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Former Narcotics Detective Admits Drug Planting Common. Stephen Anderson, a former New York Police Department (NYPD) narcotics detective, recently testified that he regularly saw police plant drugs on innocent people as a way for officers to meet arrest quotas.

Former Narcotics Detective Admits Drug Planting Common

While the news may shock many civilians, the custom is so well known among officers that it has a name: "flaking. " This practice has reportedly cost the city $1.2 million to settle cases of false arrests. Outrageous HSBC Settlement Proves the Drug War is a Joke. CIA Torture Jet wrecks with 4 Tons of COCAINE. Avión usado por la CIA y la DEA traficaba drogas (Airplane used by the CIA and the DEA dealt drugs) BOGOTA G.GUILLEN / El Nuevo Herald Un jet ejecutivo que el gobierno de Estados Unidos usó durante año para extraditar delincuentes desde Colombia y talibanes desde Europa a la base de Guantánamo, Cuba, es el mismo que have dos meses se precipitó a tierra en una selvática zona de la península de Yucatán, México, con un cargamento de 3.3 toneladas de cocaína que, al parecer, fueron cargadas en Medellín, en donde hizo el último despegue.

CIA Torture Jet wrecks with 4 Tons of COCAINE

El avión, un Gluf Stream II, de matrícula norteamericana N987SA, era célebre en Colombia porque durante años en él fueron embarcados en Bogotá centenares de delincuentes para ser puestos en poder de la justicia estadounidense. Key Figures In CIA-Crack Cocaine Scandal Begin To Come Forward. LOS ANGELES -- With the public in the U.S. and Latin America becoming increasingly skeptical of the war on drugs, key figures in a scandal that once rocked the Central Intelligence Agency are coming forward to tell their stories in a new documentary and in a series of interviews with The Huffington Post.

Key Figures In CIA-Crack Cocaine Scandal Begin To Come Forward

More than 18 years have passed since Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb stunned the world with his “Dark Alliance” newspaper series investigating the connections between the CIA, a crack cocaine explosion in the predominantly African-American neighborhoods of South Los Angeles, and the Nicaraguan Contra fighters -- scandalous implications that outraged LA’s black community, severely damaged the intelligence agency's reputation and launched a number of federal investigations. It did not end well for Webb, however. Major media, led by The New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times, worked to discredit his story.

Jury Refuses to Convict Anyone for Marijuana Possession! Jury Nullification In Action: Montana Jury Pool Refuses To Convict For Marijuana Possession. Virginia Drug Possession Case Highlights Flawed Drug War Policies. By Aviva Shen "Virginia Drug Possession Case Highlights Flawed Drug War Policies" Study shows medical marijuana laws reduce traffic deaths. Public release date: 29-Nov-2011 [ Print | E-mail Share ] [ Close Window ] Contact: David 303-315-6374University of Colorado Denver DENVER (Nov. 29, 2011) – A groundbreaking new study shows that laws legalizing medical marijuana have resulted in a nearly nine percent drop in traffic deaths and a five percent reduction in beer sales.

Study shows medical marijuana laws reduce traffic deaths

Respect State Marijuana Laws Act Introduced In Congress. NEW YORK -- Republicans and Democrats in Congress are coming together in defense of states' rights -- and marijuana.

Respect State Marijuana Laws Act Introduced In Congress

Rep. Dana Rohrbacher (R-Calif.) introduced a bipartisan bill on Friday to protect marijuana users and businesses from federal prosecution when they are following state laws. The Respect State Marijuana Laws Act would shield both medical and recreational pot users. "This bipartisan bill represents a common-sense approach that establishes federal government respect for all states’ marijuana laws.

Colorado House votes Unanimously to Nullify Unconstitutional Federal Farming Ban. By TAC Update The Colorado state house yesterday voted to approve SB13-241, a bill that would legalize the farming and production of “industrial hemp” within the state.

