drug raids

Those advocating for denying entry to the Central American children cite the tremendous costs involved. And indeed, in our ongoing economic malaise, with deficits continuing to mount and prospects brightening little for America's own youth, how can the diversion of such enormous resources be justified?
A recently retired interim police chief in Seattle replied, "I'm not there yet" when asked by a local reporter whether he could support an end to drug prohibition. As these leaders continue to dither, we will continue to experience a steady stream of exasperating, heartbreaking incidents.
HuffPost writer and investigative reporter Radley Balko is the author of the new book Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization
"That case really catalyzed my focus. I watched at first from the sidelines -- followed the story closely. I'm not an activist
"We saw what was happening in Los Angeles at the time," says Lawrence, 69. "We thought we needed something similar if we
t is ludicrous we waste so much time, energy, manpower and money on marijuana eradication as if it the money flows from a fountain while meth, heroin and child molestation destroy our children.
In the end, a 26-year-old man is dead, his wife is a widow and his children are fatherless. His family will be well-compensated
The fact is, more American police officers have died fighting crime in the United States over the past 12 years than American
The vast majority of SWAT deployments today are to serve search warrants for drug crimes. HuffPost Investigative Reporter Radley Balko writes that it is time to start drawing down and rolling back police militarization in the United States.
“It’s really about a lack of imagination and a lack of creativity,” says Norm Stamper, a retired cop who served as police
Groff's ruling highlighted another trend that would play out alongside the increase in paramilitary drug raids over the next
In November 2002, Lewis Cauthorne was in the basement with his mother, girlfriend, and three-year-old daughter when a police
On March 26, 1987, more than 25 police officers in Jefferson County, Kentucky (Louisville) help serve warrants on 37 people
Note: The "Raid of the Day" features accounts of police raids I've found, researched, and reported while writing my forthcoming
Ultimately, another innocent, unarmed person was shot dead by a cop in the course of a highly-volatile raid on a private
Note: The "Raid of the Day" features accounts of police raids I've found, researched, and reported while writing my forthcoming
In the end, the police conducted a volatile, fully armed, nighttime SWAT raid, then shot a man in the chest over consensual
And so the raids went on. In 1995, the Rev. Accleyne Williams, a 75-year-old retired minister, died of a heart attack after
It effectively turned parts of California into a military zone. CAMP sent U-2 spy planes over the skies to search for pot
In the weeks before the raid, however, Van Zweitan had been robbed, and the man she believed committed the robbery had threatened