War On Drugs
Former Federal Judges Say Sessions’ New Policy Will Take Power Away From The Courts
“Now you’re telling them, gosh, you don’t need a judge, you need a calculator, that’s all you need,” one former federal judge said of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ new directive that prosecutors pursue the most serious charges possible.
Report Says War On Drugs Harms Women In Latin America
A report by Nobel Peace Prize winners Jody Williams and Rigoberta Menchu alleges that the "militarization" of anti-drug efforts in Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala, aided by the US, has actually led to more violence against women, some of whom have been killed when they were mistaken for drug traffickers. Says the report, "The war on drugs ... has become a war on women."