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  • CCHR Says Congress Should Look at Conflicts of Interest Influencing VA’s Failure to Investigate

    09/28/2014 10:13:09 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 2 replies
    CCHR International [mental health watchdog] ^ | Sept. 11, 2014 | Kelly Patricia O’Meara
    [Full Title: CCHR Says Congress Should Look at Conflicts of Interest Influencing VA’s Failure to Investigate Psychotropic Drug Deaths] While Congress currently is focusing on the VA’s alleged poor quality of care due to long wait times for medical access, still little, to no, attention is being given to the hundreds of veteran cardiac arrests and suicides that occurred after being prescribed cocktails of dangerous psychotropic drugs, especially antipsychotics. Why? The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), the nation’s leading mental health watchdog, presented written testimony this year to Congressional hearings into military and veteran deaths and believes that conflicts...
  • Eric Holder Legacy to Black Community is More Criminals

    09/27/2014 11:39:34 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 6 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | September 27, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    While the liberal media has spent the past week lauding the civil rights record of Eric Holder, missed in the discussion is the potential consequence his actions on sentencing and criminal enforcement will have on African-American neighborhoods. Progressive pundits have noted his vocal involvement in both the Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown cases as evidence of his commitment to "racial justice" and desire to increase the safety of minority residents. By leading the charge to reduce sentencing for drug traffickers, the ultimate legacy that Eric Holder leaves the black community may in fact be more criminals, more shootings, more funerals and...
  • Imprisoned Miami cop gets an extra 1-1/2 years for criminal contempt

    09/26/2014 8:06:41 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 09/26/2014 3:25 PM | Jay Weaver -
    An already imprisoned ex-Miami police sergeant implored a judge to give him a break on his new sentence for retaliating against fellow officers who helped the FBI in a corruption probe of his drug-fighting squad.
  • Alleged dope dealer cuffed a month after winning $1M

    09/26/2014 5:27:07 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 15 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/26/14 | Antonio Planas, Laurel Sweet
    A Haverhill man who scratched a $1 million-winning Lottery ticket five weeks ago saw his luck go bad Wednesday when cops raided his subsidized apartment and found cocaine, a pot-growing operation, brass knuckles, a machete — and EBT cards in his and his wife’s names, authorities said. Gary L. Bond, 32, pleaded not guilty yesterday in Haverhill District Court to cocaine possession and trafficking charges, and marijuana possession charges. His wife, Fritzlaine Liautaud, 30, pleaded not guilty to similar charges Wednesday and posted $7,500 bail. Yesterday, Liautaud posted her husband’s bail, after asking a court administrator, “The $50,000 has to...
  • Lottery millionaire held on coke dealing charges

    09/25/2014 5:27:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 25, 2014 | Laurel J. Sweet, Antonio Planas
    A Haverhill carpenter and father of two on welfare who scratched his way to $1 million on a state Lottery ticket five weeks ago was held on $50,000 bond today on a slew of drug possession and trafficking charges. Gary L. Bond, 32, was arrested yesterday after Haverhill cops executed a search warrant at his apartment on Arch Street where they found more than an ounce of marijuana, a marijuana growing operation under a tent, three oxycontin pills and 21 grams of cocaine, prosecutors said.
  • Two stories offering more confirmation that Democrats are basically nitwits

    09/25/2014 10:53:58 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/25/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Sometimes the proof that the American idea is the greatest political creation in human history comes from odd angles. How can America not be the greatest, most efficient delivery system of wealth and happiness ever devised when, in spite of the ever increasing number of fools and greedy leaches in our midst, we are still the place the world wants to come to and the voice the world expects to hear when it “calls 911?” A recent Pew Poll provided fresh evidence of the number of drooling halfwits we have to overcome each day just to stay even with where...
  • Pharmaceuticals decry FDA's social media rules

    09/24/2014 5:12:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 23, 2014 | Tim Devaney
    Pharmaceutical companies say the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) new social media rules would have a "chilling" effect on the industry and leave consumers in the dark.The FDA in June released draft guidelines for how drug firms should use social networks like Facebook and Twitter. But pharmaceutical companies are concerned the FDA would hold them responsible for misinformation about their products posted online by third parties that the companies have little to no control over. They say the rules would discourage them from interacting on social networks, leaving consumers without useful information about their products."Given the extraordinary growth of the...
  • Drug dealer headed for prison, shoes and caps confiscated for kids

