Hoffman's death Shows why War on Drugs Doesn't Work

We have now had a few days to reflect on and gather the facts about the tragic death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, which looks to have been caused by a drug overdose involving heroin and prescription drugs. When one truly considers all the facts and possible alternatives, it’s clear that Hoffman’s death actually proves why the War on Drugs is

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Judge Declares NYPD 'Stop-and-Frisk' Unconstitutional

New York judge Shira Scheindlin has ruled that New York’s stop-and-frisk searches are unconstitutional and has ordered that a federal monitor oversee the police reform. New York’s stop-and-frisk policy has seen the New York City police stop an estimated 5 million people in the past decade. Though about 9 out of 10 have walked away without consequence from the stop,

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One Million Police Hours Spent on Marijuana Arrests in NYC

A new report released yesterday shows us that during the last ten years, the NYPD has spent approximately 1,000,000 police hours arresting people for marijuana possession. In that time, they have managed to arrest over 440,000 people for minor marijuana charges, costing taxpayers over 75 million dollars last year alone. These are hours that police officers might have otherwise have

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