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  • Colorado Drug Overdoses Spike After Democrats Decriminalize Fentanyl

    03/13/2022 4:24:27 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 41 replies
    breitbart ^ | 22 Feb 2022 | JOHN BINDER
    Drug overdoses in Colorado are seemingly spiking just a few years after the state’s elected Democrats decriminalized the possession of fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, and meth. This week, five Americans — three women and two men — were found dead inside a Commerce City, Colorado, apartment after having overdosed on fentanyl. In 2019, Democrats in the state legislature decriminalized possession of deadly drugs like fentanyl — making possession of four milligrams of fentanyl a misdemeanor rather than a felony. The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) notes that two milligrams of fentanyl can be deadly while one kilogram of fentanyl can...
  • High-level Chicago police official’s car stopped in West Side drug bust (she is the chief of CPD internal affairs)

    02/16/2022 8:19:37 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 18 replies
    A top Chicago police official’s car was stopped on the West Side during a drug arrest earlier this month, a police spokesman confirmed Wednesday. A Lexus registered to Yolanda Talley, chief of internal affairs, was pulled over Feb. 1 in the 500 block of North St. Louis Avenue and officers arrested Kenneth Miles, 34, on drug charges, according to an arrest report and police sources. Talley wasn’t in the car. Her niece was driving the Lexus, said Don Terry, a spokesman for the police department. According to a police report, officers in a gang investigations squad were targeting drug sales...
  • Chemical Weapon for Sale: China’s Unregulated Narcotic

    11/22/2021 2:30:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    It’s one of the strongest opioids in circulation, so deadly an amount smaller than a poppy seed can kill a person. Until July, when drug users in the United States started overdosing on carfentanil, the substance was best known for knocking out moose and elephants — or as a chemical weapon. Despite the dangers, Chinese vendors offer to sell carfentanil openly online, for worldwide export, no questions asked, an Associated Press investigation has found. The AP identified 12 Chinese businesses that said they would export carfentanil to the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium and Australia for...
  • Autopsy: Actor Michael K. Williams Died of Drug Intoxication, Had Fentanyl, Heroin, Cocaine in His System

    09/25/2021 9:03:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 66 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/24/2021 | Breitbartnews
    Actor Michael K. Williams died of acute drug intoxication in what New York City’s medical examiner said Friday was an accidental death. Williams, known for playing Omar Little on “The Wire” and an Emmy Award nominee this year, had fentanyl, parafluorofentanyl, heroin and cocaine in his system when he died Sept. 6 in Brooklyn. Williams, 54, was found dead by family members in his penthouse apartment. Police said at the time that they suspected a drug overdose. The city’s Office of Chief Medical Examiner said it would not comment further. A message seeking comment was left with Williams’ representative. Williams...
  • Texas Gov. Abbott asks Biden for federal emergency declaration amid border crisis

    09/20/2021 1:26:46 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/20/2021 | Ronn Blitzer
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott asked President Biden to issue an emergency declaration for his state due to the increasingly difficult border crisis. In a letter to the president, Abbott specifically pointed to Val Verde County, where Haitian migrants have set up an encampment in Del Rio under the International Bridge. The governor said that as of Saturday there were nearly 16,000 migrants in Del Rio.
  • Taliban Move to Ban Opium Production in Afghanistan

    08/31/2021 6:37:32 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 70 replies
    Wall Street journal ^ | 8-28-21 | Sune Engel Rasmussen, Zamir Saar and James Marson
    <p>In recent days, Taliban representatives began telling gatherings of villagers in the southern province of Kandahar, one of the country’s main opium-producing regions, that the crop—a crucial part of the local economy—would now be banned.</p><p>This followed a statement by Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid at an Aug. 18 news conference in Kabul that the country’s new rulers won’t permit the drug trade. Mr. Mujahid at the time didn’t offer details of how the Islamist group intends to enforce the ban.</p>
  • Free heroin, cocaine and meth handed out outside of the Vancouver Police Department

    07/16/2021 10:16:13 AM PDT · by algore · 37 replies
    Advocates for a safe supply of drugs handed out heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine outside the Vancouver Police Department Wednesday (July 14) afternoon. City Councillor Jean Swanson, along with members of the Drug User Liberation Front (DULF) and the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU), distributed the free drugs outside the Vancouver Police Department. The collective action demonstrates the "life-saving potential of a community-led response to the crisis of prohibition in Canada" as a necessary alternative to Vancouver's proposed model of decriminalization, explains a news release. The drugs that were handed out were tested via "FTIR spectrometry and immunoassay, and...
  • Safe Streets Outreach Worker Kenyell Wilson Killed In Baltimore Thursday

