Tag Archives: Law Enforcement

Lamar W. Hankins :
War on Drugs and ‘gateway’ madness

We should face up to the failure of the War on Drugs as public policy and seek a better way that is consistent with individual rights and personal responsibility. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | January 22, … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
War on Drugs and ‘gateway’ madness

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Incarceration Complex: ‘Beyond Walls and Cages’

Incarceration complex:The desire to imprison Walls and Cages provides example after example of how central the business of incarceration is to the U.S. power elites in the twenty-first century. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | August 7, 2013 … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Incarceration Complex: ‘Beyond Walls and Cages’

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Jordan Flaherty : Challenging Louisiana’s ‘Crime Against Nature’ Law

Harassment of New Orleans sex workers. Photo from ColorLines.Justice Dept. calls law discriminatory:Victims fight Louisiana’s repressive‘Crime Against Nature’ statute Legal action comes with increased scrutiny from the federal government over the conduct of the New Orleans Police Department. By Jordan … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : Challenging Louisiana’s ‘Crime Against Nature’ Law

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Ted McLaughlin : Drug Dogs Don’t Pass Sniff Test

Drug-sniffing dog and pal. Image from Adam Carolla Show.Establishing probable cause?Drug dogs just don’t cut it By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / February 8, 2011 Here in the Texas Panhandle the Department of Public Safety (Texas’ state police) … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : Drug Dogs Don’t Pass Sniff Test

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Peter Finn : Drone Used in Austin Raises Privacy Issues

Wasp III drone — the kind used by Texas DPS in 2009 Austin police operation. Grab from KVUE.com / Austin.Drones over Austin:Law enforcement use of aerial dronesraises issues of privacy, civil liberties By Peter Finn / CommonDreams / January 24, … finish reading Peter Finn : Drone Used in Austin Raises Privacy Issues

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Harvey Wasserman : It’s High Time to End Marijuana Prohibition

Brian and Stewie campaign to legalize marijuana. Image from Family Guy.It’s time to end prohibition:Legal marijuana or bust!!! By Harvey Wasserman / The Rag Blog / November 1, 2010 The simple truth about America’s marijuana prohibition: any law that allows … finish reading Harvey Wasserman : It’s High Time to End Marijuana Prohibition

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Paul Krassner : Ruben Salazar and the ‘Kiss of Death’

August 30, 1970 Los Angeles Times headlines death of journalist Ruben Salazar.Back in the news:Revisiting the 1970 killing ofCrusading journalist Ruben Salazar By Paul Krassner / The Rag Blog / August 21, 2010 Salazar had been working on an exposé… … finish reading Paul Krassner : Ruben Salazar and the ‘Kiss of Death’

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Culture of Abuse : Police Harassment of New Orleans Transgenders

New Orleans cops are on the prowl for transgenders. Photo by Ted Jackson / The Times-Picayune Archive.Transgender community in New OrleansClaims abuse and discrimination by police By Jordan Flaherty / The Rag Blog / April 20, 2010 New Orleans’ Black … finish reading Culture of Abuse : Police Harassment of New Orleans Transgenders

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A Real Crime : How the Law Treats Sex Workers in New Orleans

‘Crimes against nature’:Prosecuting sex workers in New Orleans More than half of the people on Louisiana’s Sex Offender Registry — which was designed for rapists and child molesters — are indigent women convicted of sex work. By Jordan Flaherty / … finish reading A Real Crime : How the Law Treats Sex Workers in New Orleans

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‘America’s Toughest Sheriff’ : Arizona’s Joe Arpaio Finally Called to Account

Maricopa County Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio: such a lovely fellow. Dennis Gilman /Adolfo Maldonado / Phoenix New Times.‘It is high time that somebody on the national scene notice, and the Federal government take action on, the egregious and violative conduct … finish reading ‘America’s Toughest Sheriff’ : Arizona’s Joe Arpaio Finally Called to Account

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Experts : Immigration Enforcement is Aggressive, Inefficient

Gregorio Cruz was working at a manufacturing plant in Van Nuys one year ago when federal agents raided the facility. Cruz is now in court claiming that arresting officers did not follow correct procedures. Photo David Crane / Contra Costa … finish reading Experts : Immigration Enforcement is Aggressive, Inefficient

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Tasers: Not As Safe As Law-Enforcement Thinks

Stun guns like this Taser X26 shown in a 2005 photograph are intended as a nonlethal alternative to guns for law enforcement. Photo: Herb Swanson/AP.UCSF study raises doubts about stun gun safetyBy Elizabeth Fernandez / January 24, 2009 The number … finish reading Tasers: Not As Safe As Law-Enforcement Thinks

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