    09/23/2014 2:22:14 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 6 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 09/23/2014 | By Carol Christian
    An El Campo drug dealer's collection of custom sneakers and sports caps is headed for the local Boys & Girls Club while he starts serving a 15-year prison sentence. Casey Lee Molina, 30, pleaded guilty earlier this month to one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Following his arrest April 24 in his car a few blocks from his home, Molina had been in the Wharton County Jail until last week when he was transfered to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. El Campo police also raided his house, where they confiscated $8,600 in cash,...
  • RFK Jr. has 'addictive personality' for drugs and sex

    09/22/2014 10:13:50 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 57 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | June 26, 2014 | Richard Johnson
    Jerry Oppenheimer, who is penning the first-ever biography of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., says Bobby’s latest alleged affair shouldn’t come as a surprise to his fiancée, actress Cheryl Hines. “Anyone who knows Bobby intimately should be aware that he has an addictive personality involving both drugs and sex,” the best-selling author told me. The National Enquirer reported earlier this month that Kennedy had been carrying on an affair with a married woman while he was dating Hines, whom he plans to marry this summer on Cape Cod.
  • L.A. Fashion District Gets Hit With Money Laundering Raid

    09/17/2014 6:43:18 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 9 replies
    mainstreet.com ^ | Sep 17, 2014 | Hal M. Bundrick
    The fashion police descended in droves on the Los Angeles Fashion District last week, confiscating $100 million (mostly in cash), seizing three homes and arresting nine people. The raids on some 75 businesses are related to “Black Market Peso Exchange” (BMPE) schemes to launder drug money controlled by international drug cartels.
  • As Businesses Flee, Jerry Brown's California Attracts A Different Kind Of "Investment"

    09/14/2014 5:41:23 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 51 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12 September 2014 | Editorial
    Immigration: When California Gov. Jerry Brown hung out the "all welcome" sign for illegals, Mexico's drug cartels heard him loud and clear. Raids on Thursday left lawmen declaring Los Angeles a cash-laundering mecca. Roping off 100 blocks of downtown Los Angeles this week, federal agents from the U.S. attorney's office raided roughly 70 garment district businesses along with a few houses in tony Westwood and Beverly Hills. The suspected crime was laundering money for Mexico's Sinaloa cartel. Agents hauled out $65 million in cash stuffed in duffel bags, suitcases and boxes, some of it blood-spattered. The cash came from hostage...
  • A retired cop's shocking life of drugs and crime

    09/11/2014 7:08:23 PM PDT · by Vendome · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | Phillip Messing
    Photo: Stefano Giovannini MORE ON:NYPD NYPD watchdogs confused about chokeholds NYPD cop in serious condition after responding to fire Rally on Staten Island to support police on Sept. 27 Gangsta cop says his past made him a better officer A retired police commander kept a stunning secret for more than two decades: Before joining the NYPD, he peddled crack, tried to murder a fellow drug dealer and was close pals with a notorious cop killer. Corey Pegues — who collects a $135,000 tax-free line-of-duty disability ...
  • The Nuclear Option: A Foreign Policy Conducted in a Drug-Addled Haze

    09/12/2014 6:58:43 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Sep 11, 2014 | Charles Hurt
    The Nuclear Option: A Foreign Policy Conducted in a Drug-Addled Haze See, kids, this is why you don’t do drugs. And this is why you will always eventually regret voting for somebody who boasted of all the coke and dope he did while smoldering about his absentee father. President Choom Gang has demilitarized our military. He sends the Department of Health and Human Services to the Mexican border to welcome and take care of tens of thousands of illegal children streaming across. And now he wants to deploy American troops into West Africa to combat the Ebola virus. Boy, is...
  • HHS: Law does not prohibit pot purchases with welfare

    09/09/2014 1:17:01 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 9, 2014 | Susan Ferrechio
    <p>Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell told the top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee that the federal government does not have the power to stop states from allowing people to use welfare benefits to buy marijuana.</p> <p>In a letter addressed to Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., who asked Health and Human Services about the policy earlier this year, Burwell said the law simply excludes any mention of marijuana dispensaries in the list of places where people are prohibited from using welfare, formally known as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF.</p>
  • dea restricts narcotic pain drug prescriptions

    09/05/2014 11:54:52 PM PDT · by Vendome · 83 replies
    imarketreports.com ^ | 08/21/2014 | Louise Radnofsky And Joseph Walker
    Obama administration moved Thursday to restrict prescriptions of the most commonly used narcotic painkillers in the U.S. in an attempt to curb widespread abuse.
  • California city (Berkeley) mandates free medical marijuana for low-income residents

