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How one drug cartel banked its cash in New York City

<b>By Tom Hays</b>, <i>The Associated Press</i><p>NEW YORK — In the photos, Alejandra Salgado and her little brother Francisco look like ordinary tourists strolling …

New York City

Cop Caught on Video Threatening to Kill Two Kids, Plant Cocaine on Them Gets Vacation — Not Fired

<b>Please help support us with cryptocurrency donations. Thank you!</b><p>Article first appeared at The Free Thought Project.<p>Springfield, MA — Some residents …

A big player might be about to get back into the cocaine trade — here's how one of the world's most valuable illegal drugs gets made

A historic peace deal between the Colombian government and left-wing Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels faltered earlier this month, when voters narrowly rejected the accord in a national vote.<p>The deal's defeat is not the end, as both sides have agreed to talk further, with …

South America

2 major Mexican cartels have put Tijuana in 'imminent danger,' and violence is rising

A simmering struggle between two of Mexico's most powerful cartels continues to drive violence in Tijuana, a major Mexican city and focal point for trafficking activity just a few miles from San Diego.<p>Through August this year, the Tijuana municipality recorded 518 intentional-homicide cases, a …

Mexico

'White Girl' PSA Tells You All Need To Know About Cocaine

By Kristy Puchko | Trailers | September 12, 2016 | Comments ()<p>By Kristy Puchko | Trailers | September 12, 2016 |<p>Remember those PSAs about drugs and …

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Are You Supporting Violence When You Buy Drugs?

Some critics say users are responsible for the narco-war and the toxic pollution of the world's rainforests, but the forces creating these situations are actually at a much higher level.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>Some people claim that every line you snort, pill you swallow, or spliff …

Fair Trade

Telling U.S. Senators What They Need To Hear About Ending The Drug War

I wasn't sure at first what to make of the invitation to testify from Senator Ron Johnson, the Tea Party Republican from Wisconsin who chairs the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Some colleagues thought it was basically a set-up: a Republican senator in a tough battle …

Tea Party

Brilliant Music Video Shows Why Weed Should Be Legal

Barack Obama has roughly six months left in office. Will he end the country's war on marijuana before the clock runs out?<p>Probably not.<p>But rapper Prince Ea isn't ready to stop trying. In his latest video, he's created a 10-minute magnum opus on why America's war on this Schedule I drug is not only …

Cannabis

From Colombia to New York City: The narconomics of cocaine

This means that although violence between and within the cartels grabs much of the spotlight, a careful analysis of the cartels must look beyond the violence to the business factors that drive their interests — and their bankrolls.<p>There are several distinct business factors that have a profound …

Mexico

Porn performer Amber Rayne died of cocaine overdose, coroner says

Adult film actress Amber Rayne died of a cocaine overdose this spring in her Los Angeles home, coroner's officials confirmed on Friday.<p>The adult film performer's April 2 death in her Sun Valley residence was also determined to be an accident, according to Lt. David Smith of the Los Angeles County …

How a Wine and Cocaine Cocktail became Coca Cola

<i>I</i> think by now most of us have heard the story about our world-famous soft drink, Coco-Cola, once containing a significant dose of cocaine until it …

Alcohol

Cocaine, Corrupt Cops, and the Supreme Court: Why Detroit’s 'White Boy Rick' Is Still Locked Up | VICE News

As a teenager in Detroit in the 1980s, Richard Wershe Jr. ran with some of the city's biggest crack kingpins. Before he was even old enough to vote, Wershe was having cocaine shipments flown in from Miami, taking weekend trips to Vegas, and cruising the streets in a white Jeep with "The Snowman" …

Crime

“Your Husband Was A Drug Dealer. For 14 Years He Sold Crack Cocaine” – The Internet is going nuts calling Beyonce a racist cop hater, as Tomi Lahren from Fox News rips her apart!

Many people enjoyed her performance. But a large group of people on the internet, however, are reacting with horror and outrage to Beyoncé’s halftime …

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This map (Celebrating Lost Loved Ones) and webmap service tip comes via tip from Jeremiah Lindeman, County Government Team lead at Esri. The map …

Crime

'New Hampshire' Episode 3: How The Heroin Crisis Is Bleeding Into The Primary

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- A heroin epidemic has taken a ruinous hold around the country in communities large and small, rich and poor.<p>It’s often referred to as a crisis. Here in New Hampshire's largest city, however, it’s more like a calamity.<p>One of the best arguments for maintaining the state’s …

New Hampshire

Heroin Kills White People More Than Anyone Else — And Nobody Is Sure Why | VICE News

The reality of America's heroin epidemic hit Dr. Jeremy Engel one summer's day in August 2012. Engel, a family practitioner in northern Kentucky, recalled how five of his 18 patients told him they had a child or grandchild using heroin, or who had overdosed. Another woman came into his practice …

Medicine