War on Drugs

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DEA regularly mines Americans’ travel records to seize millions in cash

Civilian Asset Forfeiture and the War on Drugs are both cash cows for the domestic police state. USA Today WASHINGTON — Federal drug agents regularly mine Americans’ travel information to profile people who might be ferrying money for narcotics traffickers — though they almost never use what they learn to make arrests or build criminal … Continue reading

Cops mistook Krispy Kreme doughnut glaze for meth

Earlier this month ProPublica published a lengthy article the horrible rate of false positives produced by common roadside drug tests used by law enforcement. Potentially tens of thousands of people are serving prison sentences due to faulty drug tests performed during traffic stops. The Orlando Sentinel reports on a case in Florida where doughnut glaze … Continue reading

Meme of the Day: the so-called war on police

The Dallas police shooting brought police deaths to an all-time low, with 34 being murdered for the year to date, on pace for 55 for the year. 2015 saw 56 murdered in the line of duty, down from 139 in 1976 and far below another spike during Prohibition of Alcohol when officer deaths per year … Continue reading

South Dakota Police Use Forced Catheterization to Collect Urine Samples

An attorney has filed a motion to quash a search warrant and evidence gathered in a forced catheterization in South Dakota. According to the motion, law enforcement “strapped the defendant to a bed, and conducted a forced catheterization on the Defendant’s urine.” The Argus Leader reports: Dirk Landon Sparks was arrested March 14 after a … Continue reading

Pot Found to be a Substitute for Prescription Drugs; and why we need 100%, unregulated legalization

In a study released this May by the Centre for Addictions Research of British Columbia, it has been shown that 87% of cannabis users will substitute marijuana for alcohol, illicit drugs and prescription drugs. The results of the study say: Substituting cannabis for one or more of alcohol, illicit drugs or prescription drugs was reported … Continue reading

4th Amendment Under Attack in Supreme Court Decision

On Monday the US Supreme Court ruled to uphold evidence gathered during an illegal investigatory stop in Utah. The case, Utah vs. Strieff, has wide implications for the 4th Amendment, which protects citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures by the government. The Supreme Court decided that even if the stop of Edward Strieff by narcotics … Continue reading

“Snowden’s a Hero, Drug War’s a Failure, Guns Aren’t for Hunting” Vince Vaughn Tells it Like it Is!

The Free Thought Project In a recent interview with the British edition of GQ magazine, Vince Vaughn held no punches about his thoughts on liberty in America. A preview of the interview was posted on the GQ website Monday highlighting four key points. The first point was about Vaughn’s role in “assembly-line comedies” to which … Continue reading

Meme of the Day: No one spends $1,000 to give random kids drugs

Halloween looms on the horizon like a rising Harvest Moon, and with its approach comes the perennial onslaught of scare stories about drug fiends trying to poison “The Children.” The Jackson, Mississippi Police Department was one of many that used their Facebook page to disseminate a warning about Ecstasy pills that were deviously disguised to … Continue reading