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  • 'White Boy Rick's' long history of fighting for release from prison (Detroit Mayor Corruption?)

    08/08/2018 2:32:02 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    Click On Detroit ^ | July 13, 2017 | Derick Hutchinson
    DETROIT - "White Boy" Rick Wershe is less than 24 hours away from his best chance at release during a prison sentence of more than 29 years. On Friday, the Michigan parole board will vote on whether or not to release Wershe, who is the longest serving nonviolent juvenile offender in the state's history. On June 8, Wershe went through an intense four-hour parole hearing in Jackson, Michigan, with two members of the parole board and Assistant Attorney General Scott Rothermel. ...The information provided by Wershe led to the arrests of family and friends of Coleman Young, including his favorite...
  • Why the Trump Administration's Plot to Derail Marijuana Momentum Will Flop Bigly

    09/03/2018 2:37:31 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 57 replies
    The Motley Fool ^ | 02 Sep 18 | Keith Speights
    Call it a buzzkiller from BuzzFeed. On Wednesday, online news site BuzzFeed reported that the Trump Administration is engaged in a "secret war on weed." BuzzFeed stated that the Marijuana Policy Coordination Committee told multiple federal agencies to submit "data demonstrating the most significant negative trends" about marijuana use. The goal appears to be to try to prevent further support for relaxing federal anti-marijuana laws. If the committee is successful in its efforts, companies with U.S. marijuana operations such as Scotts Miracle-Gro (NYSE:SMG), CannaRoyalty (NASDAQOTH:CNNRF), and Kush Bottles (NASDAQOTH:KSHB) could see their hopes of operating in a fully legal environment...
  • Man grows pot. Admits it. Jury sends him home (Dublin, GA)

    07/27/2018 2:59:37 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 96 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 27 July 18 | Bill Torpy
    Javonnie McCoy was growing marijuana when the cops came to his Middle Georgia home. He was caught red-handed with it. Almost a pound of it, in fact. He admitted it to police, and later he looked jurors in the eye and said, yep, it was mine. I used it as medicine. The jurors let him go. He was minding his own business and wasn’t hurting anybody, they reasoned. He just doesn’t belong in prison. The jury’s decision earlier this month in Dublin, Ga., may have been due to a muddled prosecution of a muddy case. Or it may have been...
  • Sombra the drug-sniffing police dog is famous in Colombia. Now, smugglers have put a bounty [tr]

    07/27/2018 7:44:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 27, 2018 | Kyle Swenson
    Like a cocaine-fueled Homeric epic, Colombia’s long tragic battle with the drug cartels has produced countless heroes and villains. But one figure cutting across the country’s current narco battlefield, a name drawing praise and hate alike, is actually a 6-year-old German shepherd you can find trotting through the country’s airports. Sombra — “shadow” in English — is a drug-detection dog with the Colombian National Police. Over the past few years, her radar nose has led to more than 200 arrests and the seizure of at least nine tons of illicit drugs. That success has turned the dog into something of...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on her Catholic faith and urgency of criminal justice reform

    06/28/2018 10:07:09 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 59 replies
    America Magazine ^ | June 2018 | Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
    Christ came to me emblazoned on the upper arm of my beloved cousin Marc. The blue-black ink danced between the bullet scars and stretch marks that graced my cousin’s upper body. Atop this crown-of-thorns depiction was a tattooed banner with the phrase “Only God Can Judge Me.” Marc—like several men in my family—had been caught in the webbed threads of poverty, geography and lack of opportunity during the fever pitch of 1990s mass incarceration. Baggy-pant boys like him fit the descriptions of “super-predators” and “thugs” that dominated our national discourse at the time. Marc served his time, and has been...
  • Trump says he is likely to support ending federal ban on marijuana

    06/08/2018 10:10:32 AM PDT · by Mariner · 342 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | June 8th, 2018 | By Evan Halper
    President Trump said he likely will support a congressional effort to end the federal ban on marijuana, a major step that would reshape the pot industry and end the threat of a Justice Department crackdown. Trump’s remarks put him sharply at odds with Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions on the issue. The bill in question, pushed by a bipartisan coalition, would allow states to go forward with legalization unencumbered by threats of federal prosecution. Trump made his comments to a gaggle of reporters Friday morning just before he boarded a helicopter on his way to the G-7 summit in Canada. His...
  • Baby overdoses on cocaine and fentanyl, parents charged: Sheriff

    05/28/2018 1:12:46 PM PDT · by BBell · 40 replies
    http://cbs12.com/ ^ | 5/28/18 | Gary Detman
    BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. (CBS12) — A man and woman from central Florida are facing charges after their 8-month-old baby overdosed on drugs, the Brevard County Sheriff's Office said. Authorities arrested 29-year-old David Williams Chappele Jr. and 27-year-old Jessica Marie Strickland of Cocoa on charges of aggravated manslaughter of a child. The investigation began in September when deputies responded to a call about an unresponsive baby at a home in Cocoa. The baby died later at the hospital. The medical examiner, according to the sheriff's office, said the baby died from an overdose of cocaine and fentanyl.
  • Devin Nunes just screwed everything up. The Deep State walks!

