Judge rejects Purdue Pharma’s sweeping opioid settlement

Posted by on Dec 17, 2021 in Featured, Other Issues, War on Drugs |

Good. The Sacklers should be personally liable for their greedy homicides. They are lucky they are not in jail. Excerpts from the Article: A federal judge rejected OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma’s bankruptcy settlement of thousands of lawsuits over the opioid epidemic Thursday because of a provision that would protect members of the Sackler family from facing litigation of their own. U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon in New York found that...

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Man accused of woman’s execution, role in 6-year-olds shooting takes plea

Posted by on Dec 15, 2021 in Featured, Other Issues, War on Drugs |

All of the defendants should get life sentences! Excerpts from the Article: A second man has pleaded guilty to charges tied to the kidnapping and murder of a Glasgow woman and the shooting of a 6-year-old boy in 2017. Ryan Bacon, who rapped under the name Buck 50, is accused alongside five other men of taking part in a failed plot to assassinate a rival drug dealer when they shot then-6-year-old Jashown Banner after kidnapping and killing...

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A slow-moving epidemic: Drug overdose deaths in Delaware | Opinion

Posted by on Dec 5, 2021 in Featured, War on Drugs |

Yet another call for action.  The legislature must make ending these deaths a priority! Excerpts from the Article: In the first episode of Hulu’s docudrama Dopesick, an attorney questions Dr. Samuel Finnix, a general practitioner in a small mining town in Virginia played by Michael Keaton. He asks Finnix, “Did more than 1% of your patients become addicted to OxyContin?” Finnix answers, “!can’t believe how many of them are dead now.” It’s hard...

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Behind the luxury: Turmoil and shoddy care inside five-star addiction treatment centers

Posted by on Nov 29, 2021 in Featured, Mental Illness, Other Issues, War on Drugs |

Beware! Truly successful treatment programs are rare indeed! This one is a total rip off! Years ago I tried to find out their success rate.  They have no idea; note that they cite general statistics, not those pertinent to their programs. More than 85% of all crimes are addiction related! Excerpts from the Article: The advertisements are everywhere. On television, a sleek black sedan pulls up to a sprawling estate with a rolling green lawn as a...

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Two Strikes and You’re in Prison Forever Why Florida leads the nation in people serving life without chance of parole.

Posted by on Nov 11, 2021 in Featured, Mental Illness, Other Issues, War on Drugs |

These kinds of laws do NOT help anyone and they do not keep us safer.  They are an outdated holdover from the “get tough on crime” days, when we saw that they simply are too harsh, unfair, and ineffective. This article was so long that I could not edit it as I would have liked. I had to leave out much about Mr. Jones’ background, but it all is available if you open the link. Nobody with any sense can say that this law is fair....

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Delaware governor signs automatic record-clearing law

Posted by on Nov 10, 2021 in Featured, Other Issues, War on Drugs |

This long due legislation is a step in the right direction, and a big deal for thousands of Delawareans. Excerpts from the Article: Delaware lawmakers passed two bills this year that overhaul access to second chances, making it easier for more than 290,000 people to move beyond the collateral consequences of a criminal record. The two pieces of legislation – Senate Bill 111 and Senate Bill 112 – expand access to Delaware’s mandatory expungement...

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