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“bullet” Flex Your Rights and others have been protesting in Washington DC about the new random bag searches in public transportation. Their efforts (which are really about informing citizens of their rights) have been getting some good press.
“bullet” Chicago taking a new direction in the war on drugs? at WindyPundit covers this article in the Chicago Tribune about Chicago Police Superintendent getting smart on drugs.

Ultimately, the priority to reduce violence trumps the department’s need to combat drugs, he said.
“Life has become extraordinarily cheap in some neighborhoods,” Weis said. “If a gang is dealing drugs and not killing anyone . . . that’s not on our priority list.”

“bullet” Who’s getting rich off prohibition? NORML discusses Prop 5 opponents. See also Arianna Huffington’s piece.
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