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  • Will Dems who blamed Palin for Giffords attack refuse a ‘conversation’ about NYC shootings?

    12/21/2014 3:01:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 21, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Jazz already wrote the definitive take on the grisly execution-style shooting of two New York City police officers and the role that irresponsible commentary from elected leaders – particularly Mayor Bill de Blasio – might have played in that attack. Jazz is right to question the part that the mayor’s self-indulgent and unhelpful rhetoric might have played in this incident. Hours after a Staten Island grand jury’s decision to issue no-bill for the death of Eric Garner, de Blasio went on an ill-advised tear in which he impeached the NYPD based solely on his prejudices. “That should never have to...
  • Obama eliminated the NDIC, Agency that monitored terrorism, drugs on border.

    07/12/2014 4:08:23 PM PDT · by mgist · 48 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 2014 | Judicial Watch
    Obama quietly eliminated the NATIONAL DRUG INTELLIGENCE CENTER, that was monitoring terrorist activity on the border. Mexican cartel violence is at an all-time high along the increasingly porous southern border yet the Obama Administration has shut down a critical intelligence agency dedicated to identifying, tracking and severing the nexus between drug trafficking and terrorism. It’s a senseless move, which is why it was done very quietly. The only real way to discover that the Justice Department’s 19-year-old National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC) has been closed is by trying to visit its website. It simply says that on June 15, 2012,...
  • Cocaine Will Survive Global Warming

    11/08/2014 2:35:17 PM PST · by PROCON · 13 replies
    The Daily Climate ^ | Nov. 7, 2014 | Matt Smith and The Daily Climate
    The humble coca shrub has survived decades of efforts to eradicate it and global warming will not pose a greater challenge than that Few cry for the cocaleros. Cocaine is the bane of law enforcement across the Americas. But both the drug and the coca farmers – known in Spanish as cocaleros – who cultivate the drug's source face the same threats as any other crop or product in our warming climate. Except that cocaine appears ready for the challenges. The coca bush is the raw material for a lucrative and often-violent drug trade and the target of decades of...
  • Scandal-Ridden Alejandro Mayorkas Now Contender to Replace Holder: Same Old Same old

    11/06/2014 9:13:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/6/2014 | Ian Smith
    This week the New York Post [1] reported that Department of Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has emerged as a leading contender for the top spot at DOJ. The race to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder has included the controversial Labor Secretary Tom Perez, and like Perez, MayorkasÂ’ tenure in the federal government is filled with a considerable amount of ethics-defying shadiness.Prior to taking his current position as the number two man at DHS, Mayorkas was head of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which is mandated to administer the biggest immigration system in the world...
  • Malkin: The Hunter Biden Chronicles

    10/21/2014 6:06:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 22, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Everything you need to know about Beltway nepotism, corporate cronyism and corruption can be found in the biography of Robert Hunter Biden. Where are the Occupy Wall Street rabble-rousers and enemies of elitist privilege when you need them? Straining their neck muscles to look the other way. The youngest son of Vice President Joe Biden made news last week after The Wall Street Journal revealed he had been booted from the Navy Reserve for cocaine use. His drug abuse was certainly no surprise to the Navy, which issued him a waiver for a previous drug offense before commissioning him as...
  • Biden's son discharged from Navy Reserve over cocaine

    10/17/2014 1:14:06 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    One News Now ^ | 10-16-14
    WASHINGTON (October 16, 2014)— Hunter Biden, the youngest son of Vice President Joe Biden, has been kicked out of the military after testing positive for cocaine, two people familiar with the matter said Thursday. The Navy said that Biden, a former lobbyist who works at a private equity firm, was discharged in February — barely a year after he was selected for the part-time position as a public affairs officer in the Navy Reserve. Citing privacy laws, the Navy did not give a reason for the discharge, which was not disclosed until it emerged in the media on Thursday. In...
  • Navy kicks out Biden’s son after failing coke test

    10/17/2014 7:51:05 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 33 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 10/16/14 | Joe Tacopino
    Joe Biden’s son was booted from the military after failing a drug test, it was revealed Thursday. Hunter Biden, the youngest son of the vice president, was discharged from the Navy Reserve in February after he tested positive for cocaine, the Navy said. Hunter, a former lobbyist who works at an investment firm, had been commissioned as an ensign in the Navy Reserve, The Wall Street Journal said.
  • Biden's son discharged from Navy after reportedly testing positive for cocaine

