Posts tagged: civil rights

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’.

Domestic impact of 'war on drugs'

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/20/opinion/l20blow.html Drug Prosecutions To the Editor: Op-Ed Columnist: Cocaine and White Teens (January 10, 2009) In “Cocaine and White Teens” (column, Jan. 10), Charles M. Blow writes that white teenagers use more cocaine than black teenagers, and cites a ratio of 10 to 1 of white versus black teenagers entering drug treatment for crack and […]