Ninth Circuit Reverses Drug Smuggling Conviction for Improper Exclusion of Evidence of Third-Party Culpability – “He did it, not me!” kra

Posted by on Jun 18, 2018 in Featured, Other Issues, War on Drugs | Comments

Ken’s Comments:   This is nowhere as bad as all the cases I see about prosecutor misconduct – failing to disclose exculpatory evidence – but it is similar. Here, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a defendant’s conviction for importation of methamphetamine because the district court improperly excluded relevant evidence that someone else committed the crime.  While this case turns on some...

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Incarceration Decrease? Drop in Prison Numbers Called ‘Anemic’ – Because we have built a largely useless prison industrial MACHINE! KRA

Posted by on Jun 18, 2018 in Featured, Other Issues, Prison Abuse, War on Drugs | Comments

Ken’s Comments:   Over 45 years we have built this system of mass incarceration, totally screwing up our criminal justice system. READ “How the war on Drugs has Destroyed Justice! Now we have millions of people with their jobs at stake (for every 1 person arrested 29 people benefit financially), doing virtually nothing which helps anybody, opposing the changes needed. THAT is why we must raise hell to get needed changes...

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Letter to the Editor or Op Ed Submission – Why aren’t these “pushers” in prison?! – 6/17/18 kra

Posted by on Jun 17, 2018 in Featured, Other Issues, Take Action Now!, Videos, War on Drugs | Comments

Updated and sent out again, as I had not yet seen it in print: Letter to the Editor or Op Ed Submission – Who gave them a “get out of jail free” card? – 7/12/18 kra Did you see the recent broadcast about the DEA whistle blowers trying to hold major drug distributors accountable?! (major corporations; the three largest of which are distributors Cardinal Health, McKesson, and AmerisourceBergen, which control probably 85 or 90 percent of the drugs...

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Trump is going to reform our criminal justice system?! Short essay – kra

Posted by on Jun 16, 2018 in Featured, Mental Illness, Other Issues, Prison Abuse, War on Drugs | Comments

Trump is going to reform our criminal justice system?! The guy is a disaster for criminal justice! He incarcerates children. Children who have done no wrong! Witness the tent cities – prisons –  now popping up in our deserts to house nearly 2,000 kids separated by their parents, not by any law “forced upon us by Democrats”, as the Liar in Chief says, but by deliberate Trump administration policy. Sessions and Kelly have...

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Support the ACLU – They fight for YOU! kra

Posted by on Jun 13, 2018 in Featured, Mental Illness, Other Issues, Police Brutality, Prison Abuse, Take Action Now!, Videos, War on Drugs | Comments

When I was learning the basics in law school – ’71 to ’73, never thinking I would become a “whiz bang” trial lawyer and then a fighter for underdogs, I joined the ACLU. At the time, many thought the ACLU was “a bunch of left wing nuts”. But the ACLU really has nothing to do with politics. They are a well organized, well funded, well lead group of attorneys and others who safeguard YOUR rights every...

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Glut of marijuana in Oregon is cautionary tale, experts say

Posted by on Jun 10, 2018 in Featured, War on Drugs | Comments

Ken’s Comments:   As the industry matures, consolidation is inevitable. We will see pot mega stores … and we already seeing the same arguments being used about pot which were used against Wal Mart: “it’s killing smaller businesses”.    Excerpts from the Article:   When Oregon lawmakers created the state’s legal marijuana program, they had one goal in mind above all else: to convince illicit pot...

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