drugs

Skyrocketing Prescription Drug Prices Could Be Key Election Issue

Skyrocketing Prescription Drug Prices Could Be Key Election Issue

September 19, 2018

Maryland’s Democratic nominee for governor Ben Jealous has backed a proposal to reign in drug prices, while advocates say incumbent Larry Hogan has helped drug makers

Harm Reduction: Checking Street Drugs for Fentanyl

January 29, 2018

Using invasive drug testing technology to check street drugs for fentanyl could save lives, but will the city support it?

War on Drugs

July 19, 2017
While charges were dropped against the suspect, former Baltimore cops say the case should highlight the need to end prohibition

20,000 Drug Cases Could be Dismissed Because of Chemist’s Wrongdoing

April 21, 2017

A Massachusetts chemist who faked over 20,000 thousand drug analyses ruined countless lives says Carl Williams of the ACLU

How Zero Tolerance Policing Destroyed Black Communities in Baltimore

August 30, 2016

Ten of thousands of city residents were swept up in a policy that the Department of Justice says lead to illegal arrests and unconstitutional policing focused solely on African-American neighborhoods

Former Prosecutor Gets Arrested to See The Other Side of U.S. Criminal Justice System

December 24, 2013

Bobby Constantino, a former prosecutor from privileged background, lays bare the racism and inequities of the U.S. American criminal justice system

City Council Strips Mayor of Key Powers, Protesters Rally to “Save Toronto”

November 17, 2013

Rob Ford becomes a mayor “in name only” as latest wave of allegations bring an admission of drunk driving and use of sexually explicit language

Toronto police confirm existence of crack cocaine video; mayor dismisses calls for his resignation

November 2, 2013

Police investigation finds video consistent with existing media reports and leads to extortion charge of mayor’s friend and driver, Sandro Lisi

Corporations Reap Billions from Mass Incarceration

October 21, 2013
New campaign exposes the companies that profit off prisoners A new video series called Prison Profiteers exposes the corporations that profit from the nation's incarceration system, including medical companies, bail companies, phone companies, and even police departments. The report mentions Corrections Corporation of America and the GEO Group as private prison companies who profit from mass incarceration. Jesse…

Drug Wars

June 4, 2013
John Ackerman: Last two Mexican presidents relied on US support for legitimacy not found in polls