Ryan Devereaux

NYPD Stop-and-Frisk Lawsuit Ruled a Class Action Suit

A federal judge has granted class action status to a lawsuit that alleges the New York police department's controversial stop-and-frisk policy is unconstitutional and amounts to systemic racial discrimination.

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Where do the GOP Candidates Stand on Drug Policy? Why Now is the Time to Know

 The battle for the Republican nomination has moved to Florida this week, which also happens to be a key battleground in an entirely different fight: the $15bn federally-waged war on drugs.

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How the US Props Up Criminals and Murderers All in the Name of Our Catastrophic Drug War

It’s considered the most dangerous place on Earth outside of an active war zone. A cluster of Central American countries known as the Northern Triangle, officially made up of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. With a murder rate four times higher than headline-grabbing Mexico and ten times that of the United States, the region is said to be as deadly as Kandahar or Mogadishu. In 2007 alone, each of the three nations individually saw more homicides than all 27 countries of the European Union combined.

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