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Congressional Budget Bill Results in Loss of Federal Equitable Sharing Funds for State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies

To State, Local and Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies: The purpose of this letter is to explain the financial implications of recent budget legislation on the Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture Program (Program), including equitable sharing. The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (P.L. 114-74) enacted in November included a $746 million permanent reduction, or "rescission," of Asset Forfeiture Program Funds. In light of that... Read more

WSNIA Conference

Click on the TRAINING tab above to see more information about the WSNIA and NNOAC Conferences! wsniaDetectives, Supervisors, Managers, Task Forces, Street Teams, Prosecutors, and Analysts: Please join us for the 2016 Annual WSNIA Training Conference, April 25, 26, 27, and 28 at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, Washington. This year’s conference is... Read more

2016 DC Delegate Meeting

DCwhere                 The Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001 SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 2016 THRU THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2016 THERE IS A $100.00 ADVANCE REGISTRATION FEE PER ATTENDEE, AFTER JANUARY 7, 2016 REGISTRATION IS $175.00 PER ATTENDEE... Read more

DEA Chief Says Smoking Marijuana as Medicine “is a joke”.

By PAULA REID, STEPHANIE CONDON CBS NEWS November 4, 2015, 3:10 PM

DEA chief Chuck Rosenberg on Wednesday rejected the notion that smoking marijuana is "medicine," calling the premise a "joke."

"What really bothers me is the notion that marijuana is also medicinal -- because it's not," Rosenberg said in a briefing to reporters. "We can have an intellectually honest debate about whether we should legalize... Read more

Ending the War on Drugs Would Not End Mass Incarceration

By Charles Lane Opinion writer October 14 at 7:23 PM 
It seems that no presidential debate this year would be complete without denunciations of the drug laws, which, it is alleged, result in long prison terms for thousands of people, disproportionately African Americans, who are guilty only of low-level offenses, thus fueling “mass incarceration.” At the last Republican debate, on Sept. 16, former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Read more

Reduce Prison Sentences, but Not for Violent Offenders

The release of dangerous criminals shows why Congress needs to act on criminal-justice reform.
By Bob Goodlatte — November 2, 2015
Starting this month, thousands of federal inmates are set to be released early from federal prison, including serious violent felons and criminal aliens. This action is not the result of legislation passed by the people’s elected representatives in Congress.... Read more

Can We Please Stop Pretending Marijuana is Harmless?

The truth is it can indeed mean trouble, especially for young people.

By Dr. Sushrut Jangi   OCTOBER 08, 2015 These days, it’s become fairly square to criticize marijuana and its rush toward legalization. Twenty-three states have condoned the drug in some form, with four permitting recreational use, and Massachusetts is set to vote on permitting it next year. The proposed federal CARERS Act of 2015... Read more