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  • Column: Vancouver’s safe drug-use sites are wrenching to see. California should open them anyway

    05/18/2022 4:59:58 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 26 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 18, 2022 | Anita Chabria
    *** Open-use drug havens such as San Francisco’s Tenderloin and L.A.'s skid row have become notorious and contentious, but those places have nothing on East Hastings, part of a neighborhood called Downtown Eastside. In every direction, there were needles in arms and butane lighters melting chunks of fentanyl, heroin and meth — the stench of burning chemicals was unavoidable. For many residents and business owners in Vancouver’s historic Chinatown, only a block away, East Hastings means theft, garbage, graffiti and a near-constant blare of sirens. I came to Vancouver to see what can be learned as we debate safe consumption...
  • The United States of Kensington: Philadelphia's Kensington Avenue gets away with brazenly being the center of one of the largest open-air narcotics markets in the United States

    02/24/2022 7:00:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/23/2022 | Rick Hayes
    They seem to bounce and wobble from one side to the next. The drugged-out, half-alive skeletons of Kensington Avenue in Philadelphia make their way past erected tents and filthy sidewalks en route to their next fix. How Kensington Avenue, a poverty-stricken place in one of the most impoverished cities in the country, gets away with brazenly being the center of one of the largest open-air narcotics markets in the United States is frightening, bewildering, and telling. It's a race to the city morgue for many inhabitants of Kensington injecting themselves in broad daylight. And with so many new places like...
  • Report: Joe Biden to Strip Colombian FARC Communists of Terrorist Designation

    11/24/2021 9:28:39 AM PST · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 11/24/2021 | Francis Martel
    Anonymous alleged “U.S. and congressional officials” told the Wall Street Journal this week President Joe Biden is planning to remove the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a nearly 60-year-old terrorist organization responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths, from America’s list of designated foreign terrorist groups. The FARC, a communist group, has been responsible for a wide variety of human rights atrocities in Colombia since its founding in 1964 that include mass killings, kidnappings, child rape, forced abortions, the use of child soldiers, and one of the world’s most lucrative drug trafficking operations. The government of then-President Juan Manuel...
  • First Responders Trained on New Device That Can Detect Counterfeit Pills

    10/02/2021 5:01:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    KSBW ^ | Oct 1, 2021 | Felix Cortez
    Law enforcement and health leaders in Monterey County have a new tool in their fight against the growing opioid crisis on the Central Coast. "Basically what the machine does is in real-time can test a substance and tell you what's in it," said Dr. Reb Close of Montage Health and the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. It's called Tru Narc, a drug testing device rolled out Friday by Montage Health and the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. The $30,000 device can determine the makeup of counterfeit pills and illegal drugs. "The safety comes down to the fact that...
  • 'I’m not going to let you die’: San Diego County deputy overdoses after coming in contact with fentanyl

    08/06/2021 2:10:24 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 45 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 6, 2021 | Karen Kucher
    The accidental fentanyl exposure hit San Diego County sheriff’s Deputy David Faiivae quickly. It was an overdose. *** Faiivae’s near-fatal overdose on July 3 was the subject of a 4-minute video released by the Sheriff’s Department on Thursday. The incident became part of the latest public warning about fentanyl, a drug blamed for 461 fatal overdoses in San Diego County in 2020 and which officials warn could kill 700 in 2021. The drug is an increasing problem among inmates in county jails as well. *** In the body camera video, Faiivae’s training officer, Cpl. Scott Crane, tells him the substance...
  • What is a narcissist? (AOC this means you.) (A Perosnal Post.)

    02/04/2021 9:57:18 AM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 6 replies ^ | 4th February 2021 American time | Ozguy1945
    Etymologically narcissism and narcotics have a common origin thousands of years ago. Narcisissus got drunk with self-love so delirious that it killed him. Narcotics are mind altering substances that can be so damaging that they are illegal. Is there anything more narcissistic than terminating life within you as a method of contraception? (NB some terminations are like this. Not all of them. The decision to terminate is not always narcissism.) How is spending money you dont have and thereby crippling future generations with debt anything other narcissim? Some people like to slam Donald Trump as an alleged narcissist. There is...
  • As Promised, SF Senator Begins Process to Legalize Hard Drugs

