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Angela Davis - The House I Live In

September 24, 2012

Forty years after Professor Angela Davis became a symbol of resistance in the African American community, she attended a preview screening of The House I Live In, which documents the destructive impact of today's war on drugs on poor and minority communities.

Obummer (VIDEO)

August 28, 2012

President Obama has broken his promise to roll back the War on Drugs and has punted on the issue until a second term.

Drugs and Prisons in Uruguay: The Case for a Regulated Marijuana Market

WOLA, Washington Office on Latin America

In Uruguay, the consumption of drugs, including marijuana, is not punishable with prison time. Even so, the cultivation of marijuana for personal consumption is a crime. When she was 66 years old, Alicia Castilla was put in jail for three months for cultivating marijuana, for her research and for her own personal consumption (to sleep better). In this video testimony, she talks about the suffering caused by her imprisonment in Canelones (an Uruguayan prison) and her experience with the justice system in Uruguay.

Blake Marchese: My Brother's Story

Blake discusses her struggles to help her brother with his problem and the need for a Good Samaritan policy in New Jersey.

Testimony Encouraging Retroactivity for the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010

May 25, 2011
Jasmine L. Tyler, Deputy Director, National Affairs
Drug Policy Alliance

On June 1, 2011, the U.S. Sentencing Commission held a public hearing on the retroactive application of the Fair Sentencing Act, which Congress passed in 2010 and narrowed a decades-old disparity in federal sentencing between crack cocaine and powder cocaine. If the Commission decides to apply the sentencing guideline changes retroactive, as many as 12,000 people in federal prison could be released early, saving taxpayers millions of dollars.

Testimony by Professor Harry G. Levine Regarding Marijuana Arrests in New York City

May 31, 2007
Harry G. Levine
At Hearings of New York State Assembly Committees On Codes And On Corrections, Albany, New York

Testimony by Queens College Sociologist Harry Levine regarding the high number of marijuana possession arrests in New York City, and the collateral consequences of this police enforcement policy.

The Risks of the Job: Protecting Law Enforcement from Needle Stick Injuries

September 15, 2009
California Office of AIDS

Protecting Law Enforcement from Needle Stick Injuries - Made in cooperation with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), this educational documentary explains how officers can reduce the risk of infection by needle sticks on the job. LAPD officers visit a needle exchange on their beat and explore the ways that Needle Exchange Programs help keep law enforcement officers and their communities safer. Produced by Gretchen Hildebran.

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