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  • Syracuse mayoral candidate says he assaulted people, sold drugs, carried guns

    06/20/2017 4:46:29 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 26 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | BY CHRIS BAKER cbaker@syracuse.com
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- While asking a roomful of voters to elect him, Raymond Blackwell said he has assaulted people, carried a gun to parties and tried selling drugs... The comment was part of a head-turning closing statement during a mayoral candidate forum Monday night at the Southwest Community Center. Blackwell offered details from his youth as a reason people should vote for him. He said growing up on the streets means he knows what a lot of people in the city have gone through.... Blackwell is one of six Democrats hoping to make it to the primary ballot in September.
  • Congressional Shooter Loved Bernie, Hated ‘Racist’ Republicans, and Beat His Daughter

    06/14/2017 6:35:56 PM PDT · by Stopthethreat · 33 replies
    Hodgkinson had a history of violence that did not rise to the level to prohibit him from legally owning a firearm. He was the foster father of at least two girls. The first, Wanda Ashley Stock, 17, committed suicide in 1996 by pouring gasoline on herself and setting herself on fire after a few months of living with the Hodgkinsons, the Belleville News-Democrat reports. The Hodgkinsons gave an interview to the paper after her suicide, calling her a “very practical, level-headed girl.”
  • Mass overdose in Georgia kills four, dozens hospitalized

    06/06/2017 12:35:45 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 51 replies
    breaking911.com ^ | 6/6/17 | breaking911
    ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), along with state and local police are investigating a dangerous, potentially lethal substance contained in street drugs surfacing in central and South Georgia. Dozens of patients have been hospitalized and at least four people are dead. The overdoses have been reported over a 48-hour period in Centerville, Perry, Macon Warner Robins and Albany, but the drugs may also be sold on the street in other areas of the state. Patients reportedly purchased yellow pills alleged to be Percocet, an opioid pain medication.
  • Idiot Drug Dealer Gets Raided While Flashing Drug Money On Facebook Live

    06/05/2017 9:01:57 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 32 replies
    OzzyMan Reviews ^ | June 4, 2017 | Michael "Pickles" Tyers
    As the old saying goes, crime doesn’t pay. And this saying holds true, especially when you decide to boast about your criminal exploits to all your friends and followers on Facebook Live. Breon Hollings, 22, was streaming live to Facebook, showing off his cash and repeating “this shit don’t stop”, when officers from Jacksonville’s Sheriff Department executed a search warrant on the premises. Although police had already planned to execute the search warrant, the video could be used as evidence against Hollings, who would need to explain the source of the stacks of cash. Exactly how much money Hollings...
  • Drugs show promise in fighting breast, lung and prostate cancers

    06/05/2017 1:43:58 PM PDT · by Innovative · 12 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 5, 2017 | CBS/AP
    Several drugs are scoring big wins against common cancers, setting new standards for how to treat many prostate, breast and lung tumors. There's even a "uni-drug" that may fight many forms of the disease. What's especially striking: The drugs are beneficial in some cases for more than a year, much longer than the few months many new drugs provide.   Here are some highlights from the world's largest cancer meeting, the American Society of Clinical Oncology conference in Chicago:
  • Ohio attorney general sues 5 drug companies related to opioid crisis

    06/01/2017 8:51:15 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 33 replies
    COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio attorney general sued five drugmakers on Wednesday, accusing the companies of perpetrating the state's addictions epidemic by intentionally misleading patients about the dangers of painkillers and promoting benefits of the drugs not backed by science. (REST AT LINK - REQUIRED PER FOX)
  • Mary Kay Letourneau’s husband: We only split so I could sell pot

    05/31/2017 4:38:13 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 99 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 31, 2017 | Linda Massarella
    Vili Fualaau says he still loves former-school-teacher-turned-wife Mary Kay Letourneau – but being married to a registered sex offender is simply bad for business, according to Radar Online. SEE ALSO Mary Kay Letourneau splits with student-turned-husband Mary Kay Letourneau splits with student-turned-husband Fualaau said he and Letourneau are still happily together and he merely filed for a legal separation from her May 9 because he believes it will make it easier for him to get a license to distribute “Cigaweed” marijuana cigarettes.
  • Marine officers are drugged, robbed after Bogotá pub crawl and could face charges

