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Drug War Chronicle #454 - September 22, 2006

1. Editorial: Now They Care About What's Right?

Prosecutor TV personalities want justice for Dog Chapman. Why not for the rest of us too?

2. Feature: Drug Arrests Hit Another Record High, More than 786,000 Marijuana Arrests Alone in 2005

Drug arrests in general and marijuana arrests in particular continue to rise.

3. Feature: House Votes to Require School Districts to Allow Random, Warrantless Mass Search Policies

The House voted Tuesday to force local school districts to gut student privacy protections.

4. Feature: US Uses Annual Drug Certification Report to Attack Bolivia, Venezuela

The Bush administration used its annual drug certification exercise to lash out at Bolivia and Venezuela, and those two countries returned the favor.

5. Take a Look: Extensive New Daily News, Commentary and More on DRCNet

Now you can get new DRCNet info on our web site every day!

6. Law Enforcement: This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

A pair of crooked prison guards and an emerging scandal in Baltimore make the radar this week.

7. Law Enforcement: Cops Used Hidden High-Tech Surveillance on Kansas Rock Festival-Goers

A hi-tech surveillance company's bragging about its secret demonstration during a music festival has drawn criticism for police about the operation.

8. Medical Marijuana: Rhode Island Program Begins to Kick In

Rhode Island passed its medical marijuana law in January, the program went into effect in April, and now more than 250 patients and caregivers are registered.

9. Law Enforcement: Jackson, Mississippi's Mad Mayor Melton Indicted for Drug Enforcement Crimes

Jackson, Mississippi, Mayor Frank Melton has been playing drug warrior since day one. Now he finds himself on the other side of the law.

10. Europe: London Police More Likely to Arrest Blacks Than Whites for Marijuana Possession

A new report from Scotland Yard finds racial profiling in marijuana enforcement, but the police won't say it's racism.

11. Southwest Asia: Proposal for Turning Afghan Opium Into Legal Morphine Gains Support

A proposal to turn Afghanistan's burgeoning opium crop into morphine for the legal medicinal market is gaining more support.

12. Web Scan

Pregnancy and drug use, Maryland criminal justice, Ronald and Nancy Reagan, reformers on air.

13. Weekly: This Week in History

Events and quotes of note from this week's drug policy events of years past.

14. Announcement: New Format for the Reformer's Calendar

Visit our new web site each day to see a running countdown to the events coming up the soonest, and more.
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