    05/06/2018 6:18:06 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 166 replies
    EEE | 06 MAY 2018 | EEE
    Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein and AG Jeff Sessions are working hand-in-hand on dismantling the Deep State. Deep State corruption is deep and embedded. No normal investigation is going to cut it. Enter The Donald. Critics of Sessions need to understand that Sessions is a prosecutor in the traditional, Wyatt Earp sense. He doesn't camera hog He rarely gives press releases, media interviews, or conferences. He does the work diligently behind the scenes. Why (Nicolas Cage from the movie "The Rock" here) IN ZEUS' BUTTHOLE! is Sessions all of a sudden a Deep State mole, when for years he's been a...
  • Woman expecting yoga mat, gets $400,000 in illegal drugs in mail instead

    10/03/2017 4:52:28 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 16 replies
    WSOC TV ^ | 10/2/2017 | Greg Suskin
    ROCK HILL, S.C. - A Rock Hill woman walked up to meet her mail carrier thinking the yoga mat she ordered from Walmart had arrived. Instead, the postal worker handed her a heavy box, and a bag of pills, that had spilled from it. In all, there were more than 20,000 oxycodone pills, worth roughly $400,000. The woman who received the package lives in a neighborhood off Ebinport Road. She didn't want to go on camera, but told Channel 9 there were so many pills, they were spilling from the packaging. She immediately called police. York County drug agents gave...
  • On Marijuana, Sessions Is a Minor Problem

    01/05/2018 10:21:51 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 72 replies
    National Review ^ | Jan 05, 2018 | Kevin D. Williamson
    The major problem is federal law, so change itHaving abandoned much of the Reagan way — the sunny disposition, free trade, the unshakeable commitment to America’s global leadership — the Trump administration has now embraced the worst of the Reagan legacy: deficits, for one thing, and the so-called war on drugs, which Attorney General Jeff Sessions means to fight with atavistic rigor. In the 22 years since the editors of this magazine declared “The War on Drugs Is Lost,” the United States has lurched, spasmodically, toward a new settlement on drugs, especially on marijuana. Republicans, ranging from libertarian-leaning figures such...
  • Police mistook hibiscus plants for marijuana, arrested Buffalo Township couple, suit claims

    11/17/2017 11:56:53 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 58 replies
    Tribune Review (Suburban Pittburgh) ^ | Last night 16 Nov 2017 | Matthew Medsger
    A Buffalo Township couple is suing the township police and the Nationwide Insurance Co. after, their lawsuit says, hibiscus plants growing in their backyard were mistaken for marijuana plants. In a lawsuit, Edward Cramer, 69, and his wife, Audrey Cramer, 66, claim that Buffalo Township police handcuffed them both and made them sit in the back of a police car for hours last month as police ransacked their house looking for marijuana. But rather than running a pot-growing operation, the Cramers say they grow flowering hibiscus in their backyard. The Cramers were not charged. They filed a civil lawsuit Thursday...
  • Lil Peep Has Reportedly Passed Away from a Drug Overdose

    11/16/2017 3:03:24 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 110 replies
    High Snobiety ^ | 11-15-17 | Graeme Campbell
    Disturbing news has emerged that Lil Peep has passed away at age 21. According to early reports, the rapper overdosed on xanax and fentanyl pills before his concert in Tuscon, Arizona on Wednesday night. A Reddit user has compiled a timeline of the night’s events, claiming that Bexxey, one of Peep’s best friends, was seen outside the show venue in a state of shock. The likes of Lil Yachty, Post Malone, Father and Lil Pump have posted their condolences via Twitter. Lil Peep, whose music blends rap with rock samples and features dark lyrical content, was active on Instagram just...
  • Trump's 'Great Relationship' With a Homicidal Drug Warrior

    11/15/2017 9:35:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2017 | Jacob Sullum
    When Maximo Garcia heard that he was on a list of local drug suspects in Mayombo, he tried to clear his name with the police chief, explaining that he no longer used drugs and had never sold them. Four days later, the Philippine news site Rappler reports, a masked gunman shot up Garcia's house as he and his family were eating lunch, wounding him and killing his 5-year-old granddaughter. So it goes in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, which has claimed somewhere between 7,000 and 13,000 lives since he took office in June 2016. Although Duterte's bloody crusade...
  • Naked, barking people rampage through a stunned small town, police say

