Philippine Daily Inquirer, 15 Jul 2016 - Bato Says Syndicates Employing Vigilantes TRECE MARTIRES CITY- Director General Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa on Thursday said convicted drug lords were behind a rash of vigilante killings, directing hit men to target distributors who had run into difficulties remitting earnings following the Duterte administration's intensified campaign against illegal drugs.
Kingston Whig-Standard, 13 Jul 2016 - "We're talking about hundreds of deaths," Justine McIsaac lamented. For the past year, McIsaac has been on the front lines of Canada's opiate crisis, as an outreach worker for the Street Health Centre. The hundreds of lives lost, she explained, go beyond the city's boundaries, extending not just across the province but across the country.
Bangkok Post, 07 Jul 2016 - Thai experts have rightly commented on the value of treatment and health-centred approaches. While it may always be best to be prudent when commenting on the domestic affairs of another country, there are times when issues become far too important to stand silently by and politely observe such custom - the current debate on laws governing methamphetamine use in Thailand is one of those occasions.
Sydney Morning Herald, 04 Jul 2016 - Sydney needs to operate safe rooms for users, write Matt Noffs and Alex Wodak. It is an indictment of our failed approach to drugs that the injecting centre in Kings Cross is, after 15 years, the only one in the country.
Kingston Whig-Standard, 07 Jun 2016 - The leader of an advocacy group supporting family members of inmates in federal institutions says something needs to be done to correct the high numbers of false positives for drug residue picked up on ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) devices, or ion scanners. These false positives have resulted in visits by family members being rejected or changed to a higher security setting.
Philippine Daily Inquirer, 07 Jun 2016 - THE OUTGOING chief of the Philippine National Police yesterday shrugged off Presidentelect Rodrigo Duterte's allegations that three "police generals" were involved in corruption or illegal drugs. PNP Director General Ricardo Marquez told reporters that an investigation had been in progress even before Duterte told his supporters at a thanksgiving party on Saturday in Davao City that corruption in the police ranks should stop and that he was asking three "generals" assigned at headquarters to resign.
The Daily Californian, 02 Jun 2016 - His left hand was pressed firmly into his temple as he leaned in and whispered, "Okay, once I finish this goddamn computer science project I'm going to make some Amsterdam tea." I muffled my naturally thunderous laughter as we we sat in the center of the Engineering Library. A moment of comfortable silence between friends followed, with only keyboard sounds filling the space. I didn't resume studying, for I was distracted by his plans, and it wasn't because of his choice of euphemism. I began to reflect on his announcement. It would not have been any different had he said he was going to smoke a cigarette or take a shot when his work was complete. Nothing would have changed.