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Grant Program May Incentivize More Weed Arrests Among Blacks

Grant Program May Incentivize More Weed Arrests Among Blacks

by Jamilah King on June 4 2013, 10:40AM

Black Americans were nearly four times more likely than whites to be arrested on charges of marijuana posession in 2010, even though the two groups smoke weed at similar rates

Topics: /NOW

Does the Road to Prison Reform Wind Through the Right Wing?

Does the Road to Prison Reform Wind Through the Right Wing?

by Shani O. Hilton on July 15 2011, 9:52AM

Things have moved slowly on Capitol Hill. Now, NAACP says conservative allies may speed things up.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Drug War, Politics

Justice Revisited! Crack Sentencing Reform Applies to Old Convictions

Justice Revisited! Crack Sentencing Reform Applies to Old Convictions

by Shani O. Hilton on June 30 2011, 9:29AM

The U.S. Sentencing Commission voted to retroactively apply Congress’ 2010 reform to drug convictions.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Drug War

Evaluating the Drug War on Its 40th Birthday, by the Numbers Infographic

Evaluating the Drug War on Its 40th Birthday, by the Numbers

by Akiba Solomon, Stokely Baksh on June 17 2011, 11:40AM

Forty years and $1 trillion in, the war on drugs hasn’t worked—unless locking up a massive number of black and brown people was the plan all along.

Topics: Gender, Criminal Justice, Drug War

Javier Sicilia's Poetry in Motion Against the U.S.-Mexico Drug Wars Photo

Javier Sicilia’s Poetry in Motion Against the U.S.-Mexico Drug Wars

by Debbie Nathan on June 14 2011, 8:56AM

After losing his son to drug violence, a renowned Mexican artist set out on a cross-country trek to dramatize the death that our failed, militaristic response to narcotics has spawned.

Topics: Dispatches, Drug War, Global Affairs

Dispatch From El Salvador: Obama's Drug War Feels Eerily Familiar

Dispatch From El Salvador: Obama’s Drug War Feels Eerily Familiar

by Roberto Lovato on March 31 2011, 10:56AM

Salvadorans watch uneasily as a new leftist government militarizes daily life in the same way the old right-wing one did—only now, they hunt narcos instead of communists.

Topics: Dispatches, Drug War, Global Affairs

America's Grisly History Haunts Obama's El Salvador Visit

America’s Grisly History Haunts Obama’s El Salvador Visit

by Roberto Lovato on March 25 2011, 11:18AM

Many Salvadorans remain uneasy about a U.S. government that, for years, backed a murderous dictatorship.

Topics: Global Affairs

Wars on the U.S.-Mexico Border Divide and Conquer

Wars on the U.S.-Mexico Border Divide and Conquer

by Michelle Chen on March 21 2011, 10:12AM

U.S. drug and trade policies still do more to create instability than fight it.

Topics: Global Justice

Cali's Pot Legalization Initiative Digs Into the Weeds of Race

Cali’s Pot Legalization Initiative Digs Into the Weeds of Race

by Julianne Hing on October 27 2010, 10:28AM

Advocates push the struggling Prop 19 by pointing to policing disparities, but even black voters aren’t listening.

Topics: 2010 Elections

Dispatch from Juarez: Fear and Happiness at War

Dispatch from Juarez: Fear and Happiness at War

by Debbie Nathan on October 5 2010, 9:35AM

A family describes its search for peace as tens of thousands die in a brutal drug war fed by corruption, and the U.S. black market.

Topics: Dispatches, Drug War

Dispatch from Juarez: Snapshots of Peace, on the Society Pages Photo

Dispatch from Juarez: Snapshots of Peace, on the Society Pages

by Hatty Lee on October 5 2010, 9:34AM

Amid raging violence, families and friends still find joy.

Topics: Dispatches

Obama Signs Drug Sentencing Reform Into Law

Obama Signs Drug Sentencing Reform Into Law

by Jamilah King on August 3 2010, 4:18PM

Reform advocates say the compromise bill is a first step to closing massive racial disparities in incarceration.

Topics: Criminal Justice

House Votes to Fix Drug Laws

House Votes to Fix Drug Laws

by Jamilah King on July 28 2010, 8:05PM

The legislation would reduce disparities in crack and powder cocaine sentencing, which has swelled the black prison population over the past two decades.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Push to Fix Drug Laws Before Congress' Summer Break

Push to Fix Drug Laws Before Congress’ Summer Break

by Jamilah King on July 27 2010, 9:45AM

A compromise bill awaiting House attention would reduce, but not get rid of the crack-powder cocaine disparity.

Topics: Criminal Justice

U.S. Drug War Sparks Violence in Jamaica

by Julianne Hing on May 24 2010, 1:57PM

The United States’ efforts to extradite an alleged Jamaican drug lord—said by some to be the most powerful man in the country—has set off a firestorm in the Caribbean. Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding declared a state of emergency yesterday…

Topics: Global Affairs

SFPD Chief Gascon’s Doomed, Discriminatory Drug War

by Channing Kennedy on September 4 2009, 3:45PM

When I moved to the Bay from my Missouri hometown, I landed right in the middle of San Francisco’s Tenderloin District, the area that bears the brunt of San Francisco’s long struggle with poverty. I got my fair share…

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