Day: September 12, 2013

The real villain is the drug war

Radley Balko’s latest post is a sobering one in a lot of ways (watch the video).

Various thoughts come to mind afterward.

What a tragedy.

Finally a case where there is some accountability.

Four years? When they go after state-legal marijuana providers with longer sentences?

It’s good that the officer was held to account, […]

Senate Judiciary Committee with mandatory minimums hearing

September 18 at 10:00 am Eastern: “Reevaluating the Effectiveness of Federal Mandatory Minimum Sentences”

Witness List

The Honorable Rand Paul, United States Senator, State of Kentucky The Honorable Brett Tolman, Shareholder, Ray Quinney & Nebeker, Salt Lake City, UT Marc Levin, Policy Director, Right on Crime Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Austin, TX […]

Dismantle the DEA

Great OpEd by Bill Piper in the Seattle Times: Guest: Is it time to get rid of the DEA?

THIS year is the 40th anniversary of the Drug Enforcement Administration. Already plagued by scandals, the agency has recently been revealed to be collaborating with the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency to spy […]