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  • Cops Say Camera Caught Driver Smoking Pot

    08/12/2003 12:13:12 PM PDT · by OXENinFLA · 91 replies · 1,188+ views
    Camera's first catch gets felony drug charge As Marcus D. Jackson smoked dope in a blue Chevy Caprice, he had no idea anyone was watching, police say. But about a block away, officers were monitoring his every move on a surveillance camera set up at Augusta and Pulaski to target crimes both serious and minor that bring down the neighborhood's quality of life. When they swooped in and arrested Jackson, the officers allegedly found $20 worth of pot and Ecstasy, a so-called "club drug," valued at $60. The 1:30 a.m. Saturday bust was the first one for Operation Disruption, which...
  • IRS Unleashes Random Audits; Here's What to Do When Tapped

    03/06/2003 6:22:48 AM PST · by TroutStalker · 27 replies · 330+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Thursday, March 6, 2003 | TOM HERMAN
    <p>Watch your mailbox -- and pray you haven't been chosen.</p> <p>Internal Revenue Service officials have begun sending letters to taxpayers chosen largely at random for special audits later this year and next year. These audits, the first of their kind in more than a decade, are designed to give agents a fresh look at how much cheating exists, what types, how to spot it and how to reduce unnecessary audits in the future.</p>
  • Court: IRS Owes Millions for Fraud

    01/24/2003 9:10:30 AM PST · by unixfox · 12 replies · 302+ views
    01-22-2003
    Court: IRS Owes Millions for Fraud Washington (Jan. 22, 2003) – A federal appeals court has ruled that attorneys for the Internal Revenue Service committed "fraud on the court" after giving secret deals to two pilots in return for their testimony against 1,300 other pilots who bought into the same tax shelters. The federal appeals court on Friday overturned a previous Tax Court ruling against the pilots, who were found guilty of tax evasion and ordered to pay a collective sum totaling more than $2 billion in penalties. The appeals court ruling requires the IRS to pay tens of millions...
  • Stop marijuana trade, U.S. drug czar urges

    12/06/2002 10:54:15 AM PST · by jmc813 · 121 replies · 507+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 11-22-02 | ROBERT MATAS
    VANCOUVER -- Riding high after U.S. states rejected measures to relax drug laws, drug czar John Walters came to Canada this week to talk tough about a new front in the drug war. Marijuana poses a greater danger to the United States than heroin, cocaine or amphetamines, said Mr. Walters, the director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, in an interview yesterday in Vancouver. About 60 per cent of six million people who need treatment services for drug abuse in the United States are dependent on marijuana, he said. Earlier this month, Mr. Walters campaigned against...
  • Study: Marijuana Does Not Lead to Hard Drugs

    12/02/2002 2:42:58 PM PST · by Sparta · 253 replies · 738+ views
    Reuters ^ | Dec. 2, 2002 | unknown
    — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Countering a basic principle of American anti-drug policies, an independent U.S. study concluded on Monday that marijuana use does not lead teenagers to experiment with hard drugs like heroin or cocaine. The study by the private, nonprofit RAND Drug Policy Research Center rebutted the theory that marijuana acts as a so-called gateway drug to more harmful narcotics, a key argument against legalizing pot in the United States. The researchers did not advocate easing restrictions in marijuana, but questioned the focus on this substance in drug control efforts. Using data from the National Household Survey on Drug...
  • SWAT team descends on a temperamental truck

    06/11/2002 8:55:54 AM PDT · by Sir Gawain · 6 replies · 202+ views
    Detroit News ^ | Christine Reid
    <p>NEDERLAND, Colo. -- It was an honest mistake. What seemed to be a crazed man firing a gun at officers turned out to be a frustrated motorist banging on the hood of his broken-down truck.</p> <p>Ronald Cobbley, 37, was on his way home around 3 p.m. Friday when his temperamental blue pickup stalled. Irritated, Cobbley jumped out and began to curse and beat his fists on the hood.</p>
  • Big Governor Is Watching You

    04/14/2002 6:31:21 PM PDT · by Lord_Baltar · 6 replies · 200+ views
    Village Voice ^ | 04-14-2002 | James Ridgeway
    Big Governor Is Watching You Terror From On High Cloaked in the favorite conservative lingo of states' rights, the Bush administration has drawn up a proposal that ought to give even the president's staunchest backers the willies. Presented as a draft, the "Model State Emergency Health Powers Act," written by the Centers for Disease Control, sets forth procedures and rules so that a state government could respond to a sudden outbreak of smallpox, anthrax, or other form of bioterror attack. Granting governors the power to declare a "bioterrorism emergency," the proposal, as originally written, would have allowed them to quarantine...