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Friday, August 8, 2008

This Week on Drugs

posted by on August 8 at 17:13 PM

The Surge at Home: McCain’s neighborhood plan.

On Friday at the National Urban League, McCain suggested he’d fight crime using “tactics somewhat like we use in the military.”

He went on to describe how it would work: “You go into neighborhoods, you clamp down, you provide a secure environment for the people that live there, and you make sure that the known criminals are kept under control,” he said. “And you provide them with a stable environment and then they cooperate with law enforcement.”

One Life in Bangkok: Thailand to open high-security drug prison.

Last Hurrah: Medical examiners office employee charged with stealing pills from the dead.

Reuters Strike: Reuters columnist whacks the drug war.

Sponsor Ship: Pot bill picks up supporters in the House.

Oh, What a Night: Executive of National Night Out, a drug and crime awareness event, paid $322,000 a year.

Above the Law: Police drop charges against mayor—whose house they raided for pot that wasn’t his and shot his Labradors—but they refuse to apologize.

Prince George’s County Police Chief Melvin C. High … exonerated the mayor and his family and expressed regret that they were victimized by drug dealers and that their dogs had been killed, but he stopped short of apologizing for any action by law enforcement, police and [mayor Cheye] Calvo said. …

“The chief called and told me that me and my family had been absolutely and completely cleared of any charges. He also said that he did not apologize for any action or wrongdoing by the police department, although he did express regret about what has happened to my family and me,” Calvo said.

Heath Ledger OD Case Dropped: Federal prosecutors won’t pursue grand jury subpoena for Mary-Kate Olsen.

Creepy: Scientists develop test for law enforcement to test fingerprints for presence of drugs and other substances; test could be mass produced for widespread use.

Blown Away: Local police dismantling meth enforcement teams; now the labs are safely in Mexico.

Herb in the Wine: Pot growers supplant Washington vineyards.

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Between McSame's Enhanced War on Drugs and the shooting of Black Labs that defend white mayors' houses, it's becoming very obvious who wants to turn America into the Soviet Union (USSR).

John "Red Plant" McCain.

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 8, 2008 5:28 PM

That McCain quote should scare the shit out of anybody who understand what Posse Comitatus means. I wonder where all those Ron Paul libertarians are when McCain is making promises like this?

Posted by flamingbanjo | August 8, 2008 5:39 PM

Red Plant? That can't be good.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | August 9, 2008 12:09 AM


You read my mind. Can you say "actual in-your-face police state", kiddies?

Posted by Mr. X | August 9, 2008 2:25 AM

All I can gather from the McCain quote is that the last time he bothered to think about how to deal with the problems of urban America, it was in 1981 while he was watching Escape From New York.

Posted by raisedbywolves | August 9, 2008 3:31 AM

Oh, goody. Let's handle crime in the U.S. with the same finesse our military is using in Iraq. "Sorry we bombed your wedding/funeral/ bar mitzvah, but we thought there might be drug dealers in the neighborhood."

Posted by Sally Johnson | August 10, 2008 6:34 AM

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