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Issue #366 , 12/10/04

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  1. THE PERRY FUND AND DRCNET GO TO BOSTON
    Dozens of drug reformers, educators, and concerned citizens with crowded into the Omni Parker House Hotel in downtown Boston Thursday evening to support a scholarship fund for students losing federal financial aid for college because of drug convictions.
  2. DRCNET INTERVIEW: WHITNEY TAYLOR, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, DRUG POLICY FORUM OF MASSACHUSETTS
    At age 34, DPFMA head Whitney Taylor is already a tested veteran of the good fight. Today she shares her past and recent experiences with Drug War Chronicle.
  3. NEW YORK LEGISLATORS CUT SOME ROCKEFELLER SENTENCES, BUT REAL REFORM REMAINS ELUSIVE
    After years of inaction, the New York state Rockefeller drug law reform logjam broke this week. But drug reformers and their allies are less than satisfied because the sentencing bill failed to address what they have identified as the failure to address their key concerns.
  4. HURWITZ FATE IN HANDS OF JURY
    The trial of Northern Virginia pain management specialist Dr. William Hurwitz wound to an end this week, and Hurwitz' is now in the hands of a federal jury. Federal prosecutors are seeking to send the nationally known doctor to prison for life.
  5. REP. SOUDER URGES FDA REVIEW OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA, PROVOKES BATTLE OF THE "DEAR COLLEAGUE" LETTERS ON CAPITOL HILL
    Leading congressional drug warrior Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN) is at it again, this time with a bill to have the federal health bureaucracy do a report and publicity on marijuana's harms but not its benefits. Medical marijuana supporter Rep. Sam Farr (D-CA) has responded.
  6. NEWSBRIEF: NO JUSTICE FOR KENNETH WALKER -- POLICE SHOOTER NO-BILLED BY GRAND JURY
    On December 10, 2003, the unarmed Kenneth Walker was killed by two shots to the head after being pulled out a vehicle drug agents mistakenly thought was that of a Florida drug dealer. On November 23 a Georgia grand jury refused to indict former Deputy David Glisson for the killing.
  7. NEWSBRIEF: CALLING DRUG RAID ON HELL'S ANGELS AN "ATTACK," JUDGE THROWS OUT EVIDENCE
    When Arizona police conducted a pre-dawn raid on a Hell's Angel's clubhouse in Phoenix in July 2003, they knocked at the door, waited six seconds, then tossed a "diversionary" grenade and broke a window at the back of the building. The judge has called it an "attack that violated search and seizure laws, and has thrown out the evidence.
  8. NEWSBRIEF: THIS WEEK'S CORRUPT COP STORY
    Either all the bad apples have gone good or the corrupt cops have gotten smarter. This week, for the first time in memory, we suffer a shortage of corrupt cop stories, and the one story we do have barely rises to the level of corruption -- it's more like sheer orneriness and vengeance.
  9. NEWSBRIEF: PERUVIAN COCA GROWERS MOBILIZING AGAIN
    Frustrated by the Peruvian government's unwillingness or inability to address their grievances over forced coca eradication, Peruvian coca grower organizations were on the move this week.
  10. NEWSBRIEF: HAWAII MEDICAL MARIJUANA ARRESTS SETTLED WITH $30,000 PAY-OUT
    Medical marijuana really is legal in Hawaii, and police on the Big Island have found that out the hard way.
  11. NEWSBRIEF: JIMSON WEED NOW ILLEGAL IN OKLAHOMA
    Under a law that was passed in April and went into effect November 1st, the weirdly psychoactive member of the datura family known folklorically for making sheep crazy, is now considered a "synthetic controlled substance," with punishments of up to a year in jail for possession to up to life in prison for distribution.
  12. THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
    Events and quotes of note from this week's drug policy events of years past.
  13. APPLY NOW TO INTERN AT DRCNET!
    Make a difference next semester! DRCNet and the Coalition for Higher Education Act Reform are seeking motivated and hardworking interns for the Spring 2005 Semester.
  14. DRUGWARMARKET.COM SEEKING INFORMATION, AFFILIATIONS, LINK EXCHANGES
    DrugWarMarket.com, a web site that follows the economy of the drug war, is seeking affiliations, link exchanges, information.
  15. THE REFORMER'S CALENDAR
    Showing up at an event can be the best way to get involved! Check out this week's for events from today through next year, across the US and around the world!

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