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LAW ENFORCEMENT AGAINST PROHIBITION-William Vandergraff

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William Vandergraff began his career as a police officer in 1972. After 6 years of walking Main Street beats he graduated to detective, which he worked as most of his 29 years. He worked as Staff Sergeant and was in charge of Homicide, Major Crime and Street Gang Unit. He was also the Witness Protection Coordinator and a Hostage Negotiator. On Christmas Eve, 1987 Larry Fisher and Jon Waluk visited the home of Agnes Kirk-Kirton looking for her husband Terry. He escaped out the window but the men shot and killed the mother and her 2 small children. William assembled a squad of officers, Waluk was captured quickly and 2 days later Fisher was in custody. After extensive questioning the motive was discovered. Fisher did not want his girlfriend using drugs and the Kirtons were her heroin connection and Fisher infuriated that they had sold her the drugs. In the 90's 3 men were found savagely butchered in a home. 2 Los Bravos bikers were arrested. The motive was that 2 of the men were in competition for control of some prostitutes. The third man simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. 13 year-old Beeper Spence was out walking alone in a north-end neighborhood when he was gunned down by gang members, mistaken for a rival gang member. William became aware of L.E.A.P, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, a U.S. based group comprised of police officers, judges, prosecutors, prison officials and politicians from around the world who recognized that the prohibition of drugs was causing the very same crime problems that the alcohol prohibition had done early in the 20th century. William believes that the majority of murders he investigated could be attributed to the Prohibition on Drugs. William will discuss his career working in Homicide in Canada's murder capital and the work he now does with L.E.A.P. LAW ENFORCEMENT AGAINST PROHIBITION-William Vandergraff.
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William Vandergraff
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