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Here in Colombia, the hypocrisy of western cocaine users is laid bare | Iman Amrani

I witnessed the effects of the drug war in Colombia, the legacy of corruption that the cocaine market financed<p>As I read the comments by the London mayor Sadiq Khan on middle-class cocaine users fuelling violence in the capital last week, I was boarding a flight to Medellín, in Colombia. On Tuesday, …

Mexico

A New Look at Racial Disparities in Police Use of Deadly Force

One of the most important social issues of the last five years is fatal police shootings of black Americans.<p>The concern that police fatally shoot …

Law Enforcement

Warakurna welcomes first all-Indigenous police station, aiming to repair a community's mistrust

The first entirely Indigenous-run police station in Western Australia is using cultural ties to gain the trust of a remote Aboriginal community.<p>Not …

UK Reveals Plan For A Centralised Biometric Database That Sounds Like An Absolute Nightmare

The UK government's Home Office released a report this week announcing plans for a forthcoming centralised biometric database of its citizens, …

'Not equal before the law': Why regional drug addicts are often sent to jail, not rehab

A retired judge has backed calls for more drug rehabilitation centres in the bush, warning addicts in regional areas are too often thrown behind bars.<p>…

Rising crime is symptom of inequality, says senior Met chief

Patricia Gallan says inequality leads people to feel like they ‘do not have a stake in society’<p>One of Britain’s most senior police chiefs has intervened in the debate about rising crime, saying social inequality is a cause that needs tackling and that those arrested and jailed tend to be people …

Police faked 258,000 breath tests in shocking 'breach of trust'

The new head of Victoria Police’s Professional Standards Command called it a breach of the community’s trust.<p>“I’m confident to say that number …

Metropolitan Police's facial recognition technology 98% inaccurate, figures show

Facial recognition software used by the UK’s biggest police force has returned false positives in more than 98 per cent of alerts generated, <i>The</i> …

'He was gone': fentanyl and the opioid deaths destroying Australian families

People who died from opiate overdoses are our brothers, our children. Harriet Grahame, NSW deputy coroner<p>A few days before he died of a drug overdose, Sally’s (not her real name) younger brother called her to make plans.<p>“Someone had given him gold-class movie tickets and he wanted to take me to see …

Dutch reported crime rate continues to fall, new CBS report shows

The crime rate in the Netherlands continues to fall and the number of reported crimes is now back at the...

Indigenous elders urge expanded Koori courts after juvenile detention time cut

New South Wales,Australia news,Australian police and policing,Indigenous Australians<p>NSW program helped address unstable accommodation, and lack of engagement in education and employment<p>Aboriginal elders have called for the New South Wales government to commit to expanding the youth Koori court …

Crime

Just say 'know' to drugs: can testing facilities make festivals safer?

Drug testing is increasingly becoming part of UK festivals and clubs. Could it be an effective way to change behaviour and reduce the harmful effects of drugs?<p>For the first time, people going to BoomTown this weekend will be able to find out what’s in the drugs they plan to take, by getting them …

Greens propose full legalisation of cannabis

Richard Di Natale’s policy would also allow sales in licensed shops and up to six marijuana plants at home for personal use<p>The Greens have proposed full legalisation of cannabis – including for recreational use – with a new government agency to act as the single wholesaler of plain-packaged …

Greens announce plan to legalise cannabis to take it 'out of the hands of criminals and dealers'

The Greens want to legalise cannabis for Australians over the age of 18, in a bid to take the drug out of the hands of criminal dealers.<p>Senator …

Cannabis

Health ministers agree to cannabis plan

Patients in all states and territories will get faster access to medicinal cannabis after their health ministers decided to streamline the …

Pill testing trial at Groovin the Moo wins University of Canberra support

Gino Vumbaca, of the consortium, said all that remained for the trial to go ahead was the approval of the festival promoter, Cattleyard, and …

Why Australia should be wary of the rise of the warrior cop, with tools to match

Heightened concerns over terrorism and claims of an escalation in gun-related crime have led to calls for Australian police to gain more widespread …

Law Enforcement

Meth remains Australia's illicit drug of choice, report says

Minister says the nationwide level of methamphetamine consumption is ‘extraordinary’<p>Three tonnes of cocaine, 1.2 tonnes of MDMA and more than 700 kilograms of heroin were consumed in Australia between August 2016 and August 2017, while a staggering eight tonnes-plus of methamphetamine were shot up, …

Ice campaign could backfire, say experts

<i>A national taskforce on crystal methamphetamine—or ‘ice’—has begun working on a strategy to deal with the growing impact of the drug. The PM has</i> …

ABC OPEN: Bent

<i>Bent is one of the 'Rites Of Passage' short films produced by young people with the assistance of non-for-profit arts organisation Beyond Empathy.</i> …

Calls for more treatment services as Adelaide retains title of 'ice capital of Australia'

A former ice addict who stood as a candidate in the South Australian election says Adelaide's reign as the "ice capital of Australia" will continue …

Post-truth politics and why the antidote isn't simply 'fact-checking' and truth

<i>This article is part of the Revolutions and Counter Revolutions series, curated by Democracy Futuresas a joint global initiative between the Sydney</i> …

Why the business model of social media giants like Facebook is incompatible with human rights

Facebook has had a bad few weeks. The social media giant had to apologise for failing to protect the personal data of millions of users from being …

It's Time To End The Debate About Games And Violence

In the wake of the Valentine’s Day shooting at a Broward County, Florida high school, a familiar trope re-emerged.

Mass Shootings

Oh Great, A Current Affair Has Discovered Fortnite

Fortnite might not have been the first battle royale game to get large, but it's quickly becoming one of those games that becomes part of the …

Prince had ‘exceedingly high’ level of fentanyl in body when he died

Lead prosecutor will make decision ‘in the near future’ on whether to charge anyone over Prince’s death<p>A toxicology report from Prince’s autopsy, obtained by the Associated Press, shows he had what multiple experts called an “exceedingly high” concentration of fentanyl in his body when he …

Fentanyl

Japan's Abe seeks to remove 'balance' requirements in broadcast news

TOKYO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to repeal a Japanese law requiring broadcasters to show impartiality, a step critics fear will lead to sensational reporting and polarize views, just as a similar move has been blamed for doing in the United States.<p>FILE PHOTO: Japan's Prime Minister …

Japan

From shock to outrage: Cases of WA Police taser abuse follow a depressingly familiar pattern

Plenty of people may have some sympathy for the police officer who tasered the man named only as "Bill Holt", after he was breath-tested on his way …

The Health 202: Trump will propose executing drug dealers. But only in some already legal cases.

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Health Care