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  • EXCLUSIVE: Officials Defy Trump’s Promises: 40 Miles of Border Ordered Unpatrolled

    04/18/2017 5:55:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 18 Apr 2017 | Brandon Darby & Ildefonso Ortiz
    U.S. Border Patrol agents are once again sounding the alarm about miles of border being left wide open and unsecured. Breitbart Texas exclusively obtained a document showing a Havre Sector Border Patrol manager knowingly issuing orders to leave 40 miles of border open and unpatrolled. Obama holdovers in the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency are continuing with the same careless disregard in the Trump Administration that they did under former resident Obama, according to Border Patrol agents. Breitbart Texas has the specific order that was given to the agents signed by the Obama-holdover manager. The order demands that agents...
  • (Homeland Security Secretary) Kelly: Marijuana 'not a factor' in drug war

    04/16/2017 11:59:25 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 66 replies
    Politico ^ | 16 April 2017 | Kevin Robillard
    Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Sunday that marijuana is "not a factor" in the war on drugs and that solving the nation's drug problem does not involve "arresting a lot of users." Kelly, appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press," was discussing his work to stop the flow of drugs into the United States from Central America and Mexico when host Chuck Todd asked whether legalizing marijuana would help or hurt his work. "Yeah, marijuana is not a factor in the drug war," Kelly responded, adding later: "It's three things. Methamphetamine. Almost all produced in Mexico. Heroin. Virtually...
  • Massive drug bust in Dayton connected to Mexican drug cartel Sinaloa

    04/13/2017 11:46:31 PM PDT · by RC one · 36 replies
    WDTN @News ^ | 4/13/17 | Jordan Bowen
    DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – 20 kilos of deadly fentanyl are off our streets after a major drug bust, but authorities say more is coming, and they can’t keep up. The Montgomery Sheriff’s Office is already predicting that overdose deaths in 2017 will be double the amount reported last year.We’re gonna crush records,” Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer said. “This year, at this pace unfortunately.” Setting the pace, is a Mexican drug cartel known as Sinaloa. They’re the source of the more than 20 kilos of fentanyl recovered in Wednesday’s massive drug bust.
  • Trump Taps Christie To Lead Fight Against America’s Newest Epidemic

    03/28/2017 1:15:19 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 63 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 28,2017 | Steve Birr
    President Donald Trump is tapping GOP New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to lead the administration’s efforts to combat rampant opioid addiction and heroin abuse nationwide. Christie’s position is reportedly part of the White House Office of American Innovation, a new initiative led by Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner that is being described as a “SWAT team” of business leaders that will tackle a range of government failings. An anonymous White House spokesman said Monday the announcement is expected this week, after The Washington Post broke the development Sunday evening, reports The Associated Press.
  • CAUGHT ON CAMERA: WPD OFFICERS FALSELY TELL DRIVER HE CAN’T RECORD DURING TRAFFIC STOP (NC)

    03/10/2017 11:02:23 AM PST · by heartwood · 27 replies
    WWAY3 TV ^ | 3/8/17 | Hannah Patrick
    WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — An attorney is speaking out after he says two law enforcement officers told him it was illegal to film them during a traffic stop. Jesse Bright said he was pulled over on February 26 by the Wilmington Police Department and a deputy from the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office. Bright is an attorney, but he said he is also an Uber driver. Bright said he was taking a fare on a round trip when he was pulled over near Dawson and 16th streets. “I explained that I was an Uber driver and that, you know, my...
  • Mexican Drug Smugglers Use Air Cannon to Launch Weed into the U.S.

    12/12/2016 12:58:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    MRC TV ^ | December 12, 2016 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Smuggling illicit drugs across the U.S border is a lucrative business. From hiding hundreds of pounds of cocaine or marijuana in vehicles, funneling it through tunnels under fenced areas or shipping it across the Florida coastline, drug dealers based in countries like Mexico and Cuba are pretty inventive in finding ways to get their contraband past border agents and into the United States. So inventive, in fact, that U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported that over the weekend, drug smugglers in Mexico used an air cannon to launch a pile of weed across the border into the U.S. According to...
  • Marijuana vote in California may herald end of prohibition era

