Archive for March 31st, 2012

previous president promotes the possibility of prohibiting prohibitionists

previous president promotes the possibility of prohibiting prohibitionists

The former president of Columbia harshly criticized the United States’ pursuit of the failed “drug war” in a recent interview on Spanish radio. Cesar Gaviria Trujillo, who was president of Columbia from 1990 to 1994 and subsequently served for ten years as the Secretary General of the Organization of American Sates, said that, while the US refuses to accept the reality that people use drugs, “We cannot be condemned to live in war because the Americans do not want to talk about it.” Trujillo was interviewed in advance of April’s Summit of the Americas, where Columbia’s current president has stipulated […]

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survey shows NYPD coppers are fake crime stoppers

A survey performed by a group of public defenders in the Bronx revealed that in more than 40 percent of marijuana arrests that were reviewed, New York Police violated the rights of arrestees by forcing them to empty their pockets for no justifiable reason. The arrestees were subjected to constitutionally prohibited searches even after the Commissioner of the New York Police Department had issued a department wide memo prohibiting the widely utilized, but unlawful, practice known as “stop and frisk.” The “Bronx Defenders” working with the law firm of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, found that 44 percent of […]

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joint chief fears theoretical alliance between drug smugglers and Islamic terrorists

joint chief fears theoretical alliance between drug smugglers and Islamic terrorists

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, who recently toured several South American countries told reporters of his concerns that today’s drug smugglers will possibly become tomorrow’s terrorist weapon suppliers. Dempsey, as quoted by the Washington Post, said, “It’s both the narcoterrorism activities that we see destabilizing our southern border (and) it’s that network itself that can be used for other purposes — and probably will be.” The Army general theorized, that because the drug smuggling network “can move anything (that will) go to the highest bidder…looking to the future, it’s certainly in our interest to do […]

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