Police as Drug Recognition Experts. What could go wrong?

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Some serious errors can be fatal while others just result in life-changing havoc. For Gavin Douglas, AKA Gadget to five grandkids, life as a master metal worker, sculptor, and driver is over. These days he can’t be counted on to even recall his grandchildren’s names. “I think they just stereotyped him,” Mary …

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A Rough Guide to Obama’s Mexico Visit

Dissident teachers hold mass protest in Guerrero State against President Nieto’s education reform.

CIP AMERICAS Obama last visited Mexico during the G-20 summit in Los Cabos last June. He and his entourage will touch down again today for talks with Mexico’s new president, Enrique Peña Nieto. Since his election, Peña Nieto’s team has worked to shift media focus away from violence related to the drug war and towards …

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If the “War On Drugs” has Failed, is Legalization the Answer?

LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) badge/logo. With the words, "Drug Abuse Is Bad. The Drug War Is Worse."

THE REAL NEWS Paul Jay interviews Leigh Maddox and Peter Christ: The “War on Drugs” has helped create a situation where—from gangs to police to lawyers to jails—there are massive amounts of money to be made in sustaining to status quo.