Stories by Clarence Walker

Clarence Walker is a Houston-based journalist who writes on criminal justice issues. He can be reached at [email protected] subscribe to Clarence Walker's feed

Posted on: Jan 13, 2017, Source: Drug War Chronicle

The cops have nifty little tool for tracking down you and your phone to within a few feet. Do you think they should have a warrant to do that?

Posted on: Dec 9, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Black bag jobs were sold as a necessary tool to fight terror, but they're being used mainly against people who have nothing to do with that.

Posted on: May 2, 2016, Source: Drug War Chronicle

A weed dealer walks away with a $195,000 settlement and the cops are now the ones looking at time behind bars.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2015, Source: Drug War Chronicle

A trial in the US is one of the weirdest stories you'll read.

Posted on: May 31, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Is it effective and is it just?

Posted on: Apr 15, 2014, Source: The Fix

How our government's ongoing policy on drugs threatens all of us in unexpected ways.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2013, Source:

Jon Alexander, a former meth addict, turned his life around, becoming the county's top prosecutor on a "Death to Meth" platform.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2013, Source: Drug War Chronicle

A judge responded to an assault victim by demanding sex in exchange for 'legal favors.' She filed a complaint, and he sent cops to plant meth in her car.

Posted on: May 17, 2013, Source: Drug War Chronicle

"Should the IRS campaign be successful, it will ... eliminate tens of thousands of well paying jobs, [and] destroy hundreds of millions of dollars of tax revenue."

Posted on: Jan 19, 2013, Source: Drug War Chronicle

Without a warrant, the DEA hid surveillance cameras on a Wisconsin family's land. Now facing marijuana charges, the WI family is ready to fight back.

Posted on: May 25, 2012, Source: Drug War Chronicle

Warrantless cell phone tracking has become a powerful and widely used surveillance tool for police officials who use it aggressively with little or no court oversight.

Posted on: May 15, 2012, Source: Drug War Chronicle

Prosecutors are arguably the most powerful figures in the American criminal justice system, a system that is not equipped or willing to punish their crimes.

Posted on: Mar 6, 2012, Source: Drug War Chronicle

Antoine Jones won in court but the feds are making him sit in jail until they can try him once again.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A fraud investigator helped expose the shocking world of multi-billion dollar drug laundering by American banks and the surprising lack of oversight by the Feds.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2011, Source: Drug War Chronicle

The government has forced banks and financial institutions to enlist as foot soldiers in the war on drugs.

Posted on: Jan 17, 2011, Source: Drug War Chronicle

A poor, drug-addicted woman gets 10 years for buying too much of an over-the-counter medicinal product, while CVS gets off the hook by paying millions.