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  • Obama commutes sentences for 42 more offenders

    06/03/2016 3:16:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 3, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama commuted the prison sentences Friday of 42 more inmates, nearly half of whom were serving life terms. The commutations bring Mr. Obama’s total to 348, more than the previous seven presidents combined, as he pushes to grant clemency for people mostly convicted of nonviolent drug offenses. White House counsel Neil Eggleston said those receiving clemency were serving prison terms “under outdated and unduly harsh sentencing laws.”
  • Oklahoma City motel shoot-out victim's friends, family search for answers

    10/12/2014 10:22:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Oklahoman ^ | October 12, 2014 | Phillip O'Connor
    Shane Leon Rhea is a 39-year-old ex-con with a long criminal record who’d been released from his latest prison stint in June. Samantha Rae Monden was a 30-year-old married mother of two young children and a former nurse ... On Wednesday afternoon, the seemingly disparate group had gathered in a southeast Oklahoma City motel room. Just what brought them together in Room 167 of the Plaza Inn motel at 3200 S Prospect Ave. remains a mystery. But the result was a shoot-out that left Monden dead, two officers wounded, Rhea and Williams hospitalized in critical condition, Boen and Patterson in...
  • HHS shock: 1 in 12 Americans uses illegal drugs, could fill all MLB stadiums 19 times

    10/03/2014 10:16:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 2, 2014 | 4:24 AM | Paul Bedard
    America is doped up—and drunk. According to a shocking new report from the Health and Human Services Department, there were 24.6 million people aged 12 or older who used illicit drugs during just one month last year. “That’s enough people to fill every major league baseball stadium in the U.S. 19 times,” said the report. There are 30 MLB stadiums. Even worse: Of the 24.6 million dopers, 2.2 million were adolescents aged 12 to 17. …
  • ‘The Face Of Heroin Has Changed,’ Family Warns After Losing Son, 19

    11/08/2013 7:48:19 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 84 replies ^ | November 8, 2013 12:13 AM
    LOS ANGELES ( — An Agoura Hills family is raising awareness about the dangers of heroin addiction among teens. The Isaac family is opening up about the drug that brought their 19-year-old son’s life to an end on Aug. 21, when he was found dead from a drug overdose. “The face of heroin has changed,” Rick Isaac told CBS2′s Serene Branson when recalling his late son, Josh. The Agoura Hills High School graduate grew up in a loving home, involved in baseball, basketball, soccer and skateboarding. Rick and Joyce Isaac now say they’ve learned a painful truth — heroin doesn’t...
  • Murder by Numbers: Today's murder rate is essentially at a low point of the past century.

    12/27/2012 5:41:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/27/2012 | Randall Hoven
    Listening to the latest media chatter, one could get the impression that murder in the US is historically bad and getting worse. As the Reverend Al Sharpton put it, "The time for their talk is over. Now's the time for action, and real change on gun control."Actually, now would seem to be a very bad time for such action. The reason is simple: the murder rate is historically low and is already trending downward. In fact, the murder rate in 2011 was the lowest since 1961: 4.7 murders per 100,000 people. In only 5 years since 1910 has it...
  • “My son screamed for his mother for what seemed like an eternity”

    05/21/2012 7:31:52 AM PDT · by Altariel · 209 replies
    Reason ^ | May 20, 2012 | Mike Riggs
    At 5:30 a.m. on May 10, armed men broke into the bedroom of Kirk Kyle Farrar’s 12 year-old daughter and shook her awake. The men led her downstairs at gunpoint and forced her to lie on the floor next to her mother and father, with her hands behind her head. Another armed man took Farrar’s two-year-old son from his crib, and would not let his parents hold him. “My son screamed for his mother for what seemed like an eternity,” Farrar wrote in an email to friends, obtained by Reason. “I will never forget the hopeless feeling of not being...
  • In a first, true narco sub seized in S. America (100')

    07/03/2010 5:17:49 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 85 replies · 4+ views
    Chron ^ | 07/03/2010 | DANE SCHILLER
    The U.S. government announced on Saturday afternoon that for the first time ever a fully operational submarine used by drug traffickers has been seized in the waters of South America. The craft, which could move multi-ton loads of cocaine, was seized in a jungle tributary of Ecuador leading to the Pacific Ocean by Ecuadoran authorities using Drug Enforcement Administration intelligence.

