policing

Australia’s Vape Prohibition Replicates Drug-War Disasters

In the land down under, a burgeoning illicit market for vaping products paints a stark portrait of failed prohibition. Australia's…

February 13, 2024

Cops Are Seizing More Mushrooms, as Public Interest in Psychedelics Grows

Police have seized increasing quantities of psilocybin mushrooms in recent years, new research has found. This has happened amid growing…

February 8, 2024

NYC Defies Mayor Adams to Ban Solitary Confinement, Rein In NYPD

The New York City Council has overwhelmingly approved a package of police and jail reforms, in defiance of Mayor Eric…

February 1, 2024

New Jersey Set to Create Non-Police Mental Health Crisis Response Teams

A New Jersey bill would create non-police emergency response teams in cities, enabling social workers, rather than law enforcement, to…

January 10, 2024

Moms Can Lead the Fight to End the Drug War

I teared up as I watched Leroy Walker Sr., whose son was killed in the recent mass shooting in Maine,…

November 28, 2023

Global Drug War Funding Must Be Key Focus of US Advocacy

In October, over 1,400 drug policy reform advocates and activists from at least 24 countries gathered in the Arizona desert.…

November 22, 2023

Mass Action Planned Against Atlanta “Cop City,” as Construction Continues

Activists are calling for mass civil disobedience this month to “block Cop City” in Atlanta, Georgia. It’s the latest move…

November 7, 2023

Vancouver Activists Rally for DULF Compassion Club After Police Raids

The chants rang out at a November 3 rally in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, British Columbia: “Safe supply—or we…

November 6, 2023

Boston Clears Tent Encampment at Mass and Cass

On November 1 Boston city workers began evicting unhoused residents from an encampment in an area called “Mass and Cass,”…

November 3, 2023

San Francisco to Start Charging Fentanyl Sellers With Murder

A joint anti-drug task force in San Francisco is to begin charging people who sell fentanyl that's involved in a…

October 31, 2023