    07/02/2021 3:40:43 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 36 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 1, 2021 | Author: CBS Baltimore Staff
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Kenyell Wilson, an outreach worker with the Safe Streets program, was shot and killed Thursday in Baltimore, police said. Wilson walked into Harbor Hospital with gunshot wounds at 4:41 p.m. and died a short time later, police said. Police have not determined where in the city the shooting occurred.Mayor Brandon Scott released a statement on Thursday evening following the news: “Safe Streets has a special place in my heart and I consider the Violence Interrupters who bravely serve this program as a part of my family. Tonight, our brother Kenyell Wilson became a victim of the gun...
  • Texas man arrested over alleged plans for mass shooting at Walmart

    05/31/2021 7:33:21 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 92 replies
    CNN ^ | Sun May 30, 2021 | Joe Sutton,
    "On May 27th, KCSO Special Operations Division intercepted a message indicating that Blevins was preparing to proceed with a mass shooting. In the message, Mr. Blevins made a specific threat that included WalMart. Working with the FBI, KCSO Investigators confirmed Mr. Blevins' capability of following through with the threat and moved immediately to arrest him,"
  • Matt Gaetz names former DOJ official he says tried to extort his family for $25 million

    03/30/2021 6:39:37 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 167 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 30, 2021 - 8:55 PM | By Daniel Chaitin & Jake Dima
    David McGee, an attorney with Beggs & Lane, is the man the Florida Republican named during an appearance Tuesday evening on Tucker Carlson's Fox News show in which he responded to reports that he is under federal investigation over a former relationship. McGee served for six years as the first assistant at the U.S. Attorney’s Office and for seven years as the lead attorney for a Justice Department's Organized Crime Task Force, according to his biography on the website of his law firm, which is based in Pensacola, Florida. (Cut) The New York Times reported Gaetz, 38, is being looked...
  • Puerto Rico sees a surge in tourism – and a rise in aggressive tourist behavior

    03/16/2021 1:52:29 PM PDT · by cll · 72 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 3/12/2021 | Coral Murphy Marcos
    At the Condado Vanderbilt hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Christian Correa clocked in to work the night-shift as a doorman and braced for the worst. Correa, who is also a bellman at the hotel, has seen a surge in American tourists coming to the US territory in the last three months and the hotel has been busy. Although he used to enjoy high season before the pandemic, recently, many tourists arriving to Puerto Rico have enraged local residents and hospitality workers as the island eases its Covid-19 restrictions. “The tourists think they can do whatever they want,” says Correa,...
  • GOP Senator Presses Biden Nominee Over Investment In Company That Makes Chemical Used By Mexican Drug Cartels

    03/14/2021 11:00:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/13/2021 1729 hrs est | Chuck Ross
    Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley is pressing Vanita Gupta, the nominee for the number three position at the Justice Department, over millions of dollars in stock holdings she has in a chemical company that makes a key ingredient that Mexican drug cartels use to make heroin. Gupta holds between $11 million and $55 million in shares of Avantor, a Pennsylvania-based chemical company, according to financial disclosures she has filed with the Office of Government Ethics. Gupta’s father, Raj Gupta, serves as chairman of the board of Avantor. Gupta is the wealthiest political nominee that President Joe Biden has picked while in...
  • Seattle Tax Dollars Provide Heroin Pipes, ‘Booty Bumping Kits’ To Homeless Addicts

    03/01/2021 10:58:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 1, 2021 | Jason Rantz
    The city knows addicts will continue their addiction regardless of what case managers say, so instead they offer a free 'booty bumping kit' as a 'good choice if your veins are hard to hit.'This article contains explicit content about illicit drugs.A self-described “social justice” homeless shelter is using Seattle city funds to feed addicts’ deadly disease. Tax dollars are used to buy heroin pipes, syringes, and “booty bumping kits,” which allow users to rectally inject drugs for a more intense high.The Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC) operates several low-barrier shelters in Seattle. They serve the chronically homeless population, including those...
  • Columbia Professor: I do Heroin Regularly for ‘Work-Life Balance’

