番茄园丁:政府毒品战争的最新受害者

仅仅在自己的财产上或在财产的温室中种植菜园,或在园艺商店购物以获得园艺用品(足够多的事实),可能会使您受法庭制裁。

backyard marijuana garden Feature photo

A journal entry from a California resident describes the government’s aerial searches for marijuana plants:  They came again this morning at about 8:00 o’clock. A large cargo-type helicopter flew low over the cabin, shaking it on its very foundations. It shook all of us inside, too. I feel frightened … I see how helpless and tormented I am

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美国新一届最高执法官员威廉巴尔的无法无天

相对较少的审查威廉巴尔从国会和环城公路认为领导者说他们的意识形态是一致的。但要了解美国最新的高级执法官员真正意味着作为一名经验丰富的沼泽生物,有必要重新审视冷战历史。

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WASHINGTON -- Congress’ confirmation of William Barr as Attorney General for the United States on Thursday has come and gone with comparatively little commotion compared to that attending his predecessor, Jeff Sessions, or Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Most media attention fixated on the potential for Barr to undermine the work of his

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新报告突出了战争对毒品的破坏性全球影响

一个国际组织呼吁对全球毒品政策进行重新思考,并结束政府拒绝放弃的失败努力

MARJAH, Helmand province, Afghanistan - Corporal Mark Hickok, a 23-year-old combat engineer from North Olmstead, Ohio, patrols through a poppy field during a clearing mission April 9. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John M. McCall)

Another major study designed to assess how national governments wage their so-called "war on drugs" shows that the last ten years of such policies have not only failed to put a dent in the illegal drug trade, the tactics have had serious negative impacts for global health, human rights, public safety and economic progress. As a result, the

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America’s Drug Wars in Africa: Missing Money, and a Phantom $500 Million

Both AFRICOM and CENTCOM seem intent on pouring money into Africa’s Drug War, an effort that had produced few successes.

A U.S. Special Forces soldier trains troops from Senegal combat techniques in Kati, Mali, during a joint training exercise with units from several African armies. (AP/Alfred de Montesquiou)

2017 was a year of investigations for U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM).  There was the investigation of the two-star commander of U.S. Army Africa who allegedly sent racy texts to an enlisted man’s wife.  There was the investigation into the alleged killing of a Special Forces soldier by Navy SEALs in Mali. There was the inquiry into reports of

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Prosecuted Then, Prioritized Now: LA Brings Social Equity to Marijuana Sellers

For decades, the War on Drugs has operated disproportionately to undercut the economic and citizenship status of U.S. minorities. In giving priority to that war’s victims when it comes to applying for licenses to sell now-legalized marijuana, the LA City Council is helping to right a long-standing wrong.

LOS ANGELES – Beginning in January in Los Angeles, individuals who are low-income and/or have had a conviction for a marijuana-related offense will enjoy priority status when it comes to applying for a license to legally sell the herb. Cultivators or manufacturers will also have such status, thanks to the Los Angeles City Council.  On Wednesday

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在持续的毒品战争中,受过美国训练的墨西哥军队不受侵犯人权的惩罚

美国和它在这些“战争”中支持的政府在进行各种关于毒品的“战争”和“反恐战争”时,往往会忽略他们所依赖的军队和警察所犯下的侵犯人权行为。一份新的报告详细说明了这在墨西哥军队中的表现。

A Mexican marine stands by the body of a gunman after shots were exchanged in the city of Culiacan on Feb. 7, 2017. The Sinaloa state prosecutor's office said the men attacked the marines, leaving one of them dead. (Rashide Frias/Associated Press)

MEXICO CITY – A study published Tuesday by the advocacy group Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) has revealed the woeful inadequacy of the Mexican government in pursuing cases of human rights violations committed by soldiers against civilians -- in spite of recent reforms that allow such cases to be heard by civilian, rather than military,

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