1/3/2015, Prohibition to Blame for UK Ecstasy Deaths

http://theprohibitionpost.com/prohibition-to-blame-for-uk-ecstasy-deaths/

Professor David Nutt, founder of the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs, reacted with dismay to the sudden deaths of these young men, and argued on Twitter that introducing drug-testing facilities in Britain could reduce such instances. Such organisations have been established for drug users to send a sample of their illicit purchase so that scientific experts can analyse the quality, investigate the ingredients, and send a report back to the user. This method is successful in allowing individuals to know whether the drug they have bought is safe, and the implementation of such a policy is becoming growingly popular, with drug-testing facilities now established in the Netherlands, as well as Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Austria, and Switzerland…

1/5/2015, America’s Dirtiest Cops: Cash, Cocaine and Corruption on the Texas Border

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/americas-dirtiest-cops-cash-cocaine-texas-hidalgo-county-20150105?page=7

There were various local dealers they sold to – $15,000 a kilo for coke, $150 a pound for weed, and meth for $1,000 an ounce…

A few months later, the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office received a new grant from Homeland Security’s Operation Stonegarden: $4.7 million – its biggest ever.