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The Drug War = Mass Deportation: 250,000 Deported for Drug Offenses in Last 6 Years

Daniel Robelo | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics
Daniel Robelo

The drug war has increasingly become a war against migrant communities. It fuels racial profiling, border militarization, violence against immigrants, intrusive government surveillance and, especially, widespread detentions and deportations.

Here's Everything That's Wrong With The War On Drugs

www.upworthy.com | Posted 01.21.2014 | Politics

Are we really better off with so many nonviolent drug offenders in prison? ...

We Matter Too: Ending Racist Marijuana Arrests Must Remain Gov. Cuomo's Priority

Kassandra Frederique | Posted 03.10.2014 | New York
Kassandra Frederique

New York needs a permanent solution and New Yorkers need it now. Not only do we need a statewide fix, we need the solution to be more robust than even currently proposed.

Stop Sending Undercover Cops Into Our Schools to Entrap Our Kids on Drug Charges

Tony Newman | Posted 02.12.2014 | Crime
Tony Newman

Here we go again. Undercover cops pose as students, make friends, build trust, and then arrest teenagers for selling mostly small amounts of marijuana.

Colorado One Year Later: Thousands Not Arrested for Marijuana, Millions of Dollars Saved

Art Way | Posted 02.09.2014 | Denver
Art Way

One year ago, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed an executive order ratifying the overwhelming victory Amendment 64, the nation's first statewide vote to end marijuana prohibition.

Staggering Facts About America's War On Drugs

www.upworthy.com | Posted 01.12.2014 | Politics

What does the statistic at 0:23 say about our criminal justice system's priorities?...

Cops Use Google Earth To Bust Pot Garden

AP | Posted 10.24.2013 | Crime

GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Police say the view from space helped them bust a medical marijuana garden with too many plants in Sou...

An Amnesty for Prisoners of the War on Drugs

Ernest Drucker | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics
Ernest Drucker

Reducing the length and frequency of drug-related incarceration going forward for new cases, however welcome, doesn't do anything about the large population of drug users already stuck in our prisons.

Holder's Proposal Is Insufficient: Congress Needs to Decriminalize Drugs

Carl L. Hart | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics
Carl L. Hart

Holder's remarks were unprecedented. No previous attorney general has even suggested that our drug policies might be wrong, let alone racist. The question before me is whether Holder's proposals amount to the needed radical change?

In Order to Address Racism, We Must Confront the Drug War

Sharda Sekaran | Posted 07.24.2013 | Black Voices
Sharda Sekaran

From clothing to intoxicants, what is normal and innocuous in another context becomes sinister when associated with black men and boys.

Children of Incarcerated Parents Bear the Weight of the War on Drugs

Ifetayo Harvey | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics
Ifetayo Harvey

Growing up with an incarcerated parent can be tough. To ignore the impact of incarceration on the family is to ignore how the drug war continues to dismantle black and Latino communities.

Don't Fire Teachers for Private Marijuana Use

Amanda Reiman | Posted 08.28.2013 | Los Angeles
Amanda Reiman

Every time a well-intentioned lawmaker adds another collateral sanction or lifetime punishment for a drug violation, they advance the New Jim Crow, and further arm the drug war.

Obama's Justice Department Is Sending More People of Color to Prison on Drug Charges

Eric E. Sterling | Posted 08.18.2013 | Politics
Eric E. Sterling

You would think that Eric Holder, the first African American Attorney General, and Barack Obama, the first African American President, would be vigilant that there was no racial discrimination in the Justice Department of their Administration. You would think.

Albany Leaders -- What About Black New Yorkers?

Rashad Robinson | Posted 08.14.2013 | Black Voices
Rashad Robinson

The targeting of Blacks and Latinos through biased law enforcement practices has split our state in half -- where the New York you live in depends on factors such as race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status

Alleged Fireworks Battle Between Frats Leads To Pot Bust

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 08.21.2012 | College

Two fraternities from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, were allegedly engaging in a fireworks "battle" -- which involved shooting the fireworks off t...

Watch Your Step: There Might Be a Needle on the Sidewalk

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 09.26.2012 | Miami
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

Given the state's current political climate, it's unlikely Florida will change its drug paraphernalia laws any time soon, which means the residents of inner city Miami will need to continue to watch their step.

John Rudolf

Florida Prisoners Serving 194 Percent More Time For Drugs Than In 1990s, Study Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 06.06.2012 | Crime

Florida inmates convicted of non-violent drug crimes spent 194 percent more time behind bars in 2009 than they did in 1990, costing the state billions...

Advocacy Groups Launch Campaign To End Marijuana Possession Arrests

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

A major coalition of advocacy groups is launching an effort to end New York's arrests of individuals for possessing small amounts of marijuana in publ...

Police, Prosecutors Try New Tactics To Tackle Heroin Use

AP | JIM SUHR and JIM SALTER | Posted 06.14.2012 | Chicago

ST. LOUIS — With heroin becoming cheaper than a six-pack and as easy to obtain as pot, police and prosecutors are turning to more aggressive tac...

17 Texas Christian University Students Arrested On Drug Charges

The Huffington Post | Caitlin Brown | Posted 02.15.2012 | College

After a six-month police investigation, seventeen current students and two former students at Texas Christian University were arrested on drug charges...

New Rhetoric, Same Old Drug War Policies: Drug Czar Addresses African American Community

Tony Newman | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Tony Newman

It is simply Orwellian for the drug czar to focus on the disproportionate impact of our nation's drug problem on African-American communities without acknowledging the disproportionate racial impact of drug law enforcement.

Police: Man On Drugs Crashed Car Before Jumping Into Another Car

Posted 12.31.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago man was arrested Friday after allegedly speeding his Dodge Durango through a red light into a stopped car and leaping headfirst into a passi...

It's Time to Declare Peace in the War Against Drugs

Doug Bandow | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Prohibition advocates are brutally determined to impose their will on everyone else, turning the Drug War into a broad assault on a free society. It is time to end the Drug War. The U.S. government should declare Drug Peace.

Teen Exiting Amtrak Train Caught With 45 Pounds Of Pot

Posted 12.17.2011 | Chicago

A Florida teenager was arrested and charged after police claim he was caught with 45 pounds of marijuana as he exited an Amtrak train in Naperville, I...

Cops Find Heroin In Redmond O'Neal's Car

AP | Posted 10.02.2011 | Los Angeles

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- The son of Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal is in jail in Southern California after police stopped him for a traffic violation a...