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Guy Busted With DARE Lion Stuffed With Pot, LSD, Coke

Lions and drugs and more drugs, oh my!

(Newser) - The DARE lion "Darin" is in some trouble. To be more exact, the upstate New York man who cops charged with stuffing him full of pot, cocaine, and LSD is in some trouble. Police say Gregory Bolognese, 22, was caught Monday at a Greyhound bus station in Plattsburgh with... More »

COP Hauling DARE Trailer Charged With DUI

Indiana officer crashed his truck into a tree

(Newser) - An Indiana cop who preaches to kids about the dangers of driving under the influence of booze and drugs has himself been charged with DUI, reports Kentucky's WAVE TV . Need more irony? He was hauling a DARE trailer when his pickup truck sideswiped a parked car and slammed into... More »

DARE Convinces Kid to Turn in His Parents' Pot

Parents arrested, charged after very effective anti-drugs demonstration

(Newser) - Well, chalk this one up as a victory for the DARE program. A recent anti-drugs demonstration at a North Carolina elementary school was quite effective at convincing one 11-year-old boy that marijuana is dangerous—so effective, in fact, that the boy went home, grabbed his parents’ marijuana cigarettes, brought them... More »

LAPD Chief During 1992 Riots Dead at 83

Controversial lawman Daryl Gates had bladder cancer

(Newser) - Daryl F. Gates, Los Angeles police chief during the city's deadly 1992 riots, has died. He was 83 and had bladder cancer. A tart-tongued career cop with a short fuse and a penchant for making controversial statements, Gates had been a flashpoint for controversy long before the riots that broke... More »

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