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Published: Sun, 19 Nov 2017 19:22:02 -0800

Last Build Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2017 09:10:02 GMT

 



US: Trump's Effort To Blame Obama For The Opioid Epidemic

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Washington Post, 11 Aug 2017 - "Federal drug prosecutions have gone down in recent years. We're going to be bringing them up and bringing them up rapidly. At the end of 2016, there were 23 percent fewer than in 2011. So they looked at this scourge and they let it go by, and we're not letting it go by." President Trump -- who two days after this briefing said he would declare the opioid epidemic to be a national emergency -- not so subtly tried to pin the blame on the Obama administration. "They looked at this scourge and they let it go by," the president said, citing statistics that federal drug prosecutions have declined 23 percent since 2011.



US KS: We'll Never Be The Same

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Ada Evening News, 29 Jul 2017 - Hydroponic Tomato Garden Inspired Police To Raid Family's Home WASHINGTON - The police report would claim it all kicked off at 7:38 a.m., but Bob Harte later thought it had to be earlier. His 7:20 a.m. alarm had just yanked him awake. Got to get the kids - a boy in seventh grade, a girl in kindergarten - ready for school. Then he heard, like a starter's pistol setting everything into motion, the first pounding on the front door of his home in Leawood, Kansas, a bedroom suburb south of Kansas City. It was thunderous. It didn't stop. Should I get up? Bob thought. Should I not? Sounded like the house was coming down, he would recall later.



US: OPED: Striking The Right Balance On Asset Seizures

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Wall Street Journal, 27 Jul 2017 - A critical way of ensuring crime doesn't pay is for law enforcement to seize the proceeds of drug deals or other illegal activity. This process, called asset forfeiture, is a valued part of a comprehensive criminal-justice program, but proper oversight is needed to prevent abuse. Last week Attorney General Jeff Sessions restarted the longstanding practice, suspended by the Obama administration in 2015, of allowing state authorities to use federal forfeiture procedures. Mr. Sessions also introduced important safeguards to protect innocent people.



US: Column: The Crisis In Americaas Crime Labs

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Ottawa Sun, 16 Jul 2017 - Junk science endangers lives. Forensic junk science in the hands of overzealous prosecutors, ignorant police detectives and reckless experts threatens liberty. There is a crisis in America's government-run crime labs - and it's not just the result of a few rogue operators. The problem is long-festering and systemic.



US FL: Desperate For Help, Heroin Addicts Get 'Hijacked' To Florida

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Philadelphia Daily News, 23 Jun 2017 - Alfred LubranoWest Chester addiction psychologist Drew Alikakos dials a number for a local addiction treatment center that he suspects has been illicitly re-routed to a Florida facility. His own phone number was "hijacked" in such a manner. Alfred Lubrano works for the enterprise team. Previously, he wrote about poverty, and before that, he was a feature writer and columnist.



US MD: Maryland General Assembly Ethics Committee Hires Special

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Baltimore Sun, 20 Jan 2017 - Del. Dan K. Morhaim, a Baltimore County Democrat, speaks to reporters on the last day of the Maryland General Assembly's 2016 session. (Algerina Perna / Baltimore Sun) Special counsel hired for ethics investigation into Baltimore County Del. Morhaim's cannabis work.



US DC: Outside Lawyer To Review MD Lawmakers Marijuana Business

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Washington Post, 20 Jan 2017 - [photo] Del. Dan K. Morhaim (D-Baltimore County) (Algerina Perna/Baltimore Sun) The Maryland General Assembly has hired outside counsel to aid its ethics investigation of a state lawmaker who championed medical marijuana while having a business relationship with a prospective dispensary, a spokesman for the Senate president confirmed Friday.



US CA: City Devastated By Oxycontin Use Sues Purdue Pharma, Claims

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 19 Jan 2017 - [photo] A bottle of Oxycontin pills. (Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times) A Washington city devastated by black-market OxyContin filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit against the painkillers' manufacturer Thursday, alleging the company turned a blind eye to criminal trafficking of its pills to "reap large and obscene profits" and demanding it foot the bill for widespread opioid addiction in the community.



US CT: City Devastated By Oxycontin Use Sues Purdue Pharma, Claims

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Hartford Courant, 17 Jan 2017 - [graphic] This motion graphic shows how OxyContin flowed out of Los Angeles. A Washington city devastated by black-market OxyContin filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit against the painkiller's manufacturer Thursday, alleging that the company turned a blind eye to criminal trafficking of its pills to "reap large and obscene profits" and demanding it foot the bill for widespread opioid addiction in the community.