The $200 million proposed by Reagan to defeat the world’s trafficking networks is roughly what the Mexican cartels earn every couple of days. Yet in November 2006, Biden blamed the problem on “Mexican corruption,” rather than on himself.
There was little difference between the Bush and Clinton Administrations when it came to dealing with coca production. As their failures mounted, their tactics simply became more extreme.
Biden created an office that was truly Orwellian in nature. By law, the Drug Czar’s office is required not only to oversee law enforcement activities, but also actively oppose legalization efforts, even if that requires them to ignore science or lie.
Why do we continue the $70 billion annual War on Drugs that failed us in the past 38 years? Why do we allow a failed program to continue? Police Officer Howard Wooldridge tells you why we must end the War on Drugs.
For serious offenses involving highly addictive narcotics, Rite Aid Corporation will pay $5 million in fines. No one will go to jail or get a criminal record. Charles Lynch, who scrupulously followed the law, is facing 100 years.
As a retired federal officer with over three decades of service, many of those years spent fighting America's "war on drugs," I was pleased to read that the El Paso City Council unanimously called for a long overdue discussion on the ef
LEAP cop fired, then rehired for speaking out against the War on Drugs. [my take on Free Talk Live]
Drug Enforcement Administration has rejected the decision of Administrative Law Judge Mary Ellen Bittner and blocked a medical marijuana research project at the University of Massachusetts Amherst -- considered vital if marijuana is ever to be an FDA
On December 6, 2008, James Andrew Carroll announced his intent to "possess marijuana as a protest against current drug laws". As of approximately 1:13 PM EST today he got busted.
Homeland Security said the plan called for aircraft, armored vehicles and special teams to converge on border trouble spots, with the size of the force depending on the scale of the problem. Military forces would be called upon
You're traveling by train. Suddenly, it slows and comes to an unscheduled stop. Armed, uniformed men come aboard with dogs. They question passengers, search luggage and remove one of your fellow travelers for further interrogation.
Growing is easy right? You buy some seeds, source a couple of pots, grab lights, dump in the soil and then instantly start to grow weed. Sounds pretty simple! Well, it is… until the first real roadblock makes itself known. Luckily, we are here to get
Oldest trick in the book;...gun-runners hire pretty girl to keep the police distracted.
The heads were stuffed in a black plastic bag and tossed outside a shopping center with a note saying, "For every one of us you kill, we are going to kill 10." An ex-police commander, also without a head, was found with the soldiers.
With the arrest of Eduardo Arellano-Felix, the once powerful cartel is in disarray. The unintended consequence of success: a bloodbath, as the next generation of gangsters battles for dominance. [over-the-top transference]
Today, surveys show 35 million Americans use marijuana yearly, and 114 million have in their lifetimes. Addicts to prohibited drugs, notes Eric Sterling of the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation, "are famous radio personalities, spouses of major
The number one thing Americans are asking President-elect Barack Obama is whether or not he is going to legalize marijuana. Generations are changing and evolving and the taboos around cannabis are slowly falling away.
"I’m the last guy who ought to argue for the legalization of meth. As a practicing criminal defense attorney, I make a good income from defending people who are charged with drug crimes..."
In June 2005, Madden was arrested for possession of methamphetamines that a police informant had planted on her. Although police realized they targeted the wrong person, she's paying for their corruption with 8 years of her life.
The victims' stories intersected in that jewelry store, but the slaughter recorded on the videotape that day looks to have been rooted in a nearby town that believed itself immune from Mexico's drug war.
It's an online reality show that goes around the nation exposing what they say is police corruption. The reason they came to Odessa is because they were asked to by a man who says his daughter is falsely imprisoned.
Odessa Police served a warrant this afternoon looking for drugs, but instead found themselves the subject of a reality television show. They didn't turn up drugs, but instead thousands of dollars of television cameras.
The baneful impact on the United States of Puritanism, which comes in part from the Religious Right, has diverted our energies from educating ourselves, and developing our society, toward instead creating a Nanny State that employs people to make sur
Swiss voters are expected to make the system permanent in a referendum prompted by a challenge from conservatives. The heroin program has won wide support within Switzerland since it was begun 14 years ago to eliminate scenes of large groups of drug
Ahhhh, the typical vacation in Dubai: sandy beaches, resorts and strip searches at the airport–even for celebrities like Lily Allen and supermodel, Agyness Deyn. A travel advisory for the modest traveler.
BJ Lawson takes the pulse of Mike Smithson from Law Enforcement Against Prohibition in a three-part video series.
Whether you’re on an elevator, or talking to the press, or just chatting with friends, usually you have 30 seconds to grab their attention - not nearly enough time to fully educate someone. [.pdf document]Entered By: Brock Lorber
With a recession in sight, the case for legalizing marijuana and taxing it for government revenue seems more practical than ever.
The checkpoints are random & unannounced, & have occurred at various points on the Olympic Peninsula. If stopped, BP officials said it is generally a short encounter, unless they suspect those in a vehicle are illegal aliens, terrorists or criminals.
Dr. Michael Mithoefer is at the forefront of a controversial field of study. He is leading a pilot study into using MDMA -- the pure form of the illegal drug ecstasy -- to treat depression and post traumatic stress disorder.