Apple's iMessage encryption trips up feds' surveillance Internal document from the Drug Enforcement Administration complains that messages sent with Apple's encrypted chat service are "impossible to intercept," even with a warrant. Bottom...Show More Summary
Leading up to a committee oversight hearing with Attorney General Eric Holder, eight former heads of the Drug Enforcement Administration sent a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee leadership, asking them to urge Holder’s enforcement of federal marijuana law. But the harshest words came in an advisory that accompanied the letter. In the press release, former [...]
In an open letter released today, eight former heads of the Drug Enforcement Administration, four former drug czars and assorted anti-drug groups urge the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is scheduled to hear testimony from Attorney...Show More Summary
Eight former Drug Enforcement Administration directors sent a letter asking the Obama administration to nullify the marijuana legalization laws voters recently approved in Washington State and Colorado. Not surprisingly, a bunch of people who have made very successful careers around fighting the drug war want to make sure the drug war continues.
In the face of obstacles to marijuana research from both the Drug Enforcement Administration and the National Institute of Research, a theoretical physicist at the California Institute of Technology and one-time MacArthur Fellow is calling out the federal government on its obstruction of science. Show More Summary
In the debate over the legal status of marijuana, one of the major obstacles to more lenient federal treatment is the Drug Enforcement Administration’s classification of cannabis as a dangerous drug with no medical use. A federal appeals panel declined Tuesday to change that classification, finding that the DEA’s decision not to reschedule marijuana was not so improper that [...]
A robbery crew posing as police officers planned to rob a heroin distribution ring Wednesday but walked into a Drug Enforcement Administration sting operation instead and were apprehended, law enforcement officials said. DEA agents infiltrated...Show More Summary
A Drug Enforcement Administration agent helped hire a prostitute for a supervisory special agent of the Secret Service during a presidential visit to Colombia last year, according to a Justice Department report that became public Thursday. Read full article >>
Washington (CNN) – A Drug Enforcement Administration agent stationed in Cartagena, Colombia, arranged for a prostitute to have an encounter with a U.S. Secret Service Agent only days before a visit there by President Barack Obama, the Justice Department's inspector general has found. In a December 20 letter to the top Democrat and Republican on [...]
"Obama likes control." And here's the NYT reporting on the way the Obama administration is supposedly mulling over what to do about Colorado and Washington. Some law enforcement officials, alarmed at the prospect that marijuana users in both states could get used to flouting federal law openly, are said to be pushing for a stern response. Show More Summary
Colorado and Washington are just the beginning. During an appearance on The Young Turks, Chong was optimistic that industrial hemp would soon be legalized and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) would be abolished. He described Colorado and Washington as the “toe into the water.” “The whole body is following,” Chong remarked.
It could be expected that the Drug Enforcement Administration would resist the legal changes in Colorado, Washington, and parts of Michigan to legalize marijuana.It could also be expected that congressional delegations as cowardly as...Show More Summary
In light of the marijuana legalization measures passed in Washington and Colorado, 18 members of Congress are asking the Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration not to take enforcement action against any individual complying with state law, while two others introduced a bipartisan bill Friday to formally exempt states with marijuana laws from the federal [...]
Sean Dunagan went to Monterrey, Mexico, to crack down on drugs. As an intelligence analyst for the Drug Enforcement Administration, he wanted to bring down the cartels and other trafficking organizations. He brought his family with him because Monterrey seemed like a peaceful, vibrant place to live. Show More Summary
Medical marijuana will finally get its day in federal court tomorrow. On Tuesday the United State Court of Appeals for the DC district will hear oral arguments in Americans for Safe Access v. Drug Enforcement Administration regarding...Show More Summary
A group of former Drug Enforcement Administration officials is urging Attorney General Eric Holder to publicly oppose three state ballot measures that propose legalization of marijuana. In a letter obtained by Reuters, nine former heads of the DEA said Holder’s silence “conveys to the American public and the global community a tacit acceptance” of initiatives [...]
Not content to let the rest of their acronymically-labeled colleagues grab the spotlight for boneheaded actions, the Drug Enforcement Administration got into the act in grand style: The phone rang before sunrise. It woke Craig Patty, owner of a tiny...
Let's face it: NO Demopublican administration has been willing to come to grips with the appropriate strategy for ending the war on drugs. In fact, under President Obama the Drug Enforcement Administration has begun to rival the Transportation...Show More Summary
The New York Times reports the Drug Enforcement Administration will be expanding operations in West Africa, in continued efforts to stop cocaine from going from South America to Africa to Europe. “We see Africa as the new frontier in terms of counterterrorism and counternarcotics issues,” said Jeffrey P. Show More Summary
Unfortunately for the Drug Enforcement Administration, the organization is single minded for the most part, meaning there's no backup plan should Americans one day decide to do away with prohibition altogether.