    05/27/2017 3:41:38 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 71 replies
    miamiherald.com ^ | MAY 26, 2017 | CAROL ROSENBERG
    Three married U.S. Marine officers have found themselves under investigation for a night in February that went off the rails in Bogotá, involving allegations they went drinking with some local women, were slipped illicit drugs, robbed of U.S. property and landed in a local hospital emergency room.
  • Trump Makes 'Highest' Budget Request for Anti-Drug Programs Called Duplicative by OMB

    05/23/2017 12:25:53 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 25 replies
    President Donald Trump is seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in funding for two anti-drug grant programs that the White House Office of Management and Budget called “duplicative” and worthy of elimination. After swift push-back from lawmakers and outside interest groups earlier this month, Trump sent Congress "the highest funding amounts ever requested" for the two programs, according to the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. If Congress agrees, funding for the Drug-Free Communities grant program, which seeks to prevent youth drug use, would be $91.9 million in fiscal 2018. Grants for law enforcement task forces called High...
  • The opioid epidemic tightens its grip on America

    05/22/2017 8:10:51 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 83 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 20,2017 | Salena Zito
    “We feel it necessary to show the other side of this horrible drug,” East Liverpool police officials wrote in a caption on the photo. “We feel we need to be a voice for the children caught up in this horrible mess.” The photo caused the country to shudder. And, then, the country forgot. Politicians forgot, too, said Lane. “Governor John Kasich said he was going to come to town and get to the bottom of this. He never did.” Meanwhile, the problems in East Liverpool are deepening. People are dying, yes, “but the broader dangers are ignored,” Lane said. “Think...
  • Cop Overdoses after Touching Fentanyl Dust

    05/20/2017 9:02:23 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 90 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 05/18/2017 | by Bob Price 
    An Ohio police officer passed out and had to be treated for an emergency overdose after he merely brushed some fentanyl powder off his shirt following a drug bust. It took four doses of the opioid overdose antidote, Narcan, to revive him. Chris Green took the normal safety precautions when he searched a car and arrested two suspects on drug charges, officials stated. However, upon returning to his station, another officer advised him he had white powder on his shirt. Without thinking about it, he brushed the dust off with his bare hand, Christian Broadcasting News (CBN) reported on Thursday....
  • UPDATE: Man charged after wearing clown mask while jumping out at cars

    05/19/2017 9:17:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    wsaz ^ | May 19, 2017 | Nathan Takitch; WSAZ News Staff
    -- KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man has been arrested after he was seen wearing a clown mask and jumping out at cars as they drove by. Kevin Hancock, 45, of Belle, is charged with wearing of masks, possession of meth, marijuana and roxycodone and public intoxication. According to the criminal complaint, a passerby told a trooper they saw a person wearing a clown mask and scaring cars on Witcher Creek Road.
  • 5 Year-Old Saves Parents From Heroin Overdose

    05/19/2017 10:09:55 AM PDT · by xzins · 42 replies
    700 WLW ^ | 19 May 17 | 700WLW
    (Middletown, OH) -- Middletown Police say a five-year-old saved his parents from an overdose at their home. The Middletown boy found Lee Johnson and Chelsie Marshall lying unconscious on the floor in their bathroom around 5:30 a.m. Thursday. Police say he then ran barefoot from the home in the 1900 block of Hill Avenue to his grandfather's house calling for help. Middletown Police Chief Rodney Muterspaw said the boys quick thinking saved not only his parents lives but a baby girl as well. Police say when they entered the home they found a three month old baby strapped in the...
  • Companies need workers — but people keep getting high

