policing

The Deep Ties Between the US Drug War and Israeli Forces

Overdose prevention researchers like me are familiar with the harms caused by the expansion of policing and surveillance. A steady…

May 30, 2024

Arrests at North Carolina Methadone Clinic Raise Ethical, Legal Alarms

On a pleasant summer’s morning in North Carolina, a law enforcement officer was searching for a woman who had missed…

May 21, 2024

Urgent Needs Remain in Portland, OR, After 90-Day “Fentanyl Emergency”

State and city officials have declared the end of a 90-day “fentanyl emergency” in Portland, Oregon, and released a report…

May 7, 2024

No Drug Education: The Rise and Fall of DARE

Praised by politicians, parents and presidents, police officers taught DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) to fifth and sixth-grade students in…

May 1, 2024

FL Isn’t Really Criminalizing Fentanyl “Exposure.” It’s Punishing Possession.

Beginning October 1, Florida will consider it a second-degree felony to expose a first responder to fentanyl, if it results…

April 10, 2024

“Get on Your Knees”—Alberta Cops Raid Home Over Ayahuasca Delivery

On February 8, Chad Gillies, a specialty welder in Calgary, Alberta, opened his door to what appeared to be a…

March 20, 2024

Philly Activists Rally Against Kensington Crackdown, Attacks on Harm Reduction

Philadelphia advocates are speaking out against the city for targeting both people who use drugs and harm reduction provision, in…

March 8, 2024

Do Cannabis “Desert” States Arrest More People After Neighbors Legalize? Probably Not.

Cannabis legalization has spread to states once considered unlikely, like conservative-leaning Missouri and Ohio. Law enforcement in neighboring cannabis "desert"…

February 29, 2024

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