    10/29/2016 11:14:04 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 43 replies
    U.S. voters next month in five states, including bellwether California, are poised to expand the legal use of recreational marijuana to almost a quarter of the American population, a move that could prove to be one of the most consequential shifts in U.S drug policy since the 1930s. Passage in California, where polls show it has wide support, would make pot legal along the entire West Coast and give momentum to efforts to lift the ban nationwide. The state, the most populous in the U.S. with 39 million residents, was the first to allow medical marijuana two decades ago. In...
  • Police arrest more people for marijuana use than for all violent crimes — combined

    10/14/2016 4:25:58 PM PDT · by BBell · 95 replies
    https://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | 10/12/16 | Christopher Ingraham
    On any given day in the United States, at least 137,000 people sit behind bars on simple drug-possession charges, according to a report released Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch. Nearly two-thirds of them are in local jails. The report says that most of these jailed inmates have not been convicted of any crime: They're sitting in a cell, awaiting a day in court, an appearance that may be months or even years off, because they can't afford to post bail. "It's been 45 years since the war on drugs was declared, and it hasn't...
  • Police: Teams of Gunmen Raiding Texas Border Homes at Large

    09/22/2016 8:10:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | September 21, 2016 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    EDINBURG, Texas — Teams of gunmen have been running rampant in various communities near the Texas border, storming into homes demanding drugs or robbing victims at gunpoint. In one night, a team of hooded gunmen carrying rifles stormed at least three homes, assaulting the victims inside while demanding cash or drugs. Just one day later, a team of gunmen shot a robbery victim and led authorities in a high speed chase and managed to flee. Information provided to Breitbart Texas by the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office revealed that the attacks began on Sunday late night and continued onto early Monday...
  • Philippines: Crazy Talk

    09/20/2016 5:32:59 PM PDT · by LadyDoc · 25 replies
    StrategyPage ^ | Sept 20,2016 | Jim Dunnigan
    President Rodrigo Duterte is, so far, a man of his word and that has a lot of powerful Filipinos, neighbors and allies worried. Duterte got elected president by promising to use unusual methods that had worked during the 22 years he was the mayor of Davao City in the southeast. He was not expected to win because he did not have the support of one of the wealthy parties or wealthy political donors. He was an outsider who promised change, had a convincing track record in local politics and ran a highly effective and inexpensive campaign... As president Duterte’s aggressive...
  • Heroin deaths in Milwaukee County jump by 72% (Feb. 18, 2015)

    08/14/2016 7:38:38 AM PDT · by RC one · 23 replies
    jsonline ^ | Feb. 18, 2015 | Ashley Luthern of the Journal Sentinel
    Heroin-related deaths in Milwaukee County skyrocketed by 72% last year compared with 2013, according to data released Wednesday by the Milwaukee County medical examiner's office. In 2014, 119 people died from heroin-related overdoses, and for the second year in a row in Milwaukee County, heroin-related deaths outpaced motor vehicle deaths, of which 74 occurred. Heroin-related deaths also account for nearly half the 249 drug-related deaths investigated by the medical examiner's office. Several drug-related deaths from 2014 remain under investigation, but heroin has been ruled out as a contributing factor. It's the highest number of drug-related deaths ever recorded by the...
  • US Government Pays $475,000 For Illegally Searching Woman's Vagina

    07/28/2016 8:15:05 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 43 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | July 28, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Have you lost that loving feeling? If so, the United States federal government might just be able to help. Before you swipe right on Tinder or update that eHarmony account, consider instead taking a quick trip out of the country. Because on your way back home into the Land of the Free, US Customs and Border Protection will have agents standing by ready with heaps of government stimulus. It happened to a Jane Doe (the name has been withheld to protect what little remains of her dignity), a 54-year old US citizen who had recently been on a trip to...
  • These Are the Times

    07/10/2016 10:12:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 10, 2016 | Paul Jacob
    . . . that try men’s souls. In Common Sense, his hit pamphlet of 1776, Tom Paine lamented that “Every spot of the old world is overrun with oppression. Freedom hath been hunted round the globe.” Appealing to Americans, he urged us to “receive the fugitive, and prepare in time an asylum for mankind.” Today . . . well, our country might be mistaken for an asylum. Just not the type envisioned by Citizen Tom Paine. Freedom is now under siege right here in America. Even before police added two more black men, one in Minnesota and one in Louisiana,...
  • One dead in shooting involving Homeland Security in Chula Vista

