Tag Archives: Law Enforcement

Report Says Sex, Drugs, and Alcohol Common in NFL Ads

 A new study by media watchdog group Common Sense Media (CSM) concludes that sex, (legal) drugs or alcohol are featured in nearly half of the advertising shown during National Football League games, the Associated Press reported Jan. 29. CSM staff …

Spycams in Wisconsin Bars Proposed

A community improvement coalition in Madison, Wis., is proposing that surveillance cameras be installed in bars in the city as part of a strategy to cut alcohol-related violence and other problems, the Wisconsin State Journal reported Jan. 25. The plan …

States Using Alcohol Tax Increases to Address Budget Woes

Kentucky and Arkansas have joined New York and California in the latest push by state legislators to increase alcohol taxes as a way to address budgetary shortfalls, the Wall Street Journal reported Jan. 17. Peter Cressy, chief executive of the …

Lung Association Wins Legal Battle with Northwest Chapter

The Northwest chapter of the American Lung Association has been barred from using the national organization’s donor lists and name or spending money by a Seattle judge, the Associated Press reported Jan. 5. The chapter ran afoul of the national association …

Fundraising Climate Darkest in Decade

Confidence in fundraising has plunged to the lowest level since at least 1998, according to the latest data from the Philanthropic Giving Index (PGI). Nonprofit fundraising professionals surveyed by researchers at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University gave an …

Under Pressure, El Paso Lawmakers Drop Legalization Study Call

The city council in El Paso, Texas last week unanimously called for a debate on drug legalization in the face of rising border violence, but backed off its resolution after a mayoral veto and pressure from federal and state lawmakers. …

States Forcing Tobacco Firms to Sell ’Fire-Safe’ Cigarettes

A growing number of U.S. states now require the sale of so-called ’fire-safe’ cigarettes, using local fire codes to get around lax federal cigarette regulations, USA Today reported Jan. 1. In 2009, the number of states with such laws on …

Teens Display Risky Behaviors on MySpace

Researchers say that half of teen MySpace sites include references to sex, drug use, or other high-risk behavior, with 41 percent of sites studied featuring drug-related information, Reuters reported Jan. 6. In one study, researcher Dimitri Christakis of Seattle Children’s …

Arizona AG Contemplates Marijuana Legalization

A major bust of Mexican drug traffickers operating in Arizona is prompting the state’s attorney general to consider the legalization of marijuana, the Yuma Sun reported Dec. 24. Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard said that marijuana sales are responsible for …