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Drug War Chronicle

Comprehensive coverage of the War on Drugs since 1997

  • DA Leone couldn't come up with a criminal charge (Image courtesy Middlesex County District Attorney's Office)
    DA Leone couldn't come up with a criminal charge (Image courtesy Middlesex County District Attorney's Office)

    Police Officer Walks in Massachusetts Drug Raid Death

    Oops, you accidentally shot and killed somebody. That sounds like involuntary manslaughter -- unless you're a Massachusetts SWAT team cop on a drug raid.
  • Looking old but thinking new in Utrecht (Image via Wikimedia)
    Looking old but thinking new in Utrecht (Image via Wikimedia)

    Dutch City Wants Marijuana Growing Co-ops

    The Dutch city of Utrecht wants to let pot-smokers form co-ops to grow together, but the national government does not approve.
  • The plant is getting popular in Connecticut (Image courtesty of the author)
    The plant is getting popular in Connecticut (Image courtesty of the author)

    Connecticut Voters Support Marijuana Law Reforms

    Connecticut legislators pondering medical marijuana and decrim bills might want to take a look at the latest Quinnipiac poll numbers.
  • Prohibition creates an endless supply of hot guns and cold cash. (Image via Wikimedia)
    Prohibition creates an endless supply of hot guns and cold cash. (Image via Wikimedia)

    Mexico Drug War Update

    A former Mexican governor admitted that the previous PRI government negotiated deals with drug cartels to keep the peace. Was that a better strategy than what Calderon is doing now?
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    This Week in History

    Events and quotes of note from this week's drug policy events of years past.
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    This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

    It's a veritable cornucopia of drug-related law enforcement corruption! We don't even know where to begin -- just jump in, but don't forget to take a shower after you're done.
  • Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (Image courtesy Gage Bradshaw)
    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (Image courtesy Gage Bradshaw)

    Kentucky Cuts Drug Sentences [FEATURE]

    Faced with a staggering corrections budget, Kentucky has become the latest state to enact substantive sentencing reforms.