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January 22, 2013 In The News

For some lucky ticket holders, inauguration weekend kicked off Saturday with a screening of Eugene Jarecki's provocative documentary about America's war on drugs, "The House I Live In," at the Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington's Shaw neighborhood.

The documentary offers a scathing critique of America's criminal justice system and was co-produced by Danny Glover, Brad Pitt, Russell Simmons and John Legend.

June 16, 2011 Press Release
Congresswoman Maxine Waters was invited to speak before the Drug Policy Alliance’s press conference on the 40th Anniversary of Nixon’s Declaration of a ‘War on Drugs’ today. Rep. Waters delivered the following remarks:
July 19, 2010 In The News


Jury deliberations in the trial of a Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer accused of killing an unarmed Black man in Oakland on New Year's Day 2009 are expected to resume Thursday after they were restarted Wednesday.

The jury began deliberations for 2 1/2 hours last Friday, but when jurors reassembled Tuesday after the long weekend, one of the original jurors had been excused because of a pre-planned vacation and another juror was ill.

July 1, 2010 In The News

By Michael Doyle

The drug gangsters who grow marijuana and cook meth in Sierra Nevada forests would face stiffer penalties under a bill introduced Wednesday by a San Joaquin Valley lawmaker.

Amid fears that public lands have become riddled by illicit drug plots, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Visalia, authored a bill to impose 10-year prison sentences for drug production in national parks, national forests and other federal properties.

"There are a lot of dangers up in the forests," Nunes said Wednesday, "and I think this will make a dent in that."

January 25, 2010 Press Release
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January 22, 2010 Committee Remark
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December 16, 2009 Committee Remark

"Thank you Mr. Chairman for organizing this hearing to discuss digital piracy and the impact it has had on sports broadcasters and their ability to maximize revenues.