    04/11/2010 9:33:03 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 4,070 replies · 6,773+ views
    Free Republic | 4/11/2010 | FReeper Collaboration
    Obama amputates our nuclear arms By: Charles Krauthammer ...snippet...Under President Obama’s new policy, however, if the state that has just attacked us with biological or chemical weapons is “in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty,” explained Gates, then “the U.S. pledges not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against it.” Imagine the scenario: Hundreds of thousands are lying dead in the streets of Boston after a massive anthrax or nerve gas attack. The president immediately calls in the lawyers to determine whether the attacking state is in compliance with the NPT. If it turns out that the attacker...
  • Is George Soros and the Illegal Drug Trade Behind Obama's Strange Honduras Policy?

    10/29/2009 11:44:37 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 6 replies · 514+ views
    Soon after Former President Zelaya was deposed for trying to go around his country's constitution, Our Potus "Nobel Peace Prize winner" took a position against democracy, contra to the Honduras Constitution and on the wrong side of history. “America supports now the restoration of the democratically-elected President of Honduras, even though he has strongly opposed American policies,” the president told graduate students at the commencement ceremony of Moscow’s New Economic School. “We do so not because we agree with him. We do so because we respect the universal principle that people should choose their own leaders, whether they are leaders...
  • Hotel guests try to get drugs back after management calls police about discovery ( Colorado )

    09/11/2009 6:05:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies · 409+ views
    cortez journal ^ | September 11, 2009 | Steve Grazier
    A housekeeper ...discovered some "goody bags" when cleaning up a motel room. Not long after the discovery of various illegal drugs and paraphernalia in room 126 of the hotel, the Cortez Police Department was called in to investigate the incident. Items seized as evidence by police officers include up to 30 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, 1.2 grams of methamphetamine, 10 glass pipes, four of which contained meth residue and Xanax, Carisoprodol 350 mg and two Fentaynyl Transdermal patches, all controlled substances... The manager ...said two men called his office later Tuesday "asking if they could have their friends' bags,"
  • Ringleader of Illegal Oxycontin Scheme Sentenced to Prison (MD)

    05/16/2009 6:42:34 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 3 replies · 410+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | May 15, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office District of Maryland
    GREENBELT, MD—U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte sentenced Scott K. Gibson, age 28, of Mechanicsville, Maryland, today to 42 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for conspiracy, making a false statement and aggravated identity theft in connection with a scheme to fraudulently obtain oxycontin and oxycodone from pharmacies using stolen patient identity information, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. Judge Messitte also ordered Gibson to pay $25,301.40 in restitution. According to his guilty plea, from October 2005 to April 2007, Gibson led a conspiracy to obtain Oxycontin and oxycodone by...
  • To live or die in Mexico: Murders and kidnappings prompt calls to bring back the death penalty

    02/20/2009 9:50:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 1,643+ views
    The Global Post ^ | February 20, 2009 | Marion Lloyd
    MEXICO CITY — The street peddler's face darkened when asked how the Mexican government should deal with the rash of kidnappings and drug slayings terrorizing the nation. "They should catch the perpetrators and kill them," said Luis Bote, 21, as he served steaming tacos from a basket on his bicycle. "Only if the criminals are afraid will these crimes ever stop." Bote isn't alone. Such calls to reinstate the death penalty are gaining ground in Mexico amid an unprecedented surge in violent crime. Most of the violence is tied to the warring narcotics gangs, who killed a record 5,500 people...
  • Mexico: The Third War

    02/18/2009 9:20:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies · 1,353+ views
    Stratfor ^ | February 18, 2009 | Fred Burton and Scott Stewart
    Mexico has pretty much always been a rough-and-tumble place. In recent years, however, the security environment has deteriorated rapidly, and parts of the country have become incredibly violent. It is now common to see military weaponry such as fragmentation grenades and assault rifles used almost daily in attacks. In fact, just last week we noted two separate strings of grenade attacks directed against police in Durango and Michoacan states. In the Michoacan incident, police in Uruapan and Lazaro Cardenas were targeted by three grenade attacks during a 12-hour period. Then on Feb. 17, a major firefight occurred just across the...
  • Union Morality on Display in A-Rod Steroid Scandal

