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Libertarians assert powerful case for ending War on Drugs

http://www.lpmn.org

Libertarians in Minnesota have posted an extensive report on the importance of ending Drug Prohibition, discussing history, statistics, and the principles of liberty. If you're skeptical about legalizing drugs, or if you support it but want more arguments to make against the drug warriors, this is a must-read!

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Barefoot, Drunk, Off Duty Cop Breaks Door over Cig Smoke

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"He was intoxicated," said the teen. "I smelled a ton of alcohol off of him. He was drunk."
The teen says that officer was barefoot and only wearing a bathing suit as the man barged through and broke his family's front door. Pifer says the officer assaulted him and threatened his sister until a neighbor stepped in to help.
The neighbor asked the officer what triggered the chase as she bandaged his bleeding hand.

"He said he smelled cigarette smoke"

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Report: 'Global War On Drugs Has Failed' : NPR

http://www.npr.org

The UN admits "that the evidence overwhelmingly demonstrates that repressive strategies will not solve the drug problem, and that the war on drugs has not, and cannot, be won."

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Global war on drugs has 'failed' say former leaders

http://www.bbc.co.uk

The global war on drugs has "failed" according to a new report by group of politicians and former world leaders.

The Global Commission on Drug Policy report calls for the legalisation of some drugs and an end to the criminalisation of drug users.

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Virginia Middle School Students Suspended for Oregano Possession

http://www.aolnews.com

A few Virginia parents would probably like to know what local school administrators are smoking.

Seventh-grader Adam Grass and three other students at Hickory Middle School in Chesapeake, Va., were suspended last week after being caught with what teachers initially thought was a bag of marijuana but turned out to be a stash of oregano, The Virginian-Pilot reports.

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Clinton Calls Drug War That's Left 15,000 Dead Last Year 'Messy'

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

GUANAJUATO, Mexico — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged Mexico to stay the course in an admittedly "messy" war against drug cartels, saying Monday that the Obama administration will help with new controls on the flow of American guns across the border.

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Jury Nullification for Marijuana an Increasing Problem for the State

http://www.latimes.com

Jury nullification for marijuana "crimes" is gaining steam. People are saying they aren't willing to convict because they think it should be legal.

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Jury pool in marijuana case stages ‘mutiny’

http://missoulian.com

A funny thing happened on the way to a trial in Missoula County District Court last week.

Jurors – well, potential jurors – staged a revolt.

They took the law into their own hands, as it were, and made it clear they weren’t about to convict anybody for having a couple of buds of marijuana. No, they said, one after the other. No way would they convict somebody for having a 16th of an ounce.

In fact, one juror wondered why the county was wasting time and money prosecuting the case at all, said a flummoxed Deputy Missoula County Attorney Andrew Paul.

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Man dies in jail after being held 7days for cannabis possession

http://www.tokeofthetown.com

Family members of a 32-year-old Alabama man who died in his jail cell last month a week after being arrested for possession of marijuana said they tried to warn officers about his fragile health, but were ignored.
Jacob Ashley Jordan was found dead in his cell at the Baldwin County Corrections Center at about 1 a.m. July 9, according to the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office, reports Connie Baggett at the Mobile Press-Register.

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Mexican Ex-President's Drug Proposal Stirs Debate

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Hopefully this will go somewhere...

MEXICO CITY (Aug. 10) -- A former Mexican president's proposal to legalize drugs to reduce cartel-related violence is stoking an increasingly desperate policy debate within Mexico and in Washington.

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