    10/17/2014 6:57:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 10/17/2014 | unk
    The son of Vice President Joe Biden says he is “embarrassed” after being discharged from the Navy Reserve earlier this year --- reportedly after testing positive for cocaine. The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter, reported Thursday that Hunter Biden’s short-lived military career ended because he failed a drug test after reporting to his unit in 2013. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Navy discharged him in February of this year.
  • Biden’s Son Hunter Discharged From Navy Reserve After Failing Cocaine Test

    10/16/2014 5:35:13 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 46 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/16/2014 | COLLEEN MCCAIN NELSON And JULIAN E. BARNES
    WASHINGTON—Vice President Joe Biden ’s son Hunter was discharged from the Navy Reserve this year after testing positive for cocaine, according to people familiar with the matter. Hunter Biden, a lawyer by training who is now a managing partner at an investment company, had been commissioned as an ensign in the Navy Reserve, a part-time position. But after failing a drug test last year, his brief military career ended. Mr. Biden, 44 years old, decided to pursue military service relatively late, beginning the direct-commission process to become a public-affairs officer in the Navy Reserve in 2012. Because of his age—43...
  • Joe Biden's Son Hunter Was Kicked Out Of The Navy For Cocaine Use

    10/16/2014 4:22:30 PM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 83 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 16, 2016 | PAUL SZOLDRA
    Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter was kicked out of the Navy Reserve this year after he tested positive for cocaine, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. A Yale-educated lawyer, the 44-year-old Hunter Biden was commissioned as a Navy ensign May 7, 2013 and assigned as a public affairs officer at a reserve unit in Norfolk, Va., the Journal reported. But just a month later when he checked into his new unit in June and was given a drug test, he popped for cocaine.
  • Texas Democrats Indicted for Buying Votes With Cocaine

    09/25/2014 6:24:20 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 50 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | September 25, 2014 | Dignitas News Service Team
    As Democrats seek to turn Texas blue, it seems they are employing a little Bolivian white to assist them in this goal. In yet another disturbing example of Democrat Party malfeasance,  Texas Democratic Party power-broker Francisco Garcia was indicted for allegedly buying votes by providing cocaine to voters in an attempt to sway control of a local School Board. Garcia, a long-time San Antonio Democrat leader was campaign manager for four candidates in the Donna School Board race of 2012, and per the indictment, offered voters in the most lower-income, minority district the option of taking $10 cash or a small vial...
  • 42 indicted in massive Camden drug bust (Mexican Cartels)

    09/13/2014 6:37:03 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 16 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 09/12/2014 | Alex Wigglesworth
    A New Jersey grand jury indicted 42 alleged drug dealers Friday in connection with a series of arrests last November that prosecutors are calling the largest drug bust in Camden in more than a decade. Prosecutors said the 56-page indictment, which stemmed from a takedown dubbed “Operation North Pole,” takes aim at a violent narcotics network with ties to Mexican cartels whose participants dealt millions of dollars in cocaine and heroin each year.
  • Decriminalize, Regulate Heroin, Cocaine, Commission Says

    09/11/2014 11:09:05 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 93 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept. 8, 2014 | José de Córdoba
    A commission composed mostly of former world leaders will recommend Tuesday that governments move beyond legalizing marijuana and decriminalize and regulate the use of most other illegal drugs, including heroin and cocaine. The international drug-control system is broken, says a report to be released Tuesday in New York by the Global Commission on Drug Policy. Governments should be allowed wide latitude to experiment with the regulation of drugs, except for the most lethal, says the commission, whose 21 members include former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz, and former presidents such as Brazil´s...
  • FBI nabs Texas Democrats accused of using cocaine to buy votes

