Starting Feb. 1, the Central American nation will be able to sign extradition treaties with other countries, including the United States, which has sought the change.
...although white Americans are far and away the nation's biggest dealers and users of illegal drugs, African-Americans are far and away the ones most likely to be jailed for drug crimes
A federal agent who accidentally shot himself while lecturing children on gun safety lost his appeal Tuesday in a lawsuit over release of the video that subjected him to ridicule on the Internet and late-night talk shows.
Rep. Kip Smith was pulled over after a police officer witnessed him run through a red light. The officer said he could smell the odor of alcohol coming from Smith’s car and had the lawmaker take a breathalyzer test, which he failed.
U.S. Attorney John Walsh sent letters to 23 medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado on Thursday, warning them that they faced legal repercussions if they did not close down within 45 days.
First, Mayor Bloomberg went after smoking in public places. Then trans-fats, salt and sugary drinks. Now Bloomberg — known for sipping fine wine and downing a cold beer from time to time — wants to crack down on alcohol sales to curb excessive dri
A veteran who apparently grew marijuana to self-medicate for anxiety and depression apparently shot and killed one cop and wounded several others during a nighttime raid on his home. This is the same narcotics task force, by the way, that shot and ki
At a campaign stop in Bedrock on Monday, a student asked Romney if he thought the drug war was working.
Rapper Snoop Dogg was arrested over the weekend after border control agents found what they said was a small amount of marijuana on his tour bus.
After more than 40 years and at least $1 trillion, America’s so-called “war on drugs” ranks as the longest-running, most expensive and least effective war effort by the American government.
The same old drug war tactics lead to more powerful cartels and illicit activity by US authorities
The documents "describe American counternarcotics agents working undercover together conducting numerous wire transfers of tens of thousands of dollars at a time, smuggled millions of dollars in bulk cash—and escorted at least one large shipment of
Kenneth Dukes contends his constitutional rights were violated when a member of the task force relied upon a confidential informant who picked Dukes' photo out of a lineup, which led to a warrant being issued for his arrest. No investigation was cond
This morning Newt Gingrich, the historian, insisted that renowned hemp growers George Washington and Thomas Jefferson would have violently suppressed their own crop:
One police officer was killed and five others were wounded after a shootout erupted in Utah late on Wednesday as a narcotics enforcement team executed a search warrant at a home in Ogden, police said. A single gunman fired on officers as they approac
“Today’s ruling underscores the need for state officials to stop playing politics and implement the law as approved by a majority of Arizona voters so that thousands of patients can access the medicine their doctors believe is most effective for them
The attractive, diminutive woman who drove into my driveway on the last Saturday in October hardly looked to be the person that federal authorities desperately were trying to find a way to throw into prison. Her lovely eyes had a sparkle in them, and
Five busloads of students who stopped in Nevada en route to a ski trip were given a break on Thursday when police let them to go free in exchange for turning over large quantities of marijuana and alcohol stashed in their luggage.
As Mexico’s drug cartels wage a bloody war for dominance of the multi-billion dollar narcotics business, a growing chorus of leaders is calling for a radical solution: legalize the market.
In what's being treated as a metaphor for the fruitlessness of the War on Drugs itself, New Jersey cops caused over $12,000 in damage to a BMW 325i, tearing it apart in search of marijuana. After tearing apart the dash, doors, seats and prying off ex
What limits, if any, does the Fourth Amendment place on the use of a trained drug-sniffing dog to approach the front door of a home? The police might do this to see if the dog will alert for the presence of narcotics in the home, which might then be
When Pompton Lakes police seized Darren Richardson’s car on a rainy September afternoon, they told him it was headed for an impound lot. When they returned it three weeks later, he says, the 2004 BMW belonged in a junk yard.
... Paul also laid out an historical analysis of the racist roots of the drug war that accurately and honestly reflects its origins.
What happens when a judge can't find any, and I mean ANY, potential jurors willing to convict people on drug charges? We find out in Montana.
The cantons involved are Geneva, Neuchatel, Vaud (Lausanne) and Fribourg,according to this article (in French, see translation here). People can apply for permits to grow more than four plants.
The problem is so bad, the State Dept. no longer reports how many gun sales to Mexico it approves. But in the last year reported publicly (2009), nearly 20,000 guns were sold to Mexico. That's 5,000 in cartel hands.
In the shadow of the failed gun-running operation Fast and Furious, illicit money laundering could be equally counterproductive
40 years and one trillion tax dollars spent, 2.3 million in prison = drugs are cheaper, stronger and readily available to teens.
But an interesting thing happened on the way to Holder’s prosecution—the DOJ added “cash-walking” to gun-walking and now, someone has to explain how the D.E.A. laundered hundreds of millions of dollars for the Mexican cartel.