Police and sheriff's departments in states that produce much of the nation's methamphetamine have made a sudden retreat in the war on meth, at times virtually abandoning pursuit of the drug because they can no longer afford to clean up the toxic waste generated by labs.Despite abundant evidence that
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is asking Chicago's police superintendent to stop making arrests for low-level marijuana possession. Preckwinkle says judges generally dismiss those charges involving very modest amounts of illicit drugs.
Friday marks the 40th anniversary of President Nixon's "War on Drugs." And this weekend is African American emancipation day, otherwise known as Juneteenth. For some there's a connection easily drawn between the two anniversaries.