    09/04/2014 10:37:22 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 4, 2014
    <p>That’s what the Berkeley City Council in California has unanimously approved, ordering medical marijuana dispensaries to donate 2 percent of their stash to patients making less than $32,000 a year.</p> <p>The new welfare program in the liberal-leaning city is set to launch in August 2015.</p>
  • VIDEO: Lt. Col. Ralph Peters: Obama ‘Has a Real Psychological Problem’

    09/03/2014 1:44:59 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 51 replies
    Tea Party News Network ^ | 9/3/14 | Matthew Burke
    Appearing on FOX News’ Hannity on Tuesday, Lt. Col. Ralph Peters said what millions of Americans have no doubt been wondering for quite some time. Commenting on Obama’s latest non-response (unless you can call jubilantly golfing a response) to the second barbaric beheading of an American journalist by the evil Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Peters contends that the reason Obama refused to receive personal briefings on ISIS is because he would rather be left in the dark, rather than have to deal with reality. “My personal analysis on this is that the reason he didn’t want in-person...
  • Miley Cyrus’ date turns self in, posts bail in Oregon (accepted Cyrus' MTV award Sunday night)

    08/29/2014 10:57:40 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 18 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | August 28, 2014 at 9:15 PM
    DALLAS, Ore. — The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards and who had been sought on an Oregon arrest warrant has turned himself in and posted bail. The director of Polk County Community Corrections in the Willamette Valley community of Dallas, Ore., says 22-year-old Jesse Helt turned himself in Thursday, was booked on a probation violation warrant and then posted $2,500 bail. Corrections Director Martin Silbernagel says Helt will be expected to appear before a judge in about two weeks. Court records show that Helt pleaded guilty to misdemeanor criminal mischief and criminal...
  • Over-Covering Ferguson

    08/21/2014 5:43:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2014 | Michael Reagan
    Why have the protests and riots lasted so long in Ferguson? Why have out-of-town agitators and opportunists like the Communist Revolutionary Party and the New Black Panthers flocked to a St. Louis suburb? Why, 12 days after Michael Brown was shot to death by a policeman, do the good people of Ferguson who want to see a fair and just investigation into the facts surrounding Brown's death still have no peace? It's the national news media, stupid. It's the ratings-hungry, pot-stirring, sensationalizing TV media that never misses a chance to milk - and perpetuate -- a white-on-black news story. Ferguson...
  • 7 Harmful Side Effects Pot Legalization Caused Colorado

    08/20/2014 12:29:30 PM PDT · by DouglasKC · 78 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 8/20/2014 | Cully Stimson
    SNIP As I reported a few weeks ago, some professors published a peer-reviewed article on the negative social costs to outright legalization. I noted that although overall traffic fatalities in Colorado have gone down since 2007, they went up by 100 percent for operators testing positive for marijuana—from 39 in 2007 to 78 in 2012. (Colorado legalized marijuana for medical usage in 2009, before legalizing marijuana for other uses in 2012.) Furthermore, in 2007, those pot-positive drivers represented only 7 percent of total fatalities in Colorado, but in 2012 they represented 16 percent of total Colorado fatalities. This new report...
  • UN says criminal activities threaten Yangon’s stability

    08/18/2014 2:22:45 PM PDT · by mgist
    The Peninsula ^ | 8/19/14
    UN says criminal activities threaten Yangon’s stability August 19, 2014 - 12:14:20 am YANGON: The UN yesterday warned that widespread criminal activity in Myanmar was undermining stability and development, as it hailed a new partnership with the government to tackle “significant” crime and drug problems in the impoverished country. Myanmar -- the world’s second largest opium producer after Afghanistan and Southeast Asia’s biggest synthetic drug maker -- has signed a “landmark” agreement to work with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) at it grapples with narcotics and illicit trafficking. “Criminal activity in Myanmar is undermining development efforts,...
  • Dangerous new marijuana product looks like lip balm, packs big kick.

