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Joseph McNamara, Retired San Jose Police Chief Who Fought to End Drug War, Dies at 79

Joseph McNamara, Retired San Jose Police Chief Who Fought to End Drug War, Dies at 79

Joseph McNamara died last Friday, September 19th, 2014, at the age of 79. He was survived by his wife and three children. Joseph McNamara was one of the original anti-drug-war warriors. He began his career in law enforcement in 1956, working as a beat cop for the New York City Police Department. He rose in […]

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 […]