    02/07/2009 1:37:40 PM PST · by Reagan 2.0 · 2 replies · 579+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | 2-7-09 | Scott Martin
    Another example of union morality is on full display in the breaking news of New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez's failed 2003 steroid test. After witnessing the near-strangling of the U.S. auto industry at the hands of decades of union thuggery, and with the disastrous Card Check waiting in the wings, it is instructive to see the morality of those who aim to lead the labor revolution in America. And here we see it, buried deep within SI's story: Rodriguez finished the 2003 season by winning his third straight league home run title (with 47) and the first of his...
  • Keep Drugs Illegal!

    01/15/2009 8:32:09 AM PST · by Ericka81 · 62 replies · 794+ views
    Culture11 ^ | 1/15/09 | David Fredosso
    he cause of criminal violence is not drugs or alcohol but rather criminals. To believe otherwise is to expect every drug dealer in America to give up and apply for a job at McDonald’s or WalMart the day legalization occurs. Every society contains a sizable element whose members refuse to make an honest living under any circumstances. The legalization of drugs will not change this large-scale reality of human behavior. For now, many societal malefactors have the option of selling or trafficking drugs. But their real trade is to profit from the unwillingness of others to take the risks involved...
  • Mayor Cook Saves City (El Paso) From Possible Embarrassment

    01/12/2009 6:54:02 PM PST · by Perdogg · 19 replies · 2,789+ views
    KDBC - El Paso ^ | posted by Robert Boyd KDBC 4 News
    On Tuesday afternoon El Paso Mayor John Cook vetoed a resolution unanimously passed by city council that would have asked the U.S. government to begin a serious debate on legalizing narcotics. Earlier in the day city council passed a resolution, rationing that the best way to stop the drug wars in Juarez may be to legalize the drugs here in the United States. It was part of a larger resolution outlining several steps for the United States and Mexico to take in order to cut down on the number of murders between rival drug cartels. Last year more than 1,600...
  • Massachusetts Police Balk at Ticketing Marijuana Offenders

    01/05/2009 6:33:10 PM PST · by Clinging Bitterly · 47 replies · 3,064+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | January 5, 2009 | Michael Levenson
    Massachusetts officially decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana yesterday, but many police departments across the state were essentially ignoring the voter-passed law, saying they would not even bother to ticket people they see smoking marijuana. "We're just basically not enforcing it right now," said Mark R. Laverdure, chief of police in Clinton...
  • After Action Report—General Barry R McCaffrey USA (Ret) VISIT MEXICO – 5-7 DECEMBER 2008

    01/07/2009 8:22:36 AM PST · by Freeport · 3 replies · 1,110+ views ^ | December 29, 2008 | General Barry R McCaffrey USA (Ret)
    THE SITUATION IN MEXICO: A. The Mexican State is engaged in an increasingly violent, internal struggle against heavily armed narco-criminal cartels that have intimidated the public, corrupted much of law enforcement, and created an environment of impunity to the law. • Thousands are being murdered each year. Drug production, addiction, and smuggling are rampant. The struggle for power among drug cartels has resulted in chaos in the Mexican states and cities along the US-Mexico border. Drug-related assassinations and kidnappings are now common-place occurrences throughout the country. • Squad-sized units of the police and Army have been tortured, murdered, and their...
  • Drugs tested on spiders, amazing reactions.

    12/30/2008 12:07:27 PM PST · by Snurple · 22 replies · 1,506+ views
    you tube ^ | today | self
    Wow! I never knew spiders would hve these reactions.Link

    12/19/2008 11:02:08 AM PST · by AuntB · 37 replies · 2,004+ views
    CBS News ^ | Dec. 16, 2008 | Susana Seijas CBS News producer Mexico City
    Mexico has a serious drug problem these days. So serious that over 5,000 people have died this year due to drug-related violence. More than 5,000 dead. And that number keeps growing every day. How do you begin to understand that so many people are dying in Mexico? More than 5,000 casualties because of "narcotrafficking." That’s more than all of the American troops that have died fighting an actual war in Iraq. It is hard to keep a tally, but Mexico´s El Universal newspaper does a good job of keeping score. Mexican drug cartels, dominated by the Gulf and Sinaloa cartels,...
  • Lakeview man gets 10 years for almost 7,500 pot plants

