To all you recreational drug users and dealers out there, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is listening. Well actually, it’s the NSA that’s listening and watching. But Reuters has uncovered a secret DEA unit that uses the information collected by NSA surveillance programs to launch criminal investigations of Americans—primarily drug dealers who pose no […]
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How racist is the “war on drugs”? Very. And if the nation’s capital is any indication, it’s actually getting worse. The Washington City Paper reports that from 2005 to 2011, 91 percent of DC marijuana charges were filed against African Americans. Meanwhile, just six percent were filed against the city’s white residents. And it’s not […]
There are some excellent articles I’ve come across this weekend about police misconduct. I haven’t had time to post about each individually so I’ve highlighted what I believe are must-read stories.