    08/18/2014 6:00:27 AM PDT · by ThomasMore · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published August 17, 2014 | Fox News
    Drug dealers are peddling a new marijuana product called Wax that looks and feels like lip balm and packs a kick equivalent to smoking 15-20 joints of weed. Police in Roswell, Ga., discovered 80 grams of Wax during a recent drug bust. Roswell Police Officer Zachary Frommer told Fox 5 in Atlanta last week that the drug ring was selling the substance to high school students. “It’s just an extra kick,” he said. “It gets ’em higher and it gets ’em higher faster. The 15-20 joints you smoke can equal a dose of the Wax.” The marijuana concentrate, also known...
  • Dangerous new marijuana product looks like lip balm, packs big kick

    08/17/2014 4:33:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 17, 2014
    Drug dealers are peddling a new marijuana product called Wax that looks and feels like lip balm and packs a kick equivalent to smoking 15-20 joints of weed. Police in Roswell, Ga., discovered 80 grams of Wax during a recent drug bust. Roswell Police Officer Zachary Frommer told Fox 5 in Atlanta last week that the drug ring was selling the substance to high school students. “It’s just an extra kick,” he said. “It gets ’em higher and it gets ’em higher faster. The 15-20 joints you smoke can equal a dose of the Wax.” The marijuana concentrate, also known...
  • Fight racial disparity by legalizing marijuana: Guest opinion (Oregon lunicy)

    08/16/2014 7:28:46 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 21 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 08/16/2014 | Sandeep Kumar
    Racial disparities tend to exist where one doesn't expect them. Situations provoke them to appear, and — if we're willing — we take notice and act. For decades, social justice advocates have referenced the racial disparity in citations and arrests for marijuana. liberal blah, blah . . Ending the war on marijuana won't end racial disparity in Oregon, but it would diminish it. Criminalizing marijuana allows racial inequality to fester. We can't reduce racial disparity where we don't know it exists, nor when we lack practical solutions. In the case of marijuana arrests, we have both. Isn't it responsible and...
  • Saudi Beheads Convicted Pakistani Drug Trafficker

    08/14/2014 10:29:02 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    The Daily Star ^ | Aug. 14, 2014
    Saudi authorities beheaded a Pakistani Thursday after sentencing him to death for drug trafficking, the Interior Ministry said, taking to 25 the number of executions announced this year.
  • Fifty million dollars down the toilet: Australia drug bust

    08/12/2014 5:46:36 AM PDT · by mgist · 10 replies
    Police arrest 33-year-old man after $50 million drug bust 50 kilograms of ice was hidden in a container full of imported toilets The container was shipped to Melbourne from China $130 million worth of ice was also seized in Melbourne on Tuesday Customs officials have seized 50 kilograms of ice, smuggled into Melbourne in a container full of toilets. The haul, worth around $50 million at street value, was discovered amongst 70 boxes of porcelain toilets. Police have arrested a 33-year-old man from Kings Park, who potentially faces life in prison. The shipment from China led police to the man's...
  • Robin Williams Dies of Suspected Suicide

    08/11/2014 4:00:46 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 607 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 11 Aug 2014 | Kimberly Nordyke
    Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams has died at age 63, according to police in Marin County, Calif. The full statement is below. On August 11, 2014, at approximately 11:55 a.m, Marin County Communications received a 9-1-1 telephone call reporting a male adult had been located unconscious and not breathing inside his residence in unincorporated Tiburon, CA. The Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Tiburon Fire Department and Southern Marin Fire Protection District were dispatched to the incident with emergency personnel arriving on scene at 12:00 pm. The male subject, pronounced deceased at 12:02 pm has been identified as Robin...
  • What Happens When Libertarian Fantasies Become Reality?

    08/10/2014 8:07:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 10, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    No, this post is not about that kind of fantasy. Instead, we’re dealing strictly with public policy and specifically addressing whether the libertarian agenda is unrealistic. This is because when I talk to people about libertarianism, they often will say something mildly supportive such as: “I like the idea of getting government out of my wallet and out of my bedroom.” But then the other shoe drops and they say something skeptical such as: “But you folks are too idealistic in thinking the private sector can do everything.” If you ask them to elaborate why libertarian ideas are fantasies, you’ll...
  • Police Chief Insist Judges are Very Lenient with Drug Dealers

    08/06/2014 2:48:41 PM PDT · by mgist · 14 replies
    laCrosse Tribune ^ | 2/2014 | Jungen
    “Too often our department spends weeks or months developing a case, make(s) a great arrest of a drug dealer, and (the defendant is) back out on the street within 24 hours.” Ron Tischer, police chief “If people believe that everyone can be locked up without bond because they’re arrested, before they’re convicted, that’s not a realistic expectation.” Circuit Judge Scott Horne A dispute over the setting of bonds and sentences in La Crosse County Circuit Court isn’t over. While both La Crosse Police Chief Ron Tischer and the county’s judges agree they need to meet, they won’t do so until...
  • Libertarianism and Human Decency

