Items tagged with law enforcement

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It’s time to kick our addiction to the war on drugs [25.04.2017] As New Jersey Governor Chris Christie takes the lead in crafting the Trump administration’s response to the opioid crisis, he and his colleagues need...
Tough marijuana position from national prosecutors could influence Trump policy [25.04.2017] A federal group of prosecutors in the United States has criticized efforts at the US state level to legalize marijuana for medicinal and recreational...
Canada and eight US states have done it. Why can't NSW legalise cannabis? [24.04.2017] In Australia the long arm of the law still has a long reach, waging a war on drugs. Last year, there were more than 26,000 criminal incidents of cann...
Charge Rodrigo Duterte with mass murder, lawyer tells The Hague [24.04.2017] Filipino lawyer Jude Josue Sabio asked the International Criminal Court in The Hague to charge President Rodrigo Duterte and 11 other Philippine offi...
Officers rue the return of US 'war on drugs' [18.04.2017] Attorney General Jeff Sessions likes to reminisce about the aggressive law enforcement of the 80s and 90s and recently labelled cannabis " only sligh...
Police describe kill rewards, staged crime scenes in Duterte's drug war [18.04.2017] The Philippine police have received cash payments for executing drug suspects, planted evidence at crime scenes and carried out most of the killings ...
Legalization plan doesn’t include amnesty for past marijuana-convictions: Liberals [17.04.2017] The federal plan to legalize recreational marijuana does not include the general amnesty for past pot convictions some would like to see, says Public...
Some Arab governments are rethinking harsh cannabis laws [12.04.2017] The Moroccan authorities look at the issue from the other direction. Though the government bans the production of cannabis, its growth is tolerated i...
The DEA chief will ‘have to check’ whether DEA lets drugs into communities on purpose. (It does) [11.04.2017] Federal law allows informants, like those employed by the DEA, to engage in “ otherwise illegal activity ” as part of an investigation. Those activit...
How Jeff Sessions wants to bring back the war on drugs [08.04.2017] When the Obama administration reduced harsh prison sentences for nonviolent drug offenders, rave reviews came from across the political spectrum. Civ...
Toronto pot shop raids: Huge success or costly attack? [07.04.2017] Shut down, Mayor John Tory told marijuana shop owners, or face “whatever enforcement mechanisms” the city can muster to extinguish the “wildfire” spr...
Thousands dead: the Philippine president, the death squad allegations and a brutal drugs war [02.04.2017] “Throw them in the ocean or the quarry. Make it clean. Make sure there are no traces of the bodies.” The words are shocking. That they allegedly came...
Philippines police plant evidence to justify killings in drug war, says report [02.03.2017] Human Rights Watch has accused Philippines police of falsifying evidence to justify unlawful killings in the government’s war on drugs that has cause...
Advocacy group calls for reform of Burma’s drug laws and policies [17.02.2017] The Drug Policy Advocacy Group (DPAG) has called for a reform of Burma’s drug laws, demanding new policies focusing on the rehabilitation of drug use...
A rare survivor of a Philippine drug raid takes the police to court [10.02.2017] As the only known survivor of a so-called buy-bust operation, Mr. Morillo has provided a chilling first-person account that challenges the government...
In Duterte’s footsteps, Hun Sen launches a drug war [09.02.2017] Cambodia’s newly launched war on drugs is in full swing, with nearly 3,000 people arrested in the campaign’s first month of crime-busting. Authoritie...
Marijuana legalization must include justice reform [31.01.2017] Across the US, we routinely take a pledge that ends in “with liberty and justice for all.” Yet that fundamental promise has been broken in six of the...
Boulder DA Stan Garnett named to group that will advise Trump administration on pot [30.01.2017] The National District Attorney's Association created a policy group featuring 14 district attorneys from across the country who will issue advisement...
Families of slain Filipinos file Supreme Court challenge to Rodrigo Duterte’s drugs war [26.01.2017] Families of alleged drugs suspects killed by Philippine police petitioned the Supreme Court on Thursday to force police to disclose evidence linking ...
The growing movement for marijuana amnesty [22.12.2016] With an estimated $7 billion in sales in 2016 and potentially exponential growth due to recent ballot initiatives on recreational use, the legal mari...
'They are slaughtering us like animals' [06.12.2016] I had come to document the bloody and chaotic cam­paign against drugs that President Rodrigo Duterte began when he took office on June 30: since then...
Medical marijuana is legal in California. Except when it’s not [21.11.2016] California’s multibillion-dollar marijuana industry, by far the nation’s largest, is crawling out from the underbrush after voters opted to legalize ...
Donald Trump’s attorney general pick could destroy the recreational pot industry [21.11.2016] Attorney general nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) is a fervent foe of marijuana legalization. But if he were confirmed as President-elect Trump’s ...
Obama: Federal prohibition not ‘tenable’ after state marijuana votes [04.11.2016] President Obama says that federal laws banning marijuana will likely have to change if new states vote to legalize the drug on Tuesday. “The good new...
