Author Archives: Pete

A step toward justice for Breonna Taylor

Current and Former Louisville, Kentucky Police Officers Charged with Federal Crimes Related to Death of Breonna Taylor Charges Include Federal Civil Rights Offenses, Unlawful Conspiracies, Obstruction Offenses, and Use of Excessive Force […] A federal grand jury in Louisville, Kentucky, … Continue reading

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The war on drugs expands into new territories

Good article by the wonderful Maia Szalavitz in the New York Times: The War on Drugs Has a Warning for Post-Roe America Under Roe, most obstetricians and gynecologists didn’t face this level of legal peril. But this isn’t the first … Continue reading

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Improbable Anecdotes

I am excited to announce that my book — Improbable Anecdotes: Surprisingly true nuggets from the life and adventures of Pete Guither — has been published. This is a book of brief stories – some funny, some odd, some enlightening. … Continue reading

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Some strange man with a horrible idea

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Future Headline

“Mexican cartels gearing up for new payday: abortion pills”

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So, on drug raids, they knock and then wait 40 minutes before busting down the door. Right?

When SWAT was created in the 1960s, the idea was to have a specially trained unit to deal with bank robberies and hostage situations – where the immediate violent breach was necessary to save innocent lives. By 2015, there were … Continue reading

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Rachel Hoffman

The excellent Shaleen Title reminds me that it was 14 years ago today that Rachel Hoffman died. Caught with less than an ounce of cannabis, she was told by police that the only way out of prison was as an … Continue reading

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SMH

“NO ONE WOULD KNOW IT WAS US”: TRUMP THOUGHT COULD HE FIRE MISSILES INTO MEXICO AND BLAME IT ON ANOTHER COUNTRY …former Defense Secretary Mark Esper recounts that in the summer of 2020, Trump asked, on at least two occasions, … Continue reading

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John Oliver, Fentanyl, Harm Reduction

If you have HBO, I highly recommend watching the latest episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (Season 9, Episode 5). It may be available on other platforms. In this episode, Oliver takes on the misguided drug war approaches … Continue reading

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Website glitches

Updates to WordPress weren’t working properly with the theme that I was using for DrugWarrant, and we were losing some functionality (along with images, etc.). So I have switched to another theme. It will take a bit of getting used … Continue reading

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