Posts tagged: civil liberties

ATT working for DEA maintains huge amounts of US phone records

Strong NYTimes piece by Scott Shane and Colin Moynihan exposing the Hemisphere Project and yet more costly, civil/privacy rights eroding government actions in the name of the ‘war on drugs’. Also, in case you missed it, this New Yorker piece by Sarah Stillman on RICO abuses, often under cover of same ‘war on drugs’.

Mexico Decriminalizes Simple Possession, Cracks Down on Everything Else

New Laws Strike a Symbolic Blow to Prohibition, But Net Result is Increased Law Enforcement Powers Written by Kristin Bricker for Narconews. Published May 9, 2009 Is the Mexican government planning to incarcerate 100s of thousands of casual drug users? Or does it only want to use the threat of draconian sentences to frighten many […]