Found in the dark [20.10.2016] Some 400 people were charged with being “found in the dark” in Yangon, Myanmar in the first five months of 2015 alone. The charge carries a prison te...
How our tax dollars are used to fund opposition to marijuana legalization, in a clear violation of ethics [19.10.2016] This year the pharmaceutical, alcohol and prison food industries have all weighed in to oppose marijuana legalization initiatives across the country....
These British police forces have stopped arresting drug users [18.10.2016] People caught carrying personal amounts of drugs, including cocaine and heroin, are being diverted away from the criminal justice system in what coul...
Police arrest more people for marijuana use than for all violent crimes — combined [12.10.2016] On any given day in the United States, at least 137,000 people sit behind bars on simple drug-possession charges, according to a report released by t...
Duterte’s war on drugs: bitter lessons from Thailand’s failed campaign [28.09.2016] The body count from Philippine President Duterte’s “war on drugs” is growing by the day; more than 3,000 casualties leading to broad international co...
Marijuana arrests fall to lowest level since 1996 [25.09.2016] Arrests for simple marijuana possession in the United States fell to nearly a two-decade low last year, according to new statistics released Monday b...
Paradise lost: does Copenhagen’s Christiania commune still have a future? [22.09.2016] In recent years the cannabis in Christiania trade has evolved. Once led by small-time dealers, it is now controlled by large, multinational organisat...
Review ganja laws [22.09.2016] The Government of Barbados will have to face the fact that more and more Barbadians, particularly young people, are open to the decriminalization of ...
Stop and search still targets black people, police watchdog says [20.09.2016] Police stops of black people are still at an “eye-watering” level compared with white people, the official police watchdog said and promised a fresh ...
Duterte’s fiercest critic booted from committee investigating killings [19.09.2016] Accused of bias after she allowed a self-confessed hitman to link Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to over a thousand murders, Senator Leila De L...
Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte to extend drug war as 'cannot kill them all' [18.09.2016] Rodrigo Duterte has asked for a six-month extension for his war on drugs, saying there are too many people involved in the narcotics trade and he "ca...
'Found in the Dark' [14.09.2016] To address its serious drug use problems, Myanmar should change its drug policy towards a harm reduction approach. Instead of a repressive approach, ...
Christiania residents shut down Pusher Street [01.09.2016] After a meeting that stretched across several hours, residents of the largely self-governing commune of Christiania said they would try to shut down ...
Ex-top undercover drugs cop forfeits anonymity to fight against the War on Drugs [19.08.2016] Neil Woods insists nothing good came of his 14 years as one of the UK’s most successful undercover cops, fighting the war on drugs. His painstaking, ...
Paraguay: The cannabis breadbasket of the Southern Cone [14.07.2016] Paraguay is the principal producer of cannabis in South America, though nobody knows for certain how many hectares are planted with this crop, probab...
The failed promise of legal pot [08.05.2016] The risk is that, by itself, legalizing marijuana possession does not change the black market and that, even as legalization spreads, young black men...
Violent Christiania police action caught on video [28.04.2016] Two videos posted online by the Christiania-based documentary group Cadok show large-scale police action targeting the Copenhagen district’s cannabis...
Owner of biggest cannabis cafe faces retrial [25.04.2016] The Dutch supreme court has ordered a retrial of the owner of what was the country’s biggest cannabis cafe, saying a lower court ruling clearing him ...
Hazy legality: how legal is Dutch weed really? [14.04.2016] Last November, the local authorities’ association VNG, which represents all 393 Dutch municipalities, issued a report stating that ‘the current situa...
Cannabis arrests down 46% since 2010 - police figures [04.04.2016] Arrests for cannabis possession in England and Wales have dropped by 46% since 2010, figures obtained by BBC Breakfast suggest. Cautions fell by 48% ...
The UN’s war on drugs is a failure [02.04.2016] A policy of prohibition has put the drugs trade in the hands of criminals and led to suffering for millions. 2008 was the year that the world didn’t ...
Was Nixon's war on drugs a racially motivated crusade? [28.03.2016] Last week, the internet exploded with a fairly shocking allegation: President Richard Nixon began America's war on drugs to criminalize black people ...
Campaign group led by police officials calls for rethink on war on drugs [28.02.2016] Former and serving police officers and officials from Britain, Europe and the US have told politicians that the “war on drugs” is lost and they must ...
Federal prosecutors maintain hard line on pot as legalization looms [21.02.2016] As Canada heads toward a new era of legal marijuana use, federal prosecutors are still trying to jail people who grow small amounts of cannabis in th...
EU finance ministers call for restrictions on €500 note over crime fears [11.02.2016] EU finance ministers have called for an investigation into the €500 note, amid growing concern it is making life easier for terrorists, money launder...
HSBC sued over drug cartel murders after laundering probe [08.02.2016] Families of U.S. citizens murdered by drug gangs in Mexico sued HSBC Holdings Plc, claiming the bank can be held responsible for the deaths because i...

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