This week on Century of Lies: Music, Drugs, and Harm Reduction. We hear from Dr. Jodie Grigg, a Research Associate at the National Drug Research Institute at Curtin University in Perth and coordinator of the Western Australia arm of the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System, on drug use at music festivals.
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Public Safety Director Quovella Spruill Franklin Township Police Department. She is an adjunct professor at Rutgers University where she teaches criminal justice courses including contemporary policing, ethical & philosophical issues, race & crime, organized crime, and violent Crimes. She holds a B.S. in engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a M.A.
Thomas L. Knapp (Twitter: @thomaslknapp) is director and senior news analyst at the William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism (thegarrisoncenter.org). He lives and works in north central Florida.
This week on Century of Lies: Working to Save Lives in Maine. More and more US states are looking toward expansion of harm reduction services. On this edition of Century we look at a bill working its way through the Maine Legislature that would allow communities to establish supervised consumption sites.
This week on Century of Lies: New Washington Drug Laws Post-Blake. Drug possession laws in Washington state were invalidated in 2021 by a state supreme court decision in the case of State v Blake. The legislature moved quickly to put some laws back in place but the measures they enacted expire on July 1, 2023.
Timothy McMahan King is a writer, nonprofit professional, Senior Fellow for Clergy for a New Drug Policy and the owner of Vagabond Strategies. He has worked as a community organizer in Chicago, a chief strategy officer with Sojourners, and has served as a consultant for national non-profits, advocacy campaigns and political candidates.
Eric E. Sterling was counsel to the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary, 1979-1989 and participated in the passage of the mandatory minimum sentencing laws. Was President of The Criminal Justice Policy Foundation, Washington, DC and Co-Chair of the American Bar Association, Committee on Criminal Justice, Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities.
This week on Century of Lies: Solidarity and Community Mobilization. We hear from Anton Basenko with the Ukrainian Network of People Who Use Drugs on the power of community mobilization in responding to the war in Ukraine, and from Magdalena Bartnik with the Precursor Foundation for Social Policy speaking on In solidarity we stand: supporting Ukrainian refugees in Poland.