    09/03/2014 6:36:49 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    bizpac review ^ | 9-2-14 | Richard Berkow
    The FBI is accusing Texas Democrats of using cocaine to buy votes and it’s all coming out in court. Political chicanery and vote-buying in Texas are as old as the state itself, and the latest episode to come to light features purchasing votes with cocaine, marijuana, money, cigarettes and beer, an on-going FBI investigationhas uncovered. Two political operatives of a Hidalgo County Commissioner’s campaign manager were charged on Thursday with vote-buying before U.S. Magistrate Judge Peter Ormsby, The Monitor reported. The arrests are the latest twist in an 18-month investigation focusing on the 2012 primary election for County Commissioner.
  • Records: “Politiqueras” offered cocaine and money in exchange for votes (party not mentioned)

    09/02/2014 2:28:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Valley Central ^ | 8/31/14 | Cristina Garcia
    **SNIP** “A politiquera is a person who works for a candidate to encourage people to vote, to bring voters to the polls, to ensure that voters select the appropriate candidate, to pay voters for their votes”, according to court documents. Veronica Saldivar was allegedly given part of an “eight ball” of cocaine to bribe voters to cast their ballot for a Hidalgo County Commissioner. Court documents reveal a campaign manager distributed the cocaine in baggies to campaign workers. A voter told FBI agents Saldivar promised to pay $10 in exchange for their vote.
  • Robin Williams dead of suspected suicide: Are comedians more plagued by depression than other stars?

    08/12/2014 7:32:31 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 96 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 12, 2014 | Hollie McKay
    LOS ANGELES – They earn their living by making the masses laugh, but experts say comedians are all too often masking intense sadness behind those smiles.
  • Florida woman accused of smoking crack while breastfeeding baby

    08/09/2014 2:13:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    wkmg ^ | staff
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - A Daytona Beach woman was arrested Wednesday morning on allegations of breastfeeding her infant daughter while smoking crack cocaine. Bobbre Williams, 37, was arrested on charges of aggravated child abuse, battery on a law enforcement officer, cocaine possession and child neglect.
  • Coked-up Obama is Higher than a Kite

    08/05/2014 4:57:09 PM PDT · by vrwc54 · 81 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8/5/14 | Granny Jan
    It's an open secret in DC that Obama still snorts cocaine.
  • Former D.C. Mayor and now Councilman Marion Barry treated at hospital after car crash

    08/03/2014 8:03:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    ABC 7 News ^ | August 3, 2014
    Former D.C. Mayor and now Councilman Marion Barry was being treated at Howard University Hospital after being involved in a head-on car crash on Saturday night. ... he was driving the wrong direction along a one-way stretch when he hit another car.
  • Marion Barry taken to hospital after wrong-way collision on Pennsylvania Avenue

    08/03/2014 8:36:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 3, 2014 | Andrea Noble
    Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry was hospitalized Saturday night after he drove a vehicle into an oncoming lane of traffic and was involved in a wrong-way car crash on Pennsylvania Avenue in Southeast. Mr. Barry’s spokeswoman Latoya Foster said the 78-year-old, now a D.C. Council member representing Ward 8, “had a hypoglycemic attack, became disoriented and had a minor fender bender.” Ms. Foster said both the diabetic former mayor and his passenger, who she did not identify, were being checked out for injuries. “He’s OK,” she said of Mr. Barry.
  • Dustin Johnson banned 6 months [PGA Tour]

    08/01/2014 1:20:08 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 38 replies
    espn ^ | 8-1-14 | n/a
    The PGA Tour has suspended Dustin Johnson for six months after he tested positive for cocaine, according to a report on Golf.com. Citing a source, Golf.com reported that Johnson has failed three drug tests -- two for cocaine (in 2014 and 2012) and one for marijuana (2009). Johnson, 30, was suspended for the 2012 failed test, Golf.com reported, but that suspension was never made public. Under its guidelines, the PGA Tour is not required to announce any disciplinary actions against players who test positive for recreational drugs. Johnson announced Thursday that he was taking a leave of absence from competition,...
  • Search the narcotic squad after the disappearance of 50 kg of cocaine

    08/01/2014 2:53:19 AM PDT · by csvset · 7 replies
    Figaro ^ | 1 August 2014 | Jean-Marc Leclerc
    Translated: A search was conducted tonight at the drug squad of the Paris police, at 36 quai Goldsmiths, after the disappearance of some 50 kilograms of cocaine. The men of the General Inspectorate of the National Police (IGPN, "police the police"), assisted by specialized dogs, investigating the disappearance. The drug was, according to our information, seizure early July after the dismantling of a network of traffickers Senegalese gang. It was found in the 18th and 19th districts of the capital in cars, hidden through highly sophisticated systems. A flight of a value of € 3.5 million Police sources, this is...
  • Cops: Main Line McDonald’s Worker Was Selling Drugs While On The Job

