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Please Sign: Georgia, Pay for Baby Bou Bou's Medical Bills!
Society & Culture  (tags: Habersham County, Georgia, Phonesavanh family, Baby Bounkham Bou Bou, swat team, war on drugs, no-knock warrant abuse, governmental gratuities, police violence )

- 1208 days ago -
Last year while the Phonesavanh's baby boy Bounkham (Bou Bou) was sleeping, a Georgia swat team burst into the bedroom and set off a flash-bang grenade that landed in his crib, severely burning his face and torso. Now GA refuses to pay for his surgeries.
Think Outside The Bars
Society & Culture  (tags: Think Outside the Bars, penal system, Uniting Poor People, The New Jim Crow, War on Drugs )

- 1729 days ago -
The American problem with mass incarceration is less about crime than it is about who--we lock up. In the past 30 years, the number of people in the penal system increased much more rapidly than the general population. The USA imprisons more than anywhere.
Deepak Chopra Joins Movement to End the War on Drugs
Society & Culture  (tags: society, politics, war on drugs, drug policy, law, government, americans, celebrity )

- 1970 days ago -
Physician, bestselling author and global thought leader Deepak Chopra has joined the Honorary Board of the Drug Policy Alliance.
'War on Drugs' Is Fueling HIV Epidemic, Commission Says
Society & Culture  (tags: health, humans, culture, society, politics, war on drugs, addiction, usa, news, government, freedoms )

- 2125 days ago -
The Global Commission on Drug Policy says 'repressive drug law enforcement' perpetuates the HIV/AIDS pandemic by discouraging drug users from seeking proper treatment.
Major International Leaders Plead for the US and the World to Get Smart and Stop the War on Drugs
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, americans, children, crime, culture, dishonesty, education, freedoms, government, law, news, politics, religion, rights, society, war on drugs )

- 2514 days ago -
The Commission on Drug Policy urged a shift from incarceration to consideration of a full range of alternatives, from decriminalization to legalization and regulation.
Mexico and U.S. Plot New Antidrug Strategy
Society & Culture  (tags: politics, world, war on drugs, humans, news, police, law )

- 2953 days ago -
Merida Initiative Offers $1.3 Billion for Equipment, Training, 'Smart' Border Enforcement and Institutional Reform
Will Obama End the War on Drugs?
Society & Culture  (tags: drugs, war on drugs, justice, incarceration )

- 3260 days ago -
Is Obama really committed to a fundamental shift in America's approach to drug policy or is this about serving up a kinder, gentler drug war? When it comes to addressing America's disastrous war on drugs, the Obama administration appears to be moving
New York Moves Toward Lighter Sentences for Potheads
Society & Culture  (tags: pot, marijuana, drugs, laws, New York, Rockefeller, war on drugs, prohibition, smoking, joint, society, police, government, humans, freedoms, culture, americans, rights )

- 3328 days ago -
The state Assembly has struck a blow for the state's stoners by voting to repeal the Rockefeller drug laws that have threatened so many tokers with the wrong kind of joint. Drug policy will be based on the premise that drug addiction is a health problem.

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