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Inside the Murder of Javier Valdez, the Ríodoce Journalist Killed by the Sinaloa Cartel and El Chapo
“When you don’t live the tragedy of losing a journalist, you think this is an evil that will just happen to someone else, to someone else’s family but not to yours,” she said. “In the end, we are a big family of victims in this country.”
journalism  mexico  newspapers  crime  drugs 
september 2018 by allaboutgeorge
Sharp rise in African American opioid overdoses has Cleveland officials worried - The Washington Post
“I think it’s very reasonable for drug dealers to say, ‘We have this untapped market that is something we could reach out into with fentanyl as well.’ ”
drugs  black  ohio  death  cleveland 
june 2017 by allaboutgeorge
Me and My Girls - The Night of the Gun - David Carr -
"I now inhabit a life I don’t deserve, but we all walk this earth feeling we are frauds. The trick is to be grateful and hope the caper doesn’t end any time soon."
drugs  drinking  alcohol  minnesota  memory  writing  recovery 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
CJR: The Redemption of Chris Rose
“It’d be interesting if every newspaper treated its community as if it were at risk. And if you took a good look at most major dailies, they are. Not at risk of dying and being wiped off the map. But look at the state of the American city [...]"
journalism  neworleans  cities  urban  media  newspapers  drugs  alcohol  writing  nonfiction  lousiana  katrina 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Drugs to build up that mental muscle - Los Angeles Times
"Just think what it would do to anybody's career in about any area. There are not too many occupations where it's really good to be dumb."
brain  drugs  health  music  marketing  science  classical  classicalmusic  games  athletes 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Study: Romantic love affects brain like drug addiction | Dallas Morning News | News for Dallas, Texas | Entertainment: Break Room
"We saw activity in the ventral tegmental area and other regions of the brain's reward system associated with motivation, elation and focused attention."
love  relationships  sex  story  science  brain  health  research  attention  drugs 
september 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Under the Sun | Stuffing prisons with black men is not the way to reduce crime | Inquirer | 07/24/2007
"The National Household Survey on Drug Abuse says whites make up about 72 percent of America's illegal drug users; blacks, 15 percent. But blacks are most likely to be caught - and sent to prison."
suburbia  drugs  prison  crime  race  justice  research 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
San Francisco Challenges / Statistics don't support official explanations for high black arrest rate
"[T]olerating drug use while harshly policing dealers result in over-arresting minorities and failing to stem growing middle-age addiction. Second, violence will not abate until cities alleviate concentrated neighborhood poverty."
cities  poverty  police  politics  sanfrancisco  demography  california  drugs  crime  jail  research  statistics  black  race  civilliberties 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Prime Green: Remembering the Sixties - By Robert Stone
"If the memoir makes just one outright policy statement, it’s in protest of neverending public burning not only of individuals but of the idea that consciousness is private, and not a domain for armed agents of the state."
drugs  books  nonfiction  memory  literature  1960s 
january 2007 by allaboutgeorge
SFGate: HIGH BLACK ARREST RATE RAISES CALL FOR INQUIRY / Range of explanations offered by experts, officials for S.F.'s disparity with other cities
"Today San Francisco, which is 7.8 percent African American, has the second smallest proportion of black people among the state's eight biggest cities. San Jose, with 3.5 percent, has the smallest, and Oakland, with almost 36 percent, has the largest."
cities  black  demography  police  prisons  drugs  politics  sanfrancisco  sanjose  oakland  losangeles 
december 2006 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: In Colombia, Songs Too Hot for the Mainstream Sizzle Underground
"A lot of stories are hidden. They have to be real. I'm more or less a news director. The corridos are chronicles."
songwriting  journalism  colombia  latinamerica  music  criticism  aesthetics  identity  poverty  drugs  crime  murder 
november 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 04/21/2006 | Pittsburg police arrest 10 on drug charges
"Officers served a search warrant at the house in the 100 block of West 12th Street at 7 a.m. Inside, they found quantities of cocaine, heroin, pipes used to smoke crack cocaine, over 100 used syringes and stolen checkbooks, Lt. Brian Addington said."
pittsburg  police  drugs  crime  heroin  cocaine 
april 2006 by allaboutgeorge
CCT: Arrests in drug enforcement search
"At the apartment, officers found 323 grams of crystal methamphetamine with a street value of over $11,000, large amounts of prescription pain medicines possessed for sale, a sawed-off 12-gauge shotgun and $3,300 in cash."
crime  police  concord  drugs  methamphetamine  guns  contracosta  contracostatimes 
april 2006 by allaboutgeorge
CCT: 15 indicted in N. Richmond drug conspiracy
"If convicted, the defendants face federal prison terms that could range from 10 years to life."
drugs  richmond  northrichmond  crime  contracosta  solano  alamedacounty  contracostatimes 
march 2006 by allaboutgeorge
here's my byline: racism 201: glowing white lady stops cycle of violence in poor black family! it's like magic!
"This kind of story writing will stop one day, but it still goes by unnoticed in tv world today." A-freakin'-men, Irina.
race  television  writing  fiction  drugs  white  black  crime 
november 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: The Pot Is Metaphorical, the Hair Revelatory
"[T]he writing team [...] has reserved some of the funniest, most biting lines for Celia. Hooking up with an African-American drug supplier, she announces, 'I have cancer and jungle fever, and tonight one of them is going to get cured.'"
television  writing  race  drugs  cancer 
october 2005 by allaboutgeorge
BGlobe: Despair driving Iranians to opium
''You haven't got a job. You haven't got a family. You haven't got entertainment. For a few hours, you forget everything."
drugs  heroin  iran  health  jobs  jobless  work 
october 2005 by allaboutgeorge
SFGate: The junkies at Camp Recovery seem like the kids next door
"The students were really disappointed. They felt it was false because the addicts in it weren't minorities -- they expected blacks and Latinos. They said, 'This won't happen to us.' "
drugs  recovery  black  latino 
april 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Scientists Explore Meth's Role in Immune System
"In studies, Dr. Pomerantz has found that although substances like heroin and alcohol also appear to increase viral replication, others, like caffeine, can actually reduce it."
hiv  aids  meth  drugs  sex  gay  caffeine  heroin  alcohol 
february 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Theater Review | 'Hurlyburly': Getting Higher but Sinking Lower
"I'm just trying to make certain I haven't drifted off into some, you know, solitary paranoid system of my own totally unfounded and idiosyncratic invention."
theater  drugs 
january 2005 by allaboutgeorge
Independent UK: 'I've had a couple of cheeky lines'
"I'm not a big fan of ecstasy, but it's a mate's birthday so I'm taking them. I did most drugs apart from heroin by the age of 16. Now I smoke weed and take pills."
drugs  uk 
november 2004 by allaboutgeorge
Independent UK: Street price of drugs crashes to record low
"The average street price of illegal drugs is at the lowest level for a decade, according to new figures. The cost of a line of cocaine is now less than a glass of wine in some parts of Britain. A tablet of ecstasy costs as little as £1."
drugs  uk 
november 2004 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Starbuckless Syndrome?
"If you stop drinking coffee, you get irritable, get a headache. That doesn't mean you're mentally ill. Anytime anybody ever suggests a new category should go into this three-pound DSM, we should ask if there's a drug company connection."
caffeine  drinking  drugs 
october 2004 by allaboutgeorge

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