    01/26/2021 1:21:18 AM PST · by fwdude · 57 replies
    California Family Council ^ | January 22, 2021 | California Family Council
    Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) has made good on his promise to begin his effort to “decriminalize all drug use” step by step with the introduction of several bills at the start of the new legislative session. Senate Bill 57 creates “safe injection sites” in Oakland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles where drug addicts can use illicit drugs under medical supervision. Senate Bill 73 lowers the criminal penalties on users and dealers of heroin, opiates or opium derivatives, salts, cannabis, phencyclidine (PCP), and other dangerous drugs. Still promised, but not yet introduced, is a bill Wiener says will legalize all...
  • Declare Fentanyl a Weapon of Mass Destruction

    08/28/2020 6:58:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | August 28, 2020 | Martha Boneta
    When it comes to Fentanyl, it is hard for us to think beyond the sheer human tragedy. It is hard for us to think beyond the 32,000 lost to overdoses from this drug in 2018 – up from 28,000 the year before.It is hard for us to think beyond the suffering James Rauh of Cleveland has endured. His son, Thomas, injured himself in a roller blading accident and was prescribed opioids to deal with the pain. The son became addicted, turned to heroin and died when unbeknownst to him; he injected a dose of pure fentanyl that was provided by...
  • US Customs Seize Millions Worth of Illicit Narcotics and Assault Weapon Parts From China

    06/28/2020 7:48:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 06/28/2020 | Frank Fang
    U.S. customs officials in Cincinnati recently seized 530 pounds of illicit narcotics and other controlled substances in a shipment originating from China, which had a street value of over $2 million. The cargo also contained other illicit goods such as counterfeit products and prohibited food items. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the seizure in a press release on June 26. The shipment, intercepted by customs officials on May 11, was destined for a single importer in Aurora, Colorado. “This is the largest synthetic seizure in the history of our port,” said Cincinnati Port Director Richard Gillespie in the press...
  • OPD: Stolen Unmarked Police Unit Recovered in Port Arthur, Texas; Suspect Killed During Attempted Robbery

    05/06/2020 4:51:25 PM PDT · by topher · 19 replies
    KADN News 15 ^ | 6-May-2020 | Brittany Cretchain
    Opelousas – – The Opelousas Police Department was conducting a narcotics investigation when one of their unmarked units was stolen. According to reports, an unmarked Opelousas Police detective unit was stolen from the parking lot of the Motel 6 located at 4165 I-49 S. Service Road, on yesterday morning at approximately 10:20 A.M.
  • Michael Bloomberg on marijuana: Legalizing 'another addictive narcotic' is perhaps 'stupidest thing anybody has ever done'

    02/09/2020 7:15:56 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 209 replies
    Newsweek ^ | January 23, 2020 | Tim Marcin
    Former New York City Mayor—and potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate—Michael Bloomberg called efforts to legalize marijuana "perhaps the stupidest thing anybody has ever done." Speaking at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, on Tuesday, Bloomberg said on the subject, according to WBNG-TV: "We have a different kind of problem in America, for example. Last year, in 2017, 72,000 Americans [overdosed] on drugs. In 2018, more people than that are OD-ing on drugs, have OD'd on drugs. And today, incidentally, we are trying to legalize another addictive narcotic, which is perhaps the stupidest thing anybody has ever done. We've got...
  • With Soleimani dead, the world is safer, but it’s not enough.

    01/05/2020 3:01:37 AM PST · by hassan.mahmoud · 5 replies
    Jan.5,2020 | Hassan Mahmoudi
    On January 3, 2020, near Baghdad's airport, a U.S. air raid targeted Qasem Soleimani, commander of Quds Force, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (“IRGC’s”) terrorist arm. He was killed instantly. To understand how important this is, one needs to understand who Qasem Soleimani (1957-2020) was. Soleimani, a one-time construction worker and weightlifter, joined the IRGC after the 1979 revolution and soon headed one of the IRGC’s main cadres. Khomeini assigned Soleimani to suppress a Kurdish movement in Mahabad, Western Azerbaijan. Soleimani's brutality earned him command over a Quds Guard Corps unit in Kerman. The Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) gave Soleimani opportunities...
  • Iceland Police Said Guilty Verdicts Likely for Leftists Who Poisoned Robert Spencer,

    12/04/2019 9:46:59 AM PST · by robowombat · 17 replies
    Iceland Police Said Guilty Verdicts Likely for Leftists Who Poisoned Robert Spencer, But Prosecution Was Quashed DEC 2, 2019 5:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER An Icelandic police report, which they recently sent me on a freedom of information request, details what happened when I was poisoned at the Bar Ananas in Reykjavik on May 11, 2017. I spent the night in the Emergency Department at Landspítali, the National University Hospital of Iceland, suffering from serious symptoms of poisoning that were not adequately treated. The police treated four people as suspects in the investigation: 1) Sindri Geirsson, the proprietor of the...
  • ONDCP Recognizes Colombian Amputees for Counternarcotic Efforts

