Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht Sentenced to Life in Prison Without Parole

Ross Ulbricht created the most famous encrypted marketplace on the Dark Web, called the Silk Road. Through it, anonymous users could purchase nearly any illegal thing, but the site became famous for drugs. Sellers were rated (by discreteness of packaging, price, and quality), and it cost money (in Bitcoin of course) to be added to the site. It was a thriving business for a time. Then in 2013, the FBI shut down Silk Road and arrested Ross Ulbricht, under suspicion that he was in fact the creator Read more […]

Tricks of the Trade: Police Officer Admits Planting Evidence is Routine

An officer in Palm Beach, Florida admitted that planting evidence is a routine part of his job, admitting that he and his colleagues are planting evidence “almost every day” to deal with “difficult” citizens: I have a method for getting people off the street that should not be there. Mouthy drivers, street lawyers, assholes and just anyone else trying to make my job difficult. Under my floor mat, I keep a small plastic dime baggie with Cocaine in residue. Since it’s just residue, if Read more […]

US Government Actually Helped Fund Opium Farmers in Afghanistan

Not only have we been losing the war on drugs for decades, now we find out that our own government has been helping to fund our losing effort in Afghanistan! Afghani opium growth is at an all-time high, even as we’ve spent upwards of $8 Billion to fight the industry. A new report has found that part of our problem is that our government has “accidentally” been funding the opium growers with that money!   After nearly $8 billion spent on the drug war in Afghanistan, opium-poppy growth Read more […]

Police Helicopter and SWAT Team Called to Man’s House Over Okra Plants

A Cartersville, Georgia man named Dwayne Perry woke up early one morning to the sound of a low-flying helicopter hovering over his property, and then, within minutes of his awakening, a fully armed and armored SWAT team showed up to his front door. He had no idea what was going on, or why the police were armed the way they were or why they were there ready to raid his house and the rest of his property. It turns out it was all over his okra plants. The police were positive it was marijuana that Read more […]

Cops Plant Drugs in Woman’s House and Tamper With Blood Tests to Justify Illegal Search

A lot of cops seem to have trouble catching up with the surveillance state. They still act like crooked cops even though they have their own dash cams staring right at them and listening to everything they’re saying. If it weren’t for their dash cam videos, they would’ve easily gotten away with what they did, because no judge or prosecutor would question the cops’ account. It makes you wonder how often they do these sorts of things. From Courthouse News: Allison Ross, who was arrested after Read more […]

Study Reveals Drug Dogs Are Unreliable for “Probable Cause”

A lawsuit filed against the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department claims that drug dogs are little more than “trick ponies” used to legitimize the seizure of property from innocent victims. A 2010 study conducted by UC Davis is central to the lawsuit, as it indicated that drug dogs failed 85% percent of the time. In the study, 18 drug dogs and their handlers were asked to sniff out the drugs and bombs in a particular room. One hundred and twenty-three times out of 144, the drug dogs indicated Read more […]

Man Forgets To Use His Blinker, Receives Anal Cavity Search

If you’re in need of a colonoscopy or rectal exam, there are some different ways to go about receiving those procedures. You could either do what most people do and call the doctor to schedule the exam. Or you could do what a couple New Mexico men did and commit a miniscule traffic code violation. You know, like rolling slowly through a stop sign or failing to put your turn signal on. We’ve already reported on David Eckert who received a full colorectal exam, including abdominal x-rays, three Read more […]

Florida Cops Make Millions Dealing Cocaine

What the cops and all the other drug war proponents would tell you is that the cops are trying to keep people safe by putting these bad guys in jail. So, the millions of dollars in overtime pay and forfeiture proceeds are for all their hard work and dedication. Apparently, one sergeant even pulled in $240,000 in overtime in three-and-a-half years for a total compensation of $630,000. They call them “reverse sting operations.” A traditional sting operation usually involves undercover cops and Read more […]

Obama’s Failed Border Policies Kill More People Per Day Then Firearms

President Obama‘s failing gun control campaign peppered the air waves with the slogan “If we can save just one life.”  However, when it comes to the estimated 17,000 annual deaths from illegal drugs flowing over our porous southern border with Mexico, the President is remarkably silent. President Obama’s four years of border control failures have led to the deaths of tens of thousands of American men, women and children. The President does not have the legal power to legislate gun control Read more […]