Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $15,008
17%  
Woo hoo!!! And the first 17% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: warondrugs

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Domestic and Foreign Wars

    10/09/2019 7:55:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2019 | John Stossel
    Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is controversial within her party. She says the U.S. should talk to its enemies. She was criticized for meeting with Syrian dictator Bashar Assad. But Democrats were supposed to be the anti-war party, I say to her in my newest video. "They're heavily influenced by a foreign policy establishment ... whose whole power base is built around continuing this status quo," Gabbard tells me. "So much so, to the point where when I'm calling for an end to these wasteful wars, they're saying, 'Well, gosh, Tulsi, why are you such an isolationist?' As though...
  • Pot Bill Tokes the Line on Public Safety

    09/30/2019 6:31:42 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | September 30, 2019 | Tony Perkins and FRC senior writers
    When the alarm went off at Jennifer Hrobuchak's work, the 22-year-old district manager didn't think twice. She got in her car in the early morning hours and headed off to the store to investigate. The new college graduate, who had hoped to have a career saving people from drugs, never saw the man run through the red light straight at her. At 82 miles per hour, he slammed Jennifer's car across the road into a building that crushed and killed her. After seven years of telling the story, her mom, Corinne, still gets emotional. And it's no wonder. The man...
  • Oregon is one step closer to being the first state to legalize psychedelic mushrooms

    09/06/2019 5:36:16 PM PDT · by Rio · 45 replies
    OregonLive ^ | Lizzy Acker
    Oregon voters may get the chance to decide whether or not to become the first state to legalize psychedelic mushrooms next year. The ballot title for the Psilocybin Service Initiative, or Initiative Petition #34, was certified Friday and now supporters of a measure to legalize psilocybin in controlled settings can gather signatures to get the issue on the ballot in 2020.
  • ...Dayton shooter's demonic notebook scrawls reveal...craved marijuana and speed...[Truncated]

    08/09/2019 12:41:25 AM PDT · by familyop · 31 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | August 8, 2019 | BEN ASHFORD
    The frightening pages were revealed by a former friend who paints a confounding picture of Betts as a frequent methamphetamine smoker who played violent video games - but was never a racist or interested in weapons...Himes can testify, however, to the fact that Betts was a frequent drug user, taking methamphetamine, cocaine - or 'whatever upper he could get his hands on' in days-long binges...'But he was very consistent with the methamphetamine. I don't know if he got into slamming with needles, but he was pretty much smoking it every day when we were hanging out. 'Coke was also a...
  • Vigilante Armies Are Fighting Mexican Drug Cartels, but Whose Side Are They Really on?

    07/21/2019 7:03:05 AM PDT · by NorseViking · 10 replies
    Daily Beast by Yahoo ^ | July 21, 2019
    FILO DE CABALLOS, Mexico—The assault force rolls through this small mountain town not long after dark. Traveling in a fleet of pick-ups with about 15 men in each truck, they are dressed in pixelated camouflage uniforms and ballistic vests and at first glance they look like official army units, but their weapons give them away. Many of these commandos carry AK-47 model assault rifles, which aren’t used by the Mexican armed forces. The logo stamped on the doors of the trucks shows a figure from the Mexican Revolution wearing a sombrero and brandishing a rifle astride a charging horse. Below...
  • DA threatens to subpoena police for names of informants behind deadly Harding Street drug raid

    06/22/2019 4:02:59 PM PDT · by abb · 36 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Thursday, June 20, 2019 | St. John Barned-Smith and Keri Blakinger
    Harris County prosecutors are threatening to issue grand jury subpoenas to the Houston Police Department for details about confidential informants used by narcotics officers at the center of the botched Harding Street drug raid in January that ended with two residents dead and five officers injured. After police failed to fulfill a previous request for the information in May, Harris County Assistant District Attorney Natasha Sinclair sent a one-page letter Thursday demanding HPD turn over a trove of information relating to the bust, including the identities of informants used by Squad 15 since 2014, the names of those who signed...
  • Man dies on flight after swallowing 246 packets of cocaine, officials say

    05/28/2019 4:02:45 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 62 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 28, 2019
    A man traveling from Colombia to Japan died aboard an AeroMexico flight after he swallowed hundreds of cocaine packets, Mexican prosecutors announced in a statement Sunday. An autopsy revealed the 46-year-old Japanese passenger's death was caused by a drug overdose. The prosecutor's office in Sonora said the AeroMexico flight was heading to Tokyo after a Mexico City stopover on Friday when a Japanese man identified as "Udo N." began to suffer convulsions mid-flight, at around 2 a.m. local time. The airliner sought an emergency landing in Hermosillo, Sonora. Less than a half hour later, upon arriving, medics declared the passenger...
  • DEA looking for contractor to burn 1,000 pounds of marijuana per hour

