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  • APD's Problem Oriented Policing Unit arrests 10 people in undercover Walmart operation (California)

    10/10/2019 7:19:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    ABC 7 KRCR News ^ | September 17, 2019 | Adam Robinson
    ANDERSON, Calif. — On Monday, the Anderson Police Department's (APD) Problem Oriented Policing Unit arrested 10 people after conducting an undercover enforcement operation at the Anderson Walmart to target retail theft and criminal activity. During the operation, 10 total arrests were made for theft, possession of stolen property, fraud, drug paraphernalia possession, illegal narcotic possession, and active warrants. The following is a summary of the arrests made by APD's Problem Oriented Policing Unit: Paige Poor, 27 of Oroville, was seen stealing pants from inside the store. Poor was found to be on searchable probation and in possession of stolen property...
  • Johnson & Johnson reaches tentative $20.4 million settlement in massive opioid case

    10/01/2019 9:05:54 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 11 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 10/1/19 | Washington Post
    Johnson & Johnson reaches tentative $20.4 million settlement in massive opioid case Health-care giant Johnson & Johnson announced Tuesday that it has reached a $20.4 settlement in principle with two Ohio counties on the eve of a massive federal trial to determine who is responsible for the nation’s opioid epidemic. Under the proposed settlement, Johnson & Johnson would pay Cuyahoga and Summit counties $10 million in cash, reimburse $5 million in legal fees and direct $5.4 million to nonprofits for opioid-related programs in those communities. “The settlement allows the company to avoid the resource demands and uncertainty of a trial...
  • Beto O'Rourke Proposes Drug War Reparations Funded By Marijuana Taxes (Dummy Beto ☘ )

    09/20/2019 7:01:36 PM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 29 replies
    Forbes ^ | Sep 19, 2019 | Tom Angell
    Marijuana would not only be legalized under a plan proposed on Thursday by Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, but cannabis tax revenue would be used to directly repay formerly incarcerated people through a new "Drug War Justice Grant" program. Unlike other contenders who have come around to supporting marijuana legalization in just the past couple of years, the former Texas congressman has long called for ending prohibition—and his new plan in many respects goes further than those rolled out by other campaigns. While rival candidates have proposed funding programs to begin repairing the harms of the war on drugs through...
  • United States v. Hofschulz

    09/18/2019 4:40:18 PM PDT · by grumpygresh · 4 replies
    WI Eastern District US court ^ | 07/19/19 | PAMELA PEPPER United States District Judge
    Wrongful death case. Opioids and alcohol. “The motion hinged on the defendant's contention that law enforcement had failed to preserve bottles of alcohol, pill bottles and pills, and cash, and had failed to properly test F.E. for the presence of alcohol before determining the cause of his death.”
  • 'HE TRIED TO PUNCH ME' Sinead O’Connor accuses Prince of trying to beat her up when he was on...

    09/16/2019 10:52:34 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 72 replies
    the sun ^ | 9/16/2019 | Amanda Devlin
    SINEAD O'Connor has accused Prince of trying to beat her up in a drug-fuelled attack at his Los Angeles home. The Irish singer claimed he chased her with a pillow "filled with something hard" to whack her with during a bizarre late-night bust-up. Appearing on Good Morning Britain today, Sinead said the pair clashed after her worldwide success with his song Nothing Compares 2U. When quizzed about their relationship on the show, she said: "We did meet once but we didn't get on very well, we tried to beat each other up. "Well, it was more he tried to beat...
  • Family Behind Oxycontin Maker Used Swiss Bank Accounts to Hide Millions in Transfers: Court Filings

    09/13/2019 3:39:06 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 55 replies
    AP via KTLA ^ | SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 | AP staff
    The family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma used Swiss bank accounts to conceal the transfer of millions of dollars from the company to themselves, New York state’s attorney general contends in court papers filed Friday. New York — asking a judge to enforce subpoenas of companies, banks and advisers to Purdue and its owners, the Sackler family — said it has already documented $1 billion in transfers between those parties. Those transactions include millions shifted from a Purdue parent company to former board member Mortimer D.A. Sackler, prosecutors said in the papers. Prosecutors say Sackler then redirected substantial amounts...
  • Biden: “Nobody Should Be In Jail For A Non-Violent Crime”