    05/19/2017 7:26:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/19/2017 | By Danielle Paquette
    Workers at McLane drive forklifts and load hefty boxes into trucks. The grocery supplier, which runs a warehouse in Colorado, needs people who will stay alert — but prospective hires keep failing drug screens. “Some weeks this year, 90 percent of applicants would test positive for something,” ruling them out for the job, said Laura Stephens, a human resources manager for the company in Denver. The state’s unemployment rate is already low — 3 percent, compared to 4.7 percent for the entire nation. Failed drug tests, which are rising locally and nationally, further drain the pool of eligible job candidates....
  • Sessions' Directive to Throw the Book at Suspects Called 'Dumb on Crime' by Holder

    05/12/2017 6:32:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 12, 2017 | Bridget Johnson
    WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions' new memo for federal prosecutors to pursue harsher mandatory minimum sentences drew a quick rebuke from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who accused the administration of underscoring "injustice" against minority communities. "It is a core principle that prosecutors should charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense. This policy affirms our responsibility to enforce the law, is moral and just, and produces consistency. This policy fully utilizes the tools Congress has given us. By definition, the most serious offenses are those that carry the most substantial guidelines sentence, including mandatory minimum sentences," states the...
  • Wine country looking more like cannabis country in California

    05/11/2017 9:58:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 89 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | May 11, 2017 | BY ANGELA HART
    The grapevines that line rolling hillsides and sweeping valleys in Northern California’s wine country have become iconic – a symbol of the region’s rustic charm that helped California earn its reputation as a world-class wine and food destination. But winegrapes have new competition: weed. California’s legalization of recreational marijuana has led to the beginning of a major transformation of wine country. It’s been just seven months, but already investors are snapping up property where wine was once produced. Vineyard operators are developing expertise in cannabis cultivation. New, specialty marijuana businesses are sprouting up in Sonoma and Mendocino counties. And farmers...
  • People are being ‘Winstoned’ by new £5 notes after snorting coke

    05/11/2017 9:01:16 AM PDT · by LouieFisk · 11 replies
    Metro.co.uk ^ | May 11, 2017 | Adam Smith
    The new polymer bank notes appear to have had an unintended effect in stopping people snorting cocaine. The plastic notes have been leaving people with cut noses after they use them to sniff the drug.
  • Donald Trump: Chuck Schumer ‘Leading Democrats to Doom’

    04/29/2017 10:47:20 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 29 Apr 2017
    During his speech in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Donald Trump attacked Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), describing him as a “bad leader” who is “leading the Democrats to doom.” Discussing the opposition from Democrats to his plans to build a border wall, Trump said, “Unfortunately, Democrats in Congress have no leadership, they are rudderless.” “Senator Schumer is a bad leader. I’ve known him a long time, Senator Schumer is a bad leader, not a natural leader at all. He works hard to study leadership … Well if you have to study leadership you’ve got problems,” Trump said. “His policies are hurting...
  • State: Pharmaceutical Company To Create 361 Jobs In Windsor (Connecticut)

    05/09/2017 2:53:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    WTIC-AM ^ | May 9, 2017
    WINDSOR, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – An Arkansas-based pharmaceutical company plans to open a 90,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Windsor, said the office of Governor Dannel Malloy Tuesday. SCA Pharmaceuticals plans to create 361 jobs at the facility over the next four years, said officials. SCA manufactures injectable pharmaceuticals in ready-to-administer dosages for use at hospitals and healthcare facilities. The company helps healthcare facilities increase efficiencies and reduce costs while improving patient care. SCA is leasing a facility at 755 Rainbow Road in Windsor. The state, through the Department of Economic and Community Development , will support the project with an...
  • Mexico: 2016's second most lethal conflict

    05/09/2017 7:21:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 9, 2017
    The International Institute for Strategic Studies has published its annual Armed Conflict Survey, assessing the impact of wars around the world. It is no surprise that the highest level of deadly violence last year was in Syria. However, the second most lethal conflict was recorded in Mexico, where more than 20,000 people were killed in violence fuelled by the nations powerful drug cartels. How has the situation become quite so bad?