WASHINGTON – The nation’s law enforcement establishment isn’t pleased with the Obama administration decision to ease the enforcement of federal drug laws in states that have legalized the use of marijuana.
Aug. 30, 2013
By Peter Bensinger
Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, a special agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, left the U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara, Mexico, the afternoon of Feb. 7, 1985, to have lunch with his wife. He was kidnapped by several police officers working under the direction of Rafael Caro Quintero, head of the Guadalajara drug cartel.
Camarena had caused problems for Caro Quintero by locating secret marijuana fields and millions of dollars of drug money that was frozen in U.S. banks. Camarena was taken to a private residence in Guadalajara, tortured for two days and killed by a blow to his skull with a tire iron.
Published on The Weekly Standard
September 9, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 01
Several weeks ago in San Francisco, Attorney General Eric Holder told the American Bar Association that our criminal justice system is too harsh, too costly, and gives convicted African-American males sentences 20 percent longer than others for similar crimes.