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1 US CO: Edu: Column: Obama's Broken Pot Promises Are BestMon, 16 Apr 2012
Source:Rocky Mountain Collegian, The (Colorado State U, C Author:Stern, Seth Area:Colorado Lines:96 Added:04/16/2012

Among the many broken promises of the 2008 campaign rests the widening destruction that was a key campaign promise for the eventual winner. Then-Sen. Obama promised in his campaign and eventually issued policy memorandums promising not to interfere with state-sanctioned medical marijuana.

I sincerely hope those of you who voted for him based on those promises of hope, change and transparency ---- not to mention the end of civil rights violations ---- have recognized the only trait the man carries that discriminates him from his predecessors is his skin color.

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2 US: Meth Vs Crack - Different Legislative ApproachesMon, 05 Jun 2006
Source:CQ Weekly (US) Author:Stern, Seth Area:United States Lines:514 Added:06/07/2006

When Rep. Elijah E. Cummings visits rural communities in the Midwest that have been ravaged by methamphetamine use, he hears stories of despair and damage not unlike those he heard during the crack epidemic of the 1980s. His hometown of Baltimore includes some of the neighborhoods that were devastated the worst by crack, the last drug epidemic to draw an intense response from the federal government and local law enforcement.

The similarities exist despite fundamental differences between the populations affected by the two drugs. Meth is used mostly by white people in rural areas, while the epicenters of the crack epidemic were the African-American communities of the inner cities.

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3 US IL: Restaurant Owner Seeks To Revive Drug EducationTue, 18 Apr 2006
Source:Forest Park Review (IL) Author:Stern, Seth Area:Illinois Lines:93 Added:04/19/2006

Hugs Not Drugs Picks Up Where DARE Left Off

While helping to plan Forest Park's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, Harrison Street Cafe owner Sherri Ladd figured the parade would present an excellent opportunity for the police department to publicize its DARE program.

When she visited the police department, however, she was surprised to find out that the village had not had a DARE program for several years due to past budget cuts.

"I asked, 'so who is talking to these kids about drugs?'" she recalled. The answer, she discovered, was "nobody."

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4 US NY: A Court Of Second ChancesThu, 22 Aug 2002
Source:Christian Science Monitor (US) Author:Stern, Seth Area:New York Lines:237 Added:08/25/2002

In a Tough New York Neighborhood, Justice Means More Than a Quick Ticket to Jail

NEW YORK - For two years, Alex Calabrese has presided over a courtroom in one of Brooklyn's toughest neighborhoods. But today, sitting in the former parochial school that houses the Red Hook Community Justice Center, he sounds more like a small-town principal than a New York City judge. "Are you studying as much as you used to?" Judge Calabrese asks the dark-haired 16-year-old before him. The teen, accused of marijuana possession, stares at his feet.

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