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Mass. crime lab shut down, 50,000 drug tests tainted

A Massachusets crime lab has been shut down after a chemist involved in testing more than 50,000 samples for cases involving more than 34,000 defendants was found to have used improper testing protocols. Throwing into question the validity of case evidence and convictions. This situation highlights the grey area of the justice system and why it is important to hire…read more →

Richard Branson calls for end to War on Drugs

Richard Branson is a very rich man who owns islands and fleets of airplanes. He could easily disappear into the billionaire country club and never be heard from. Instead he is quite outspoken about many progressive things one of which is the War on Drugs. He recently penned a letter talking about how the War on Drugs needs to end…read more →

Mexico Drug War Casualties on the Rise

The drug-fueled violence that has plagued Mexico and spilled over the border into the US shows no signs of stopping. Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s offensive against the drug cartels has been met by a wave of violence that has claimed the lives of more than 47,000 people, according to statistics cited by the Associated Press. Included in the number of…read more →

Mexican Army Officials Charged with Aiding Cartels

Four high-ranking army offices, three generals and a lieutenant colonel, have been charged with “organized crime to further drug trafficking” after being detained in May and held under house arrest. Three of the officers were retired with one active accused of providing protection for the Beltran-Leyva drug cartel. Prosecutors have provided little detail so far but U.S.-born drug trafficker Edgar…read more →

Arizona Medical Marijuana Law Up in Smoke?

Pardon the pun but I couldn’t help myself after reading today’s opinion piece about the Arizona medical marijuana law by EJ Montini in the AZ Republic. In his article Montini uses the Sky is Falling metaphor in regards to this weeks announcement by 13 County Attorneys in opposition of the voter approved law. He is playing off on his prior…read more →

Police Chief charged for not reporting Drug Crimes

A police chief in South Dakota is accused of not reporting a drug related crime earlier this year. State agents arrested Jim Chaney and he was released on $1000 bond. Mr. Chaney faces up to a year in jail and a $2000 fine if convicted. His lawyer has not responded to requests from the press and the City Attorney declined…read more →

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