The Los Angeles County coroner's page report also reveals some unknown and often surprising details about the singer at the time of her death, along with what was found in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton, and gives glimpses of the addictions that plagued one of the greatest singer's of her time. Whitney Houston Final Coroner's Report The Spoon A "small spoon with a white crystal like substance in it and a rolled-up piece of white paper" were found in the bathroom where Houston died, according to the coroner's report. Such items are used to snort cocaine.
Other issues Illicit drugs: It attracts criminal organizations because the potential profits are significantly more than from other criminal commodities: As the report notes p. It is also a global issue because profits [from illicit drugs] accrue to a wide range of actors, from poor rural farmers to affluent urban dealers.
But, in many instances, the single most profitable sector of the market is the process of transporting the drugs internationally. The funds raised by trafficking groups can be used to underwrite other criminal activity and even political insurgency.
The UN estimates that some million people 4. Back to top Legal and Illegal Drugs A lot of effort goes into tackling illegal drugs, but there are some legal drugs that affect far more people worldwide than illegal drugs: Tobacco and alcohol are considered drugs by health professionals even though these ones are legal and usually regulated in some way.
In that context, drug use of some sort, such as alcohol and marijuana, has been common throughout the history of human civilization. It seems that people like to consume mind-altering substances even though there may be serious health implications associated with many of these drugs.
But today, there is also the criminal element that drugs attract. Back to top Tackling the problem: A common approach and one taken by countries such as the United States and international organizations such as the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime is that drugs should be made illegal and there should be strong emphasis on clamping down on the illegal drugs trade.
In many countries, this has led to extra law-enforcement costs and overflowing prisons. The drugs problem is seen as a criminal issue. The Netherlands, however, has taken a different approach and partly decriminalized certain soft drugs in small proportions.
The drugs problem is seen primarily as a health issue. This has had a knock-on effect of drug tourism where some tourists go there to get substances. Should illegal drugs be decriminalized? The prestigious British Medical Journal BMJ provided some interesting insights into the question of whether drugs should be decriminalized or not: Legalizing them risks increasing their availability: Drugs are not dangerous because they are illegal; they are illegal because they are dangerous.
A child who reaches age 21 without smoking, misusing alcohol, or using illegal drugs is virtually certain to never do so. Legalization and decriminalization—policies certain to increase illegal drug availability and use among our children—hardly qualify as public health approaches.
Joseph A Califano, Jr, Should drugs be decriminalised? NoBMJ, Kailash Chand argues that drugs should be decriminalized because drugs drive crime: Many people may think that taking drugs is inherently wrong and so should be illegal.
But there is a question of effectiveness—does making it illegal stop people doing it? The answer is clearly no. One could even argue that legalization would eliminate part of the attraction of taking drugs—the allure of doing something illegal.
In the UK we have cut off huge swathes of the population, branding them criminals and creating an underclass of people who no longer feel part of our society.(published in Uncle John’s “UNSTOPPABLE” Bathroom Reader) Jimi Hendrix: Death, Drugs and Rock-n-roll.
Hours before Jimi Hendrix died he was working on a . The War on Drugs doesn’t work. This became obvious to El Paso City Representatives Susie Byrd and Beto O’Rourke when they started to ask questions about why El Paso’s sister city Ciudad Juárez has become the deadliest city in the world—8,plus deaths since January 1, An acronym is an abbreviation coined from the initial letter of each successive word in a term or phrase.
In general, an acronym made up solely from the first letter of the major words in the expanded form is rendered in all capital letters (NATO from North Atlantic Treaty Organization; an exception would be ASEAN for Association of Southeast Asian Nations).
the. Death. of the. Death Penalty. Why the era of capital punishment is ending. By David Von Drehle. The case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev absorbed Americans as no death-penalty drama has in years.
Get breaking news and the latest headlines on business, entertainment, politics, world news, tech, sports, videos and much more from AOL. Jan 07, · The death rate from drug overdoses is climbing at a much faster pace than other causes of death, jumping to an average of 16 per , in from six per , in