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  • REVEALED: Chinese gangs are behind THOUSANDS of illegal weed farms across the US - sparking fears that CCP could become new cannabis kingpins

    03/03/2024 5:01:29 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 38 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 03 03 2024 | Miles Dilworth and Will Potter
    Chinese gangs have set up thousands of illicit weed farms across the US as they begin to challenge Mexican cartels for supremacy as America's cannabis kingpins. Authorities in Oklahoma, Oregon, California, New Mexico and Maine have all been battling a surge in Chinese weed farms, with some thought to be linked to criminal gangs known as 'triads'. The spread is seemingly uncontainable, with police in Penobscot County, Maine, last week arresting three Chinese nationals at a weed farm and seizing 40 pounds of the drug alongside $4,700 in cash. It is thought to be one of around 270 illegal weed...
  • Oregon Moves to Reintroduce Penalties for Drug Possession After Catastrophic Years-Long Junkie Utopia Experiment

    03/03/2024 3:37:16 PM PST · by davikkm · 15 replies
    Well, that escalated quickly. I guess we’re just going to cancel the utopia? How can you have a utopia that arrests people simply for living on the streets in tents and shooting up fentanyl in front of children? It’s fascism.
  • Oregon man spiked smoothies for daughter's 12-year-old friends with sedatives, affidavit says

    03/02/2024 4:32:27 PM PST · by CFW · 34 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/1/24 | Antonio Planas
    An Oregon man accused of spiking smoothies with sedatives and giving them to his daughter’s pre-teen friends has been charged with multiple felonies, according to court documents. Michael Meyden, 57, of Lake Oswego, allegedly drugged three of his daughter’s friends while they slept over on the night of Aug. 25, 2023, according to court documents and a probable cause affidavit filed this week in Clackamas County. The girls, all 12 years old, were hospitalized and tested positive for benzodiazepine, described in the affidavit as a drug typically prescribed for anxiety, with common prescriptions under the names Valium, Xanax and Klonopin....
  • Oregon lawmakers pass bill to recriminalize hard drugs after overdose deaths soared 190% and Dem-led Portland was forced to declare state of emergency over fentanyl crisis

    03/02/2024 2:44:32 AM PST · by dennisw · 45 replies
    Oregon lawmakers passed a bill to recriminalize certain drugs The bill now heads to the desk of Democrat Gov. Tina Kote who declared a state of emergency weeks ago over the fentanyl crisis in Portland Oregon saw 1,268 fentanyl-related deaths from 2019 to 2023 Oregon lawmakers passed a bill to recriminalize possession of drugs weeks after Gov. Tina Kotek declared state of emergency over the fentanyl crisis in Portland. A bill recriminalizing the possession of small amounts of drugs was passed by the Oregon Legislature on Friday. The bill reverses a key part of the state's drug decriminalization law, which...
  • Oregon panel advances bill to recriminalize drug possession to House for vote

    02/28/2024 6:27:48 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    ABC News Local ^ | February 27, 2024 | by Christina Giardinelli
    SALEM, Ore. (KATU) — Oregon lawmakers on a joint committee on Tuesday voted to move a bill that would make possession of drugs a crime again to the House for a vote. The bill would effectively change voter-approved Measure 110. The bill has an emergency clause, which means if it makes it through both houses of the Legislature and the governor signs it, it becomes law immediately. But the new criminal charge for drug possession would take effect Sept. 1, giving the Department of Justice a chance to implement it. If it becomes law, people openly using illegal drugs on...
  • Hard Hit by the US Opioid Crisis, Oregon Reconsiders Decriminalization

    02/21/2024 12:20:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 18, 2024 | Deborah Bloom
    It's a common sight on the streets of downtown Portland, Oregon: people in front of stores, trendy restaurants and hotels, on sidewalks, corners, and benches, crouched over torch lighters held up to sheets of tinfoil or meth pipes. Some drape blankets over their heads, or duck behind concrete barriers. Others don’t try to hide. "All summer long, we were right out in the open. You didn't have to be paranoid anymore, you didn't have to be worried about the cops," said John Hood, a 61-year-old drug addict living on the streets of Oregon’s most populous city. Hood spoke to Reuters...
  • Oregon bill would criminalize drug use on public transit

    02/09/2024 9:22:09 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/09/2024 | LAUREN IRWIN
    An amendment introduced to the Oregon legislature Thursday would criminalize drug use on public transit. The Oregon Transit Association and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757 are seeking to amend Senate Bill 1553 to create a misdemeanor charge for people who use illicit drugs while riding public transit. The charge of interfering with public transportation would apply to a person who “while in or on a public transit vehicle or public transit station, knowingly ingests, inhales, injects, or otherwise consumes a controlled substance that is not lawfully possessed by the person,” the amendment reads.
  • Oregon is finally figuring out that legalizing hard drugs in a moral vacuum doesn’t work

