SWAT Team Horror in the War on Drugs
08-August-2008, United States, MWC News
This past week, Americans have had the opportunity to witness another glorious day in the life of the 35-year-old war on drugs.
A few minutes after the mayor of Berwyn Heights, Maryland, Cheye Calvo, returned home from walking his two Labrador ...
Is legalising drugs the only answer?
30-April-2006, United Kingdom, The Sunday Times
Some top police officers are now backing the idea that hard drugs should be decriminalised. Is this a brave but foolhardy idea, asks Tim Luckhurst
When the Ayrshire drugs baron John Gorman was jailed for 12 years last week and nine of his ...
Brunstrom wants drug gangs action
14-March-2006, United Kingdom, BBC News
The chief constable of North Wales Police has said the UK's policy of criminalising drugs has "caused an explosion in organised crime".
Richard Brunstrom told BBC Wales' Week In Week Out that making certain drugs illegal has meant control and ...
The Latest on Cory Maye
18-December-2005, United States, Hammer of truth
For those of you who are new to the story, Cory Maye is a prisoner on death row in the U.S. state of Mississippi. He was convicted of murder in the death of Prentiss police officer Ron W. Jones, during a drug raid in 2001. Maye pleaded not guilty at ...
Meth addicts' other habit: Online theft
16-December-2005, United States, USA Today
Hot on the trail of identity thieves, veteran Edmonton Police Service detectives Al Vonkeman and Bob Gauthier last winter hustled to a local motel, a cinder-block establishment where rooms rent by the hour.
Twice before police had descended on ...
Drugs policy changes threaten “social” suppliers
07-December-2005, United Kingdom, Young People Now
Young drug users could be accused of more serious offences under Government plans to standardise charges, a leading drugs charity has warned.
At present cases are dealt with individually, but the Home Office has written to stakeholders asking for ...
Battle won, but war's not over
28-October-2005, Canada, The Edmonton Sun
West-end cops say they've made a significant dent in organized crime and drug trafficking after two undercover investigations led to the arrests of 15 people, including six with ties to gangs.
But while cops said they've created a safer ...
Doherty freed on bail after drugs raid
03-October-2005, United Kingdom, Guardian Unlimited
Pete Doherty, frontman with the band Babyshambles, was released on police bail last night after being arrested earlier in a drugs raid on a venue in Shrewsbury, where he had been playing. Doherty, the on-off boyfriend of supermodel Kate Moss, had ...
Suicide bombers blamed for Bali attacks
03-October-2005, Indonesia, ABC Radio
Indonesian authorities say that suicide bombers were responsible for the bomb blasts that killed at least 25 people on the island resort.
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has visited the sites of the three explosions and vowed to ...
Former drugs chief slams Moss case
24-September-2005, United Kingdom, DeHavilland
Britain's former drugs tsar has criticised the country's most senior policeman for investigating allegations that supermodel Kate Moss used cocaine.
Metropolitan police commissioner Sir Ian Blair said that a decision about whether to charge Ms ...
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