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  • Thomas Sowell and Milton Friedman make their cases for ending the War on Drugs (YouTube videos)

    08/23/2011 3:18:46 PM PDT · by 10thAmendmentGuy · 120 replies
    YouTube | Thomas Sowell and Milton Friedman
    Thomas Sowell on the War on DrugsMilton Friedman on the War on Drugs
  • Federal Asset Seizures Rise, Netting Innocent With Guilty (Big Government Tyranny Alert)

    08/22/2011 7:12:50 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 22 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2011-08-22 | John R. Emshwiller & Gary Fields
    New York businessman James Lieto was an innocent bystander in a fraud investigation last year. Federal agents seized $392,000 of his cash anyway. An armored-car firm hired by Mr. Lieto to carry money for his check-cashing company got ensnared in the FBI probe. Agents seized about $19 million—including Mr. Lieto's money—from vaults belonging to the armored-car firm's parent company. He is one among thousands of Americans in recent decades who have had a jarring introduction to the federal system of asset seizure. Some 400 federal statutes—a near-doubling, by one count, since the 1990s—empower the government to take assets from convicted...
  • Ann Coulter "Obama's Cocaine dealer..."

    08/22/2011 7:50:00 AM PDT · by SeanG200 · 32 replies
    YouTube Video ^ | 8-21-2011 | Guardian Post
    Enjoy Fellas and Gals of Free Republic... Ann Coulter doing what she does best!
  • DPD Raid 90 Homes, Arrest Over 600, Net $3.5M In Drugs

    08/13/2011 11:14:45 AM PDT · by yorkie · 13 replies
    CBS Detroit - WWJ TV ^ | August 13, 2011 | Staff
    Detroit Police say they’ve conducted dozens of raids in the last six weeks netting them millions of dollars in drugs. Since July 1st, Detroit police have raided more than 90 homes, in one of the city’s biggest busts ever. “Since July first, we have raided a total of 90 homes, arrested 616 individuals and confiscated 69 firearms,” Police Chief Ralph Godbee said. “We’ve taken in about $3.5 million worth of heroin, cocaine, marijuana, various pills, Oxycontin and things of that nature, and over $360,000 in cash and narcotic proceeds.”
  • US Court Documents Claim Sinaloa “Cartel” Is Protected by US Government(Another DOJ Scandle!)

    08/04/2011 1:00:11 PM PDT · by Species8472 · 56 replies
    The Narcosphere ^ | July 31, 2011 | Bill Conroy
    The son of a heavy hitter in a powerful Mexican drug trafficking organization has filed explosive legal pleadings in federal court in Chicago accusing the US government of cutting a deal with the the “Sinaloa Cartel” that gave its leadership “carte blanche to continue to smuggle tons of illicit drugs into Chicago and the rest of the United States. The indictment pending against Zambada Niebla claims he served as the “logistical coordinator” for the “cartel,” helping to oversee an operation that imported into the US “multi-ton quantities of cocaine. Zambada Niebla also claims to be an asset of the US...
  • Fisherman Dies After Sampling Possible Brick of Cocaine Found Floating in Keys

    08/02/2011 8:23:48 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 24 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Saturday, Jul 30, 2011 | Janie Campbell
    A Merrit Island fisherman died in a South Miami hospital on Thursday after sampling what may have been a brick of cocaine he found floating offshore in the Keys, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. Thomas Swindal, 53, was fishing with his brother near Marathon on Wednesday when they came across what appeared to be a kilo of cocaine floating in the water. The pair discussed what to do with it, Kenneth Swindal told authorities, and shortly stored it in the bait well of their boat and resumed fishing. Minutes later, Kenneth Swindal said, he saw his brother open...
  • Six kilos of coke smuggled in kidney beans, pistachios

    08/01/2011 3:41:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 1, 2011 | Peter Franceschina
    The woman flying into Fort Lauderdale International Airport from Colombia on Saturday afternoon had three bags of kidney beans and two bags of pistachios in her carry-on suitcase. It must have struck the customs inspector as odd. So he cut open one of the kidney beans, to reveal "a white powdery substance" – cocaine, six kilos' (13.2 pounds') worth in all.
  • Feds: Man busted at OIA swallowed almost a kilo of cocaine

    07/30/2011 6:09:10 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | July 30, 2011 | Jeff Weiner
    A man bound for Nigeria with a stomach full of cocaine was intercepted by authorities at an Orlando airport this month, federal authorities say. According to a criminal complaint, 54-year-old Barratt Kalu Eni tried to pass through Orlando International Airport with almost a kilogram of cocaine in his body on July 9. He'd flown from Houston to Orlando and was en-route to London when agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation confronted him.
  • Police: Woman shooting at dog misses, kills husband

    07/17/2011 4:00:53 AM PDT · by mmanager · 41 replies · 1+ views ^ | 7/16/11 |
    <p>JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Police in Mississippi say a woman opened fire on a puppy that had threatened children, but wound up shooting and killing her husband.</p> <p>Witnesses tell police that the pit bull named "Cocaine" had lunged at some children and tried to attack them on Friday. The dead man's son says the children were taken inside and his father picked the dog up.</p>
  • Woman kills husband while shooting at dog

    07/16/2011 8:53:12 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    UPI ^ | July 16, 2011
    JACKSON, Miss., July 16 (UPI) -- A Mississippi woman accidentally shot and killed her husband while aiming at a pit bull witnesses said was going after some children, officials say. Betty Walker of Jackson was firing a .38-caliber revolver at an 8-month-old pit bull that was trying to attack the children and misfired, hitting her husband Robert in the chest Friday afternoon, The (Jackson) Clarion-Ledger reported. Robert Walker was pronounced dead less than 2 hours later at a hospital.
  • An Inconvenient Truth-Larry Sinclair Interview On Obama, Cocaine and Lies