    07/23/2014 10:20:43 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    philadelphia.cbslocal.com ^ | By Brad Segall, Walt Hunter, Steve Beck
    RADNOR, Pa. (CBS) — A worker at a McDonald’s on the Main Line was serving up more than a happy meal, police say. Investigators say what he is accused of doing in the parking lot was illegal and now he is facing serious charges. According to investigators, the worker, identified by Radnor Police as 29-year-old Allen Trammell, at the Lancaster Avenue McDonald’s in Strafford was selling crack cocaine in the parking lot of the restaurant while he was on the job. Investigators say Trammell was a street level dealer who through word of mouth may have been making upwards of...
  • Ron Paul Was Implicated In Failed White Supremacist Island Invasion

    01/20/2012 12:26:20 PM PST · by mnehring · 99 replies
    In 1981, a lawyer tried to subpoena Ron Paul to testify in the trial of Don Black, a Grand Wizard for the Ku Klux Klan who would later go on to found the white supremacist, neo-Nazi website, Stormfront. Black was charged along with two other Klansmen with planning to violently overthrow the small Caribbean country of Dominica in what they called “Operation Red Dog.” While a judge refused to subpoena Paul, Don Black would come back to haunt him many years later. In 1981 a group of American and Canadian white supremacists lead by Klansman and mercenary, Michael (Mike) Perdue...
  • Portugal: huge cocaine shipment found in boxes of supermarket bananas

    07/03/2014 10:34:44 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    euronews ^ | 7-3-2014
    Portuguese police have seized 237 kilograms of cocaine inside shipments of bananas from Colombia. Portuguese media reported that the police were alerted by a customer who found packages of drugs inside a box of bananas on a supermarket shelf. Portuguese police said they would work with other countries to find the “criminal organisation” responsible for the illegal shipment.
  • Pablo Escobar’s Hippos: A Growing Problem

    06/30/2014 10:15:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    A herd of hippopotamuses once owned by the late Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar has been taking over the countryside near his former ranch - and no-one quite knows what to do with them. It was in 2007, 14 years after Escobar's death, that people in rural Antioquia, 200 miles north-west of Bogota, began phoning the Ministry of Environment to report sightings of a peculiar animal. "They found a creature in a river that they had never seen before, with small ears and a really big mouth," recalls Carlos Valderrama, from the charity Webconserva. He went to look, and found...
  • Customs agents find condom-wrapped cocaine in women at Midway

    06/07/2014 7:53:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 7, 2014 | Mitch Smith
    After a trip to Jamaica, a pair of local women landed at Midway International Airport on Friday with about $36,000 worth of cocaine wrapped in condoms and stored in body cavities, authorities said. A U.S. Customs and Border Protection canine alerted to Denisha White when she landed at Midway after an AirTran Airways flight from Montego Bay, Jamaica, police said.
  • Jeb Bush's 'Act of Love' for Family May Affect 2016 Run

    05/12/2014 10:24:26 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Drew MacKenzie
    The biggest problem facing Jeb Bush as he contemplates whether to become a Republican presidential contender is how will it affect his beloved family, especially his wife, Columba. The former Florida governor’s devoted Mexican-born wife intensely dislikes being in the public eye, while his daughter Noelle has struggled with drugs in the past, The Washington Post reported. Earlier this year, Bush was criticized by conservatives for his comments about illegal immigrants coming to America as an "act of love" for their families. Ironically, Bush has some strong misgivings about running for the highest office out of an "act of love"...
  • Michigan Drug 'Mule' Leo Sharp Gets 3 Years on 90th Birthday

    05/07/2014 6:22:29 PM PDT · by workerbee · 27 replies
    NBC ^ | 5/7/14 | Hasani Gittens
    **SNIP** Leo Sharp was hauling 104 bricks of cocaine (over 200 pounds) on a highway near Chelsea, Mich., when he was pulled over in 2011 for an illegal lane change. **SNIP** Sharp received numerous decorations for valor for his service with the Army's 88th Infantry during its nearly year-long march through Italy to Austria in 1944 and 1945, military records show.
  • Senate fires peace officer for drug use before 2012 shootout