    09/13/2019 8:14:15 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 131 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/13/19
    Joe Biden once again took the germ of a good idea — and botched it by reductioing his own absurdum. ABC News correspondent Linsey Davis challenged Biden on his criminal justice reform plans to release inmates convicted of drug use, referring to criticisms from Cory Booker that Biden’s plan won’t go far enough. Oh yeah, Biden seemed to say? He began expanding his vision of reform until it reached the stage where “nobody should be in jail for a nonviolent crime.”
  • Coroner: Angels pitcher Skaggs died of accidental overdose

    08/30/2019 2:35:56 PM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 67 replies
    MSN Sports ^ | 8/30/19 | Schuyler Dixon
    Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs died from a toxic mix of the powerful painkillers fentanyl and oxycodone along with alcohol in an accidental overdose, a medical examiner in Texas said in a report released Friday. The 27-year-old Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room in the Dallas area July 1 before the start of what was supposed to be a four-game series against the Texas Rangers. The first game was postponed before the teams played the final three games. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office issued a technical report that said Skaggs died as a result of "mixed...
  • Americans Jailed for Stabbing Italian Cop Turn On Each Other

    07/29/2019 9:25:38 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 18 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 7-29-19 | Barbie Latza Nadeau
    SOMMA VESUVIANA, ITALY–When 19-year-old Finnegan Elder and 18-year-old Gabe Natale Hjorth were first met by two undercover police officers with Italy’s military Carabiniere police force on a dark street near the Vatican in Rome, they thought they were about to get jumped. According to a 14-page document from the investigating judge, which was reviewed by The Daily Beast, the two Americans had earlier approached Sergio Brugiatelli, a layabout who can always be found on Piazza Mastei in Rome's Trastevere district, for cocaine. Brugiatelli pointed them to a pusher. The Americans allegedly thought they were buying cocaine, but when their €100...
  • Florida man arrested for drug possession while attempting to catch Pokemon

    06/20/2019 6:52:58 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 29 replies
    WFLA ^ | 6/19/2019 | Staff
    TAMPA (WFLA) - A man in Hillsborough County is facing drug charges after a deputy caught him playing Pokemon Go in a closed Tampa park. Jonathan Ortiz, 29, was found in Beacon Meadows Park after hours by a Hillsborough deputy. A Hillsborough deputy observed Ortiz had marijuana in plain view and also noted Ortiz was actively trying to catch a wild Pokemon. A search of Ortiz's vehicle yielded 3.5 grams of Cocaine, 5.5 pounds of THC Oil, and 1 pound of Marijuana.
  • $1 billion of cocaine seized in largest American drug bust

    06/18/2019 8:08:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 18, 2019
    PHILADELPHIA — U.S. authorities seized more than $1 billion worth of cocaine Tuesday from a ship at a Philadelphia port, calling it one of the largest drug busts in American history. The U.S. attorney’s office in Philadelphia announced the massive bust on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon, saying law enforcement agents seized about 33,000 pounds of cocaine from a large ship at the Packer Marine Terminal. Members of the crew were arrested and face federal charges.
  • COLORADO KIDS PAY BIG PRICE FOR STATE’S DECISION TO LEGALIZE MARIJUANA

    06/17/2019 6:05:29 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 49 replies
    Powerline ^ | June 17,2019 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    The returns are in on Colorado’s decision to legalize marijuana: (1) Large amounts of money are being made thanks to legalization, privately and by the state; (2) “horrible things are happening to kids.” The quotation is from psychiatrist Libby Stuyt. She treats teens in southwestern Colorado and has studied the health effects of high-potency marijuana. Stuyt says: “I see increased problems with psychosis, with addiction, with suicide, with depression and anxiety” stemming from legalization in the state. Stuyt’s report won’t surprise anyone who has read Alex Berensen’s book Tell Your Children, which I discussed here. Berensen noted that over the...
  • FBI Investigating Antifa For Plotting To Buy Guns From Cartel For ‘Armed Rebellion’

    04/29/2019 7:47:19 PM PDT · by MNDude · 72 replies
    The FBI is investigating anti-fascist activists for an alleged plot to buy guns from a Mexican cartel in order to “stage an armed rebellion” at the southern border, according to an unclassified document obtained by The Chicago Tribune. The FBI document, from December of 2018, warns of militant antifa activists planning to “disrupt security operations” at the U.S.-Mexico border. The group allegedly planned to buy guns from a Mexican cartel associate known as Cobra Commander, in order to “stage an armed rebellion at the border.” The source who provided it to the San Diego Tribune asked the outlet not to...
  • The FDA Needs To Leave Vaping Alone