    08/05/2014 10:27:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Some people confuse being libertarian with being libertine. I’m sometimes asked, for instance, if I’m a libertarian because I want to smoke pot or do other drugs. I respond that I’ve never done drugs and have no desire to use drugs. Then I’m asked if I’m a libertarian because I want to gamble. I respond by saying that I don’t gamble, even when I’m in Las Vegas or some other place where it’s legal. Sometimes I’m asked if I’m libertarian because I want to use prostitutes. I respond by explaining that I’d never patronize a prostitute because I want to...
  • Experimental drug likely saved Ebola patients

    08/04/2014 12:43:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 08/04/2014 | By Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Danielle Dellorto
    Three vials containing an experimental drug stored at subzero temperatures were flown into Liberia last week in a last-ditch effort to save two American missionary workers who had contracted Ebola, according to a source familiar with details of the treatment. The drug appears to have worked, sources say. Dr. Kent Brantly's and Nancy Writebol's conditions significantly improved after receiving the medication, sources say. Brantly was able to walk into Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after being evacuated to the United States last week, and Writebol is expected to arrive in Atlanta on Tuesday. On July 22, Brantly woke up feeling...
  • Alleged Alabama Burglar Smoked Dead Woman's Ashes Thinking They Were Drugs

    08/02/2014 10:37:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 1, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    The ashes were being kept in a plastic box, not a metal urn.Vietnam War veteran Phillip McMullen likely saw some bad things during his time in the service, but what he saw when returned to his Alabama home ranks right up there. McMullen came back to his Citronelle residence after visiting some friends out of town and discovered that his home had been burglarized. The gun safe at McMullen's house had been damaged, but it wasn't broken into. The same could not be said for the plastic box which held his deceased wife's ashes. "They even took my wife's ashes...
  • Japanese Man Executed in China Over Drug Smuggling

    08/02/2014 7:23:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Chinese authorities executed on Friday a Japanese man who had been sentenced to death in connection with stimulant drug smuggling, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said. The identity of the man is not immediately known. Kishida told a news conference that while it is up to China to decide what kind of penalty should be imposed on criminals, "We have conveyed to the Chinese side that we have taken a heightened interest in the death penalty handed down to Japanese nationals." China informed Japan of the execution in the morning, Kishida said. A court in Dalian in northeastern China conveyed...
  • Wielding shotgun, late judge's son said 'I just shot my baby mama,' detective testifies

    08/02/2014 11:41:29 AM PDT · by boycott · 26 replies
    al.com ^ | July 30, 2014 | Michael Dumas
    MOBILE, Alabama – One minute the son of a prominent Alabama judge was rolling a marijuana cigar on his couch; the next he was shotgunning the mother of his infant child to death, a detective testified on Wednesday. With a packed courtroom listening intently, Prichard Police Cpl. Robert Martin chronicled an eye-witness account of how Richardson Johnson Kennedy, 22, allegedly killed Tylandria Rivers over prescription pain medicine. According to Martin, the only other person at the Jarrett Road home near Prichard Municipal Park on July 6 told police the defendant was "rolling a blunt" in the living room of the...
  • Could Medical Robotics Be Used to Handle Ebola Patients?

    08/01/2014 10:25:35 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 55 replies
    Mind of Coporate Stepsister | August 2, 2014 | Coporate Stepsister
    Now, should the medical workers in the Ebola infected countries use robotic technology to handle patients, administer certain drugs, and then do certain functions that could prevent the spread of the disease to the workers in the medical field? I thought this would be a much better way to have patients taken care of and reduce risk drastically in regards to patient to doctor/carer transmission.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Report reveals ‘disturbing trend’ of brazen attacks against border security by gangs...