    05/06/2014 3:21:30 AM PDT · by csvset · 6 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | May 2, 2014 | Laurel Rosenhall
    The Sacramento Bee asked legislative officials about court records showing the officer had cocaine in his system when he was involved in a December 2012 gunfight that left three people injured and one man dead. Lopez’s mother, Dina Hidalgo, is a high-ranking official in charge of Senate human resources. His wife, Jennifer Delao, is a secretary in Steinberg’s policy unit. The missing $100 bill, he said, was what they were using in the endeavor. When it was eventually discovered, Brace said, the bill was rolled up like a straw.
  • Eric Holder: Obama’s ‘Clemency Project’ will help drug offenders sentenced under ‘the old regime’

    04/22/2014 2:51:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 21, 2014 | Patrick Howley
    Attorney General Eric Holder criticized drug sentences doled out under “the old regime” in a video Monday announcing the Obama administration’s “Clemency Project 2014.” “In 2010, President Obama signed the Fair Sentencing Act reducing unfair disparities in sentences imposed on people for offenses involving different forms of cocaine. But there’s still too many people in federal prison who were sentenced under the old regime and who, as a result, will have to spend far more time in prison than they would if sentenced today for exactly the same crime. This is simply not right,” Holder says in the video....
  • Snitchgate -- Sharpton Is Still Lying

    04/17/2014 5:26:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | Larry Elder
    <p>If the Rev. Al Sharpton, the bigoted, anti-Semitic, non-tax paying race-hustling poverty pimp, had any credibility left, it just vanished.</p> <p>The beneficiary of a lifetime of passes from our race-conscious mainscream media, Sharpton ran into an outlet not afraid of him -- The Smoking Gun. They obtained material that exposed Sharpton as an FBI "informant." Sharpton, of course, denies that this constitutes "snitching." No, he says he "volunteered" to "cooperate" with the FBI -- and for the most honorable of motives.</p>
  • Sharpton was ‘eager to get slice of 1980s coke deal’: pal

    04/12/2014 7:46:36 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 12, 2014 | Frank Rosario
    DURHAM, NC — A drug trafficker who worked for Al Sharpton’s nonprofit in the 1980s said that despite the preacher’s denials, he was eager to get a slice of the lucrative drug deal captured on FBI surveillance video. “It was greed. He just wanted money,” Robert Curington, 72, told The Post during a two-day interview at his North Carolina home, detailing for the first time how Sharpton stepped into the FBI’s trap — and was then forced to become a federal informant.
  • Sharpton was ‘eager to sell coke’ in the ’80s: pal [yet more skeletons in Al's closet]

    04/12/2014 2:54:31 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | Saturday, April 12, 2014 | Frank Rosario
    ....At the third meeting with Quintana, Sharpton made sure to go alone — wearing a cowboy hat and chomping on an unlit cigar, which was made famous in footage from the FBI surveillance leaked in 2002.... And once he was caught, he had no choice but to wear a wire to save his ample hide from prison. “Sharpton said they could do whatever they wanted with him after that,” Curington said. “Because they had him. Either he worked for them or they put that news out there that he was into coke.”.... Curington said the activist put on a good...
  • WH Report: Chronic Marijuana Users Up 84% in 10 Years

    04/01/2014 3:52:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 1, 2014 - 2:21 PM | Ali Meyer
    The number of chronic marijuana users—defined as those who used it on four or more days in the past month—increased 84.3% between 2000 to 2010, according to a RAND Corporation report commissioned by the White House. “In January 2012, the U.S. White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) asked RAND to generate national estimates of the total number of users, total expenditures, and total consumption for four illicit drugs from 2000 to 2010: cocaine (including crack), heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamine (or meth),” says the report, What America’s Users Spend on Illicit Drugs: 2000-2010. …
  • Experts: Iran Exerting Troubling Influence in Latin America

    02/21/2014 12:20:10 AM PST · by Cindy · 21 replies
    THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | February 4, 2014 | by Daniel Wiser
    Snippet: "Iran and its terrorist proxy groups’ influence in Latin America remains a troubling security threat to the region and world, experts said at a congressional hearing on Tuesday."
  • BREAKING: Trey Radel Resigning From Congress

