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Disturbing New Technology Has Critics Crying 'Big Brother'

| Posted 07.11.2012 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By G.W. Schulz In their unending battle to deter illegal immigration, drug trafficking and terro...

The Fallacy of the DEA: Why the Agency Needs to Concede to Legal Marijuana

Jamie Haase | Posted 09.08.2012 | Crime
Jamie Haase

Unfortunately for the Drug Enforcement Administration, the organization is single minded for the most part, meaning there's no backup plan should Americans one day decide to do away with prohibition altogether.


AP | KATHERINE CORCORAN and ALBERTO ARCE | Posted 08.25.2012 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- A U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent who killed a suspected drug trafficker during a raid in a remote region of Hondu...

Democrat Slams DEA Chief Over Marijuana Policy

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics

Michele Leonhart, the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration, ducked a tough line of questioning from Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) on Wednesday, re...

36 People Arrested In Drug Smuggling Crackdown At U.S. Airports

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 08.06.2012 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — U.S. federal agents swept through Puerto Rico's largest airport and other areas early Wednesday, arresting dozens of bag...

Honduran Area Wants DEA To Leave After Deadly Operation

AP | ALBERTO ARCE and MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 07.17.2012 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Bullets flew as U.S. helicopters swooped toward a river boat. Honduran national police rappelled to the ground and local...

Why We Fight for Medical Cannabis - and How Congress Can Help Us Win

Steph Sherer | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics
Steph Sherer

My friend is still alive. Marijuana will not reverse the course of her illness, but thanks to high-quality cannabis products, she is alert enough to talk to her friends and family for what may be the last time.

Foreclosed Houses Become Homes For Indoor Marijuana Farms

The New York Times | NORIMITSU ONISHI | Posted 05.07.2012 | Crime

VALLEJO, Calif. — On a suburban block with six family homes, palm trees and views of the surrounding green hills, nothing at 110 Windsor Court stood...

Congressman Seeks Answers From DEA After Outrageous Incident

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter says that leaving a 23-year-old college student in a holding cell for four days suggests a breakdow...

Forgotten Man In Holding Cell Files $20 Million Claim Against DEA

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 05.03.2012 | Crime

Daniel Chong, the 23-year-old UC San Diego student who spent nearly five days behind bars without food or water, wants $20 million from the Drug Enfor...

U.S. Man Left In Cell For 4 Days Drank Own Urine To Survive

AP | JULIE WATSON and KEVIN FREKING | Posted 07.03.2012 | Crime

SAN DIEGO -- The case of a detained college student who was forgotten in a holding cell for more than four days suggests a breakdown in procedure and ...

UPDATE: DEA Apologizes To Forgotten Man In Holding Cell Forced To Drink Urine

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 05.02.2012 | Crime

Update: The Drug Enforcement Administration has apologized to Danny Chong after he spent five days in a holding cell without food, water or a toilet, ...

Buying Diet Pills Online? Think Again.

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 04.12.2012 | Money

Have you ever been tempted by an online advertisement selling weight-loss pills or sleeping aids that are cheap and prescription-free? Beware: Buyi...

DEA Searches Walgreens Distribution Center In Drug Investigation

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.06.2012 | Miami

-- A new media report says that federal drug agents searched six Walgreen stores in Florida and a distribution center there as part of investigation ...

Painkiller Debate Rages On

Radley Balko | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics
Radley Balko

If there's contention in the medical community about the risk and effectiveness of painkillers, the debate gets more heated still when it comes to what sort of public policy should govern how the drugs are used.

State Legislature OKs Hemp Farming

AP | Posted 03.08.2012 | Green

CONCORD, N.H. -- The New Hampshire House is giving the nod to hemp farmers after passing a bill to protect industrial hemp from being tagged as an ill...

DEA Extends Control Over Fake Pot

AP | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Drug Enforcement Administration is extending emergency controls for six more months on five chemicals used to make fake pot pro...

Radley Balko

Strict Meth Laws Hurt Consumers, Have Little Effect on Meth Supply | Radley Balko | Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics

Since 2006, the state of Oregon has had the strictest pseudoephedrine laws in the country. The popular decongestant, a common additive to over-the-cou...

WATCH: The Music Videos Of An Alleged Brooklyn Murderer

Posted 02.14.2012 | New York

A federal court grand jury indicted Ronald Herron, AKA Brooklyn rapper Ra Diggs, on three counts of murder Monday. Herron ran a booming drug enterpris...

Largest Mass Drug Arrest In Colorado History

Posted 04.10.2012 | Denver

Multiple law enforcement agencies participated in a large scale drug and gang bust that resulted in the arrests of 80 people, on Thursday. Authorities...

DEA Agents In Puerto Rico Claim Discrimination

AP | Posted 04.07.2012 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Ten Puerto Rican agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration have filed suit against their employer, claiming they r...

DEA Raids Artist Mecca On Suspected Pot Bust

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 02.03.2012 | Detroit

Federal drug enforcement agents raided part of a Detroit warehouse known for its market and artist studios, and more recently its medical marijuana fa...

Former Detroit Representative Allegedly Part Of Major Drug Ring, Pleads Not Guilty

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.01.2012 | Detroit

A coalition of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies announced the indictment of 12 alleged members of a metro Detroit drug ring Wednesday...

The War Over Prescription Painkillers

Radley Balko | Posted 03.30.2012 | Politics
Radley Balko

To the extent that there is any problem at all with painkiller abuse and overdoses, it's due more to a decade of aggressive policing, obstinate federal law enforcement agencies, and the encroachment of law enforcement into the practice of medicine than lax government oversight.

Trymaine Lee

Ex-Cocaine Kinigpin 'Freeway' Rick Ross Aims To Make Amends After Prison | Trymaine Lee | Posted 01.29.2012 | Black Voices

Nearly every night that "Freeway" Rick Ross spent in prison, the same nightmare filled his head: He and his crew are sitting around a table piled h...