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El exmiembro del cártel de Medellín quiere dejar de ser informante de la DEA tras 27 años

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2015 | 1:45 PM

Carlos Toro, fotografiado en su casa de Miami en 1982, ha participado en los dos bandos en la guerra de la droga, primero como miembro del cártel de Medellín y más tarde como informante confidencial de la DEA. (Fotografía cortesía de Carlos Toro)
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What People Are Really Saying When They Complain About 'Black Lives Matter' Protests

(348) Comments | Posted April 15, 2015 | 5:32 PM

Protesters gathered in cities across the U.S. on Tuesday, in the latest round of demonstrations against police violence, misconduct and mistreatment of minority communities.

In New York City, an estimated crowd of 400 participants marched across Brooklyn Bridge, on their way south from Manhattan to Brooklyn. A plainclothes...

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Pactos con el diablo: un ex miembro del cártel de Medellín ha colaborado como informante de la DEA durante 27 años. Ahora quiere dejarlo.

(1) Comments | Posted April 15, 2015 | 3:23 PM

Carlos Toro, fotografiado en su casa de Miami en 1982, ha participado en los dos bandos en la guerra de la droga, primero como miembro del cártel de Medellín y más tarde como informante confidencial de la DEA. (Fotografía cortesía de Carlos Toro)
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Police In New Mexico Will No Longer Seize Your Property Without Finding You Guilty Of A Crime

(62) Comments | Posted April 10, 2015 | 4:36 PM

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R) on Friday signed a bill into law overhauling the state's civil asset forfeiture program, which had previously allowed police to permanently seize property without a conviction or charging the owner with a crime.

Set to go into effect in July, House Bill...

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El homicidio de un hombre negro por un policía en EEUU, contado como si no se conociera el vídeo

(2) Comments | Posted April 9, 2015 | 10:05 PM

Este artículo está escrito como si la muerte de Walter Scott no hubiera sido captada por un vídeo que The New York Times publicó este martes.

Un agente de policía de North Charleston (Carolina del Sur, Estados Unidos) se vio obligado a utilizar su arma...

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Devil's Bargain: A Former Medellin Cartel Official Has Been A DEA Informant For 27 Years. Now He Wants Out.

(81) Comments | Posted April 9, 2015 | 12:34 PM

Carlos Toro, seen at his Miami home in 1982, has been on both sides of the drug war, first as a Medellín cartel member and later as a confidential DEA informant. (Photo courtesy of Carlos Toro)

“You're lying to me," the...

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Here's A News Report We'd Be Reading If Walter Scott's Killing Wasn't On Video

(700) Comments | Posted April 8, 2015 | 10:14 AM

This article is written as if the alleged murder of Walter Scott had not been captured on video that was made public Tuesday by The New York Times and other outlets.

A North Charleston police officer was forced to use his service weapon Saturday during a...

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If The Criminal Justice System Treated Other Music The Way It Treats Rap

(150) Comments | Posted April 2, 2015 | 1:18 PM

Around the nation, police and prosecutors are using lyrics from rap songs to incriminate suspects and obtain convictions, often in the absence of traditional forms of evidence. In this way, rap music, and by extension the artists behind it, face unique scrutiny in the criminal justice system.

The...

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How Police And Prosecutors Are Treating 'Rapping While Black' Like A Crime

(216) Comments | Posted March 31, 2015 | 7:34 AM

Since the birth of rap music, artists have written songs about pretty much everything: progress, struggle, success, failure, societal ills and the responsibility of hip-hop, even an “extraterrestrial time-traveling gynecologist and surgeon from the planet Jupiter.” Sometimes, their lyrics are an unvarnished reflection of the realities...

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North Dakota Takes Bold Step Forward On Commercial Hemp Industry, Tells Feds To Stay Out

(28) Comments | Posted March 30, 2015 | 3:31 PM

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple (R) signed a bill into law on Friday that lays the groundwork for a commercial hemp industry and explicitly cuts the federal government out of the state's licensing process.

House Bill 1436 establishes guidelines for the state's industrial hemp program and allows people...

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Black America Is Just 72 Percent Equal To White America. In Some Areas, The Inequality Is Worse Than That.

(1099) Comments | Posted March 25, 2015 | 11:57 AM

A report released last week holds troubling findings about lasting inequality across the African-American community.

The 2015 "State of Black America" study, conducted by the National Urban League, finds that black Americans fare worse than their white peers across a variety of indicators, including economics, social justice and...

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DEA Approves Study Of Psychedelic Drug MDMA In Treatment Of Seriously Ill Patients

(58) Comments | Posted March 18, 2015 | 3:30 PM

The Drug Enforcement Administration last week gave a green light to a clinical study that will test the safety and efficacy of MDMA for use in treating anxiety in people with life-threatening illnesses. The move suggests the DEA may be questioning its long-held position that the psychedelic compound, which can...

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Good People Don't Kill Cops, But Good Cops Sometimes Kill Good People

(179) Comments | Posted March 16, 2015 | 1:42 PM

Days before police arrested a suspect in last week's shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, politicians and pundits were eagerly characterizing the act as an inevitable outcome of the nationwide movement for police reform.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani quickly blamed the...

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This Supreme Court Decision Could Encourage One Of The Worst Forms Of Racism

(616) Comments | Posted February 17, 2015 | 8:26 AM

For the larger part of the 20th century, housing discrimination in the United States was overt and unambiguous. Racial segregation was largely the norm, and those who worked to preserve it were under little obligation, legal or social, to hide their intentions. At least it was easy to spot:

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Police Stop You While You're Carrying A Bunch Of Cash. What Happens To Your Money?

(246) Comments | Posted February 11, 2015 | 10:46 AM

Last week, police pulled over NFL defensive tackle Letroy Guion was while he was driving in his hometown of Starke, Florida. An officer claimed that Guion had failed to keep his Dodge Ram pickup truck in a single lane and that there was a "strong odor" of marijuana...

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Transgender Individuals Recognized For First Time Ever In A State Of The Union Speech

(47) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 9:07 PM

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama pushed for protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals Tuesday evening, making it the first time lesbian, bisexual and transgender people have ever been recognized directly in a State of the Union address.

"As Americans, we respect human dignity, even when...

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Kshama Sawant Set To Deliver Socialist Rebuttal To Obama's State Of The Union Address

(10) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 5:18 PM

For the second consecutive year, a Seattle city council member and "proud Socialist" will deliver a rebuttal to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.

Kshama Sawant was elected to city council on a Socialist Alternative platform in 2013. She's scheduled to deliver...

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If Most Police Officers Are 'Good Cops,' These Are Even Better

(16) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 3:01 PM

As protesters around the nation continue to call for police reform, they are regularly reminded of an important fact: While some officers abuse their power, the majority are "good cops." For every officer who visits harm on someone or violates the public's trust, there are countless others who follow the...

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Opponents Of 'Redskins' Team Name Hold Largest Ever Protest At Washington Home Game

(128) Comments | Posted December 29, 2014 | 12:48 PM

More than 100 demonstrators gathered Sunday outside FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, home of Washington's NFL team, to protest its name and mascot on the final game of the season. While organizers had hoped for a bigger turnout, according to the Washington Post, the protest marked the largest...

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Police Officer Who Killed Black Teen In Missouri Had Been Issued Body Camera, Wasn't Using It

(915) Comments | Posted December 24, 2014 | 11:50 AM

The Berkeley, Missouri, police officer who fatally shot a black teenager on Tuesday was issued a body camera earlier that night, but wasn't wearing it at the time of the shooting. The dashboard camera in his police cruiser also was not activated.

On Wednesday, St. Louis County Chief...

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