    12/16/2008 10:36:28 PM PST · by MovementConservative · 40 replies · 3,554+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | Tuesday December 16, 2008, 4:43 PM | by Lynne Terry
    A jury sentenced a Lakeview man to 10 years in prison for growing nearly 7,500 marijuana plants. Andrew Stever, 40, was sentenced on Monday after a three-day trial in the Federal District Court in Medford.Ten years is the mandatory minimum sentence for anyone convicted of growing 1,000 or more pot plants. In July 2007, officers from several local, state and federal agencies found 7,459 plants growing on Stever's Lakeview property, which bordered Forest Service land. Two men fled the scene, leaving behind personal property and three firearms, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Portland. Physical evidence and testimony linked...
  • Mexico Drug Cartels Border Wars Rages Out of Control, but U.S. wants more border crossings.

    12/10/2008 7:20:33 PM PST · by flattorney · 19 replies · 1,357+ views
    CNN Lou Dobbs Tonight ^ | December 9, 2008 | Lou Dobbs-Transcript Staff
    More than 5,000 people have been killed in Mexico's out of control drug cartel wars this year, so why is our government opening even more border crossings at this time with Mexico. Many elected officials are ignoring Mexico's raging war against the drug cartels and instead of focusing on safety and public security, trying to widen the openings in our border with Mexico strictly for commerce purposes. DOBBS: Disturbing new details emerging tonight from Mexico proving that the raging drug cartel wars there are far more deadly than the government of Mexico has previously admitted. The U.S. response, however, is...
  • New Details: 12 Gunmen Kill 8 at Restaurant along Texas Border

    12/01/2008 7:34:21 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 67 replies · 2,220+ views
    KRGV 5 ^ | December 01, 2008
    Over 40 Murders Reported this Week CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico - New details on a deadly discovery across the border from El Paso. This morning police in Ciudad Juarez say at least 12 masked gun men opened fire inside an upscale seafood restaurant and killed at least eight people. The attack comes a day after seven men were found executed in a school soccer field in an upper class neighborhood in Juarez. In all, 40 murders were reported over the holiday week along the border near El Paso. Police say the men were armed with AK-47 and fired off more than...
  • U.S. Mexican border Drug War kills more than War on Terror in Afghanistan

    03/29/2008 4:44:27 PM PDT · by television is just wrong · 9 replies · 486+ views
    Murders and kidnappings on both sides of the border have significantly increased in recent years. The violence along the U.S.-Mexican border has increased so dramatically that the Juárez Mayor José Reyes Ferriz asked Mexican President Felipe Calderón to send more help as reported in the El Paso Journal. Only thirty federal officers had been sent at that time to Juárez despite repeated requests for more help. It's necessary and urgent to have agents from the federal preventive police to patrol the streets the way that we need to confront this situation," Reyes Ferriz said in a news conference. The Mexican...
  • Logic and the drug war

    12/26/2007 7:10:27 PM PST · by rellimpank · 12 replies · 131+ views
    One of the predictable characteristics of the drug war is how we lurch from danger to danger -- with each substance at some point being described as the most ominous threat to the republic. From marijuana to heroin, from LSD to cocaine, from crack to ecstasy, from methampetemine to steroids -- each over the past eight decades has taken its trendy turn as the threat du jour. All the better to justify the billions of dollars this country spends each year on the drug war. Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court took a small step toward sanity by ruling...
  • Holes Found in U.S. Claims of a Drug-War Win

    12/29/2007 10:55:09 AM PST · by cryptical · 10 replies · 236+ views
    National Public Radio ^ | December 26, 2007 | John Burnett
    For the past few months, the federal government has been celebrating the fact that U.S. cities are experiencing "an unprecedented cocaine shortage" due to increased law enforcement in the southwestern United States and Mexico. But fact-checking by NPR reveals that while there are indeed spot shortages of cocaine, they are neither nationwide nor unprecedented. And the scarcity may have unintended consequences. The price of cocaine is one of the main ways the government tallies the score in its war on drugs. The reasoning is that if prices go up, it means that agents are winning — they're squeezing the supply....
  • Hugo Chavez: Enemy in America's Backyard

