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Peter Moskos is an associate professor in the Department of Law, Police Science, and Criminal Justice Administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He is also on the faculty of CUNY's Doctoral Program in Sociology and teaches a class at LaGuardia Community College in Queens.
His first book, Cop in the Hood, won the 2008 American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence, Best Book in Sociology. His second book, In Defense of Flogging, was listed as a "Favorite Book of the Year" by Mother Jones.
We discuss the legalization of marijuana, the effect of the drug war on incarceration rates, and on society in general.
With medical marijuana approved in more states each year and recreational use legalized in Colorado and Washington, experts are concerned that more teens may use the drug because they believe it's safe.
A Feb. 25 study published in the International Journal of Drug Policy found that about 10 percent of high school students who would otherwise be at a low risk for picking up a pot-smoking habit -- which includes those who don't smoke cigarettes, students with strong religious beliefs and those with non-marijuana smoking friends -- say they would use marijuana if it was legal.
For high school seniors alone, the shift would make up a 5.6 percent absolute increase in lifetime pot use prevalence. About 45.6 percent of high school seniors admitted to smoking pot in the study, meaning that legalization would increase that number to 51.2 percent.
The data was pulled from the Monitoring the Future survey, which was a nationally-representative survey of students in the eighth, 10th and 12th grade. The students were polled from 2007 to 2011, before recreational marijuana use was legalized in Colorado and Washington following the November 2012 elections.
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We’ve had a couple years now to allow the drug court process to mature. We’ve had several “graduating classes” and a very good track record. We talked to the initial sitting drug court judge to get the framework of the court’s operations so now, let’s talk to several recent drug court participants and hear their stories from the inside. Join us this Sunday evening as we speak to Dan and Kurt and one of their biggest supporters, Blu.
Please join Ruthie This week... Thursday July 3rd, 2014 from 8-10 pm CST
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This weeks GUEST: RUSTY FLEMING
Rusty Fleming is a specialist concerning the Drug Cartels and being that he in on the front lines in Texas -
I will be asking Rusty his thoughts on several issues.
Is part of this current out-of-control invasion is a cloak to tie up Border Patrol as many are suggesting, and if these suggestions are factual - as many of us suspect - what if anything is being done about it in Hudspeth County
What Rusty is seeing on the front lines
Is there skuddlebutt from Mexico and the Cartels about this invasion
And, any updates he has on Mexican Intrusions - some serious
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What are your thought on legalization of Marijuana? This week we dig deep into this topic with The Urban Rap Legend Gangsta Pat came out of Memphis, TN & exploded in the music industry @ the age of 16. He established himself in the Memphis underground during the late 1980s. Gangsta Pat is also one of the first rap artists from the city to make the move from an indie label to a major label when signing to Atlantic records during the start of the Gangsta rap era. Gangsta Pat is known for his lyrics of smoking weed & hit song I'm A Gangsta he had major successes in the rap game with his peers MJG & 8Ball. He is still making music in a wide range of Genres. Medical Marijuana is legal in over 20 states in the U.S. & Colorado just approved the use of recreation. Washington is next to approve this. President Obama says it's "No More Dangerous Than Alcohol." Where are we headed? Tune in & call 917-889-8224.
It's not like there aren't many better ways to make money but selling drugs seems to generate revenue faster. It's not like there aren't better ways to feel good and confident but drugs seem to get people there faster.
How do we protect our young people from getting caught up in the life of drug elling and drug abusing?
Let's get right into this.
Do you know anyone that had the potential to do something great but chose to sell drugs?
Have you known anyone that lead an otherwise productive life EXCEPT that they had a little drug habit?
Have you ever lost a loved one to the drug game?
Do you think jail sentences for drug activity are given fairly?
Have you ever tried drugs of any kind?
What are your feelings about rehabilitation?
Do you think that it's easy to go straight after making money selling drugs successfully for a number of years?
Do you think that getting off of drugs is easier than people give it credit for?
Do you think that the Just say no campaign of the 80's was a good slogan?
What advice would you give to a young person that was in the beginning stages of selling or using drugs?
Sadness, loneliness, anger, worry, and fear are some of the negative emotions that can prompt a person to turn to alcohol or drugs for a temporary escape, the rush of endorphins into the blood stream and the sense of comfort they bring, even if for only a short time. When these methods of self comfort become habitual, a person loses the ability to handle unpleasant emotions without them. But while alcohol and drug addictions are easy to recognize, food addictions are often misunderstood. Obesity is the result of eating habits out of control, but often the reason behind overeating is emotional distress. Food can be a source of comfort just as can alcohol or drugs. Are you a number of pounds heavier than you would like but haven't been able to shed those extra pounds? Have you noticed not just what you eat but WHEN and WHY you eat? Did you gain wait after a relationship breakup? After a job loss? After a loved ones death? Certain life experiences are distressing, and when food becomes our source of comfort, we eat those things that flood our bodies with comforting endorphins - which are often sugary foods with less nutritional value. Are you overeating to mask a state of depression? How do you know when food has become your drug?
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Tonight Chris, Mark, and Jeff are joined by Comedian/Activist N.A. Poe to discuss the failed war on drugs along with topics of the progression cannabis decriminalization & legalization. And who knows what else we'll get into, you never know with us! Tune in!
The Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) Program is the largest school based father engagement program in the nation with nearly 4000 schools participating.
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence - Orange County (NCADD-OC) is a non-profit, community-based organization that provides professional resources on alcohol, tobacco, and drug-related issues. Since 1957, we have provided high-quality programs and services aimed at improving the quality of life for the residents of Orange County. NCADD-OC is one of nearly 80 chapter affiliates of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence located in New York.
Each week, WatchDOGS Radio host Keith Schumacher and co-host Chris Danenhauer discuss how this program is impacting families and schools across our nation and in three foreign countries.
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Many say marijuana (or "dope" if you grew up in the '70's!) is safe, is no different than smoking cigarettes, and should be legalized. At least one state has already legalized it. Cary Quashen, founder and director of ACTION Family Counseling Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers joins Joe to discuss. Tune in!
Have you had your healthy dose of reality lately?
There are always at least two sides to every story. Have you ever wondered how someone, who saw the same thing you did, walked away telling a vastly different story? Which version was correct? Which one was the REAL story? Actually, both are! It’s just a matter of perspective.
Joe takes the issues… especially the controversial issues (politics, prejudice, religion, illegal immigration)… and brings in people from different sides to share their viewpoint. This is definitely not a fluff piece. And while no one is attacked, the questions are hard-hitting.
But the conversation is always respectful and you’re sure to learn something new, even if you don’t agree!
If you’ve always wondered how the “other side” thinks and how they’ve arrived at their “stand”, then this is the show for you!
It’s not the right side, it’s not the wrong side, but the REAL side of the issues!