    07/30/2014 4:40:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 30, 2014 | Jana Winter
    Complete title: EXCLUSIVE: Report reveals ‘disturbing trend’ of brazen attacks against border security by gangs, drug and human traffickersEXCLUSIVE: A game warden hit in the head with a rock while trying to seize a raft. Police officers wounded in an hours-long standoff with a gang member wanted for murder. Criminals spewing obscenities and death threats at local cops before asking for – and receiving – medical treatment. And that was just last week. A weekly report distributed by a Texas state agency to senior law enforcement officials paints a grim picture of the Mexican border, where authorities regularly confront illegal...
  • Urban Outfitters Pinpoints Hairroin Salons With Free Hypodermic Pens

    07/29/2014 11:11:21 AM PDT · by mgist · 2 replies
    The Fix ^ | 7/18/14 | John Lavitt
    Urban Outfitters Pinpoints Hairroin Salons With Free Hypodermic Pens Urban Outfitters has teamed up with the NYC Hairroin Salon in glamorizing drug use at a time when heroin has devastated the city. Pinpointing Hairroin Salons in their stores that give away free hypodermic needle pens, it’s clear that Urban Outfitters has failed to learn their lesson. After previously pulling shot glasses designed as prescription medication bottles from its shelves after an uproar, the teen-focused store has actually teamed up with a hair salon with the name Hairroin in its latest New York City location. The so-called cutting edge salon glamorizes...
  • Rutherford County School Teacher arrested for the second time on "Public Intoxication"......

    07/28/2014 5:59:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    WGNS ^ | staff
    FULL TITLE: Rutherford County School Teacher arrested for the second time on "Public Intoxication" charge in Murfreesboro A Rutherford County School teacher has been rearrested for a second time on similar charges. April Littlepage, age 40, was arrested at the Paddock Club Apartments swimming pool around 4:30 this past Friday afternoon.
  • Sistersville Elementary School Teacher Arrested

    07/28/2014 9:04:30 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    wtrf ^ | Katrina Malstrom
    An area teacher remained in jail on Monday facing drug charges after a weekend arrest.
  • U.S. Medicare program scales back hospice drugs restrictions

    07/19/2014 5:33:03 AM PDT · by Innovative · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 18, 2014 | David Morgan
    The Obama administration on Friday backed down on restrictions of private insurance coverage for hospice drugs under Medicare, saying the regulations were preventing some terminally ill patients from having access to medicine. Under Medicare's Part A hospital program, hospices receive daily payments for each patient but are responsible for all drugs related to a patient's terminal illness. Medicare Part D covers only prescriptions and medications for curative conditions that are unrelated to a terminal illness.
  • Man arrested for child neglect, snorting drugs in front of three toddlers in Clendenin, WV

    07/17/2014 7:48:33 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    WOWKTV ^ | staff
    CLENDENIN, WV - A man is in jail after telling police that he snorted Hydrocodone tablets inside a vehicle that had three toddlers in it in Clendenin, West Virginia, in Kanawha County. According to a criminal complaint issued by the Kanawha County Magistrate Court, 33-year-old Ronald Adkins was arrested and charged with child neglect creating risk of injury. The complaint says that police observed a vehicle at the intersection of Elk River Road and Beech Street in Clendenin on Tuesday, July 15. After police went towards the vehicle, they found it had three women, three men, and three toddlers inside...
  • A Crime No Man Can Commit:

    07/16/2014 12:13:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 16, 2014 | Jacob Sullum
    Given the link between alcohol consumption during pregnancy and birth defects, should expectant mothers who drink be arrested for assault? If not, it is hard to see why Mallory Loyola is in jail. Loyola, who was arrested last week after giving birth to a baby girl who tested positive for amphetamine, is the first woman to be charged under a new Tennessee law that criminalizes drug consumption by pregnant women. The law, ostensibly aimed at protecting children, is really about punishing what its chief sponsor described as "the worst of the worst": women who not only use arbitrarily proscribed intoxicants...
  • See The Effects of Drug Use Unfold Before Your...Er...What Was I Saying?

    07/15/2014 10:00:11 AM PDT · by Maceman · 22 replies
    Fast Company - Fastco Create ^ | Unknown | Rae Ann Fera
    The effects of drug use may be gradual but for teens who fall prey to the addictive nature of illicit substances, the long-term impact can be profound. The Partnership at Drugfree.org reveals in a clever time-lapse PSA both the physical and intellectual damage that comes from adolescent drug use. In “Stop the Damage,” a fresh-faced kid begins by talking about how the prefrontal cortex--that part of the brain that controls cognitive function, such as memory, thinking, and learning--is still maturing in an adolescent brain. Taking drugs at that time alters key motivational circuits, forever changing the adult that kid was...
  • Obama eliminated the NDIC, Agency that monitored terrorism, drugs on border.

