The governor of the U.S. state of Virginia has approved a law that removes all criminal penalties for simple cannabis possession.
A groundbreaking ballot initiative in the US state of Oregon could establish a health-focused approach to drug use and end the criminalisation of minor drug possession.
Last night, the US executed two people convicted of murder – Marcus Wellons and John Winfield - within twenty minutes of each other, and a third – John Henry - is due to be killed tonight.
One of the primary reasons that cartels retain their enormous power is that well-known and popular banks are supporting their finances. (Article republished from the Huffington Post)
One of the primary causes of systemic mass incarceration for drug offences, that has predominantly targeted Black and Hispanic individuals, has been the existence of mandatory minimum sentencing laws.
New legislation attempts to prevent discriminatory profiling by the NYPD – particularly relating to the stop-and-frisk programme.
“Prohibition... goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control mans' appetite through legislation and makes a crime out of things that are not even crimes..."
During the 1960s and 1970s, Latin America saw a sharp rise in the number of military dictatorships taking control of a number of nations. The role of the United States government in these occurrences has been contentious, especially due to the clandestine tactics employed at the time.