At InSight Crime, a blog that follows organized crime in the Americas, an analysis of the news that Zetas cartel leader Miguel Treviño has been captured by authorities. The short version: expect more violence in the near term.
The drug spice has been chemically altered to circumvent the UK's laws against it, and the new version is causing havoc in the streets. It's also being blamed for a threefold increase in unnatural deaths among UK prisoners. Via VICE: Responding to a series of bans in the 2010s, Chinese chemists repeatedly tweaked the molecular… READ THE REST
Police in Salerno, Italy made the largest drug seizure in history: 15.4 tons of amphetamines valued at US$1.12 billion. The Guardia di Finanza say that the pills—found inside three shipping containers at the port—were produced by ISIS in Syria. Scanners didn't detect the haul but police knew to expect them. From CNN: "We weren't able… READ THE REST
President Trump's recent phone call with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte wasn't released in detail by the Trump White House, but someone else leaked it. Trump praises Duterte on the call for doing an "unbelievable job on the drug problem," which consists of Duterte literally murdering people in extrajudicial street executions. READ THE REST
Eighteen months ago, how you looked on your video conference calls probably wasn't really much of an issue. Heck, how many of us were involved in regular video calls 18 months ago? Now, it's a different world. Whether you're back in the office or still working from home TFN, Zoom meetings are likely here to stay… READ THE REST
There are a ton of logical, analytically driven reasons to get a second screen monitor for your laptop. According to the University of Utah, a second monitor can save each person 2.5 hours a day if they use it for all of their business-related tasks. Another study concluded there was an average 42 percent increase… READ THE REST
You can probably guess the most dangerous moments a cyclist faces when they're out on the road. About 75 percent of serious or fatal bike accidents happen in urban areas at or near road junctions involving turns. And in those horrible crashes, police point to one main contributory factor in those accidents over and over… READ THE REST