    02/04/2024 8:32:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/04/2024 | Andrea Widburg
    George Santayana famously wrote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Leftist policies daily show his wisdom. The latest leftist policy to go down in flames is Oregon’s experiment with legalizing all drugs. It turns out that when you give people license to sin, and also delete all moral constraints, they’ll sin themselves to death. Now, Oregon’s very leftist governor, Tina Kotek, is walking back the policy, having declared a state of emergency over fentanyl drug overdoses. The Founding Fathers never forgot the past. Indeed, they were imbued with it. One example of that wisdom was...
  • Oregon’s Drug Decriminalization Experiment Takes a Dark Turn: Fentanyl Crisis Sparks State of Emergency

    02/01/2024 6:54:13 AM PST · by davikkm · 27 replies
    Oregon, the pioneering state in drug decriminalization, faces a fentanyl crisis prompting a state of emergency in Portland. Despite hopes that a more compassionate approach would address addiction, the reality has been starkly different. Measure 110, passed in 2020, shifted focus to addiction and recovery, with police issuing citations for public drug use. However, the law’s effectiveness is under scrutiny, with overdose deaths rising since its implementation. Governor Tina Kotek has declared a 90-day emergency order for fentanyl use, establishing a command center for better coordination between emergency management and health services. The move comes after nearly a thousand accidental...
  • Oregon lawmakers now want to recriminalize possession of small amounts of drugs after facing rampant public drug use

    01/24/2024 12:05:45 PM PST · by knighthawk · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 24 2024 | KAMAL SULTAN
    Lawmakers in Oregon are moving to recriminalize the possession of small amounts of drugs after it faced rampant public drug use and saw overdose-related deaths more than triple. 'It's the compromise path, but also the best policy that we can come up with to make sure that we are continuing to keep communities safe and save lives,' said state Senator Kate Lieber, a Democrat and one of the bill's authors. The state became the first in the country to decriminalize the possession of all drugs including heroin and cocaine in 2020.
  • Oregon officials told man's family he died from drug overdose and gave them his ashes. Months later, he was found alive.

    01/14/2024 6:43:22 AM PST · by Twotone · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 10, 2024 | Carlos Garcia
    Oregon officials contacted a family to let them know that their relative had been found dead from a drug overdose, but months later, they admitted they had made a mistake. On Sept. 11 the family of Tyler Chase was told that he had died and the body was cremated on Oct. 1. The Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office issued a death certificate after identifying him. The family received the ashes of someone whom they believed was their relative. Three months later, on Dec. 19, officials told the family that they had made a mistake and that Chase was still alive....
  • Oregon Police Made One of the Biggest Fentanyl Busts in State History Then Released the Ringleader

    12/12/2023 7:04:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/12/2023 | John Sexton
    As we discussed yesterday, state and local officials have come up with a new plan to revive the city of Portland. One of the top items on their agenda is to reign in open-air drug use, something the voters of Oregon decriminalized back in 2020. But we may have a ways to go before Portland can be rescued from the poor decision making of its own elected officials, at least we do if this story is any guide. Portland-area law enforcement officials made one of the biggest fentanyl busts in state history last Thursday. At the time it seemed like...
  • Oregon's overdose-related deaths skyrocket to 955 this year - up from 280 three years ago when state decriminalized hard drugs like heroin, meth and cocaine

    11/22/2023 2:37:55 AM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/21/23 | Martha Williams
    Three years after Oregon voted to de-criminalize drug offences - residents are now begging to reverse their decision after seeing an astonishing number of deaths from opioid overdoses. In 2020 - Oregon voters approved a measure to decriminalize the possession of all drugs including heroin and cocaine. The proposal, known as Oregon Ballot Measure 110, passed with 58.8 percent support. Now residents of the liberal state are crying out to their politicians to do something about the open-air drug markets that their cities have turned into. Opioid deaths in Oregon have gone up from 280, before the de-criminalization was voted...
  • Oregon’s first-in-the-nation drug decriminalization law is facing pushback amid the fentanyl crisis

