James E. Gierach, a former Chicago prosecutor is our guest. Gierach has written a new book: The Silver Bullet SOLUTION, is it time to end the war on drugs?
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This week on Century of Lies: World AIDS Day 2023. Ahead of World AIDS Day, which is December First, Georgetown University’s Global HIV Policy Lab has released a new report entitled “Progress and the Peril: HIV and the Global De/criminalization of Same-Sex Sex.” A full copy of the report can be downloaded for free from the HIV Policy Lab’s website, HIV Policy La dot .org.
This week on Century of Lies: Regulating Psychedelics. The Transform Drug Policy Foundation has released a new publication entitled “How To Regulate Psychedelics: A Practical Guide,” which looks at how to shape policy and regulation for psychedelics outside the medical sphere.
Kassandra Frederique is the executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, a national nonprofit that works to end the war on drugs—which has disproportionately harmed Black, Latinx, Indigenous, immigrant, and LGBTQ communities—and build alternatives grounded in science, compassion, health, and human rights. 29:00
This week on Century of Lies: Combating Carveouts. Legislative carveouts can negate drug policy and criminal justice reforms. On this week’s Century, we hear from Sarah Staudt, Policy & Advocacy Director at the Prison Policy Initiative, combating legislative carveouts in criminal justice reform.
Major Neill Franklin (Ret.) is a 34-year law enforcement veteran of the Maryland State Police and Baltimore Police Department.After 23 years of dedicated service to the Maryland State Police, he was recruited in 2000 by the Commissioner of the Baltimore Police Department to reconstruct and command Baltimore’s Education and Training Section.
Les McColgin, a Galveston County man, is using a billboard and a unique vending machine to try and tackle a fentanyl crisis. Les McColgin, who started Gulf Coast Outreach Services, in order to reach other parents, neighbors, and students. "Most people don't have an idea of how bad this is," McColgin said.
A Galveston County man is using a billboard and a unique vending machine to try and tackle the fentanyl crisis.
This week on Century of Lies: #SafeSupplyNow. On November 3, hundreds of people in Vancouver, BC and Toronto, Ontario marched and rallied in support of the Drug User Liberation Front, harm reduction, and safe supply. We hear one of the speakers at the Vancouver rally, DJ Larkin, Executive Director of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition.