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."Read more »
Judge refuses to accept the defendant's plea deal on charges of misdemeanor reckless conduct and misdemeanor disobeying a police officer. At trial the jury acquits on both charges.Read more »
Instead of punishing users who the report says "do no harm to others", the commission argues that governments should end criminalisation of drug use, experiment with legal models that would undermine organised crime syndicates and offer health and treatment services for drug-users in need.Read more »
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.Read more »
They've been talking about this since OBDII came out in '96. The original purpose would have been to check the vehicle's emissions "Ready Status" (from roadside transponders, and if the car had failed, it could be flagged, a notice sent to the owner, and in the event of noncompliance, the car could be remotely disabled.Read more »
New Jersey governor Chris Christie--who has made government reform a major talking point of his administration--is coming under fire for his decision to travel in a state-owned helicopter to his son's high school baseball game Monday.
According to the Newark Star-Ledger, Christie landed in the state's $12.5 million helicopter just before the game began, buzzing over the trees in left field and distracting spectators. The GOP governor then got into a black sedan with tinted windows, which drove him about 100 yards to the baseball diamond.
Needed or an invasion of privacy? Will it end up costing more taxpayer money than it could save?Read more »
When we – when the courts – sanctioned random stops on the roads a quarter-century ago, it set the precedent (legally and psychologically) for the universal, probable-cause-free TSA gropes of today – and worse yet to come (such as the “malintent” profiling that reportedly is being tested for deployment and not just at airports, either).
We’ll see a similar progression as a result of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling last month that “talking back” is a sanctionable affront to the Person of a cop – and not free speech.Read more »
A college student took Adderall once, and ended up getting interviewed by the local tv station. The tv station edited the story to suit their drug war propagandist agenda, and ran a constant promos about his "drug problem". It apparently ended in an intervention from his family! All for taking one pill!Read more »
Budget cuts blamed after Calif. first responders look on as suicidal man stands in water for an hour. He eventually drowns.Read more »
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