    09/27/2007 9:30:40 AM PDT · by HoosierGirl25 · 8 replies · 90+ views
    Human Events ^ | 9/27/2007 | Ericka Andersen
    If you don’t believe that Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez is dangerous to American national security, “Crisis in the Americas”, a new film produced by the American Security Council Foundation, will convince you. ASCF drew from their 1980's video series about similarly threatening countries during the Cold War, called "Peace through Strength." The new series, called "Defending Freedom", educates the public about the dangers America faces via Venezuela’s oil-rich dictator. “Crisis in the Americas” documents the close alliance Chavez shares with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Chavez’s eerily parallel ideologies and close coalition with Cuba’s Fidel Castro.
  • Marijua Bust Nets 10,000 Plants, Four Suspects

    08/11/2007 11:55:40 AM PDT · by AuntB · 98 replies · 2,155+ views
    KTVL 10 ^ | Aug. 10, 2007 | Erin Guy
    (Medford, Or) - Much of the day Friday, a helicopter brought out load after load of marijuana plants from hillsides in the Applegate... more than 10,000 plants, according to Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters. Winters says marijuana retails for about 5-thousand dollars a pound, street value. He says last year his department confiscated 27.6 tons of marijuana. The grows are not just valuable. They're also dangerous. Law enforcement officers say the grow is most likely part of a Mexican drug cartel. Winters says members of the cartel will fight in a gun battle to protect their crop... and to try...
  • 7-Eleven fires clerk ( Border Patrol baseball hat latest )

    07/10/2007 2:01:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 73 replies · 3,386+ views
    Aspen Times ^ | July 10, 2007 | Scott Condon
    Corporation tells Kirchenwitz dismissal unrelated to shooting incident. Bruno Kirchenwitz was fired Monday from his job at the Basalt 7-Eleven. The firing came nearly two weeks after Kirchenwitz may have been the target of a person or persons who fired five shots from a rifle into the store. Kirchenwitz said a 7-Eleven official who called to inform him of his dismissal claimed it was unrelated to the shooting incident. He isn't buying it. Kirchenwitz believes he was fired because his presence as a clerk at the store could be bad for business. He is an outspoken critic of illegal immigration....
  • Raids Reveal Border Drug Tunnel(Where's the Fence?)

    07/01/2007 7:13:40 AM PDT · by kellynla · 33 replies · 936+ views ^ | June 30, 2007 | staff
    NOGALES, Ariz. -- U.S. and Mexican law enforcement agents executing simultaneous raids discovered a recently completed smuggling tunnel linking the two countries, officials said Friday. The entrances to the tunnel, described as a passageway its builders planned to use to smuggle drugs, were discovered in a home in Nogales, Ariz., and an apartment in Nogales, Mexico, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. Five people were arrested during the raid on the Mexican location. No arrests had yet been made on the U.S. side of the border. Investigators tipped to the tunnel's existence during its construction have had it...
  • Officials keep eye on Dallas as heroin mix spreads, deaths rise

    04/26/2007 2:15:46 PM PDT · by P-40 · 16 replies · 1,257+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 4/26/2007 | Staff
    DALLAS -- At least 18 Dallas County teenagers have died from using cheese, a mixture of black tar heroin and powderized Tylenol PM tablets. The deaths have been reported throughout the county. Most of the victims are male, and involve equal numbers of white and Hispanic youth. One girl who died was found with the phase "Cheese Please" scrawled on her body with a marker. The spread of cheese in schools has parents and law enforcement officials worried. Children as young as 11 have been caught with the concoction. Right now, cheese heroin seems to be a Dallas phenomenon. But...
  • The Town the Law Forgot [L.A. suburb mired in gangs resembles Mexican border town]

    02/28/2007 11:08:16 PM PST · by XR7 · 23 replies · 1,819+ views
    LA Weekly ^ | 3/1/07 | Jeffrey Anderson
    The first sign of trouble for Cudahy City Council candidate Tony Mendoza was a pair of thong panties mailed to his wife, with a note telling her to watch her husband’s back. Then came the phone calls — and the death threats. A political novice in a tiny city of Mexican immigrants that hasn’t had an election since 1999, Mendoza had expected dirty tricks. But to his dismay, the caller, who spoke poor English and called every day for three days, said Mendoza would be killed if he did not leave Cudahy, a 1.2-square-mile city 10 miles southeast of downtown...
  • One Determined Heroine and Her Fall From Grace

