Human rights report: Mexico disappearances during drug war 'a crisis ignored'

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Human rights report: Mexico disappearances during drug war 'a crisis ignored'

MEXICO CITY — A Human Rights Watch report released Wednesday calls Mexico's anti-drug offensive “disastrous” and cites 249 cases of disappearances, most of which show evidence of having been carried out by the military or law enforcement. The report …
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Supreme Court Upholds Drug Dog Search of Truck

The US Supreme Court Tuesday upheld the use of police dog's sniff of a truck, arguing that training and testing records indicated the dog's reliability and gave police probable cause for the search. The high court in 2005 upheld the legality of highway …
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Analysis: Losing the War on Drugs

It has been four decades since President Nixon declared a war on drugs. But by conventional standards, the effort has failed. In fact, the Justice Department's 2011 National Drug Threat Assessment noted “the overall availability of illicit drugs in the …
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