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Philadelphia Decriminalization Already Paying Dividends in First Month

Philadelphia Decriminalization Already Paying Dividends in First Month

On October 20, 2014, the City of Philadelphia enacted an ordinance that authorized City of Philadelphia police to charge a summary citation (similar to a traffic ticket) instead of a misdemeanor narcotics offense. In 2012 activists with Philly NORML, a local chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, investigated the police […]

Big Brother Is Listening: Zombies, Brunch And An Afternoon With FBI Agents

Big Brother Is Listening: Zombies, Brunch And An Afternoon With FBI Agents

I love zombies. Not in a creepy, borderline necrophilia kind of way, but more in a guilty pop culture way. If I had to pick one single favorite film, it would have to be Shaun of the Dead. I’ll watch anything with zombies in it at least once, even Zombie Strippers. I write about zombies. […]

Lessons Learned From DEA Agent Hank Schrader As Breaking Bad Begins Final Season

Lessons Learned From DEA Agent Hank Schrader As Breaking Bad Begins Final Season

Since the Drug War’s inception there have been a myriad of movies and television shows that have captured the many failings of prohibition. From HBO’s The Wire and Boardwalk Empire, to Traffic on the big screen, they have all provided fictional glimpses into why prohibition can never be achieved. But I believe the best modern-day […]

Boston Marathon Bombings: The DEA is a Threat to Public Safety

Boston Marathon Bombings: The DEA is a Threat to Public Safety

Last week’s Boston Marathon bombings brought back a very visceral and life-changing memory for me. On September 26, 1980 I was 19, footloose and travelling in Europe with a girlfriend. We had planned the trip for a year and the highlight of it was going to be drinking beer at Germany’s world renowned Oktoberfest in […]