    07/12/2014 4:08:23 PM PDT · by mgist · 48 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 2014 | Judicial Watch
    Obama quietly eliminated the NATIONAL DRUG INTELLIGENCE CENTER, that was monitoring terrorist activity on the border. Mexican cartel violence is at an all-time high along the increasingly porous southern border yet the Obama Administration has shut down a critical intelligence agency dedicated to identifying, tracking and severing the nexus between drug trafficking and terrorism. It’s a senseless move, which is why it was done very quietly. The only real way to discover that the Justice Department’s 19-year-old National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC) has been closed is by trying to visit its website. It simply says that on June 15, 2012,...
  • Obama's real border issue: a heroin surge

    07/12/2014 6:54:45 AM PDT · by RC one · 11 replies
    Americans are misfocused on the surge of children crossing the US-Mexican border. The bigger border issue is the rapid rise of heroin trafficking, driven by young Americans switching from prescription painkillers.The big debate in Washington this summer is the surge of children from Central America crossing illegally into the United States. President Obama and Congress still seem far apart on a solution for this immigration crisis. But they may find it easier to agree on another surge across the US-Mexican border, one that is far more costly.Since 2008, the quantity of heroin seized along the border has jumped nearly fourfold....
  • 8, including 3 teachers, face Rowan drug charges

    07/11/2014 7:44:49 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Michael Gordon, Steve Lyttle and Emma Baccellieri
    CHINA GROVE State records indicate Rowan County has a drug problem. This week, residents learned that it extends to one of its best schools. Four faculty members from Bostian Elementary were arrested Tuesday and accused of being part of a ring that illegally obtained thousands of doses of the painkiller hydrocodone. China Grove police and state investigators say family physician Orrin Walker unlawfully wrote hundreds of prescriptions that were filled by his wife, Abby, her co-workers and friends. Orrin Walker, 48, operated Main Street Family Practice. Abby Walker, 44, was a second-grade teacher at Bostian. Both were charged with trafficking...
  • No bail for man charged in hammer attack on 2 women

    07/10/2014 8:17:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 10, 2014 | Deanese Williams-Harris and Steve Schmadeke
    A hammer-wielding attacker with a long history of mental illness struck two 55-year-old women walking near Navy Pier, causing a head wound to one woman that took about 30 stitches to close, Cook County prosecutors and his family said Thursday. Jawaun Westbrook, 28, was released on parole last month for a conviction on two counts of aggravated battery to a police officer, Assistant State’s Attorney Lorraine Scaduto said.
  • The FDA Is Now Policing Facebook Likes

    07/10/2014 6:14:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 9, 2014 | Tristyn Bloom
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is protecting consumer rights in a bold new way–by policing companies’ Facebook pages.Zarbee’s Naturals, a producer of “safe and effective natural [cough] remedies” for children, was sent a warning letter by the FDA for liking comments on its Facebook page implying that its products “are intended for use as drugs.”Zarbee’s products were designed specifically for children too young for FDA-approved medications and have not been reviewed by the FDA. Happy customers posted their approval on the company’s Facebook page, saying things like “Love Zarbee’s this is the only medicine we use for our 2...
  • Prostitute 'injected married Google executive with a lethal dose of heroin (Partial title)

    07/10/2014 7:21:35 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 102 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 9 July 2014 | Lydia Warren
    A high-priced prostitute injected a married Google executive with a fatal dose of heroin before callously stepping over his dying body to finish her glass of wine, police have revealed. Alix Tichelman, 26, was arrested on Friday in the death of Forrest Hayes, a 51-year-old father-of-five and former Apple exec, aboard his yacht in Santa Cruz, California last November. Tichelman, who met her clients through a website called Seeking Arrangement, had exchanged texts and emails with Hayes and met with him a few times before the deadly November 26 encounter. That day, they met on Hayes' 50-foot yacht, Escape, at...
  • City of Ruins: Camden, New Jersey, stands as a warning....

    07/10/2014 1:12:33 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 69 replies
    Camden, New Jersey, with a population of 70,390, is per capita the poorest city in the nation. It is also the most dangerous. The city's real unemployment—hard to estimate, since many residents have been severed from the formal economy for generations—is probably 30–40 percent. The median household income is $24,600. There is a 70 percent high school dropout rate, with only 13 percent of students managing to pass the state's proficiency exams in math. The city is planning $28 million in draconian budget cuts, with officials talking about cutting 25 percent from every department, including layoffs of nearly half the...