    04/01/2019 6:54:48 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 87 replies
    wreg.com ^ | Updated at 04:03PM, March 28, 2019 | Staff
    HOUSTON, Texas — The Drug Enforcement Administration in Houston is looking for a contractor to burn 1,000 pounds of marijuana per hour through September. The DEA’s posting says the contractor would need to have enough space and resources to burn the marijuana for eight consecutive hours per day. The burns are needed to reduce unneeded evidence from the DEA’s inventory. The incinerator must burn 1,000 pounds of marijuana per hour, which would be delivered in “bales” or “bricks,” each weighing up to 200 pounds. DEA agents would accompany the contractor during the burns, and all employees would receive drug tests...
  • Harris County DA to review 1,400 cases that embattled narcotics officer Gerald Goines worked on

    02/20/2019 1:51:49 PM PST · by abb · 38 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | St. John Barned-Smith and Keri Blakinger
    The Harris County District Attorney's Office announced Wednesday it has launched a review of more than 1,400 criminal cases that narcotics officer Gerald Goines worked on during his 34-year career at the Houston Police Department. The review includes 27 cases that are currently pending in court. The undercover narcotics officer's work has come under intense scrutiny after a drug raid last month in south Houston in which two people were killed and five police officers were injured. After the raid, Houston police announced they were investigating whether Goines had lied on an affidavit used to secure the search warrant used...
  • Not Your Father's Environment: Changes and Truisms in America Today

    02/16/2019 3:51:45 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 5 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | February 15, 2019 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    You may remember the tag line of a popular ad campaign: “This is NOT your father’s Oldsmobile.” The company was trying to reinvent its image, to shake the automaker’s reputation as a stodgy businessman’s car company, and recast it as a home of sleek design for hip young people. Whether it was successful or not, it was useful as a reminder that nothing is static anymore; some aspects of an issue remain the same, while others are constantly changing. A famous 1970s book and film, Alvin Toffler’s “Future Shock,” hammered this home for my generation, stressing not only that some...
  • Wars We Were Never Meant to Win

    02/16/2019 12:55:46 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/16/19 | Linda Goudsmit
    Terrorism, illegal drugs, and the flow of illegal immigrants are all weapons in the hybrid war being waged against America by those with common cause to destabilize and collapse America from within. It has been over 17 years since George Bush announced the war on terrorism and 47 years since Richard Nixon announced the war on drugs. Does anyone wonder why the most powerful nation on earth has not won either? I do. The current border war and heated debate over the building of a security wall on our southern border sounds disturbingly familiar.
  • Houston Police Only Seized Small Amount Of Marijuana In Deadly Raid, No Heroin

    02/11/2019 4:09:49 AM PST · by abb · 96 replies
    Houston Public Media ^ | February 8, 2019 | HPM Digital Team
    The Houston Police officers who conducted a deadly raid in an East Houston home on January 28, expecting to find heroin, only seized 18 grams of marijuana and 1.5 grams of an unknown white powder. The Houston Chronicle obtained the results of the search warrant Friday, which also showed officers found two shotguns and two rifles inside the house. The house had been under investigation for about two weeks after HPD received information about a suspect that was allegedly selling narcotics. A confidential informant was sent to purchase heroin from the suspect on January 27. The informant told officers the...
  • HPD officer connected to deadly raid, shootout relieved of duty (raid where 5 cops shot)

    02/07/2019 11:35:57 AM PST · by abb · 51 replies
    https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/HPD-officer-connected-to-deadly-raid-shooto ^ | Thursday, February 7, 2019 | St. John Barned-Smith, Jay R. Jordan, and Keri Blakinger
    A veteran Houston police narcotics officer has been relieved of duty due to "ongoing questions" that have emerged over his role in a raid last week that ended in a deadly mid-afternoon shootout, police said Thursday. "We have confirmed that at least one narcotics officer has been relieved of duty due to ongoing questions that cannot be answered until the case agent is interviewed," HPOU President Joe Gamaldi said in a written statement. "The department made the decision to relieve the officer of duty while a thorough investigation continues. Nearly all officers relieved of duty return to work quickly after...
  • Cannabis for Christmas: Pot Dispensaries Report Record-High Holiday Sales

    12/26/2018 8:05:06 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 December 2018 | Kathrine Rodriguez
    California marijuana dispensaries reported record-high holiday sales this Christmas as pot products became popular stocking stuffers this holiday season. Pot sales in the state soared in the first holiday season where recreational marijuana is legal in California, as many stores reported seeing five times the amount of customers they normally see. One Sacramento-area store, All About Wellness, reported seeing more than 150 customers per day during the 2018 holiday shopping season. On average, the store sees 20 to 25 customers per day. The increase in pot-hungry customers has also led to lines going out the door at stores. Kysa Butler,...
  • Ecstasy found in kid's food wrapper leads to three arrests at Sonic Drive-In in Taylor

