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Weekly: Blogging @ the Speakeasy

"On the Border in the Lower Rio Grande Valley," "Residents Rallying Around SWAT Raid Target Ryan Frederick," "Michael Mukasey's Cracked Crack Logic," and "Monsters Retake Thailand's Government and Vow to Resume Mass Drug War Murders," "Travel Expert Rick Steves Speaks Out Against Marijuana Laws," "Now That We've Forgiven Barack Obama's Drug Use, Can We Forgive Everyone Else Too?," "Protest Against Police Violence is Monitored From Above by Police Snipers," "Hey Barack Obama, Fixing Marijuana Laws is Smart Politics," "Drug Czar's $2.7 Million Super Bowl Ad Gets Terrible Viewer Ratings," "Quote of the Day," "Kevin Sabet Responds," "Drug Czar Speechwriter Requests Special Treatment at UN Forum."

Appeal: Three Exciting New Book Offers for Our Donating Supporters

We are pleased to offer the works "Over the Influence: The Harm Reduction Guide for Managing Drugs and Alcohol," "Women Behind Bars: The Crisis of Women in the US Prison System," and "Cannabis: Yields and Dosage," as our latest membership premium gifts.

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Idaho, Plan Mexico, pain, Afghanistan, medical psychedelic use, stimulant regulation, "Making Pot Legal," more...

Residents Rallying Around SWAT Raid Target Ryan Frederick

residents of Chesapeake rallying behind Ryan Frederick Recently we reported on a tragic case in Chesapeake, Virginia, in which a forced-entry (e.g.

Michael Mukasey's Cracked Crack Logic

One of the reasons to already be unhappy with the choice of Michael Mukasey as Attorney General is his opposition to retroactively applying the minor sentencing reductions that the US Sentencing Commi

Monsters Retake Thailand's Government and Vow to Resume Mass Drug War Murders

We've reported here extensively on the thousands of extra-judicial killings by Thailand police of supposed drug offenders during the regime of now-deposed prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

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Weekly: Blogging @ the Speakeasy

"80% of Drug Policy Experts Oppose the Drug War," "You Can Go to Jail For 27 Years For Selling Marijuana," "A Cop is Dead Because An Informant Mistook Japanese Maple Trees For Marijuana," "Nevermind, Barack Obama Wants to Arrest Marijuana Users After All," "Heading Down Mexico Way," "How many drug dealers does it take to supply a 10,000-person community? Or, is Twiggs County, Georgia, the latest Tulia?"

Appeal: Three Exciting New Book Offers for Our Donating Supporters

We are pleased to offer the works "Over the Influence: The Harm Reduction Guide for Managing Drugs and Alcohol," "Women Behind Bars: The Crisis of Women in the US Prison System," and "Cannabis: Yields and Dosage," as our latest membership premium gifts.

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Weekly: Blogging @ the Speakeasy

"Barack Obama Comes Out in Favor of Marijuana Decriminalization," "Berkeley City Council Tells DEA to Stay Out," "Are Racist Cops Better Organized Than We Thought?," "What Do You Think About Medical Marijuana Vending Machines?," "Crazy Sheriff Proposes "Normandy" Style Anti-Drug Invasion", "Why Does the Drug Czar's Office Oppose Efforts to Prevent Drug Overdoses?," and "Eric Sage Fights Back."

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Appeal: Three Exciting New Book Offers for Our Donating Supporters

We are pleased to offer the works "Over the Influence: The Harm Reduction Guide for Managing Drugs and Alcohol," "Women Behind Bars: The Crisis of Women in the US Prison System," and "Cannabis: Yields and Dosage," as our latest membership premium gifts.

Editorial: Poverty and the Drug Laws

While we take on the drug war's many different currents, it's important to remember our moral and intellectual roots. One of those is the role prohibition plays in fueling poverty. Understanding of this will one day dawn, and legalization will be seen as the wiser course.

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Source credit for Virginia salvia ban article.

In Memoriam: Judge Eleanor Schockett of LEAP

Jack Cole of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition wrote the following memorial for one of LEAP's most active leaders, Judge Eleanor Schockett. We reprint it from the LEAP web site.

Resource: Reformer's Calendar Accessible Through DRCNet Web Site

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Students: Intern at DRCNet and Help Stop the Drug War!

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Weekly: Blogging @ the Speakeasy

"It's Really Easy to Put Innocent People in Jail for Drugs," "Idiot Steals Two Crocodiles and a Monkey, Blames Marijuana," "The Drug Czar's Awesome Plan to Blame Hugo Chavez for Everything," "Our Drug Laws Literally Allow Police to Steal From Innocent People," "Obama Pledges to Continue the Drug War," "Randomly Sad But True."

