A young woman sits cross-legged on the ground laughing playfully as she is fed a lychee. Another plays cards in pair of baggy pink pajamas. Hours to minutes after the pictures were taken, each were led into a concrete yard and executed.
.... a termination letter arrived that said Mr. Gonzalez [an active-duty law enforcement officer] held “personal views that were contrary to core characteristics of Border Patrol Agents, which are patriotism, dedication and esprit de corps.”
Undercover American narcotics agents have laundered or smuggled millions of dollars in drug proceeds as part of Washington’s expanding role in Mexico’s fight against drug cartels, according to current and former federal law enforcement officials.
Last week, four former Vancouver mayors each signed an open letter urging politicians to consider legalization and regulation of pot, saying those policies will increase taxes to government, remove illicit profits that lead to gang violence, and elim
Sullivan, a nationally renowned law enforcement leader, was arrested on drug charges and is now being detained in the Denver area jail that bears his name.
Michael Angelo Atondo's U.S. Border Patrol truck is backed up to the Arizona-Mexico border near an opening in the fence. The three men with him stand on the south side of the border next to a pair of Jeep Cherokees also parked close to the gap.
US military has been specifically tasked with guarding Afghan poppy fields, from which opium is derived, in order to protect this multibillion dollar industry that enriches Wall Street, the CIA, MI6, and various other groups that profit big time from
While Mexico’s bloody war against the drug cartels is making headlines worldwide, there is a little-known fact that is sounding alarm bells among U.S. and Latin American officials: Central America’s drug-related violence is far worse than
A year and a half ago she was beaten by a neighborhood thug outside of a city bar. It took months of do-it-yourself sleuthing, a meeting with a city alderman and a public shaming in a community newspaper before the Chicago Police Department would pay
[The judge] found few facts to support many of the allegations in the complaint. She found cause for tactics used by officers to conduct the raid, force used against Whitworth during his arrest and the actions toward the wife and son to be proper....
Early this morning, Dutch authorities raided the HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam.
About 43,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence since Mexican President Felipe Calderon announced a crackdown on cartels in December 2006, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
DEA shuts down mom n’ pop business because meth dealers use its otherwise perfectly legal product. But drug enforcement is coming down hard on Wallace’s humble homemade solution concocted to help backpackers purify water.
An intensifying federal crackdown on growers and sellers of state-authorized medical marijuana has badly shaken the billion-dollar industry, which has sprung up in California since voters approved medical use of the drug in 1996, and has highlighted
Texas Rep. Ron Paul said during Tuesday night’s Republican presidential debate that the war on drugs should end.
An obscure Pentagon office designed to curb the flow of illegal drugs has quietly evolved into a one-stop shop for private security contractors around the world, soliciting deals worth over $3 billion.
The forced resignation of a deputy assigned to the DUI task force could affect the prosecution of hundreds of cases, according to those in the legal community. Erik Norman faced mandatory resignation from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office on Oc
It is not hard to see how critics of the war on drugs got the impression that Barack Obama was sympathetic to their cause. Buuuuut...
Last Thursday at Brown University, I debated former Bush drug czar John Walters on the virtues of drug legalization, and the video is below.
The American Civil Liberties Union is suing Nebraska's motor vehicle department for refusing to issue a personalized license plate that refers to an unofficial holiday known as National Pot Smoking Day.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles has denied a liver transplant to a patient with inoperable liver cancer because he uses medical marijuana. But the marijuana was prescribed by the very same hospital, according to the advocacy group American
After six months, more than half the subjects in Dr. Polosa’s experiment had cut their regular cigarette consumption by at least 50 percent. Nearly a quarter had stopped altogether. Though this was just a small pilot study, the results fit with other
Federal agents and police raided state-sanctioned medical marijuana dispensaries across western Washington, targeting storefronts deemed to be engaged in illegal drug trafficking and money laundering. The dispensaries singled out by the U.S. Drug Enf
When he ran for president, Barack Obama defended the medical use of marijuana and said that he would not use Justice Department resources to override state laws on the issue. He lied.
Yesterday voters in Washington State smacked down the state liquor monopoly. Thanks to a $22.7 million campaign headed up by Costco, grocery stores and other large retail establishments will soon be allowed to sell booze. What's particularly neat
In the forty years since Richard Nixon declared a “War on Drugs,” Americans’ perceptions of that war are finally beginning to shift. Receding support for Prohibition is happening in large part because of virally circulated news accounts and videos
Obama administration accused of betraying election promises as it gives scores of outlets until Saturday to shut up shop
But none of the reports included a striking detail: that support consisted of an elite detachment of military-trained D.E.A. special agents who joined in the shootout, according to a person familiar with the episode.
Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputy confirmed the 25-year-old actress checked in at the Century Regional Detention Facility at 8:48 PM and released at approximately 1:30 AM early that morning. Reports cite overcrowding for the reason behind her brief stint
A judge on Monday blocked a federal requirement that would have begun forcing tobacco companies next year to put graphic images including dead and diseased smokers on their cigarette packages. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon ruled that it's likel