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Portugal’s Decriminalization Cut Addiction Rates in Half

Opponents of decriminalization say that use would increase dramatically if the tough laws surrounding narcotics were lifted.

However, other countries have shown great success in decriminalization… 349 more words

Mark-Viverito, Bratton Square Off Over 'Broken Windows' Policing Policy

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Debates over the broken windows law enforcement policy are shaping up to be a battle between City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and police Commissioner Bill Bratton. 489 more words


Open Society Foundation's "10 Reasons to Decriminalize Sex Work"

The Open Society Foundation (OSF) has updated their 2012 brief on the decriminalization of sex work.

1. Decriminalization respects human rights and dignity.
2. Decriminalization helps protect against violence and abuse.

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Explosive: Ben Swann: US government holds patent on marijuana as a medicine, but still officially outlaws it

Apparently, the US government does not know how to spell hypocrisy.  Or, they will give those patents to their corporate friends when the dust settles. Either way, this smells and reeks of corruption and hypocrisy. 856 more words


Back to the bad old days? Proposal to decriminalize minor offenses causes concern

NEW YORK (PIX11) — It was a scene all of 500 feet away from the entrance to NYPD Headquarters that implies that the level of respect for current laws against minor crimes is not that high. 748 more words