    11/12/2017 10:05:56 PM PST · by beaversmom · 45 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | November 12, 2017 | ADAM DARBY
    Last weekend got downright bizarre in the eastern Missouri town of Sullivan, and police say they know why. Four people went on a rampage, barking and yelling, breaking into buildings, even stripping off their clothes and showering in soda water, police say. They suspect the synthetic drug flakka is behind the behavior. “We had multiple incidents this past weekend of people on some kind of substance acting out of their minds,” Sullivan Police Lt. Patrick Johnson told the Sullivan Independent News. “Barking like dogs, running up and down the street, or other farm animals, entering people’s homes, breaking into a...
  • The War on Drugs: A War Where Everybody is a Loser

    11/02/2017 11:20:11 AM PDT · by Bonston · 113 replies
    CrowdH News ^ | 10/31/17 | Andreas Salmen
    The US government has created a business out of putting people in jail, a quite lucrative one at that. Privately run prisons thrive due to those minimum sentencing practices, while taxpayers pay for often disproportionately long prison times for people that are no immediate harm to anyone but themselves. And as a reaction those individuals are persecuted to the fullest extent, lives are being destroyed, and the nation’s workforce is diminished while the costs are paid by society. Instead of a helping hand, the U.S. has introduced the tradition of handing out handcuffs to those related to drugs. And that...
  • Terror from skies as Mexican cartel attaches bomb to drone

    10/25/2017 5:34:00 AM PDT · by kevcol · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 24, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    Mexican police discovered four men carting a kamikaze drone equipped with an IED and a remote detonator last week, in what analysts say is an example of cartels figuring out how to weaponizing UAVs. The disturbing development is a manifestation of something top American security chiefs warned Congress about earlier this year, when they said they feared terrorists would begin to use drones to attack targets within the U.S.
  • Legal Marijuana Is Becoming the Norm

    10/22/2017 9:47:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 142 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2017 | Steve Chapman
    The war on drugs has been going on since 1971, and we have a winner: marijuana. Back then, possession of pot carried heavy penalties in many states -- even life imprisonment. Today, 29 states sanction medical use of cannabis, and eight allow recreational use. Legal weed has become about as controversial as Powerball. One sign of the shift came in Wednesday's debate among the Democrats running for governor of Illinois. The state didn't get its first medical marijuana dispensary until 2015, and it decriminalized possession of small amounts of pot only last year. But most of the candidates endorsed legalization...
  • Dad Overdoes During 'One Last Drug Binge' at Florida Hotel

    09/06/2017 2:52:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Sep 5, 2017
    Police say a Florida woman invited the father of her 4-year-old daughter to join her for "one last drug binge" before she entered a rehab program. But 29-year-old Joseph Beavins overdosed sometime Sunday night and now 23-year-old Taylor Cheyenne Perry is facing a child neglect charge. The child found Beavins unresponsive early Monday. Perry and the girl left, but she called for an ambulance for Beavins. It's not known whether she has a lawyer. The Department of Children and Families took the child.
  • 'We'll never be the same': A hydroponic tomato garden led police to raid Kansas family's home

    08/02/2017 9:18:05 AM PDT · by Drango · 145 replies
    Chicago Trib ^ | July 29, 2017 | Kyle Swenson
    The police report would claim it all kicked off at 7:38 a.m., but Bob Harte later thought it had to be earlier. His 7:20 a.m. alarm had just yanked him awake. Got to get the kids — a boy in seventh grade, a girl in kindergarten — ready for school. Then he heard, like a starter's pistol setting everything into motion, the first pounding on the front door of his home in Leawood, Kansas, a bedroom suburb south of Kansas City. It was thunderous. It didn't stop. Should I get up? Bob thought. Should I not? Sounded like the house...
  • The Latest: Tourists Buy in to Recreational Pot in Nevada

    07/01/2017 4:27:49 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 36 replies
    https://www.usnews.com ^ | 01 July 2017 | AP
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Nevada becoming the fifth state in the U.S. with stores selling marijuana for recreational purposes (all times local): Minnesota resident Edgar Rosas Lorenzo on Saturday flew with his family to Sin City for a wedding. But even before he checked in to his hotel, he stopped at a pot dispensary on the Las Vegas Strip. The 21-year-old says he learned of the legalization of recreational marijuana in Nevada while he was at the airport waiting for his flight to depart. He waited in line about 40 minutes before he could buy one-eighth of...