Appeal: DRCNet Made Amazing Progress in 2007 and We Need Your Help for 2008

An outline of DRCNet's plans and recent accomplishments and an appeal for your support to make it all happen.

Randomly Sad But True

The following oddly-worded advertisement, presumably computer-generated, popped up in one of our Google ad boxes:

Students: Intern at DRCNet and Help Stop the Drug War!

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Appeal: DRCNet Made Amazing Progress in 2007 and We Need Your Help for 2008

An outline of DRCNet's plans and recent accomplishments and an appeal for your support to make it all happen.

Resource: Reformer's Calendar Accessible Through DRCNet Web Site

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Weekly: Blogging @ the Speakeasy

"DEA Agents Sue NBC Universal Over the Film American Gangster," "Press Coverage of the Drug War is So Flawed it Actually Encourages People to Sell Marijuana," "Banning Cylindrical Objects Won't Stop People from Smoking Crack," "Philadelphia Police Say Marijuana Costs $100 Per Joint," "The Truth About Driving When You're High on Marijuana," "No Wonder They 'Went in Shooting' -- SWAT Team Had Violent Animated Gif on Web Site Before Killing Tarika Wilson," "A Grand Total of Five Cops Died Fighting the Drug War Last Year."

Editorial: A Matter of Basic Fairness in the Marc Emery Case

The case of Canada's famed marijuana advocate Marc Emery raises issues of basic fairness and illuminates the darkness in today's criminal justice system.

No Wonder They "Went in Shooting" -- SWAT Team Had Violent Animated Gif on Web Site Before Killing Tarika Wilson

Radley Balko pointed out on The Agitator that the Lima, Ohio, SWAT team's web site had an animat

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Weekly: Blogging @ the Speakeasy

"The Truth About Driving When You're High on Marijuana," "The Drug War is a Training Camp for Corrupt Cops," "Police Who Steal From Drug Suspects Are Charged With Theft of "Government" Property," "Ecstasy Laced With Meth is Bad, But it's Not My Fault," "SWAT Team Shoots Baby, Kills Mom in Drug Raid Gone Wrong," "Traffickers Are Hiring Flat-chested Women to Smuggle Drugs in Their Bras," "Alert: A SWAT Team Shot a Mother and Child Last Week -- Take Action Now to Stop the Madness!," "A Column That Deserves a Mention -- AJC's Cynthia Tucker Compares the Drug War with Prohibition," "Barack Obama's Criminal Justice and Drug Policy Record," "Good Guys, Bad Guys: Bills Filed to Improve or Worsen Crack Cocaine Sentencing."

Students: Intern at DRCNet and Help Stop the Drug War!

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Appeal: DRCNet Made Amazing Progress in 2007 and We Need Your Help for 2008

An outline of DRCNet's plans and recent accomplishments and an appeal for your support to make it all happen.

Resource: Reformer's Calendar Accessible Through DRCNet Web Site

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

A Column That Deserves a Mention -- AJC's Cynthia Tucker Compares the Drug War with Prohibition

This column came out on December 30th, but it's still noteworthy.

Barack Obama's Criminal Justice and Drug Policy Record

Jeralyn Merritt provides an overview of Barack Obama's record on criminal justice and drug policy issues, on the TalkL

Good Guys, Bad Guys: Bills Filed to Improve or Worsen Crack Cocaine Sentencing

There are "good guys" and "bad guys" in Congress.

Resource: Reformer's Calendar Accessible Through DRCNet Web Site

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Weekly: Blogging @ the Speakeasy

"Traffickers Are Hiring Flat-chested Women to Smuggle Drugs in Their Bras, "Texas Cop Says 'Put Addicts in Jail Where They Belong,'" "New Deputy Drug Czar: 'We Have One Year Left,'" "FOX News Bars Drug Policy Discussion From the Republican Debates by Excluding Ron Paul," "You Can't Protect the Children's Futures by Putting Them in Jail for Marijuana."

Students: Intern at DRCNet and Help Stop the Drug War!

Apply for an internship at DRCNet for this fall (or spring), and you could spend the semester fighting the good fight!

Appeal: DRCNet Made Amazing Progress in 2007 and We Need Your Help for 2008

An outline of DRCNet's plans and recent accomplishments and an appeal for your support to make it all happen.

Editorial: The Drug War Has Many Constants, But is No Constant

Some of the drug war's issues are bitter constants. But when the time is ripe, the changes we are working for will come to be.

Resource: Reformer's Calendar Accessible Through DRCNet Web Site

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Webmasters: Help the Movement by Running DRCNet Syndication Feeds on Your Web Site!

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Feedback: Do You Read Drug War Chronicle?

