16jbrubaker

21 Flips | 1 Magazine | @16jbrubaker | Keep up with 16jbrubaker on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “16jbrubaker”

Death penalty states illegally imported drugs for executions despite warnings

States are locked in legal battle with the federal government after regulators intercepted illegally imported anesthetics to be used in lethal injections<p>Death penalty states are locked in a legal battle with the federal government after regulators intercepted shipments of illegally imported …

Arizona, Texas Purchased Execution Drugs Illegally Overseas, But FDA Halts The Import

Both Arizona and Texas attempted to illegally import sodium thiopental in July, but the shipments are still being held at the airports. Nebraska also attempted to import the same drug illegally this summer, as previously reported.<p>Two states — Arizona and Texas — attempted to illegally import sodium …

Arizona tried to illegally import lethal injection drugs

Arizona paid nearly $27,000 for sodium thiopental, an anesthetic that has been used to carry out executions but is no longer manufactured by FDA-approved companies, the documents said.<p>When the drugs arrived via British Airways at the Phoenix International Airport in July, they were seized by …

Mark Zuckerberg Calls Chris Christie's Statements On Drug Addiction An "Important Message"

Chris Christie has the support of someone near and dear to all our Facebook accounts. Or at least on one issue, he does.<p>“This is an important …

Uganda facing HIV drugs shortage, govt seeks cash for imports | Reuters

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda is suffering a shortage of imported drugs to treat HIV victims due to a weak currency and insufficient foreign exchange but the government is raising funds to cover the shortfall, a senior finance ministry official said.<p>Health activists say about 240,000 patients on …

2 men accused of sex trafficking stretching from Maine to New York

Two Massachusetts men face sex trafficking and conspiracy charges in what federal law enforcement officials say was an operation that transported …

Here's how a public art project is raising awareness about young girls lost to sex trafficking

"There are 3 million prostituted women in India, with 1.2 million of them being young girls. The average age of recruitment of girls into …

Uttar Pradesh

Report: Sex traffickers targeting young women asylum seekers

There are concrete indications that sex traffickers are requiting young women into prostitution around the asylum centers in the Netherlands, the …

Behind the Beaten, Branded, Bought and Sold investigation into human sex trafficking | The Star

Romeo pimps. Victimized girls. Johns. Cops. Courts. Love, fear, hatred, sex, money.<p>The Toronto Star’s investigation into human sex trafficking probed …

Heroin Takes Center Stage At Democratic Debate

When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders were asked a question about the war on drugs during Sunday evening's …

An Indian Nancy Drew is the heroine I've been waiting for

Non-white people will be familiar with the childhood struggle of searching for relatable role models on TV. Months pass before you find someone with the same skin colour as you and when you eventually hit the jackpot you're struck with a sense of disappointment. They're not the new badass hero - …

CVS Stores to Make Heroin Antidote Available Throughout the State

CVS pharmacies around the state can soon sell a heroin antidote without a prescription.<p>The state Health Department announced the deal with the …

Oshawa man accused of importing heroin through Canada Post

For the second time in less than four years, an Oshawa man is being charged with trying to import heroin through the mail.<p>A 36-year-old was arrested …

Heroin addiction is rare among painkiller abusers, study says

Prescription painkiller abuse is drawing national attention as states battle increasing abuse cases, presidential candidates offer possible solutions …

Police chief calls on addicts to get help after spike in heroin overdoses

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Massachusetts police chief took to Facebook on Sunday with an impassioned plea to addicts after his town saw four overdoses in the span of 24 hours.<p>Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello wrote a post urging addicts to get help.<p>"Your life is more meaningful than your death," he wrote. …

Chicago police officer charged in deadly shooting has a history of misconduct complaints

In the graphic video seen across the country Tuesday, Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke levels his gun toward Laquan McDonald, an African American teen carrying a knife and veering away from the officer. Van Dyke shoots. McDonald spins, then falls to the ground as Van Dyke continues to fire …

Judge tells jury to ignore sympathies for murder victim in police misconduct trial

A judge has told a jury to put aside any feelings of sympathy they hold both towards a disabled man who was murdered in a vigilante attack and towards police officers who are on trial over the way they dealt with him before he was killed.<p>Bijan Ebrahimi, 44, was punched and kicked to death outside …

Chicago's next fight: Trying to purge police misconduct records

<b>Chicago (CNN) —</b> How do you make sure police officers are held accountable if most of their full disciplinary records are no longer available?<p>That question is at the center of what might be the next big battle brewing over police accountability across the country, and specifically in Chicago.<p>The …

Destruction of police misconduct records in question

The destruction of police misconduct records in Chicago has sparked a legal battle. CNN's Rosa Flores reports.

Justice