No charges for personal drug possession: Seattle’s bold gamble to bring ‘peace’ after the war on drugs

The Washington Post profiles Seattle’s LEAD program and progressive policies to better address low-level drug possession charges, featuring REACH Case Manager Mikel Kowalcyk.

“If you believe it’s a disease, you should treat it like it’s diabetes or cancer,” [King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan] Satterberg said of drug abuse. “We shouldn’t arrest people and put them in jail because they are sick.” Read more.