    12/28/2006 7:37:34 AM PST · by DJ Taylor · 13 replies · 1,443+ views
    The New York Times ^ | December 28, 2006 | EVELYN NIEVES
    PINE RIDGE, S.D. — Here in the poorest corner of the poorest Indian reservation in the country, Geraldine Blue Bird’s household was one of the worst off. Then President Bill Clinton stopped by her home during his 1999 tour of the nation’s most impoverished places. Ms. Blue Bird, who lived on a disability check, was squeezing 28 adults and children, most of whom she had taken in from the streets, into a four-room shack with no plumbing and a pop-up camper out back. When word got out, donations poured in, and continued for years. Ms. Blue Bird even received a...
  • Clemens, Others Implicated in Banned Drug Case

    09/30/2006 10:14:40 PM PDT · by RayChuang88 · 20 replies · 422+ views
    Los Angeles Times ( ^ | September 30, 2006 | Lance Pugmire and Tim Brown
    Roger Clemens, one of professional baseball's most durable and successful pitchers, is among six players allegedly linked to performance-enhancing drugs by a former teammate, The Times has learned. The names had been blacked out in an affidavit filed in federal court. Others whose identities had been concealed include Clemens' fellow Houston Astros pitcher Andy Pettitte and former American League most valuable player Miguel Tejada of the Baltimore Orioles. The discovery ends four months of speculation surrounding the possible identities of Major League Baseball figures whose names were redacted from the search warrant affidavit filed in Phoenix on May 31. The...
  • Mexican crime families run most of state's pot farms

    08/28/2006 9:38:28 AM PDT · by radar101 · 15 replies · 677+ views
    Illegal marijuana production is surging on the North Coast and across the state as a result of rising dominance of Mexican crime families over the state's underground pot economy. Scores of Mexican nationals are being sneaked across the border to grow, guard and harvest marijuana gardens inside California because tightened border security has crimped smuggling of Mexican-grown pot into the state, according to local, state and federal drug agents. Mexican-controlled operations now account for as much as 70 percent of all the marijuana cultivated in the state's rural regions, including the North Coast, the agents said. Agents say tightened U.S.-Mexican...

    06/26/2006 10:36:03 PM PDT · by Cindy · 65 replies · 1,821+ views
    AP via CNN ^ | June 27, 2006 | Not noted
    DUBLIN, Ireland (AP) -- Family and friends of Veronica Guerin, the investigative reporter whose slaying shocked Ireland and triggered a government crackdown on organized crime, laid flowers and prayed Monday near the spot where she was shot to death a decade ago.
  • Leslie wore burqa 'to stave off rape' ( Religion of Peace )

    05/29/2006 10:20:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies · 2,141+ views
    New Idea magazine ^ | 29may06 | New Idea magazine
    MODEL Michelle Leslie wore a burqa during her stay in a Balinese prison on drugs charges to avoid being raped... Leslie said she awoke in the Kerobokan prison one night to find a man sitting on the end of her mattress, laughing and singing: "Jiggyjig Missa Leslie. Bali holiday. Jiggyjig". "I knew jiggyjig translated into having sex," Leslie told the magazine. "He was saying Australian model and stroking my leg. I screamed: `Get out of here!'." Leslie said she was aware another woman was being taken from her cell regularly for sex, and realised her fate would be the same...
  • FARC guerrillas' link to £70m cocaine haul

    04/14/2006 2:23:08 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies · 347+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 14 Apr 2006 | JEREMY MCDERMOTT
    MEXICAN authorities yesterday began investigations into the involvement of Colombian guerrillas in the shipment of 5.5 tons of cocaine seized from a commercial aircraft. The high-purity cocaine, the biggest seizure in recent years, was found amid 128 pieces of luggage on a US passenger airline, Aero Flight, which left Caracas in Venezuela and made an unregistered stop in Ciudad de Carmen, Mexico, where soldiers found the drugs. The cocaine is valued at £70 million. Santiago Vasconcelos, of the Mexican attorney general's office, said there was evidence that the drugs came from guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC),...
  • Mexico suggests U.S. military could be behind border incident

    01/26/2006 6:20:30 PM PST · by SC33 · 27 replies · 1,092+ views
    SignOnSanDiego ^ | January 26, 2006 | Mark Stevenson
    MEXICO CITY – Mexico's foreign secretary suggested Thursday that uniformed men using a military-style Humvee to help drug traffickers on the border could have been U.S. soldiers or criminals disguised as Mexican troops.

