"Punish enemies and reward friends" would be a fitting motto for Christopher Butler, a Concord, CA police officer who commanded the department's anti-drug task force and for Norman Wielsch, a California state narcotics agent. These two members of California's "finest" are accused of opening a brothel and keeping it well-supplied with drugs from the evidence locker, even as they routinely shut down brothels on behalf of the police.Read more »
Not all eggs are created equal in the eyes of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Kinder Eggs, a popular European chocolate egg that contains a toy inside, is banned from importation into the United States because it contains a "non-nutritive object embedded in it."Read more »
Ballinger surrendered Caleb, a Barbados green monkey, to the Primate Rescue Center in Nicholasville at the behest of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. Ballinger's family had raised Caleb for the past six months, but was recently informed that it was against the law to keep him.Read more »
And the Four Loko black market begins. Police do a sting operation and women face up to three years in jail.Read more »
It remains unclear what, if any, role salvia played in shaping Mr. Loughner's views. But the shootings have once again drawn attention to a drug that - for little more than the cost of a pack of cigarettes and without the hassle of showing a driver's license - a growing number of young people here and throughout much of the country are legally buying and using.Read more »
In an effort to rid Indiana's books of what he considers a senseless law, state Sen. Phil Boots has introduced legislation removing the ban on Sunday sales of motor vehiclesRead more »
Poisonous alcohol still kills—16 people died just this month after drinking lethal booze in Indonesia, where bootleggers make their own brews to avoid steep taxes—but that's due to unscrupulous businessmen rather than government order.
I don't suppose the "steep taxes" had anything to do with it.Read more »
Article on Money Laundering in the Drug War and the relationship between drug usage, drug dealing, the US and Argentina and how the drug war is completely futileRead more »
A former central Indiana police officer has pleaded guilty to purposefully filing a false report linking illegal drugs found at a jail to the wrong prisoner.Read more »
It seems prohibition is rearing its ugly head, on the heels of Four Loco bans and alcoholic whipped cream looking like the next target:
The state's (North Carolina) liquor stores will stop selling 95 percent pure grain alcohol out of concern the product can be abused by students with dangerous results.
Mecklenburg board chief executive Paul Stroup calls the product "dangerous, with no redeeming social value." Unlike all the other liquor they sell???Read more »
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