Tag: Felipe Calderon

HeadCount Human Rights Issue Update: Immigration Law

By now, you’ve probably heard about the controversial new immigration law that will take effect in Arizona on July 28. The legislation, known officially as the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act or Senate Bill 1070, gives local police the ability to demand a person’s identification and detain that person if they believe there is reasonable suspicion…

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Sting Calls For End To War On (Some) Drugs

Sting has released an open letter calling for an end to America’s war on drugs. He claims the failed effort is both a violation of personal liberty and of human rights. How so? In 2009, after Mexican President Felipe Calderon announced he would escalate the country’s drug war, drug-related murders exceeded 7,000. Today that number…