

Masters told the audience the drug war squanders police resources and leads to police corruption. His web page is at

The Campus Libertarians helped to organize the speech at CU. L-r: Brian Schwartz, Molly House, Alex Baia, John Thrasher, Matt Zenthoefer, Masters, Heather Demarest, and Flux Neo.

The Sheriff speaks in the Math building.

The Sheriff appears on a live interview during the noon 9News broadcast.

WB2 News hosts the Sheriff for its morning show.

Reggie Rivers talked with the Sheriff from 4-5 pm. Rivers is on KHOW 630 AM from 3 to 7 pm weekdays.

"Uncle Nasty" (Gregg Stone) invited the Sheriff for an interview in the afternoon which played on KBPI, 106.7 FM.

The Sheriff meets a group for dinner on December 4. Shown here are John Thrasher and Flux Neo, both members of the CU Campus Libertarians.

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