• Another drug war success: Meth is cheaper, more potent than ever, and it’s all coming in through international drug cartels. But hey, at least we’ve made life difficult for allergy sufferers and arrested the occasional innocent parent or grandparent along the way.
  • Meanwhile in Britain, an MDMA crackdown has given rise to a lethal new party drug. Four dead, so far.
  • Police union head demands that cops be included in hate crimes protections. Most states already allow or mandate sentence enhancements for crimes committed against police.
  • Over the past two years, the homicide rate for U.S. police (that is, homicides committed against police) was actually lower than the U.S. homicide rate overall.
  • Wrongly convicted New York resident Dan Gristwood dies four months after finally receiving his compensation. The real killer confessed in 2003. Gristwood was freed in 2005. The state of New York fought his bid for compensation for nearly a decade, then delayed payment for 16 months.
  • Video catches Alabama cops mocking disabled children. Mayor admits his town PD has a “cultural problem.”