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War on Drugs

States Prepare to Fight Back Against Jeff Sessions' Absurd War on Pot
Letters sent by the current Attorney General hint of upcoming federal action against state's that have already legalized it, but a marijuana policy expert says Sessions may face resistance on multiple fronts

  August 14, 2017

Public Defender: Body Camera Shows Cop Planting Drugs
While charges were dropped against the suspect, former Baltimore cops say the case should highlight the need to end prohibition

  July 19, 2017

Witnessing the Horrors of the War on Drugs Made this Physician an Outspoken Opponent
Maryland Delegate Dan Morhaim says ending the drug war is the first step to addressing the root causes of addiction

  May 11, 2017

How to Win the Drug War? End It.
In the latest episode of The Real Baltimore, our expert panel discusses both long and short term solutions to the War on Drugs

  May 10, 2017

It's Destroying Communities, and Tearing Apart Families
Youth advocate Bobby Marvin Holmes describes the trauma inflicted on Baltimore by the ongoing Drug War

  May 8, 2017

The War on Drugs Failed by Not Addressing Root Causes of Addiction
Renowned Canadian physician and author Gabor Mate says cities like Vancouver's safe injection sites have proved to be widely successful alternatives to criminalizing addiction

  May 7, 2017

The Real Baltimore: The Drug War
Nearly 5 decades after Richard Nixon launched the War on Drugs, The Real Baltimore examines it's impact with retired police Major Neill Franklin, educator and activist Diamonte Brown, Public Defender Todd Oppenheim and Councilman Kris Burnett

  May 4, 2017

How the War on Drugs Thwarts Meaningful Police Reform
Neill Franklin and Adam Eidinger discuss the link between drug policy and the DOJ report on the Baltimore Police Department

  August 12, 2016

US Ignores Disappearances in Mexico to Maintain Financial and Military Presence
The Merida Initiative is not about drug trafficking but in fact about allowing US intervention for the benefit of transnational capital, says Dawn Paley, author of Drug War Capitalism

  May 11, 17

How the U.S. Fuels the Drug War in Mexico
Carmen Boullosa and Mike Wallace, co-authors of "A Narco History: How the United States and Mexico Jointly Created the 'Mexican Drug War,'" trace the history of the war on drugs from prohibition in the early 20th century to the militarization of police forces today

  January 28, 2016

El Chapo Arrest Won't Change Narco-Governance in Mexico
John Mill Ackerman says the real problem facing the rule of law in Mexico is Obama's blind support for the Nieto government

  January 13, 2016

DOJ Suspends Asset Seizures
Former Deputy LAPD Chief of Police Stephen Downing explains why a law meant to target drug kingpins was harming everyday people since only 13 percent of seizure victims were ever charged with a crime

  December 30, 2015

As City Violence Spikes Nationwide, Major Police Chiefs Defend Drug War
TRNN's Jaisal Noor questions the head of Major Cities Chiefs Association about why the group is defending failed policies of the drug war and gets reactions from drug war critics Police Chief Larry Kirk and professor Lawrence Brown

  August 6, 2015

Would Loretta Lynch Support Ineffective Federal Drug Policy?
Neill Franklin, executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), says that Loretta Lynch unwittingly made the case for legalization of marijuana during her confirmation hearing for attorney general

  January 30, 2015

Budget Bill's Little-Known Provisions Affecting Marijuana Users
LEAP's Neill Franklin says the budget bill bans the feds from going after states with legal medical marijuana, but may prevent DC from legalizing marijuana

  December 17, 2014

Tens of Thousands March to End Impunity for the Mexican Narco-State
Prof. John Ackerman argues that outrage over the 43 recently disappeared college students has the potential to unite social forces to challenge the US-backed Mexican narco-state

  November 11, 2014

War on drugs and Mexico's demise
Tinker-Salas Pt.2: US-funded militarization didn't stop Colombian drug trade and won't in Mexico either

  May 7, 2009

Free trade and Mexico's drug war
Miguel Tinker-Salas: Collapse of traditional economy created the space for the cartels to grow

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