Colorado House votes Unanimously to Nullify Unconstitutional Federal Farming Ban

If signed into law, the bill would effectively nullify the unconstitutional federal ban on hemp production in Colorado. Give Pot a Chance. Timothy Egan on American politics and life, as seen from the West.

Give Pot a Chance

SEATTLE – In two weeks, adults in this state will no longer be arrested or incarcerated for something that nearly 30 million Americans did last year. For the first time since prohibition began 75 years ago, recreational marijuana use will be legal; the misery-inducing crusade to lock up thousands of ordinary people has at last been seen, by a majority of voters in this state and in Colorado, for what it is: a monumental failure. That is, unless the Obama administration steps in with an injunction, as it has threatened to in the past, against common sense. For what stands between ending this absurd front in the dead-ender war on drugs and the status quo is the federal government. It could intervene, citing the supremacy of federal law that still classifies marijuana as a dangerous drug. Wash. state lawmakers attempt to legalize industrial hemp - Seattle Political Buzz.

Decriminalizing Drugs in Portugal a Success, Says Report. Pop quiz: Which European country has the most liberal drug laws?

Decriminalizing Drugs in Portugal a Success, Says Report

(Hint: It's not the Netherlands.) Although its capital is notorious among stoners and college kids for marijuana haze–filled "coffee shops," Holland has never actually legalized cannabis — the Dutch simply don't enforce their laws against the shops. The correct answer is Portugal, which in 2001 became the first European country to officially abolish all criminal penalties for personal possession of drugs, including marijuana, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine. Drug legalization ‘worst thing that could happen’ to organized crime, say advocates. David Simon, creator of The Wire, says new US drug laws help only 'white, middle-class kids'

David Simon took part in a debate hosted by the Observer Link to video: The Wire creator David Simon on what's behind the US war on drugs - extended video interview David Simon surged into the American mainstream with a bleak vision of the devastation wrought by drugs on his home town of Baltimore – The Wire , hailed by many as the greatest television drama of all time. Portugal Drug Policy: Decriminalization Works. Uruguay Considers Legalizing Marijuana to Stop Traffickers.

Drugs use map of the world. Breaking The Taboo - Film. War on drugs 'a failure,' international panel declares. World consumption of cocaine and opiates has shot up in the past decade.

War on drugs 'a failure,' international panel declares

Cartel violence rages in Mexico. West Africa has become a cocaine-trafficking hub. A high-powered panel of former heads of states and United Nations officials says it is time for governments to find new ways to deal with the world's drug problem. "The fact is that the war on drugs is a failure," former Brazilian president Fernando Henrique Cardoso said Thursday at the unveiling of a report by the Global Commission on Drug Policy. Along with Mr. Danny Glover, Executive Producer of The House I Live In. What We Can't Seem to Remember About MDMA and Why Legalizing Drugs Will Save Your Child's Life. Everything Americans Think They Know About Drugs Is Wrong: A Scientist Explodes the Myths. June 13, 2013 | Like this article?

Everything Americans Think They Know About Drugs Is Wrong: A Scientist Explodes the Myths

Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. What many Americans, including many scientists, think they know about drugs is turning out to be totally wrong. For decades, drug war propaganda has brainwashed Americans into blaming drugs for problems ranging from crime to economic deprivation. Hemp: The Billion Dollar LOST Crop.

Industrial hemp production - photo by Last week was the 3rd Annual Hemp History Week, the largest national grassroots marketing and public education grand slam that seeks to get folks on board to support hemp farming in the U.S. of A! Why does that matter? Because industrial hemp, a nutrient-dense and eco-friendly cash crop has been outlawed by the U.S. government since 1937. How much would legal marijuana cost? A new book says it would be nearly free. Photograph by Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images. It continues to be totally off the radar of prominent politicians, but polls indicate that large and growing numbers of Americans are open to the idea of legalizing marijuana. BREAKING: Washington State Legislators Pass Hemp Nullification Bill. Rep. The Cost of the War on Drugs.

The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think  It’s Time to Legalize Drugs: An Open Letter to Congress and the President.