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Drug War

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Indy Channel

Calderon said the violence that killed 6,290 people last year -- and more than 1,000 in the first eight weeks of 2009 -- is a sign that the cartels are under pressure from military and police operations nationwide.

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Reality Catcher

Rather than objecting to marijuana decrim on any rational basis, this dynamic duo of dimwits chose to resuscitate long-discredited Reefer Madness myths as valid reasons for the bill not to move forward. Sen. Hargrove said one of his former fraternity

News Link • Global Reported By Steve Elliott
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Washington Post

Mexican President Felipe Calderón on Thursday defended the deployment of the military in his fight against drug cartels, vowing that the army would continue to patrol cities until the country's weakened and often-corrupt police forces were retrai

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Freedom Politics / Steven Greenhut

Even those who see Mexico merely in terms of illegal immigration ought to broaden their horizons. If the lawlessness down south isn’t reduced, immigration pressure will increase as more Mexicans seek refuge from the violence.

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Daily Newscaster

The sheriff who lead the charge in the Michael Phelps Marijuana case arresting eight and confiscating the famous BONG from eBay owns a armored vehicle and 50 Cal. machine guns and he is not afraid to use them against citizens of South Carolina.

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WIS News 10

Since investigators began trying to build a case, they've made eight arrests: seven for drug possession and one for distribution. The department has also located and confiscated the bong.

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The Agitator

When I first read that Richland County, South Carolina Sheriff Leon Lott was planning to pursue charges against Michael Phelps, I thought the sheriff’s name looked familiar. Then I remembered, I wrote about him in the Citings section of our December

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NORML

Since President Obama took office two weeks ago, the DEA has undertaken at least seven separate raids of state-authorized medical marijuana providers in California and Colorado.

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LA Times Opinion

There have been three DEA raids on medical cannabis facilities since Jan 20, 2009. How many will it take before true believers realize that candidate Obama made promises that President Obama doesn't intend to keep?

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hamptonroads.com

Ryan Frederick was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of Det. Jarrod Shivers, part of a dynamic entry team breaking into Fredrick's house in 2008. [the tragedy continues to be compounded]

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Reality Catcher

An Illinois jury has found a man innocent in a marijuana case that would have sent him to prison. Disabled Vietnam veteran Loren Swift, 59, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, and he faced a mandatory minimum of six years

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HA Seattle

Biden was instrumental in ushering in an era where open discussion about drugs is treated as a threat. Now, he must recognize that it’s the lack of an open discussion about this issue that’s the real threat.

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HA Seattle

As Obama has rocketed up the political landscape, he had a front row seat to the real and disastrous effects that drug laws were having in the neighborhoods of Chicago.

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HA Seattle

The heroin trafficking industry in Afghanistan amounts to over half of the country’s GDP. The strategy of targeting the opium trade hasn’t just been ineffective, it’s completely undermined NATO's overall mission.

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