How a Place That Welcomed Migrants Turned Against Them

How a Place That Welcomed Migrants Turned Against Them

MACERATA, Italy — At the tip of his taking pictures rampage because the police closed in, Luca Traini climbed the steps of a Fascist-era monument, wrapped himself in an Italian flag and straightened his arm in a Fascist salute. He had shot and wounded six African migrants — from Ghana, Mali and Nigeria — on […]

A Second Philippine Mayor Is Killed in 2 Days

A Second Philippine Mayor Is Killed in 2 Days

MANILA — A Philippine mayor was fatally shot Tuesday afternoon, someday after a gunman killed one other mayor who was publicly supportive of President Rodrigo Duterte’s unrelenting conflict on the drug commerce. Ferdinand Bote, 57, the mayor of General Tinio, a municipality about 50 miles north of Manila, was in his automotive when a lone […]

Philippine Mayor Who Shamed Drug Suspects Is Killed During Flag Ceremony

Philippine Mayor Who Shamed Drug Suspects Is Killed During Flag Ceremony

MANILA — A mayor within the Philippines recognized for parading drug suspects by his city was fatally shot throughout a flag-raising ceremony on Monday morning, the police stated. Antonio Halili, the mayor of Tanauan City, about 40 miles south of Manila, was shot within the chest by a gunman and died instantly, the police stated. […]

El Chapo May Not Have Been Leader of Drug Cartel, Lawyers Say

El Chapo May Not Have Been Leader of Drug Cartel, Lawyers Say

Ever since they took the case final yr, attorneys for Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the Mexican drug lord referred to as El Chapo, have mounted a largely procedural protection. In a sequence of motions about their shopper’s harsh terms of confinement and the daunting problem they face in poring via the proof in opposition to him, […]

Large-Scale Art Protest Outside OxyContin Maker Ends in Arrest

Large-Scale Art Protest Outside OxyContin Maker Ends in Arrest

STAMFORD, Conn. — The sculpture, about 10 ft lengthy and weighing some 700 kilos, is a big depiction of the kind of spoon addicts use to prepare dinner heroin earlier than injecting it. On Friday morning, the spoon, by the Boston-based sculptor Domenic Esposito, was unloaded right here outdoors the headquarters of Purdue Pharma, the […]

New York City Will End Marijuana Arrests for Most People

New York City Will End Marijuana Arrests for Most People

Summonses for illegal possession of marijuana, a noncriminal violation, can include fines as much as $100, although metropolis officers stated the fantastic quantities have been in the end as much as judges and will change relying on somebody’s prison historical past. Defense attorneys say the true impetus for marijuana enforcement is commonly not an arrest […]

New York’s Health Department Plans to Recommend Legalizing Marijuana

New York’s Health Department Plans to Recommend Legalizing Marijuana

ALBANY — A research commissioned by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will advocate that “a regulated, legal marijuana program be available to adults in the state,” the New York State well being commissioner stated on Monday. The announcement by the commissioner, Howard Zucker, comes after a quick evolution within the pondering of Mr. Cuomo, a second-term […]

Cartel Leader Tied to El Chapo Sentenced to Nearly 50 Years in Prison

Cartel Leader Tied to El Chapo Sentenced to Nearly 50 Years in Prison

An American-born man accused of being considered one of Mexico’s most influential and violent drug lords was sentenced on Monday to virtually 50 years in jail after pleading responsible to cocaine and cash laundering costs, federal prosecutors stated. The man, Edgar Valdez Villarreal — whose doll-like appears earned him the moniker “La Barbie” — was […]

Every Time I Thought the Purdue Pharma OxyContin Story Was Over, I Was Wrong

Every Time I Thought the Purdue Pharma OxyContin Story Was Over, I Was Wrong

Not solely would a beforehand undisclosed prosecution report floor greater than a decade after it was written, however as destiny would have it, I’d be in it. Michael Friedman, left, Purdue Pharma’s chief govt, in 2007.CreditDon Petersen for The New York Times Times Insider delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how information, options and opinion come collectively […]

She Went to Jail for a Drug Relapse. Tough Love or Too Harsh?

She Went to Jail for a Drug Relapse. Tough Love or Too Harsh?

But current studies present that replication efforts failed. They neither lowered charges of drug use nor crime. Probation, writes Fiona Doherty, a medical professor at Yale Law School, is “a hidden body of law” which wants scrutiny, as a result of judges and probation officers have vast latitude to outline a defendant’s “good behavior.” The […]