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Jamie Haase

Violence South of the Rio Grande Leads Back to U.S.

Jamie Haase | Posted May 17, 2012

As millions of marijuana legalization advocates celebrated the renowned 4/20 holiday last month, it's likely that many of them didn't think twice about the violence and carnage that's intensifying south of the U.S. border. Instead, they were probably more focused on the federal government's recent crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries....

R. Gil Kerlikowske

Study: More Than Half of Adult Male Arrestees Test Positive for at Least One Drug

R. Gil Kerlikowske | Posted May 17, 2012

One month ago today, we released the Obama Administration's 2012 National Drug Control Strategy, a drug policy grounded in sound research from the world's preeminent drug abuse researchers. This policy marks a departure from the debate I've seen develop during the past few years, which has lurched between...

Franky Carrillo

Innocent & Executed: It Could Have Been Me

Franky Carrillo | Posted May 17, 2012

Texas executed an innocent man in 1989. That is the stunning conclusion of "Los Tocayos Carlos," a groundbreaking article published Monday in The Columbia Human Rights Law Review. As "Los Tocayos Carlos" meticulously documents, Carlos DeLuna was wrongfully convicted and executed for a crime he did not commit.

Rabbi Asher Lipner, Ph.D.

For Jewish Orthodox Children: No Justice -- No Peace

Rabbi Asher Lipner, Ph.D. | Posted May 17, 2012

The special treatment given by prosecutors to Orthodox Jewish sex offenders, reported on extensively over the past six years in The Jewish Week and on the blog Failed Messiah, was first documented in a Newsday series in 2003 regarding the failed police investigation in Brooklyn of infamous alleged serial child...

Dan Collins

Feds Rub Top Cop Ray Kelly the Wrong Way on Underwear Bomb Plot

Dan Collins | Posted May 17, 2012

The FBI and the NYPD: Where's the love?

When the news came out last week about the latest version of an underwear bomb plot, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly was publicly irked that he hadn't been briefed about the plot by federal officials despite the fact that days...

Martin Luz

Huge Precedents in 'Stand Your Ground?' Will Zimmerman Be Next?

Martin Luz | Posted May 17, 2012

What will be the future of Stand Your Ground laws? Looks like the courts may be working their way toward clearer guidelines for when and how it applies...

In one case, a judge refused to grant stand-your-ground protection to Trevor Dooley, a 69-year-old man accused of manslaughter in the death...

Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Holocaust Denial: Assaults on Collective Memory Becloud Europe's Future

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted May 17, 2012

Simon Wiesenthal said the history of mankind is a history of crimes. No crime in the annals of history has been as well documented -- by the perpetrators, bystanders, interveners and victims -- as Nazi Germany's Final Solution, the state-sponsored genocide that systematically murdered 6 million European Jews. Against this...