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Students: Intern at DRCNet and Help Stop the Drug War!

Apply for an internship at DRCNet for this fall (or spring), and you could spend the semester fighting the good fight!

Weekly: Blogging @ the Speakeasy

Check in at the Speakeasy every day for cutting commentary on America's favorite failed policy.

Appeal: DRCNet Has Made Amazing Progress in 2007 and We Need Your Help for 2008

An outline of DRCNet's plans and recent accomplishments and an appeal for your support to make it all happen.

Resource: Reformer's Calendar Accessible Through DRCNet Web Site

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

Resource: DRCNet Web Site Offers Wide Array of RSS Feeds for Your Reader

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Webmasters: Help the Movement by Running DRCNet Syndication Feeds on Your Web Site!

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Students: Intern at DRCNet and Help Stop the Drug War!

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Weekly: Blogging @ the Speakeasy

"Drug Dealers Open Fire on Santa Claus Helicopter," "Candy Flavored Meth is Safer Than Regular Meth," "Congress Just Says No to Anti-Drug Propaganda," "If You Oppose Harm Reduction, You Support AIDS and Death," "Dutch Police Insist on Smoking Marijuana Off-Duty."

Appeal: DRCNet Has Made Amazing Progress in 2007 and We Need Your Help for 2008

An outline of DRCNet's plans and recent accomplishments and an appeal for your support to make it all happen.

Weekly: Blogging @ the Speakeasy

"Drug Czar Makes Absurd Claim That the Drug War Reduces Teen Tobacco Use," "Clinton Staffer Attacks Obama Over Past Drug Use," "Why Doesn't the DEA Just Crack Down on Medical Marijuana?," "U.S. Recommends Early Release for 19,500 Crack Offenders," "Ron Paul Blames Prostitution on the Drug War," "You Don't Want This!" "A Few Pardons Today -- Meanwhile the Pardon Attorney's Web Site Hasn't Been Updated Since the Clinton Administration." "Crack Sentencing Changes Made Retroactive!," "Is Rep. Dana Rohrabacher a Legalizer?," "Some Good News from the Supreme Court on Crack Sentencing."

Resource: Reformer's Calendar Accessible Through DRCNet Web Site

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Talvi and Bock on DPA conference, IHRA drugs/death penalty report, HRW/TATAG Thailand drug users and AIDS treatment report, Cannabinoid Chronicles, syringe exchange programs in 2005.

A Few Pardons Today -- Meanwhile the Pardon Attorney's Web Site Hasn't Been Updated Since the Clinton Administration

In addition to the good news about the crack sentencing reductions being retroactive, another piece of modest good news is that Pres. Bush granted some clemencies, including a few drug offenders.

Crack Sentencing Changes Made Retroactive!

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Crack Sentencing Changes Made Retroactive!

[Ed: Good to see the vote was unanimous -- someone tell Hillary Clinton.

Is Rep. Dana Rohrabacher a Legalizer?

Does US Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) favor drug legalization? He didn't directly say so, and putting words into people's mouths is a good way to wind up being wrong a lot of the time.

Some Good News from the Supreme Court on Crack Sentencing

Update: Lots of analysis today at the Sentencing Law and Policy blog There was some good news today from the US Supreme C

Press Advisory: Ninety-Nine Percent Say They Wouldn't Use Hard Drugs If Legalized, According to Zogby Poll

The results of a new poll -- commissioned by DRCNet -- suggests that prohibition of "hard" drugs may not reduce their use.

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Marking the 74th Anniversary of Alcohol Prohibition's Repeal, Poll Commissioned by DRCNet Finds Few Would Use Hard Drugs if Legalized

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Poll: 99 Percent Wouldn't Use Hard Drugs If They Were Legalized

EDITORIAL ADVISORY -- December 5, 2007

If Heroin or Cocaine Were Legal, Would You Use Them?

Zogby Poll Suggests Prohibition Doesn't Reduce Hard Drug Use

Washington, DC -- Marking th

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Students: Intern at DRCNet and Help Stop the Drug War!

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Weekly: Blogging @ the Speakeasy

"Ron Paul on Medical Marijuana," "Hillary Clinton Pledges Support for Needle Exchange," "John Edwards Criticizes the War on Drugs," "Does Marijuana Make You Better at Sports?," "John McCain's Awful Response to a Cop Who Wants to End the Drug War," "Update on Pain Physician Dr. William Mangino," "Needle Exchange Action May Be Imminent," "California Sent 1,000 Drug Offenders to Fight the Forest Fire," "Republicans Try Marijuana at Higher Rate Than Democrats."

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Libby Davies, Pew Center, Judge Jerry Paradis, Dean Becker CNN/YouTube submission.

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