    01/27/2014 6:46:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 125 replies
    WPEC-TV ^ | 1/27/14 | Michele Wright
    According to reports from Politico, Southwest Florida Congressman Trey Radel is resigning from Congress. Radel pleaded guilty to cocaine possession in November and was sentenced to one-year probation. He also just completed a stint in rehab.
  • Trey Radel to resign House seat (GOP FL-Rep busted for cocaine)

    01/27/2014 6:40:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | January 27, 2014 | Jack Sherman and Alex Isenstadt
    Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.) will resign from Congress on Monday, according to multiple sources. Radel, 37, was caught buying cocaine last year from an undercover federal agent in Washington and spent nearly a month in a rehabilitation facility. He returned to Congress after the winter recess.
  • DEA operations chief decries legalization of marijuana at state level

    01/20/2014 3:45:55 AM PST · by Wolfie · 122 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/20/2014
    DEA operations chief decries legalization of marijuana at state level The chief of operations at the Drug Enforcement Administration on Wednesday called the legalization of marijuana at the state level “reckless and irresponsible,” warning that the movement to decriminalize the sale of pot in the United States will have severe consequences. Capra’s comments marked the DEA’s most public and pointed criticism of the movement toward decriminalization in several states, where local officials see it as an opportunity to generate tax revenue and boost tourism. “It scares us,” James L. Capra said, responding to a question from a senator during a...
  • Lil Za [D-bag Bieber's thug sidekick] says reporters were being racist by exaggerating drug charges

    01/16/2014 3:35:09 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 37 replies
    TORONTO SUN ^ | JANUARY 16, 2014 | wenn.com
    Justin Bieber's rapper pal Lil Za has accused reporters of racial discrimination by exaggerating his drug possession arrest to make him "look bad". The 19 year old was taken into custody on Tuesday following a police raid on Bieber's Calabasas, California mansion in connection to an alleged neighbourhood vandalism incident. Cops claim to have discovered illegal substances in "plain view" during the property search and arrested Lil Za on suspicion of felony drug possession. The white powder allegedly found was determined to be MDMA, a form of ecstasy frequently referred to as molly, but the teenager, real name Xavier Smith,...
  • How Delaware investigators brought down a violent drug cartel kingpin

    01/14/2014 11:25:25 AM PST · by imardmd1 · 4 replies
    The News Journal (Delaware) | January 11, 2014 | Sean O’Sullivan
    http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20140112/NEWS01/301120061/A-cargo-plane-a-pickup-modified-to-conceal-dope-and-a-federa
  • Former Mountie who pleaded guilty in cocaine case resented RCMP colleagues: Court documents

    01/08/2014 3:21:13 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    CANADIAN PRESS ^ | January 8th, 2014
    Rapinder Singh Sidhu has pleaded guilty to his role in smuggling cocaine across the Canada-U.S. border and is expected to be sentenced to eight years in prison later this week. U.S. District Attorney Jenny Durkan says Sidhu also contributed to the corruption of a fellow law enforcement officer who sabotaged his own career by becoming involving in the drug-smuggling scheme ... a Canadian border inspector recruited by Sidhu allowed the vehicle to enter B.C. without inspection. Durkan says that in the case of the California load, both drivers received 12 years behind bars and that there’s no justice in the...
  • Obama commuted sentence of Deval Patrick kin

    12/20/2013 10:56:05 AM PST · by ColdOne · 14 replies
    One of the eight federal prisoners granted sentence commutations by President Barack Obama Thursday is a first cousin of Gov. Deval Patrick (D-Mass), one of the president's most devoted supporters on the national political scene. Reynolds Allen Wintersmith Jr. was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted in Illinois federal court in 1994 of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute cocaine and cocaine base and possession with intent to distribute crack. He was 19 at the time of his arrest and 17 at the time he got involved running drugs for the Gangster Disciples gang. He...
  • Calling sentence disparities unfair, Obama pardons 8 crack offenders

