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Media Awareness Project Drug News

Published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:45:47 -0700

Last Build Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:10:02 GMT


US: Review: Harlem's Drug Warriors

Fri, 01 Jan 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Reason Magazine, 01 Jan 2016 - Was the Drug War Imposed on Black America, or Did Black America Demand It? Black Silent Majority: The Rockefeller Drug Laws and the Politics of Punishment, by Michael Javen Fortner, Harvard University Press, 368 pages, $29.95

US CA: Drug Agent Arrested For 200 Lbs. Of Pot

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 08:00:00 GMT

Appeal-Democrat, 31 Dec 2015 - Yuba County Deputy on Leave After Being Jailed in Pennsylvania A Yuba-Sutter drug task force agent is suspected of illegally transporting 200 pounds of marijuana while on vacation in Pennsylvania.

US FL: Ex-Deputy U.S. Marshal Admits Armed Robbery

Thu, 17 Dec 2015 08:00:00 GMT

Sun-Sentinel, 17 Dec 2015 - A former deputy U.S. Marshal from Broward County is facing at least 10 years in federal prison after admitting he used his duty weapon to steal 24 pounds of marijuana from drug dealers in northern California. Clorenzo Mack Griffin, 38, who grew up and lived in Fort Lauderdale, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of conspiring to commit robbery at a hearing in federal court in Sacramento, Calif. He was fired after his arrest.

US CA: 7 Years For Yuba City Pot Robbery

Wed, 16 Dec 2015 08:00:00 GMT

Appeal-Democrat, 16 Dec 2015 - One of three Florida men involved in a Yuba City marijuana robbery will serve more than seven years in federal prison, while a second is scheduled to be sentenced today. U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller imposed the 87-month term last week on Andre Jamison, 41, following his guilty plea to conspiracy to commit a robbery affecting interstate commerce.

US NM: Jail Officer Arrested For Drug Smuggling

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 08:00:00 GMT

Albuquerque Journal, 27 Nov 2015 - A Santa Fe County jail corrections officer was arrested for bringing drugs into the jail to sell to an inmate, and the drugs were allegedly provided by the inmate's wife. Brandon Valdez, 19, was booked into the jail he worked at on Nov. 19 and charged with distributing a controlled substance and bringing contraband into a place of imprisonment after a routine search of four guards resulted in 20 suboxone strips, 10 Xanax pills, two unidentified pills and a small amount of marijuana found on Valdez.

US NM: Column: Mexico Inches Toward Legalizing Marijuana

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 08:00:00 GMT

Albuquerque Journal, 23 Nov 2015 - Latest Supreme Court Ruling Could Radically Reshape Nature of Illicit Drug Trade With U.S. The United States has a very sensitive relationship with Mexico pertaining to illegal drugs. It is constantly claiming that Mexico has been lax in assisting in the interdiction of illegal drugs that are produced or staged in Mexico and shipped to destinations within the U.S. American policymakers and would-be presidential candidates point to the corruption within the Mexican government that is fueled by the billions in revenues of illegal drugs that Mexico's cartels send to the U.S.

US: Report: Asset Seizures By Police Up

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 08:00:00 GMT

Washington Post, 10 Nov 2015 - Critics of Practice Blame Ailing Economy, Profit Motive Recent years have brought public scrutiny on a controversial law enforcement practice known as civil asset forfeiture, which lets police seize and keep cash and property from people who are never convicted of- and in many cases never charged with - wrongdoing. A new report Tuesday from the Institute for Justice, a nonprofit civil liberties law firm, found that there has been a "meteoric, exponential increase" in the use of the practice in the past decade.

US CA: OPED: Mexico's Pot Trial

Mon, 09 Nov 2015 08:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 09 Nov 2015 - Mexico may soon enter an elite club composed of Holland, Portugal, Uruguay and Colorado, Oregon and Washington state: It's on the verge of excluding marijuana from the destructive war on drugs. But will the United States stand in its way? On Nov. 4, Mexico's Supreme Court voted by a wide margin to declare unconstitutional the country's ban on the production, possession and recreational consumption of marijuana. A group of citizens had banded together in a so-called cannabis club (named SMART, for the initials in Spanish of its full title) and requested permission to grow and exchange marijuana among themselves; the government's health agency (the equivalent of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration) denied them permission; the group sought a writ of habeas corpus, and went all the way to the Supreme Court, which granted them the writ and ordered the agency to legalize the club and allow it to function.

US OH: We Summarize Our Nov. 3 Election Endorsements

Mon, 02 Nov 2015 08:00:00 GMT

The Athens News, 02 Nov 2015 - Yes on Issue 1 We strongly support Issue 1 on the Ohio ballot this Tuesday. It sets up a much fairer process for drawing district lines for Ohio House of Representative and Senate seats. Under the current corrupt system, maps for state legislative and congressional districts are redrawn every 10 years, after updated Census numbers are released. A five-member state Apportionment Board, whose members include the governor, secretary of state, state auditor and a legislator from each major party, draws the legislative districts. A simple majority wins any vote on the board, so the party that controls the board (Republican in recent years) has absolute control over how the legislative lines are drawn.