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Neill Franklin

When Did 'To Serve and Protect' Become 'To Seize and Profit'?

Jesse Lava | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Jesse Lava

Under many civil asset forfeiture laws around the country, cops can take people's money and property without proving anyone guilty, or indeed without even making an arrest. The more they seize, the better off their departments are.

Former Cop On New Pot Laws: 'They've Done A Wonderful Job, It's A Great Day'

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.31.2013 | Denver

Earlier this week, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed six marijuana bills establishing Colorado as the world's first legal, regulated and taxed marijuana m...

Matt Ferner

Cops Urge Obama, Holder To Respect States' Legal Pot Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.21.2012 | Denver

Two weeks ago, Washington and Colorado passed historically unprecedented measures legalizing the recreational use of marijuana for adults dealing a ma...

56 Percent Of Americans Want Legal Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

Fifty-six percent of Americans think marijuana should be legalized and regulated like alcohol and tobacco, according to a nationwide Rasmussen poll of...

David Moye

WATCH: Drug Bust Makes It Harder To Sell Crack, Citizens Say

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 03.13.2012 | Crime

In most cities, residents would be happy if 30 people were arrested for selling crack, cocaine, marijuana and firearms in their neighborhood. But n...

Friday Talking Points -- Long Live Steve Jobs

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

[Note: Today's column is seriously disjointed. If you're already sick of hearing what a wonderful guy Steve Jobs was, then I strongly advise you to j...

Drug Czar "Too Busy" to Meet With Fellow Cops

Norm Stamper | Posted 10.07.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

Back in June, representatives of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition marched from the National Press Club to the Office of National Drug Control Policy headquarters. Our mission: to hand-deliver a copy of our new report.