    07/16/2011 8:05:36 AM PDT · by vrwc54 · 16 replies
    You Tube ^ | 7/16/11 | RobtKraft/GrannyJan
    Entire interview:
  • New law could free 12K drug users

    06/30/2011 3:15:03 PM PDT · by Qbert · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/30/11 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    On the heels of a law signed last year by President Barack Obama limiting sentences for crack cocaine offenses, thousands of prisoners for crimes related to the drug will be eligible for early release, the U.S. Sentencing Commission ruled Thursday. More than 12,000 prisoners nationwide who have been convicted of felony crimes related to the possession, sale and trafficking of crack could have their sentences reduced in light of the decision, which piggybacks off the Fair Sentencing Act. The law, which more closely aligns recommended sentences for crack to those for powder cocaine and which was signed last August, didn’t...
  • Mexican Crook:Gangsters Arrange Fights to the Death

    06/15/2011 4:48:29 AM PDT · by wildbill · 16 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 6/13/2011 | Dane Shiller
    The elderly are killed. Young women are raped. And able-bodied men are given hammers, machetes and sticks and forced to fight to the death. In one of the most chilling revelations yet about the violence in Mexico, a drug cartel-connected trafficker claims fellow gangsters have kidnapped highway bus passengers and forced them into gladiatorlike fights to groom fresh assassins. In an in-person interview arranged by intermediaries on the condition that neither his name nor the location of his Texas visit be published, the trafficker also admitted to helping push cocaine worth $5 million to $10 million a month into the...
  • Police: Utah woman tried to trade salad for drugs

    05/17/2011 1:19:06 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 70 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 17, 2011
    SALT LAKE CITY — A Salt Lake City woman has been charged with a third degree felony for allegedly asking an undercover police officer to give her drugs in exchange for an Olive Garden salad in a to-go box. The 33-year-old woman approached the undercover officer who was working on the corner of 200 South and 300 West in Salt Lake, according to charging documents. The woman was carrying a white food container and asked the undercover officer for $10 worth of cocaine, according to the charges. She "stated that she wanted some cocaine, but she only had $2 and...
  • Dorsett nephew sentenced as head of drug ring

    04/29/2011 8:17:55 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 5 replies
    Observer-Reporter ^ | April 29, 2011
    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The nephew of Hall of Fame running back Tony Dorsett has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for heading a major cocaine ring out of the western Pennsylvania town both called home. But federal prosecutors say 33-year-old Anthony A. Dorsett, of Aliquippa, has been cooperating with authorities — testifying against several of the 12 others indicted with him three years ago — which may result in an eventual sentence reduction. The indictment said the ring was based in that city's crime-ridden Linmar Terrace public housing complex, about 25 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.
  • The danger in just one hit of cocaine (Dramatic changes in brain; long-term mental effects possible)

    04/18/2011 11:18:14 AM PDT · by Qbert · 17 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | JAMES CHAPMAN
    Taking cocaine just once can trigger dramatic changes in the brain, causing memory loss and leaving the user addicted, researchers have found. The drug can 'hijack' normal memory function, making it difficult for those who have taken it to think about anything else. The findings - the first to show cocaine's impact on the brain - will add to growing alarm about its long-term effects. [Snip] The processes which under-lie memory are also accelerated over this period. Dr Antonello Bonci, assistant professor of neurology at the University of California in San Francisco, who led the research, said: 'The study shows...
  • MBTA driver allegedly sold cocaine from bus

    04/08/2011 11:25:59 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 8, 2011 | Martin Finucane
    The investigation of an MBTA driver who faces drug dealing charges began in May 2010 when an informant tipped police that "a black female ... is selling crack cocaine from an MBTA bus," according to a police report filed in court. The report also said that Cynthia King, 46, of Brockton told police after her arrest, "I needed the extra money, I don't make enough money."
  • Cocaine Makes World Go Round

    04/07/2011 11:49:27 AM PDT · by cowtowney · 9 replies
    Max Keiser ^ | 4/7/2011 | Max Keiser
    Cocaine Makes World Go Round
  • Woman faces charges she smuggled cocaine in 'diaper'

    03/28/2011 7:28:28 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | March 28, 2011 | Martin Finucane
    A 22-year-old East Boston woman is to be arraigned today in East Boston District Court on cocaine trafficking charges after she allegedly flew into Logan International Airport with more than a kilogram of the drug concealed in what authorities said was a "diaper-like" garment. Karen Morla Ramos disembarked from a JetBlue flight from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, at about 7:25 a.m. Sunday, State Police said in a statement.
  • Feds Uncover Sophisticated Drug Smuggling Ring ( Khat from Somalia )

    03/23/2011 8:46:00 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies · 3+ views
    The Indy Channel ^ | February 23, 2011
    Drug Travels From Africa To Indianapolis In 48 Hours. Most residents of Indianapolis, including many in the law enforcement community, have never heard of the drug called khat...over the past three years, hundreds of pounds of the drug have been sold on the streets of Indianapolis, mostly to people of African descent... Khat is a plant that grows plentifully in east Africa, specifically in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia. Users chew the leaves of the plant to release a compound called cathinone, which is considered a "schedule 1" amphetamine and hallucinogen under U.S. law... traffickers used cell phones and sophisticated code...