In his second-floor office above a hair salon in north Seattle, Ryan Kunkel is seated on a couch placing $1,000 bricks of cash — dozens of them — in a rumpled brown paper bag. When he finishes, he stashes the money in the trunk of his BMW
He was arrested, charged with a drug DUI. But his blood test came back with absolutely nothing illegal in his system. Mac’s attorney Charity Clark from the Law Firm of Marc J. Victor P.C. has been fighting the charge ever since.
Hundreds of armed vigilantes stormed a Mexican town and arrested federal police in the latest bloody battle between residents, criminal gangs, and the police locals say are in league with the gang members.
The Office of National Drug Control Policy and US Department of Transportation have been sponsoring "voluntary" roadblocks. According to a lawsuit filed in federal court on December 27, these roadblocks are not exactly voluntary.
On January 2, Ed Krayewski from Reason wrote, “[New Year's Day] marked the beginning of a legal market in recreational marijuana in Colorado, the first time government-licensed shops have ever sold marijuana anywhere in the world.” There is, howe
Joining a growing group of states that have loosened restrictions on marijuana, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York plans this week to announce an executive action that would allow limited use of the drug by those with serious illnesses, state officials
Doing a search on Google, I can find no articles where PETA and HSUS lash out against the actions of the cops. Instead, I found the following:
Civil libertarians are criticizing Ohio police for arresting a driver because his car contained a compartment that could theoretically store illegal drugs, though no drugs were found at that time.
A gun from the failed U.S. operation known as "Fast and Furious" turned up at the scene of a shootout between Mexican authorities and alleged cartel gunmen last month, according to CNN.
City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce is establishing a DUI “no refusal zone” inside the city limits of St. Louis. Starting today, drivers may face a blood test without consent if they are suspected of driving under the influence.
As New Year’s Eve approaches, preparations are made by police across the nation to block the paths of cars. No longer is it limited to drivers who sipped more than the Mothers Against Stuff They Don’t Like think they should, but to those who may hav
A US judge struck down a Florida law requiring drug screening for welfare recipients, saying that it violated the constitutional protection against unreasonable searches. Florida Governor Rick Scott, a Republican who campaigned
"I'm a good judge" … said judge Gisele Pollack who, it seems, sentenced people to jail because of their drug use…while she, herself, was high on drugs. But, in her defense, "she’s had some severe personal tragedy in her life". And that's why, i
Los Angeles Police announced plans to ramp up use of a portable tool that checks for drug use, beginning with a New Year’s Eve crackdown on intoxicated drivers. Officials cited increased medical marijuana use as a main justification.
Rental cops hired by homeowners associations (HOA) can conduct traffic stops that would be unconstitutional if performed by an actual police officer, according to a ruling handed down last week by the North Carolina Court of Appeals.
Specifically, Jones and Davis were employed as site administrators, which entailed "monitoring user activity on Silk Road for problems, responding to customer service inquiries, and resolving disputes between buyers and vendors,”
I recently had the privilege of joining three jury nullification heavyweights on a panel hosted by the International Drug Policy Reform Conference. The discussion focused on how strategic jury nullification can be used to dismantle the War on Drugs.
Police in Parker County had been watching Michael Fred Wehrenberg's home for a month when, late in the summer of 2010, they received a tip from a confidential informant that Wehrenberg and several others were "fixing to" cook meth.
A federal lawsuit says U.S. border and customs officials strip-searched a New Mexico woman at the El Paso border crossing, then took her to a hospital for illegal body cavity probes.
Police in Riverside County, have been running an undercover sting investigation in a local school to hunt down small time teenage drug vendors and users. The semester long operation resulted in the arrest of 25 different teenagers, all of whom
One pilot was killed after his crop-duster was brought down, apparently by leftist rebels. FARC rebels are also believed to have shot down the other plane.
Cruz's attorney said, "After this, everyone should pause about jumping to conclusions when a field test is said to be positive by law enforcement. There are people going to jail on high bail amounts based upon these field tests."
"Knock and announce" police raids are on the rise. They are estimated to occur as many as 40,000 – 50,000 per year. Back in the 1970s, military-style police raids used to be a rare event, occurring only a few hundred times per year.
Utah resident Virginia Ward cried on November 18 as she was sentenced to 90 days in jail – and three years of probation -- for drug trafficking.
Utah resident Virginia Ward cried as she was sentenced to 90 days in jail – and 3 years of probation -- for drug trafficking. This meant that she would join the large and ever-growing population of prisoners she helped to create as a former Judge.
Surveillance footage taken by a system Mr. Cobb installed to prevent trouble at his house would have exonerated him, but Mr. Truong refused to review it. The footage was "mysteriously wiped clean" while Mr. Cobb was in custody, according to the compl
Earlier this year when a botched ATF sting was exposed — that included agents hiring a brain-damaged man to promote an undercover storefront and then arresting him for his work — ATF officials told Congress this was an isolated case of
Consider, for example, the widely held idea that drug use causes crime. Statistics show that in 35 cities monitored by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2000, at least 50 percent of adult men arrested for crimes tested positive for drugs. That’s enou
Today is the 80th anniversary of Repeal Day, when America finally lifted its disastrous, 13-year experiment with alcohol prohibition. Here are a few facts about booze and Prohibition you may not have known: