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Media Awareness Project Drug News



Published: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 11:46:38 -0700

Last Build Date: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 18:10:02 GMT

 



CN ON: A Tale of Two Shootings

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 18 Aug 2017 - One of the Trudeau government's stated policy goals for ending marijuana prohibition is to divert the profits reaped by gangsters toward legitimate shareholders. But an investigation by Greg McArthur and Molly Hayes offers a glimpse into the insidious nature of organized crime, finding that criminal groups easily exploited loopholes in the federal government's old medical-marijuana licensing regimes In the late afternoon of March 14 in the Toronto suburb of Woodbridge, a masked gunman jumped out of the passenger side of a black Jeep Cherokee, darted across a snow-dusted parking lot and unleashed a flurry of bullets into a black BMW. Thirty seconds later, he was back in the car, leaving Saverio Serrano - the son of a notorious Canadian Mafia figure and cocaine importer - wounded, and Mr. Serrano's 28-year-old girlfriend dead.



US TX: Officers Killed In Murder Or Self-Defense?

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 20 Mar 2017 - With battering rams and flash-bang grenades, SWAT teams fuel the risk of violence as they forcibly enter suspects' homes. Five months and 85 miles apart, two cases took starkly divergent legal paths. SOMERVILLE, Tex. - Joshua Aaron Hall had been a resident of the Burleson County Jail for about a week when he requested a meeting with Gene Hermes, the sheriff's investigator who had locked him up for violating probation. The stocky lawman arrived in the featureless interview room on the morning of Dec. 13, 2013, placed his soda cup on the table and apologized for not getting there sooner. He asked in his gravelly drawl if they would be talking about Mr. Hall's own case.



US GA: Suspect Killed During Drug Raid

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Macon Telegraph, 13 Dec 2016 - A Crawford County man was shot and killed Monday after he allegedly fired a shotgun at police officers who were serving a search warrant in a drug case. About eight officers working with the Peach County Drug Task Force were dressed in protective gear as they went to the home of Rainer Tyler Smith, 31, at 6750 Ga. 42 South shortly after 2 a.m., said J.T. Ricketson, of the GBI.



CN ON: Column: My Nephew And Toronto Pot Dispensary Busts

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Sun, 16 Jun 2016 - If not for stepping out for a coffee, my oldest nephew, Jay, would have been among the nearly 100 arrested in the coordinated police raids of 43 storefront Toronto pot dispensaries at the end of May. Instead, he got grainy smartphone footage of the takedown of the dispensary where he works as a clerk - footage taken from across the street of police with guns drawn, of his co-workers in handcuffs, and even a "patient" in a wheelchair being cuffed as well.



CN MB: Column: My Nephew And Toronto Pot Dispensary Busts

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Sun, 16 Jun 2016 - If not for stepping out for a coffee, my oldest nephew, Jay, would have been among the nearly 100 arrested in the coordinated police raids of 43 storefront Toronto pot dispensaries at the end of May. Instead, he got grainy smartphone footage of the takedown of the dispensary where he works as a clerk - footage taken from across the street of police with guns drawn, of his co-workers in handcuffs, and even a "patient" in a wheelchair being cuffed as well.



CN ON: My Nephew And Toronto Pot Dispensary Busts

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Ottawa Sun, 16 Jun 2016 - If not for stepping out for a coffee, my oldest nephew, Jay, would have been among the nearly 100 arrested in the coordinated police raids of 43 storefront Toronto pot dispensaries at the end of May. Instead, he got grainy smartphone footage of the takedown of the dispensary where he works as a clerk - footage taken from across the street of police with guns drawn, of his co-workers in handcuffs, and even a "patient" in a wheelchair being cuffed as well.



US NJ: 'Butthurt' Officer Arrests Weedman for Cyberbullying

Tue, 17 May 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Trentonian, 17 May 2016 - TRENTON - Two charges filed by a city police officer against Edward Forchion, aka NJ Weedman, may go up in smoke. The criminal activity allegedly occurred when Forchion appeared in a video that was shot outside his restaurant on May 10 and was subsequently posted to social media. In the clip, Trenton cops are at his restaurant when the weed advocate repeatedly calls officer Herbert Flowers a "pedophile" and a "big boy who (expletive) with little girls."