Tag Archives: arrest

Big Pharma Bust

Opium has been a blessing and bane for people suffering from pain for over 5000 years. According to M J Brownstein’s “A Brief History of Opiates the Sumerians called the plant hul gil or the “joy plant, although the Egyptian priests reserved its use for the nobility and religious classes. After the collapse of the […]

Steve McQueen Wanted Dead Or Alive

Steve McQueen achieved national recognition for his role as Josh Randall in the TV western WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE. The King of Cool parlayed his anti-hero persona in this series to win a lead in THE GREAT ESCAPE, which catapulted his name into the bright lights of Hollywood. His portrayal of a rebel sold well […]

Where’s Ralph?

Last Saturday I went down to Ralph’s Meats on Lafayette. The Fort Greene institution had its metal shutters down and a police poster announced that the deli was closed until further notice pursuant to gun and drug charges stemming from a 2012 arrest. I was hoping that the DA might have seen irregularities in the […]

Taboo in The Tiki Theater

Yesterday TV funny man Fred Willard for lewd behavior at the Tiki Theater by an undercover LAPD officer at 8:45pm. At first I thought the arrest had occurred at the Tiki Cineplex, which is featuring Ice Age: Continental Drift, Ted, The Amazing Spider-Man, Brave, Magic Mike, and Savages on its multi-screens, although none of those […]

MIstaken Identity

Mexico’s war on drugs has claimed over 55,000 lives in the past six years of President Calderon’s rule. The police and army have been corrupted by traffickers shipping cocaine and marijuana to the USA. Last week officials claimed to have arrested the son of a notorious drug lord. The DEA were quick to congratulate the […]