U.S. Attorney Report on Chicago Crime

by Mary C. Piemonte

U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon,  (Northern District of Illinois), talking about past and present Chicago crime statistics during the “Rethinking the War on Drugs” symposium at Northwestern Law School on Feb. 21, 2014.

U.S. Sentencing Commission Report on Drug War

by Mary C. Piemonte

U.S. Chief Judge Ruben Castillo (Northern District of IL),  and U.S.  Judge Sterling Johnson Jr. (Eastern District of New York), whose investigation as an undercover cop was the basis of the film “American Gangster.” Giving a recent U.S. Sentencing  Commission report on the War on Drugs at the “Rethinking the War on Drugs” symposium at Northwestern Law School on Feb.  20, 2014

Report on Cook County Jail

by Mary C. Piemonte

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle talking about the effect the War on Drugs policies has had on the county criminal justice system during the “Rethinking the War on Drugs” symposium at Northwestern Law School on Feb. 20, 2014.

More raw footage of Preckwinkle talking about the “unfair and inequitable” American criminal justice system practices, during a talk with actress Anna Deavere Smith on ” Grace and Politics” at Logan Center for the Arts on Jan. 13, 2014 here.

A Heated Debate on the U.S. Drug War

by Mary C. Piemonte

Ethan Nadelmann, founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance,  in hot debate with Peter Bensinger, President & CEO, Bensinger, DuPont & Associates,  about whether to  make drugs illegal or not, at the “Rethinking the War on Drugs” symposium at Northwestern Law School on Feb. 20, 2014.
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Report on Expanding Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment in U.S. Criminal Justice System

by Mary C. Piemonte

Harold Pollack, co-director at the University of Chicago Crime Lab, talking about the opportunity to expand mental health and substance abuse treatment in the U.S. criminal justice system, during the “Rethinking the War on Drugs” symposium at Northwestern Law School on Feb. 20, 2014