    06/14/2016 4:25:48 PM PDT · by kingu · 11 replies
    CBS 8 San Diego ^ | 6/14/2016
    CHULA VISTA (CBS 8/CNS) - A shooting involving a federal law enforcement officer in the area of an Eastlake-area strip mall left one suspect dead Tuesday afternoon. The gunfire in the 2300 block of Proctor Valley Road in Chula Vista was reported about 2 p.m. The shooting apparently involved a U.S. Homeland Security agent investigating some kind of illegal drug activity, Chula Vista police Lt. Ken Heinz said.
  • Philippine president-elect urges public to kill drug dealers

    06/05/2016 2:05:44 PM PDT · by rey · 68 replies
    SFGATE ^ | 5 June 2016
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president-elect has encouraged the public to help him in his war against crime, urging citizens with guns to shoot and kill drug dealers who resist arrest and fight back in their neighborhoods. In a nationally televised speech late Saturday, Rodrigo Duterte told a huge crowd in the southern city of Davao that Filipinos who help him battle crime will be rewarded.
  • Border Patrol union chief dares to speak obvious truths before Congress

    05/24/2016 3:24:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 24, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Brandon Judd, the president of the National Border Patrol Council, testified before the Senate this week and provided some remarkable clarity on subjects which probably strike anyone without a vested interest in electing Democratic candidates as blindingly obvious common sense. The subject at hand was the effect that lax immigration policy has on the illegal drug trade and continued border incursions. The long and the short of it was that when you make it ridiculously easy for people to break the law and provide them with every opportunity to face no consequences for it, they have every incentive to keep...
  • Update: Three Minors Arrested, Identified in Sherwood Teen's Death

    04/25/2016 8:06:00 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 54 replies
    Fox 16 ^ | Updated 04/25 2016 08:10AM | STEPHANIE SHARP
    Update (April 23, 6 p.m.): SHERWOOD, Ark. - Xavier Porter, 17; Travone Miller, 14; and Quincy Parker, 15 all face charges as adults in the death of 17-year-old Bryan Thompson. Sixth Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Larry Jegley confirmed the identities of the teenagers Saturday (4/23). The trio all face charges of Capital Murder and Aggravated Robbery. Update (April 23, 10 a.m.): SHERWOOD, Ark. - Sherwood Police arrested three unnamed juveniles (ages 14, 14 and 17) on Friday in connection with the death of Bryan Thompson, who was found dead on Thursday. All three face charges of Capital Murder and Aggravated...
  • Obama’s war against medical marijuana is the biggest of any president

    02/06/2016 9:51:27 AM PST · by grundle · 89 replies
    wordpress ^ | February 6, 2016 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Obama's war against medical marijuana is the biggest of any president, which is the exact opposite of what he had promised Campaign promisesIn May 2008, Obama campaign spokesperson Ben LaBolt said that Obama would end DEA raids on medical marijuana in states where it's legal.Also in 2008, Obama said that he supported the "basic concept of using medical marijuana for the same purposes and with the same controls as other drugs" and that he was "not going to be using Justice Department resources to try to circumvent state laws."Federal raids against medical marijuana in states where it's legalDespite Obama’s campaign...
  • JPSO deputy shooting suspect said he thought he was being robbed: records

    01/27/2016 1:46:22 PM PST · by BBell · 2 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 1/27/16 | Emily Lane, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    An admitted crack dealer accused of shooting a Jefferson Parish deputy during a federal drug raid Tuesday (Jan. 26) told investigators he thought he was being robbed when he fired his gun several times at police through his bedroom door, according to court records. Jarvis Hardy, 26, was booked Wednesday (Jan. 27) on federal charges of attempted murder and attempted murder of a federal officer, related to the shooting of deputy Stephen Arnold, a federal criminal complaint says. Arnold, a federally deputized member of a local Drug Enforcement Agency Task Force, was leading the entry team into Hardy's house in...
  • Sean Penn On Reaction To His El Chapo Interview: My Article 'Failed' (VIDEO)

    01/15/2016 9:13:46 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 15 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 1/15/15 | Caitlin Cruz
    Actor Sean Penn said in a Friday preview of an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" that his article based on a secret interview with then-fugitive cartel leader "El Chapo" "has failed" to achieve his goal of sparking conversation about the War on Drugs. Penn met the notorious Sinaloa Cartel leader, whose real name is Joaquin Guzman, back in October with the help of Mexican actress Kate del Castillo. His story for Rolling Stone went live on Saturday, one day after Mexican authorities announced the fugitive's capture. Journalists immediately criticized the piece. "I have a regret that the entire discussion about...