3 Senate Democrats draft plan to end federal ban on marijuana

Three top Senate Democrats have a draft plan to end the federal ban on cannabis and implement a series of programs to help communities that have been harmed by the war on drugs, which have disproportionately tended to be communities of color.   Senators Chuck Schumer, the majority leader, Ron Wyden of Oregon and CoryContinue reading “3 Senate Democrats draft plan to end federal ban on marijuana”

Former Haiti gov’t officials identified as latest suspects in president’s assassination

A former Haitian senator, a fired government official and an informant for the U.S. government are the latest suspects identified as part of a sweeping investigation into the killing of President Jovenel Moise. The men are among five fugitives whom police say are armed and dangerous as they continued Wednesday to track down those suspected in theContinue reading “Former Haiti gov’t officials identified as latest suspects in president’s assassination”

Former U.S. drug agency informant arrested in Haiti assassination, DEA source says

One of the Haitian-American men arrested on suspicion of taking part in the assassination of Haiti’s president last week had been an informant to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, a DEA official said on Monday. Haitian authorities last week arrested two Haitian-American men, Joseph Vincent, 55, and James Solages, 35, and charged them with joiningContinue reading “Former U.S. drug agency informant arrested in Haiti assassination, DEA source says”

Emails show DEA’s “covert surveillance” of racial justice protesters in Philadelphia, Chicago, Albuquerque

The Drug Enforcement Administration conducted “covert surveillance” on people protesting the killing of George Floyd last summer in Philadelphia, Chicago and Albuquerque, according to emails obtained by CREW. The operations involved the use of undercover DEA agents to “infiltrate” protests, social media monitoring and aerial surveillance by the DEA Air Wing. Justice Department leadership authorized the surveillance effortsContinue reading “Emails show DEA’s “covert surveillance” of racial justice protesters in Philadelphia, Chicago, Albuquerque”

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