Media Scan: Columbia Journalism Review on Cincinnati, Arianna Huffington on Colombia 7/20/01

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Last April, following the shooting by an unarmed young black man by Cincinnati police, an inner-city neighborhood erupted into riot in response. An article by Dan Lazare in the Columbia Journalism Review reveals the drug war's role in pushing a community to the point where its rage boils over into social disturbance, an angle omitted by nearly all the mainstream media. According to Lazare, this portion of Cincinnati has a population of only 7,500, but averages 2,300 drug arrests per year. Additionally, 1,500 people have been exiled under a law allowing police to banish anyone arrested on drug charges, convicted or not. Visit http://www.cjr.org/year/01/4/cincinnati.asp to read the CJR story.

Arianna Huffington slams the drug war again in her 7/16 column, "Good Morning, Colombia." Within the current legislation, she reveals, is a provision to allow dramatic increases in the number of paid mercenaries participating in the Colombian drug war.
Visit http://www.ariannaonline.com/columns/files/071601.html to read it.

Also covering the issue of civilian contractors, The Nation magazine, republished by Alternet:
http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=11170

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Issue #195, 7/20/01 Editorial: Robert Downey's Business | Prescription for Prosecution: Feds Go After Oxy Docs in Southwestern Virginia | BC Marijuana Industry Approaching Critical Mass, DEA Not Happy | Ditchweed Update: DEA Numbers | Narco News First Amendment Trial Begins, Electronic Frontier Foundation Files Amicus Brief | Media Scan: Columbia Journalism Review on Cincinnati, Arianna Huffington on Colombia | For Sale: Merchandise and Services to Benefit the Cause | HEA Campaign Gets Media: Student Victim Cases Still Needed | Urgent Action Alerts: Colombia, HEA, Mandatory Minimums, Medical Marijuana, John Walters | The Reformer's Calendar
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