    02/19/2021 3:57:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 87 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 19, 2021 | Michael Kaplan
    Carl Hart is a Columbia University professor of psychology and neuroscience. He chairs the psych department and has a fondness for heroin – not only as a subject of scholarly pursuit but also as a substance for personal use. At 54, the married father of three has snorted small amounts of heroin for as many as 10 days in a row and enjoyed it mightily – even if, as he recalls in his new book “Drug Use for Grown-ups: Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear” (Penguin Press), he’s experienced mild withdrawal symptoms “12 to 16 hours after the last...
  • Legalizing Drugs And Opening The Border Will Only Worsen Our Nation’s Addiction Crisis

    01/05/2021 8:17:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 5, 2021 | Jeffrey B. Stamm
    In the 1990s, it was our collective national will to do what was necessary, however distasteful to some, to rescue our society from catastrophe.As the nation prepares for the incoming Biden-Harris administration the new president promises will be “the most progressive in history,” many drug policy practitioners wonder with trepidation what this will mean for the country’s drug crisis. Record levels of methamphetamine, heroin, and fentanyl, not to mention surging tonnage of cocaine and black market marijuana, are pouring across our borders at the hands of ruthless Mexican drug cartels, directly fueling ever-increasing overdose deaths and crime. So leftists’ stated...
  • 'Deadliest Catch' Star Nick McGlashan Dead at 33

    12/28/2020 11:26:24 AM PST · by Red Badger · 72 replies
    TMZ ^ | 12/28/2020 6:48 AM PT | Staff
    Nick McGlashan, a 7th generation fisherman who starred in "Deadliest Catch," has died ... TMZ has learned. The Medical Examiner and family tell TMZ ... Nick passed away Sunday in Nashville. The cause of death has not been determined. Nick appeared on the show for years ... from 2013 - 2020, in 78 episodes. Nick's family has a storied tale of the sea. His great uncle worked on the first boat in the U.S. crab industry. Two of his aunts were crabbers ... one of who was lost at sea after the boat sank. As for Nick ... he started...
  • U.S. Attorney General Barr Calls Mexico Amid Friction Over Ex-Defense Minister Arrest

    11/09/2020 12:22:31 PM PST · by Kevin C · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/9/2020 | DIEGO ORÉ
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General William Barr spoke with Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard last week to try to lower bilateral tension arising from the U.S. arrest of a former Mexican defense minister on drugs charges, two Mexican sources said on Monday. Mexico says it should have had prior warning about the arrest and investigation of the former minister and retired army officer, Salvador Cienfuegos, who pleaded not guilty to drug charges in a Brooklyn federal court last week. Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has said he will announce a review of security cooperation agreements with the...
  • Oregon Becomes First State to Decriminalize Meth, Heroin & Cocaine

    11/04/2020 10:05:35 AM PST · by Steve1999 · 31 replies
    NN ^ | 11-04-20 | Jay Greenberg
    Democrat-controlled Oregon has become the first state to decriminalize hard drugs, including meth, heroin, and cocaine, according to reports. The state's lawmakers passed legislation early on Wednesday morning in a 59-41% vote, according to the Associated Press. The "Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act" seeks to transition Oregon's drug policy from a punitive, criminal approach to "a humane, cost-effective, health approach."
  • Oregon could become 1st US state to decriminalize hard drugs

    11/01/2020 7:02:56 PM PST · by dynachrome · 145 replies
    ABC ^ | 10-30-20 | ANDREW SELSKY
    In what would be a first in the U.S., possession of small amounts of heroin, cocaine, LSD and other hard drugs could be decriminalized in Oregon under a ballot measure that voters are deciding on in Tuesday’s election. Instead of being arrested, going to trial and facing possible jail time, the users would have the option of paying $100 fines or attending new, free addiction recovery centers. The centers would be funded by tax revenue from retail marijuana sales in the state that was the country's first to decriminalize marijuana possession.
  • Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Give $500,000 to Oregon Ballot Measure Seeking Drug Decriminalization

    10/03/2020 2:50:29 AM PDT · by hiho hiho · 11 replies
    Willamette Week ^ | October 2, 2020 | Tess Riski
    The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, co-founded by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, donated $500,000 on Oct. 1 to Ballot Measure 110, which seeks to decriminalize possession of some hard drugs in Oregon. The measure would also establish a drug addiction treatment and recovery program. The Chan Zuckerberg donations raise Ballot Measure 110's cash contributions to $1.4 million. In contrast, the ballot's opponents have raised $12,800 in cash contributions and secured a $40,100 loan. According to the Oregon secretary of state website, this appears to be the first time the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has contributed to an Oregon...