True Crime Books
The usual assumption
is that sales of cocaine, marijuana, and heroin would be carefully
regulated if made legal. But the
US experience with regulating other dangerous vices is not encouraging.
State and federal governments have ended up allowing gambling, smoking,
and drinking to be heavily promoted in the marketplace, notwithstanding
the abundant evidence that they cause great harm to many people.
and federal agencies diverted millions of dollars from Missouri
schoolchildren. Under state law, money seized in drug cases is supposed
to go to school districts, but some police departments keep the
money for their own use. Police
and highway patrols across the country are evading
state laws to keep millions of dollars in cash and property
seized in drug busts and traffic stops.
the Money: Gangs
-- The investigation focuses on the millions of dollars gangs make,
the businesses they buy and the expensive toys they flash.
Puzzling Path From Professor to Drug Mule -- Colleagues are
dumbfounded by the demise of a noted legal scholar -- Gennady M.
Danilenko, Russian law professor at Wayne State University, was
at an apartment in Moscow. He had flown to the Netherlands for a
long weekend. Just before he left, he swallowed at least a dozen
balloons of cocaine.
Hemp: Once Promoted, Now Maligned (or "Scorned") -- Industrial
hemp is one of the longest and strongest natural fibers in the plant
kingdom with approximately 25,000 uses from paper to textiles to
cosmetics. A versatile crop, industrial hemp is economically viable
and environmentally preferable. Industrial hemp is not a drug. Industrial
hemp is experiencing a renaissance in most of the industrialized
world including France, England, Germany and Canada. The US continues
a ban on commercial cultivation.
cartels have spent billions of dollars to build one of the world's
most sophisticated IT infrastructures. It's helping them smuggle
more dope than ever before.
Drug Gangs Threaten Canada - Criminal Intelligence
Service Canada (CISC) noted Asian-based crime gangs a serious problem
as they increase control over heroin and cocaine markets. Join
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