    12/08/2018 6:58:11 AM PST · by bgill · 30 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Dec. 7, 2018 | CBSaustin
    An Ecstasy pill found in a child’s hamburger wrapper lead to the arrest of three Sonic Drive-In employees. On Friday, a manager of the SONIC in Taylor is facing charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Delivery of a Controlled Substance, and Endangering a Child.According to the Taylor Police Department, the pill was discovered during a family outing to pick up dinner at the SONIC Drive-In located at 1700 N. Main. “The 11-year-old daughter was opening the hamburger for her 4-year-old brother. It was a kid’s meal,” said Henry Fluck, Chief of Police in Taylor. But within seconds, the girl...
  • Ex-Mexican police commander given prison in Chicago for leaking details of cartel probes

    11/20/2018 12:00:08 AM PST · by blueplum · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune via msn ^ | 19 Nov 2018 | Jason Meisner
    The meeting between top Mexican federal police officers and the head of the violent Beltran-Leyva drug cartel took place at a quiet ranch in central Mexico. The officers, including then-Cmdr. Ivan Reyes Arzate, told the cartel leader of an informant in his operation who'd been arrested in Miami and was providing information to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, leading to the seizure of several boatloads of narcotics on the open seas, according to testimony Thursday in a federal courtroom in Chicago. The officers then identified the informant and handed his photo to an irate Arturo Beltran-Leyva. Within days, the informant...
  • Sen. Mike Lee: A conservative case for criminal justice reform

    11/18/2018 3:43:50 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    FOX News ^ | November 13, 2018 | Senator Mike Lee
    “Government’s first duty,” President Reagan said in 1981 and President Trump recently tweeted, “is to protect the people, not run their lives.” The safety of law-abiding citizens has always been a core principle of conservatism. And it is why we need to take this opportunity to pass real criminal-justice reform now. Although violent crime rose during the final two years of President Obama’s time in office, it decreased during the first year of Trump’s presidency. We need to keep that momentum going. And criminal justice reform can help us do that in two ways. First, commonsense sentencing reform can increase...
  • 'White Boy Rick's' long history of fighting for release from prison (Detroit Mayor Corruption?)

    08/08/2018 2:32:02 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    Click On Detroit ^ | July 13, 2017 | Derick Hutchinson
    DETROIT - "White Boy" Rick Wershe is less than 24 hours away from his best chance at release during a prison sentence of more than 29 years. On Friday, the Michigan parole board will vote on whether or not to release Wershe, who is the longest serving nonviolent juvenile offender in the state's history. On June 8, Wershe went through an intense four-hour parole hearing in Jackson, Michigan, with two members of the parole board and Assistant Attorney General Scott Rothermel. ...The information provided by Wershe led to the arrests of family and friends of Coleman Young, including his favorite...
  • Why the Trump Administration's Plot to Derail Marijuana Momentum Will Flop Bigly

    09/03/2018 2:37:31 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 57 replies
    The Motley Fool ^ | 02 Sep 18 | Keith Speights
    Call it a buzzkiller from BuzzFeed. On Wednesday, online news site BuzzFeed reported that the Trump Administration is engaged in a "secret war on weed." BuzzFeed stated that the Marijuana Policy Coordination Committee told multiple federal agencies to submit "data demonstrating the most significant negative trends" about marijuana use. The goal appears to be to try to prevent further support for relaxing federal anti-marijuana laws. If the committee is successful in its efforts, companies with U.S. marijuana operations such as Scotts Miracle-Gro (NYSE:SMG), CannaRoyalty (NASDAQOTH:CNNRF), and Kush Bottles (NASDAQOTH:KSHB) could see their hopes of operating in a fully legal environment...
  • Man grows pot. Admits it. Jury sends him home (Dublin, GA)

    07/27/2018 2:59:37 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 96 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 27 July 18 | Bill Torpy
    Javonnie McCoy was growing marijuana when the cops came to his Middle Georgia home. He was caught red-handed with it. Almost a pound of it, in fact. He admitted it to police, and later he looked jurors in the eye and said, yep, it was mine. I used it as medicine. The jurors let him go. He was minding his own business and wasn’t hurting anybody, they reasoned. He just doesn’t belong in prison. The jury’s decision earlier this month in Dublin, Ga., may have been due to a muddled prosecution of a muddy case. Or it may have been...