Saturday, August 10, 2019

War on some drugs news


Robert Anton Wilson. Photo by Duncan Harvey, story behind photo here. 

The cruelty and stupidity of what Robert Anton Wilson called the "war on some drugs" rolls on and on.

1. Tweet from the great Radley Balko:

"Cops claimed that field tests showed the white powder on the hood of the Georgia Southern QB’s car was cocaine. He said it was bird poop. He was suspended, and widely ridiculed by national media outlets.

"Guess what? It was bird poop."

The quarterback is black, of course.

Details.

2. In Sandusky, Ohio, where I'm a newspaper reporter, local pharmacies have figured out how to solve the opioid epidemic -- by denying pain pills to a late stage cancer patient and other chronic pain patients.


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