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San Antonio’s War on Street-Level Sex Workers

On a late August afternoon, a woman with shoulder-length brown hair asked a passing driver on the west side of…

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The Lessons of Chicago’s Disastrous “Crime Prediction” Experiment

In 2012, the Chicago Police Department (CPD) collected data on everyone arrested in the last four years, and used it…

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Community Outrage at Oakland Homeless Camps Enforcement Proposal

The city of Oakland, California is considering setting guidelines on where homeless encampments will be allowed—and not allowed—to set up,…

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Drug Czar Unleashes Record Budget for Anti-Trafficking Program

President Donald Trump's administration has announced the roll-out of the "largest-ever" baseline budget for a program that coordinates the drug…

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The Problems With Post-Overdose Response Teams

Drug overdoses (better described as toxic drug mixtures and poisonings) claimed nearly half a million lives in the US between…

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Iowa Law Enforcement Alleged to Be “Moving Force” in Meth Death

In May 2019, Alex Billmeyer died from methamphetamine intoxication after being held in a Dubuque County, Iowa jail cell for…

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Olympia’s “Mitigation Site” No Long-Term Homelessness Solution

As homelessness continues to pose an immediate humanitarian crisis in major cities like New York and Los Angeles, the same…

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Why Suboxone Diversion Is Nothing to Fear

“Subs. Who needs subs?” a woman called out quietly near the intersection of Kensington and Allegheny avenues on a recent…

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Cop Who Killed Handcuffed Black Man Reportedly Cited Smell of PCP

On January 27, a Black man, handcuffed with his hands behind his back in a police car, was fatally shot…

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Prosecutors Must Learn From Drug Users—But That Takes Humility

Across the US, most health professionals can now find opportunities to learn how to integrate harm reduction into their practice,…

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