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SWAT Team Horror in the War on Drugs editorial comment
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 ...

The Latest on Cory Maye editorial comment
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 ...

Drugs policy changes threaten “social” suppliers editorial comment
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 ...

Doherty freed on bail after drugs raid editorial comment
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 ...

Former drugs chief slams Moss case editorial comment
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 ...

Hallucinating stars and stripes editorial comment
13-September-2005, United Kingdom, Hallucinating stars and stripes

The party was definitely over. It was 1989 when George Bush Sr held up a bag of crack-cocaine, seized "in a park just across the street" from the White House, and formally declared war on drugs. Thanks to a media obsessed with crack babies and ...

New Orleans police chief defends force where up ... editorial comment
06-September-2005, United States, Guardian Unlimited

Not since The Spartans at Thermopylae have a group of people displayed such courage under pressure as the New Orleans police department, the force's chief said last night at an emotional press conference. Only a few cowards, Eddie Compass said, had ...

Shooting evidence of drug war failure editorial comment
29-August-2005, United States, Sun Sentinel

Donald Sheldon Chairman, Libertarian Party of Broward County Florida hollywood Posted August 29 2005 The tragedy in Sunrise in which a young man, Anthony Diotaiuto, age 23, was brutally shot to death in his home by police, brings into ...

Tourists visiting Bali nightclubs face random ... editorial comment
29-August-2005, Indonesia, Guardian Unlimited

Tourists visiting nightclubs on the Indonesian island of Bali are being subjected to random drug tests as part of a crackdown on gambling, drugs and prostitution. With the clubbing season at its peak, attracting hundreds of thousands of young ...

Stupid Aussies wander into drug war editorial comment
27-August-2005, Indonesia, The Courier-Mail

ONE could be forgiven for thinking that Australian model Michelle Leslie was the only person arrested at Bali's GWK cultural park last Saturday. She wasn't. Four others, all Indonesians, also were nabbed in the same anti-drugs raid. They had more ...

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