    03/17/2019 4:20:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 17, 2019 | Derek Hunter
    It’s not often I’m happy to see a bureaucrat leave their job. That’s not entirely true, I would like to see every bureaucrat leave their job and would cheer wildly if they did. But I’m cheering one specific bureaucrat leaving his job because he was particularly dangerous at it – Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb. Why would I, and why should you, care that the head of the FDA has given his notice? Because, if you’re like me, or care about anyone in the future who might be, his resignation might just save lives. Like too many people,...
  • Cory Booker, other 2020 Dem presidential hopefuls introduce federal marijuana legalization bill

    02/28/2019 6:43:17 PM PST · by familyop · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 28, 2019 | Gregg Re
    New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker introduced legislation to end the federal prohibition of marijuana on Thursday, joined by a series of other announced and potential Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls including Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, Bernie Sanders, and Kamala Harris...Booker added: “But it’s not enough to simply decriminalize marijuana. We must also repair the damage caused by reinvesting in those communities that have been most harmed by the War on Drugs. And we must expunge the records of those who have served their time.
  • Report: Eagles Fan Attacked Girlfriend, Put Dog in Microwave After Playoff Loss

    01/15/2019 12:02:44 PM PST · by detective · 97 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Jan 2019 | Dylan Gwinn
    People cope with disappointment in all kinds of different ways, but what one Eagles fan reportedly did after Sunday’s playoff loss takes things to an entirely different level. According to court records, a 31-year-old Eagles fan became so enraged after Philadelphia’s loss to the Saints on Sunday, that she assaulted her girlfriend and put her dog in a microwave. The incident occurred at a Best Western motel in Hanover Township, Northampton County. As the Daily News reports, “Kirsten Gaskins of Philadelphia was charged with simple assault, harassment, cruelty to animals and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was arraigned by District...
  • The mature stoner: why are so many seniors smoking weed?

    01/15/2019 8:57:26 AM PST · by Mariner · 220 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | January 15th, 2019 | Alex Halperin
    Older people are the fastest-growing group of cannabis users, as stigma fades and some seek an alternative to prescription drugs As attitudes towards cannabis shift, the fastest-growing group of users is over 50 – and marijuana’s popularity among seniors is beginning to change the American experience of old age. Why are more seniors getting high? It might make more sense to ask: “Why not?” As adults reach retirement, they age out of drug tests and have far more time on their hands. Some feel liberated to abandon long-held proprieties. Elegant vape pens and other attractive, discreet products have helped de...
  • When will it ever be enough?

    01/13/2019 10:18:08 AM PST · by 13Sisters76 · 74 replies
    Jan. 13, 2019 | 13Sisters76
    Two more police officers have been shot in the line of duty. That makes 3 killed by gunfire, 4 killed with cars, and 2 more remain in critical condition after being shot. That is JUST this year and it's ONLY January. When is enough, enough? When will the rest of us get tired of our "front line" being killed because of the job they do and the uniform they wear? The time is long past due for "we the people" to decide that criminals should NOT be mollycoddled, their rights encased in solid gold while ours and those of police...
  • California pot taxes lag as illegal market flourishes

    01/11/2019 11:11:52 AM PST · by familyop · 31 replies
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | January 11, 2019 | MICHAEL R. BLOOD
    Industry experts say the diminished tax income reflects a somber reality: Most consumers are continuing to purchase pot in the illegal marketplace, where they avoid taxes...Newsom also recommended a sharp increase in spending for regulatory programs, although it’s an open question whether it will be enough to help steady the state pot economy. The budget recommends just over $200 million for marijuana-related activities in the fiscal year...
  • Legal Weed

    01/09/2019 10:03:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 129 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 9, 2019 | John Stossel
    Ten states and Washington, D.C., have now legalized adult use of marijuana.Supporters of America's long war on drugs said legalization would create disaster. Has it? No.Colorado and Washington offer the longest points of comparison because weed has been legal in those states now for five years.More people in Colorado tried marijuana after legalization, but that's not a surprise.Colorado's crime rate did rise a bit. But many things influence crime rates. Washington state's violent crime rate rose a little but slightly less than the national average.In California, people I interviewed said legalization made the streets safer. "It's cleaned up the corner,"...