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CIA-Crack Cocaine Scandal Resurfaces in New Film, Documentary

By Brent McCluskey

Both Kill the Messenger, starring Jeremy Renner, and the documentary, Freeway: Crack in the System, have shined a new light on the Contra-cocaine scandal uncovered by journalist Gary Webb in the 1990s. MORE  

California's Fair Sentencing Act Makes All Crack Crimes Equal

By McCarton Ackerman

California has put into law a bill that will equalize sentences for crack and powder cocaine offenders. MORE  

Morning Roundup: Sept. 17, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Wide Receiver Josh Gordon pleads guilty to DUI, intoxicated man breaks into home to steal candy, and drunk parents drop baby onto train tracks. MORE  

Morning Roundup: Sept. 3, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Jim Irsay pleads not guilty to driving under the influence, former Seahawk Spencer Ware arrested for DUI, and drunk groom jailed for fight on wedding night. MORE  

Morning Roundup: Aug. 15, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Chris Kattan gets three years probation for DUI, bodybuilder Steve Orton caught smuggling drugs, and CA assembly reduces crack cocaine sentences. MORE  

Rand Paul Proposes Sentencing Reform Bill for Crack Cocaine

By John Lavitt

In an obvious pitch to African-Americans, the presidential contender has a long way to go in proving his proposal is no election ploy. MORE  

Morning Roundup: August 8, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Ice Road Truckers star wasted during arrest, woman smoked crack while breastfeeding, and man drags wife to cops over WhatsApp addiction. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 23, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Lars Ulrich credits Noel Gallagher for quitting cocaine, Shia LaBeouf says Brad Pitt helped him get sober, and daughter of Real Housewives star arrested for DUI. MORE  

Former Republican Congressman Advocates for Prison Reform

By Victoria Kim

After seven years behind bars, former Rep. Duke Cunningham wants to untie the hands of federal judges and reform mandatory sentencing. MORE  

Former Drug Informant Sues DEA For Paying Him In Crack

By McCarton Ackerman

Aaron Romero was struggling with his addiction when the feds approached him with an offer he couldn't refuse. MORE  

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