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July 2, 2013
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bullet image ‘Nobody racially profiles’: Bloomberg on the Council’s two ‘bad’ NYPD bills

“The racial profiling bill is just so unworkable,” he said today. “Nobody racially profiles.” [...]

In that case, incidentally, I think we disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little.”

bullet image Change in approach to drugs could lead to more arrests at Banks School District

At the request of city law enforcement, the Banks School District is changing its approach toward drugs, [...]

Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy Todd Hanlon, who is contracted by the city of Banks to patrol the community and schools, announced the change at a Banks City Council meeting on June 11. [...]

Although Hanlon said the district always called at some point, Banks schools handled discipline internally. By time he got involved, it was too late to arrest the student. His job was only to seize and destroy the material.

Now, Hanlon wants to be contacted as soon as the school finds drugs.

“I hate coming in on the tail end of stuff,” he said.

bullet image Humorless Ohio AG mugs ‘prescription’ coffee cup

Here’s the issue: does a coffee mug that mimics a prescription bottle and says “Prescription Coffee, RX#: VRY-CAF-N8D, Drink one mug by mouth, repeat until awake and alert” make fun of prescription drug abuse?

DeWine thinks so.

“People die from accidental drug overdoses in this state every day, and these products make light of the problem,” DeWine said in a May press release.“We don’t find these products funny at all.” [...]

May was when DeWine and 22 other state attorneys general asked the company to pull the Prescription Line of glasses, coasters, mugs and drink holders.

bullet image Tweet from Rafael LeMaitre at ONDCP:

Did you know that we’re supporting research to treat cocaine addiction w/ a vaccine? The future of #DrugPolicyReform http://t.co/IVHrKsPCeT

bullet image Yingluck proposes drug-free Asean by 2015

BANGKOK, June 26 (Bernama) — Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has announced her government’s policies on anti-narcotics, concrete protection of community dwellers from drug addiction and support the Association of Southeast Asian nations (Asean) to become a world drug-free region by 2015.

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Pete Guither is the editor of drugwarrant.com

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