    11/20/2023 3:32:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 20, 2023 | Claire Rush
    Oregon’s first-in-the-nation law that decriminalized the possession of small amounts of heroin, cocaine and other illicit drugs in favor of an emphasis on addiction treatment is facing strong headwinds in the progressive state after an explosion of public drug use fueled by the proliferation of fentanyl and a surge in deaths from opioids, including those of children. “The inability for people to live their day-to-day life without encountering open-air drug use is so pressing on urban folks’ minds,” said John Horvick, vice president of polling firm DHM Research. “That has very much changed people’s perspective about what they think Measure...
  • Hunter Biden’s Chinese legal ‘client’ threatens to sue unless first son pays back $1 million

    03/03/2024 2:55:06 PM PST · by packagingguy · 30 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 3, 2024 | Miranda Devine
    Hunter Biden was paid $1 million by Chinese firm CEFC to act as attorney for their employee, Dr Patrick Ho, but now Ho is threatening to sue the first son within seven days unless he gets the money back — because he claims Hunter did no legal work for him. Ho sent a legal letter to Hunter last week requesting that their attorney-client agreement be terminated immediately and threatening legal action unless he receives a detailed list of services provided by Hunter and reimbursement for the unused funds, as laid out in the 2017 contract. Ho’s letter, sent by Hong...
  • Exclusive — Peter Schweizer: Chinese Strategy Is Defeat U.S. ‘Without Firing a Shot’

    03/02/2024 3:31:48 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Mar 2024 | HANNAH BLEAU KNUDSEN
    The Chinese are engaging in what has been described as “disintegration warfare,” essentially engaging in war with the United States but through means such as social chaos and division, Peter Schweizer, author of Blood Money: Why the Powerful Turn a Blind Eye While China Kills Americans, said during an appearance on Breitbart News Saturday. “This strategy is, ‘Why have a kinetic war where we kill Americans, they kill us? We get damaged. Why not simply try to defeat them in war without actually appearing that we are at war?’ And what that means is, they are going to, and they...
  • NATO needs to pull its soldiers from Ukraine

    03/02/2024 10:19:04 AM PST · by EnderWiggin1970 · 33 replies
    Asia Times ^ | 3/1/24 | Stephen Bryen
    If NATO is so much against sending troops to Ukraine, why doesn’t NATO demand that the soldiers already there be sent home? On Monday, February 26, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said that Germany would not provide its Taurus long-range cruise missiles to Ukraine because doing so would require German troops to be sent there to operate them, just as the British are operating the Storm Shadow air-launched cruise missiles. The British cried foul and accused Scholz of a “flagrant abuse of intelligence” – meaning that Scholz confirmed what everyone already knows, that NATO officers and trained personnel are in Ukraine...
  • Exclusive — Peter Schweizer: Fentanyl a ‘Chinese Operation Much More than It Is a Mexican Drug Cartel Operation’

    03/02/2024 3:13:34 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Mar 2024 | HANNAH BLEAU KNUDSEN
    Fentanyl is a “Chinese operation much more than it is a Mexican drug cartel operation,” Peter Schweizer, author of Blood Money: Why the Powerful Turn a Blind Eye While China Kills Americans, said during an appearance on Breitbart News Saturday. Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute (GAI) and senior contributor at Breitbart News, explained how the Chinese are using fentanyl as a weapon against the United States. “A lot of the people involved in the fentanyl trade actually have senior positions in the CCP [Chinese Communist Party] or they’re advisers to the CCP government, but the links in this...
  • James Biden Admits Joe Biden Got $40K in China Funds Via Alleged Loan Repayment

    03/02/2024 9:06:03 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/02/2024 | Wendell Husebo
    Joe Biden got a $40,000 check in 2017 from China funds that originated from a Biden family deal with a CCP-linked company, CEFC China Energy Co., James Biden admitted to the House impeachment inquiry on February 21, according to a transcript reviewed by Breitbart News. The acknowledgment raises questions about Joe Biden’s previous claims that his family never made money from China.
  • James Biden Admits Joe Biden Received $40,000 From Hunter Biden’s Laundered China Money

    03/01/2024 8:30:59 PM PST · by bitt · 9 replies ^ | 3/1/2024 | CRISTINA LAILA
    The House Oversight Committee on Friday released a transcript of James Biden’s February 21 closed-door impeachment inquiry interview. Joe Biden’s slimy brother and ‘family fixer’ James Biden worked with Hunter Biden on various overseas business ventures. One of their more notable ventures included CEFC, an energy company linked to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). James Biden admitted to lawmakers that Joe Biden received $40,000 in laundered Chinese funds. Joe Biden has repeatedly claimed he never took a dime from China and was never involved with his son Hunter’s overseas business dealings. A demonstrable lie. Biden, in a ‘catch me if...