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Comprehensive coverage of the War on Drugs since 1997

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    This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

    A sheriff whose alleged theft from the evidence room might be excused, a prison guard who also heads a violent biker gang, another prison guard with dope and an eye for the ladies, a pill peddling suburban cop, and a bribe-taking small town cop all make the rogues' gallery this week.
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    screening of "10 Rules for Dealing with Police," NAACP national conference, July 2010

    NAACP Calls for End to War on Drugs

    In a historic step, the nation's largest and oldest black advocacy group has formally come out against the war on drugs.
  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has signed a bill designed to reduce drug overdose fatalities. (image via wikimedia.org)
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has signed a bill designed to reduce drug overdose fatalities. (image via wikimedia.org)

    Cuomo Signs NY Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Bill

    Faced with rising drug overdose deaths, New York is the latest -- and largest -- state to pass a 911 Good Samaritan law allowing people to seek help without fear of prosecution.
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    This Week in History

    Events and quotes of note from this week's drug policy events of years past.
  • Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom would rather go to war with the narcos then legalize drugs. (Image: World Economic Forum)
    Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom would rather go to war with the narcos then legalize drugs. (Image: World Economic Forum)

    Guatemala President Wants "NATO-Style" Force to Battle Narcos

    Weak Central American states are hard-pressed to go up against the Mexican cartels, and now, Guatemala's president wants to build a NATO-style regional military force to go up against them. And for the US to pay for it.