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Are Stoners High on Romney?new

There's talk of many cannabis advocates casting a protest vote against Obama.
Sacramento News & Review  |  Nick Miller  |  05-11-2012  |  Drugs

Mormon Myth-Busting: Is the Book of Mormon the LDS Bible?new

The BoM was written by Joseph Smith, who claims to have translated it from a pile of gold tablets an angel hipped him to.
San Antonio Current  |  Jeffrey Wright  |  04-13-2012  |  Commentary

Documentary filmmakers investigate Frank Matthews, 1970s East Coast heroin kingpin and Durham nativenew

"You almost get the impression in Durham that people think he's on the outskirts of town, waiting to hear something bad about him and he's gonna come in and do something."
INDY Week  |  Craig D. Lindsey  |  03-31-2012  |  Movies

Engage the Enemynew

A new Cleveland court helps veteran offenders shake their demons
Cleveland Scene  |  Anastasia Pantsios  |  08-03-2011  |  Civil Liberties

Can a Grieving Poet's Movement for Peace Save Mexico?new

On a broiling mid-June afternoon in Juarez, Javier Sicilia stepped on to a makeshift stage in a downtown park to address at least 2,000 of his fellow grieving Mexicans. The crowd applauded wildly as the soft-spoken, 54-year old poet began to speak in measured tones about creating a national movement to “save our Democracy.”
The Texas Observer  |  Melissa del Bosque  |  07-08-2011  |  Drugs Selling Junk Onlinenew

In 2008, New York City's Special Narcotics Prosecutor began leading a team of undercover investigators targeting the drug dealers who used Craigslist to advertise their wares. Three years later, drug dealing on the classified-ads website is still blatant and ubiquitous.
The Village Voice  |  David Shapiro and Joe Coscarelli  |  04-20-2011  |  Drugs

Charlie Sheen Declared an Illegal Substancenew

In what has been called an epidemic by Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske, figures released by the Obama administration show that over 150 million Americans are addicted to Charlie Sheen.
San Antonio Current  |  Jay Whitecotton  |  03-04-2011  |  Commentary

Last Night Dubstep Molly Saved My Lifenew

An unidentified warehouse provides a wallop of bass and existential escape.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  J. Winter  |  03-02-2011  |  Recreation

Dead Zonenew

The Texas-Mexico border has always been violent — but nothing like this.
Fort Worth Weekly  |  Peter Gorman  |  01-05-2011  |  Crime & Justice

Serving Those Who Servednew

Veterans make up eight percent of the U.S. population, but 20 percent of the homeless population. What's being done to help them?
Illinois Times  |  Patrick Yeagle  |  11-11-2010  |  Homelessness

Shot By Drug Smugglers?new

Renowned forensics experts say a Pinal County deputy's high-profile tale about getting shot after encountering drug smugglers doesn't add up.
Phoenix New Times  |  Paul Rubin  |  09-24-2010  |  Crime & Justice

Inside the Brutal World of America's Kidnapping Capitalnew

Phoenix, Ariz. is labeled the kidnapping capital of the U.S. because of people- and drug-smuggling out of Mexico. But it's the smuggled immigrants, not the general public, who overwhelmingly are the primary victims.
The Village Voice  |  Monica Alonzo  |  08-11-2010  |  Crime & Justice

Santa Cruz Pins Crime Fighting Hopes on Pogonip Pathnew

Santa Cruz leaders are hoping a bike path through the heroin and meth dealing nexus of the Pogonip park will clean up crime. Experts say otherwise.
Good Times Santa Cruz  |  Curtis Cartier  |  08-03-2010  |  Crime & Justice

Beware of Kids With Headphonesnew

Digital dosing the new gateway drug?
Austin Chronicle  |  Jordan Smith  |  07-19-2010  |  Drugs

Overcrowding at Illinois Prisons is Costly and Dangerousnew

In Sangamon County, at least 13 inmates were released early, many serving just a fraction of their sentences. One repeat drunk driver served only a month of his year-long sentence; another inmate serving time for possession of cocaine spent only two weeks behind bars.
Illinois Times  |  Patrick Yeagle  |  03-04-2010  |  Crime & Justice

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