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MO Voted to Impose Police Budget Increase on Kansas City. What Now?

On November 8, voters across Missouri approved Amendment 4, a measure to increase annual police funding for Kansas City. It…

November 30, 2022

Methadone Clinics’ Conference Felt Like Being Behind Enemy Lines

Attending the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) conference, held in Baltimore this month, felt like being…

November 23, 2022

The Consequences of Colorado’s Fentanyl Refelonization

In the context of the drug war, Colorado is best known for pioneering a number of high-profile reforms. In 2012,…

October 26, 2022

New FBI Drug-Arrests Data Filled With Confusing Inconsistencies

The FBI has spent the past seven years and millions of tax dollars working to update its crime statistics reporting…

October 6, 2022

Largest-Ever Database of NYPD Misconduct Unveiled to Public

On October 3, the Legal Aid Society unveiled the largest public database of New York City Police Department (NYPD) misconduct…

October 5, 2022

Oregonians Strongly Support Their State’s Drug Decriminalization

A strong majority of Oregonians continue to support Measure 110, the state's historic drug decriminalization initiative that voters approved almost…

September 14, 2022

Diverse Coalition Unites Against Atlanta’s Plan to Build “Cop City”

A diverse coalition of defund-the-police, environmental and Indigenous activists has mobilized in Georgia to fight the construction of a $90…

August 25, 2022

Progressives Nix Dem Leaders’ Bid to Boost Police Funding Via Assault Weapons Ban

On July 29, the US House of Representatives passed an assault weapons ban, the first successful vote of its kind…

August 2, 2022

Biden’s “Safer America Plan” Involves Hiring 100,000 More Cops

On July 21, the Biden administration released its “Safer America Plan,” part of its budget for the 2023 fiscal year.…

July 26, 2022

San Francisco’s New DA Vows to Ramp Up City’s Drug War

Recall District Attorney Brooke Jenkins? That’s what some San Francisco residents are saying, more in hope than expectation, after Mayor…

July 13, 2022