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July 14, 2015 All of those whose sentences were commuted would have gotten lighter prison terms under new sentencing guidelines. The White House says the they aren't hardened criminals and deserve a second chance.
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July 13, 2015 An by the Miami Herald raises questions about a Florida task force that busted a huge money-laundering ring. Did the unit help catch criminals, or just enrich two small law enforcement departments?
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Kurt Schmoke, former mayor of Baltimore, is now the president of the University of Baltimore.
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June 5, 2015 As the city struggles with a surge in violence and the aftermath of Freddie Gray's death, Kurt Schmoke says that the roots of the problems run deep.
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Bluefields sits along Nicaragua's Caribbean Coast. It's a place where six in 10 people live in extreme poverty.
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October 26, 2014 Unlike its Central American neighbors, Nicaragua hasn't waged a head-on military battle with the cartels. The country suffers less violence, but critics says it effectively tolerates trafficking.
Two soldiers watch 134 tons of marijuana seized by the Mexican Army burn in the border town of Tijuana, Mexico, in October 2010.
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June 2, 2011 The effort has had "devastating consequences for individuals and societies around the world," the Global Commission on Drug Policy says. Its members include former Secretary of State George Shultz and former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan. The panel's report says governments should end the criminalization of marijuana and other controlled substances.
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