    11/20/2005 5:34:36 AM PST · by FerdieMurphy · 238 replies · 5,033+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Sunday, November 20, 2005 | Staff
    Uniformed Mexicans with guns, bulldozer seize drug-bust truck from Border Patrol U.S. Border Patrol agents were backed down this week by armed men, dressed in what appeared to be Mexican military uniforms and carrying military weapons, who seized a captured dump truck filled with marijuana from the U.S. agents and dragged it across the border into Mexico with a bulldozer. The border incident occurred Thursday evening when Border Patrol agents attempted to pull over a dump truck on Interstate 10 in Hudspeth County, Texas. The driver fled from the agents, exiting the freeway and driving toward the Rio Grande which...
  • In Italy, Al Qaeda Turns to Organized Crime for Protection (Terrorists smuggled into Europe)

    10/21/2005 6:11:35 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 7 replies · 743+ views
    New America Media ^ | Oct. 21, 2005 | Paolo Pontoniere
    Editor's Note: Italian media report that Al Qaeda is moving operatives through Italy on their way to North Africa and Europe with the help of a Naples-based criminal network similar to the Mafia. Italian investigators say Osama Bin Laden's Al Qaeda organization is moving deep into the Mediterranean peninsula's underworld of organized crime. Italian media recently revealed that hundreds of Al Qaeda operatives coming from North Africa are being sent to Northern Europe though a maze of safe houses belonging to the Neapolitan Camorra, a Naples-based criminal network akin to the Mafia. The internationally connected Camorra organization specializes in drug...
  • A Draft Proposal to Eliminate Illegal Drug use through Volunteer Community Involvement

    10/08/2005 4:43:17 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 51 replies · 845+ views
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | Oct 8, 2005 | Jeff Head
    Yesterday my wife and I attended a community awareness meeting called at our church to talk about the growing methamphetamine and illegal drug problem in our little Idaho community. The County Attorney and a Captain with the Idaho State Troopers made the presentation, with the local Police Chief and Sheriff also in attendance. About 300 people attended. Idaho is an increasing target for the Mexico Drug Cartels for developing and deciminating drugs. The officials clearly showed and demonstrated how these drugs are being funneled, using illegal aliens as carriers, from Mexico, across the remote sections of the US border and...
  • Street drugs - 1 million Mexicans addicted to hard drugs and causing a surge in street violence

    07/31/2005 12:43:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies · 1,140+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 31, 2005 | IOAN GRILLO Houston Chronicle Foreign Service
    NUEVO LAREDO, MEXICO - When Esteban Perez sold $35 bags of heroin on the streets of this violent border city, he said he felt three things: fear, dread and terror. He feared not having enough money to bribe the local police to look the other way. He dreaded not having enough heroin left to feed his addiction. And he was terrified of not having enough cash for the drug smugglers who had sold him the narcotics and demanded a share of his profits. "I was scared of them, most of all," Perez, 24, said of the traffickers. "They ask you...
  • Rush Limbaugh's case may head to Florida's high court

    11/19/2004 1:04:05 AM PST · by Former Military Chick · 21 replies · 854+ views
    Herald ^ | Nov. 18, 2004 | AMY SHERMAN
    An appellate court says it will ask justices to take up Rush Limbaugh's medical-privacy case. Rush Limbaugh's case may be headed to the Florida Supreme Court. The Fourth District Court of Appeal refused to reconsider its Oct. 6 ruling that Palm Beach County prosecutors were within their rights when they seized Limbaugh's medical records using a search warrant. Instead of rehearing the case, the appellate court said Wednesday it will ask the state Supreme Court to take up the case. The state's highest court can either hear the case or pass on it. The conservative talk show radio host has...
  • New Base to Monitor Border in Northeast

