war on drugs

Amazon tribe disappears - A likely casualty of the war on drugs

Posted August 9th, 2011 by sharalynn

An un-contacted Amazon tribe has disappeared since a group of armed men (presumed to be Peruvian drug traffickers) overran a Brazilian guardpost near the tribe's lands. Brazilian officials are now looking for signs of the missing tribe.

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Preckwinkle: Stop Arresting Pot Users

Posted July 27th, 2011 by adnamanoswal

Board president, urges Chicago police chief to stop arresting low-level drug possession offenders and admits that war on drugs has failed.

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Philadelphia Saves $2 Million By Not Prosecuting Pot Smokers

Posted July 9th, 2011 by berserker13

Just over a year ago, the powers that be in Philadelphia effectively decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana by offering offenders the chance to enroll in a three-hour class that would expunge the offense from their records. Not only did this give Philadelphia police more time and energy to focus on more serious crimes, it has also saved the city a pretty sizable Ziploc bag of green stuff.

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Libertarians assert powerful case for ending War on Drugs

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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Denver Drug Debate: Examining America's 40-year war

Posted June 20th, 2011 by BLibertarian

Sitting on the panel were direct public policy enforcers of said 'war' and private-sector public policy analysts decidedly against drug prohibition; a group that I thought could turn-out to produce an excellent unfiltered discussion, I wasn't disappointed:

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The War on Drugs: 'The Wire' Creator Offers a Trade

Posted June 17th, 2011 by prolifick21

The creator of The Wire recently told U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder that he'd give him another season of the HBO show for an end to the war on drugs. Sound like a deal?

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

"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

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

Posted June 1st, 2011 by masshole

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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Life in prison for converting marijuana into hashish

Posted May 13th, 2011 by masshole

A new law in Oklahoma that allows penalties of up to life in prison for converting marijuana into hashish has created an unintended byproduct: accusations of an unduly harsh, unnecessary law that will further clog the state's already-overcrowded prison system.

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