policing

Will Baltimore Cut Police Budget by $100 Million? Probably Not.

The City Council of Baltimore, Maryland must pass its budget by June 25. And a debate is raging among elected…

June 23, 2022

Why San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin Has Been Recalled

Chesa Boudin, the reform-minded district attorney of San Francisco, has officially been recalled. Early results from the June 7 recall…

June 8, 2022

Why It Matters If the FBI Is Inflating Marijuana Arrest Data

Is the Federal Bureau of Investigation miscounting the true number of marijuana arrests nationwide? One attorney says there’s good reason…

June 7, 2022

Oregon’s Decrim Funding Has Been a Trial to Implement. Better Is to Come.

On February 1, 2021, Oregon became the first state in the nation to decriminalize drug possession, after ballot Measure 110…

June 6, 2022

Gov. Candidate’s Sinister Plan to Ship Unhoused People Out of CA Cities

Make no bones about it, many housed people in California are resentful of the rise of tent cities, public drug…

June 2, 2022

Drug Use on Edmonton Public Transit “Reflects Policy Failures”

In March, president of the Edmonton Police Association Stg. Michael Elliot shared an image of a person apparently freebasing or…

May 16, 2022

Austin’s Decision to Decriminalize Cannabis, Ban “No-Knock” Raids

Voters in Austin, Texas, approved Proposition A on May 7, which decriminalizes cannabis and prohibits "no-knock" police raids. An overwhelming…

May 13, 2022

Marcos Jr.’s Election Gives Little Hope of End to Philippines Drug War

By May 10, the Philippines almost certainly knew who its next president would be: Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the 64-year-old former…

May 10, 2022

Drug Decriminalization Inches Closer in Saskatoon, Canada

The Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners (SBPC) met on April 21 to discuss the decriminalization of drug possession in Saskatchewan's…

April 28, 2022

Biden’s Drug Strategy Mixes Harm Reduction With Harm Production

President Biden presented his 2022 National Drug Control Strategy to Congress on April 21. Advocates applauded its unprecedented inclusion of…

April 26, 2022