    12/19/2013 2:06:20 PM PST · by Zakeet · 72 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 19, 2013 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama on Thursday commuted the prison sentences for eight people convicted of crack cocaine offenses and pardoned 13 others, surpassing in the fifth year of his presidency all the acts of clemency from his entire first term. “I am commuting the prison terms of eight men and women who were sentenced under an unfair system,” Mr. Obama said in a statement. “Commuting the sentences of these eight Americans is an important step toward restoring fundamental ideals of justice and fairness.” [Snip] “We are excited for the families of those who were granted commutations today, and we are glad that...
  • President Obama commutes drug sentence of Deval Patrick’s first cousin

    12/19/2013 6:24:10 PM PST · by massmike · 25 replies
    boston.com ^ | 12/19/2013 | Matt Viser and Tracy Jan
    Obama on Thursday granted a rare commutation to the first cousin of Governor Deval Patrick, allowing the release of a man who in 1994 was given a life sentence on charges of dealing crack cocaine. Patrick said that he does not recall ever meeting his first cousin Reynolds Allen Wintersmith Jr., 39 of Rockford, Ill., and had no involvement in his application for clemency, which has been a cause of national advocates for years and has been featured in the national media. “There’s a significant age gap between the two and the governor has no recollection of having met Mr....
  • Report: Boehner told Radel not to resign

    11/21/2013 11:58:20 AM PST · by thetallguy24 · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/21/2013 | Rebecca Shabad
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and other Republicans told Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.) they didn’t want him to resign and would support him, according to Radel’s father. “He had a meeting with John Boehner and some of the Republicans,” Skip Radel told Ohio’s The Cincinnati Enquirer. “They told him they didn’t want him to resign, and they wanted to back him.” According to the report, Boehner’s spokesman, Michael Steel, declined to comment on the father’s remarks. Steel stood by the statement his office issued Wednesday: “Members of Congress should be held to the highest standards, and the alleged crime will be...
  • Tea Party Rep. Radel sentenced for cocaine possession

    11/20/2013 9:26:10 AM PST · by stonewall_jackson215 · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/20/13 | Athena Jones
    (CNN) -- U.S. Rep. Trey Radel was sentenced to a year of probation after pleading guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor cocaine possession -- a charge that authorities say came after he bought a small amount of cocaine in a sting in the nation's capital last month. Radel, a 37-year-old first-term Republican from Florida, said at his sentencing in D.C. Superior Court that he plans to enter an inpatient drug treatment program in Naples, Florida. It wasn't immediately clear how long he would be in treatment. A tea party favorite, Radel was elected last year to represent southwest Florida's 19th Congressional District....
  • Rep. Trey Radel charged with cocaine possession

    11/19/2013 5:45:30 PM PST · by Oliviaforever · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 11-19-13 | John Bresnahan
    Rep. Trey Radel, a Florida Republican elected in 2012, will be in court Wednesday on charges that he possessed cocaine. Radel, 37, was charged with misdemeanor possession of cocaine in D.C. Superior Court on Tuesday.
  • Rep. Trey Radel charged with cocaine possession

    11/19/2013 1:57:44 PM PST · by AuH2ORepublican · 74 replies
    Politico ^ | November 19, 2013 | JOHN BRESNAHAN and JAKE SHERMAN
    Rep. Trey Radel, a freshman Republican from Florida, was arrested on Oct. 29 for possession of cocaine in the District of Columbia, according to D.C. Superior Court documents. Radel, 37, was charged with misdemeanor possession of cocaine in D.C. Superior Court on Tuesday. He is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday. Radel faces a maximum of 180 days in jail, as well as a possible fine up to $1,000. The U.S. Attorney’s office for the District of Columbia declined to comment on Radel’s arrest or criminal cases. The Florida Republican is a former journalist, TV anchor and radio talk-show...
  • European Parliament VP to resign over alleged cocaine use

    11/17/2013 11:58:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    EurActiv ^ | +A Published 14 November 2013; updated 15 November 2013
    Alexander Alvaro, a prominent German liberal MEP and European Parliament vice-president, had cocaine in his blood when he was involved in a car crash that killed a 21-year old passenger last February, an attorney said. Alvaro is expected to resign over the issue, German press reports. The daily Bild quotes attorney Ulrich Bremer as saying that the blood test on Alvaro, who was badly injured in the crash, left no doubt that he was under the influence of drugs. …