    10/28/2019 2:14:04 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1 replies ^ | 10/28/19 | Whitehouse
    Today, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) recognized members of Colombia’s military and law enforcement who have been severely wounded in the fight against drug trafficking and terrorism.The 15 members of Colombia’s military and law enforcement who were recognized also participated in Sunday’s Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. on Sunday.“The United States and Colombia have a shared commitment to bringing drug traffickers to justice, stopping the production and flow of deadly drugs, and keeping our communities safe. I commend the courage and bravery of each of the individuals who have sacrificed themselves in the...
  • Wilson High School’s Acting Principal Resigns Amid an Investigation (Trunc)

    05/14/2019 12:44:20 PM PDT · by gundog · 13 replies
    Willamette Week ^ | 13 May, 2019 | Allison Place
    Maude Lamont, a Philadelphia native who has been acting principal of Wilson High School since 2018, resigned this week after WW asked Portland Public Schools if it was investigating her for taking narcotics from the high school's evidence room. The announcement of her resignation came May 13, three days after WW asked the school district questions about the alleged February incident. The district is not speaking about the reason for Lamont's resignation. "We are aware of the allegations and are taking all appropriate steps to address them," says district spokesman Harry Esteve. "It is a confidential personnel matter, so we...
  • Estado Unitos seeks Mexican narcos

    01/12/2019 5:00:01 AM PST · by Candor7 · 6 replies
    Blog Del Narco ^ | 2013 /05/08 | staff
    EU seeks Mexican narcos 15:35 DEA This Friday, the drug enforcement agency of United States (DEA), has published a poster where points to major traffickers, that according to indicate they have been identified as Max operated in San Diego, California and Tijuana, Mexico. DEA updated information, since the latter was of four years ago, when already criminal groups maintained an intense fight for drug trafficking. Alert poster includes Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán, Ismael El Mayo Zambada and engineer the Fernando Sanchez Arellano. The poster also includes photographs of Alfonzo Arzate García, René Arzate García and José Antonio Soto Gastelum. The...
  • Two killed, two wounded as volley of gunshots reported at Florida shopping center

    10/09/2018 9:31:57 PM PDT · by blueplum · 31 replies
    NBC news via MSN ^ | 09 Oct 2018 | Alex Johnson
    Two people were killed and two others were injured when multiple gunshots were fired at a shopping center in Fort Myers, Florida, on Tuesday night, authorities said. "It does not appear to be a random act of violence," Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno said late Tuesday. He gave no further information... NBC affiliate WBBH quoted a woman at the scene who said she was celebrating her birthday inside the restaurant Society at Bell Tower Shops when someone shot her husband in the chest as she was paying her bill. She told the station that the shooter then shot and killed...
  • Some 129 countries sign up to Trump's pledge at U.N. to fight drugs

    09/24/2018 1:02:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 24, 2018 | Michelle Nichols and Jeff Mason
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Some 129 countries at the United Nations signed on to a U.S.-drafted pledge to fight the global drug problem on Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump warned presented a public health and national security threat. In order to attend the brief U.N. event with Trump, countries had to sign the one-page “call to action on the world drug problem.” Trump held a similar event at the annual gathering of world leaders in New York last year, focused on U.N. reform....
  • How Florida spread oxy across half of America

    07/11/2018 10:41:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Metro West Daily News ^ | July 8, 2018 | Pat Beall, The Palm Beach Post
    Reliably red on the political map, Huntington is a West Virginia town with a 191-year-old university, a storied football team and more than 100 churches. It’s where Will Lockwood graduated from high school. It’s where he enrolled at Marshall University. It’s where he first tried OxyContin. By the time Lockwood entered Marshall as a freshman, Detroit dealers were trickling into Huntington selling OxyContin and pills with OxyContin’s active ingredient, oxycodone. Even though Lockwood could step out his front door and get the drug, Detroit street dealers weren’t the preferred supplier. Florida was. It may be 1,000 miles away, but to...
  • ‘Trump-shaped ecstasy pills’ seized in drug busts

    07/02/2018 3:16:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Marin Independent Journal ^ | July 2, 2018 | The Associated Press
    PERU, Ind. >> Some drug traffickers appear to be using President Donald Trump’s image to brand their illegal wares. An Indiana State Police news release about 129 arrests in a series of drug busts in northern Indiana includes a photo of what police describe as “Trump-shaped ecstasy pills.” They are orange and stamped with a face. On the back are the words “great again,” an apparent reference to Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.”(continued)