    10/11/2004 3:19:56 PM PDT · by The Loan Arranger · 4 replies · 328+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | October 11, 2004 | Michael Hill of the Associated Press
    PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. -- The federal government opened a base Friday where airplanes, helicopters and high-speed boats will set out to intercept terrorists, drug smugglers and illegal immigrants trying to cross the nation's vast northeastern border. The new Air and Marine Operations facility, formerly an Air Force base in New York's northeastern corner, is one of five that will be responsible for tightening surveillance along the U.S.-Canadian border and will cover a heavily wooded stretch from western New York to Maine. Department of Homeland Security helicopter pilot Dennis Del Grosso said agents are looking for anything, from low-flying planes trying to...
  • George Clinton Arrested on Drug Charge

    12/08/2003 7:09:55 PM PST · by bd476 · 35 replies · 650+ views
    Yahoo News and AP ^ | December 8, 2003
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Funk music pioneer George Clinton was arrested and charged with drug possession after allegedly telling an officer he had cocaine in his pocket. Clinton, of Tallahassee, was arrested Saturday and bonded out of jail over the weekend, according to jail officials, who wouldn't release any other information. Clinton's lawyer, Shoshana Zisk of San Francisco, didn't immediately return a call seeking comment. Clinton, 63, who headed the funk bands Parliament and Funkadelic — and the collaboration later known as P-Funk — in the 1970s and 1980s is considered a father of the genre. In 1983, Clinton's solo record...
  • Sixth-Grade Students Learn How Much Illegal Drugs Cost

    10/27/2003 9:15:07 AM PST · by yonif · 9 replies · 1,397+ views
    WFTV ^ | October 27, 2003 | The Associated Press
    SAN DIMAS, Calif. -- Several parents recently have been wondering how come their children know so much about the cost of illegal drugs. Blame it on a classroom project. Students at Lone Hill Middle School were assigned imaginary careers and salaries and told to figure out how much various drug habits would cost them. "Samantha came home Wednesday and told us she's addicted to marijuana and has a $300 drug habit," said one parent, Diana Mitchell. "My husband and I were both stunned." Assistant Superintendent Mitch Hovey said the teacher of the seventh-grade math class was pushing an anti-drug message...
  • Doctor's group blasts administration

    10/02/2003 6:34:24 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 4 replies · 302+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 2, 2003 | Jon Dougherty
    CONTROLLING THE SUBSTANCES Doctors' group blasts administration Claims White House punishing physicians for misdeeds of patients Posted: October 2, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Jon Dougherty © 2003 A physicians' advocacy group is blasting the Bush administration for its pledge to prosecute physicians even if their patients are responsible for the abuse of pain medications they've been prescribed. "Physicians are being threatened, impoverished, delicensed and imprisoned for prescribing in good faith with the intention of relieving pain," said Kathryn Serkes, a spokeswoman for the Tucson, Arizona-based American Association of Physicians and Surgeons. In a Monday press conference at the...
  • Latest News From Latin America - Democrats Fight Bush on Colombia

    05/10/2003 10:41:13 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 2 replies · 356+ views ^ | May 2003 | Tiana Perez
    Democrats Fight Bush on Colombia May 9: Colombian President Uribe met with President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, trade representatives, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, CIA Director George Tenet, 25 congressmen and businessmen during a five-day stay in Washington that ended Saturday. The Colombian president visited the U.S. to lobby for sustainable aid to Colombia amid Democrat protests of too high a budget for the South American country. Bush and Uribe were allies during war in Iraq and agree on several lines of policy, not least in their treatment of terrorism. The majority of Democrats in Congress complained about the...
  • Ammonia Leak Rousts Hundreds of Tourists From Hotels on Mississippi Coast

    02/23/2003 11:41:50 AM PST · by all4one · 10 replies · 424+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | February 23, 2003 | The Associated Press
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A cloud of ammonia leaked from a chemical plant early Sunday, forcing tourists to evacuate eight hotels along the Gulf Coast. Authorities said it appeared someone had tried to steal the chemical, possibly to make illegal drugs. Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport was also shut down for seven hours, and several churches canceled or postponed Sunday services after police advised residents to stay indoors. A couple of emergency workers had to be treated but no other injuries were reported, police Sgt. Joseph Ashmore said. Anhydrous ammonia, used to make fertilizer, is highly explosive. Exposure irritates the skin and...