Writing in the journal Science some four decades ago, New York State University sociologist Erich Goode documented the mainstream media’s complicity in maintaining cannabis prohibition. He observed: “[T]ests and experiments purporting to demonstrate the ravages of marijuana consumption receive enormous attention from the media, and their findings become accepted as fact by the public. But when careful refutations of such research are published, or when later findings contradict the original pathological findings, they tend to be ignored or dismissed.” A review of today’s mainstream media landscape indicates that little has […]
A good article today in the New York Times: South America Sees Drug Path to Legalization by Damien Cave.
Uruguay has taken the experimentation to another level. United Nations officials say no other country has seriously considered creating a completely legal state-managed monopoly for marijuana or any other substance prohibited by the 1961 United Nations […]
How to the actions of the DEA in this story differ from those of criminal thugs?
Truck owner wants DEA to pay up after botched sting
So the owner of a trucking company with two trucks discovers after the fact that the DEA decided to use one of his trucks and drivers (without the owner’s […]
Via Radley Balko: Dog shooting prompts police to change policies
Balko’s been in the forefront of getting the public aware of the outrageous amount of puppycide that takes place with law enforcement (and many of these killings are part of routine drug warrant enforcement).
Here’s a rare example where public reaction has resulted in real […]