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  • Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Give $500,000 to Oregon Ballot Measure Seeking Drug Decriminalization

    10/03/2020 2:50:29 AM PDT · by hiho hiho · 11 replies
    Willamette Week ^ | October 2, 2020 | Tess Riski
    The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, co-founded by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, donated $500,000 on Oct. 1 to Ballot Measure 110, which seeks to decriminalize possession of some hard drugs in Oregon. The measure would also establish a drug addiction treatment and recovery program. The Chan Zuckerberg donations raise Ballot Measure 110's cash contributions to $1.4 million. In contrast, the ballot's opponents have raised $12,800 in cash contributions and secured a $40,100 loan. According to the Oregon secretary of state website, this appears to be the first time the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has contributed to an Oregon...
  • Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says billboards honoring Breonna Taylor are not political

    09/28/2020 4:40:50 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/25/2020 | John Byrne
    Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s administration is using electronic billboards on city property to honor Breonna Taylor following protests in Chicago this week in response to her fatal shooting by police in Louisville, saying the campaign on signs alongside local expressways is not politically motivated despite some aldermanic criticism.(snip) n a statement, the mayor’s office likened the Taylor messages to public service announcements the city posts on the digital billboards. “This week, the city’s social media channels and electronic billboards are honoring the life of Breonna Taylor and countless other victims of systemic injustice with the display #SayHerName,” the statement reads in...
  • Baltimore State’s Attorney dismisses 600 criminal cases, tries to vacate 5,000

    06/27/2020 5:55:31 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 28 replies
    independentsentinel ^ | June 27, 2020 | M. Dowling
    Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby dismissed almost 600 criminal cases for what she determined are minor offenses. In other words, minor crimes are allowed in crime-ridden Baltimore. The minor crimes include, among others, drug possession, paraphernalia possession, prostitution (allows for trafficking), trespassing, minor traffic offenses, open container, rogues and vagabond, and urinating/defecating in public. Isn’t that lovely? She boasted that she already filed to vacate almost 5,000 Circuit Court and District Court marijuana convictions. But Circuit Court Judge W. Michel Pierson and District Court Judge Kathleen Sweeney completely shot down Mosby’s request to erase those convictions on April 26, The...
  • Five Philadelphia men charged with murder in Spotsylvania triple homicide

    04/17/2020 8:36:38 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 26 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | April 16, 2020 | Free Lance-Star
    The Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office has announced that five men from Philadelphia have been charged with first-degree murder stemming from a 2019 triple homicide in Spotsylvania. James Christopher Myers, 30, Durward Anthony Allen, 27, Jamal Kelvin Bailey, 30, Hugh Cameron Green, 30, and Montel Jaleek Wilson, 26, have been charged in the deaths of Michael Coleman, 39, Rachel Ozuna, 34, and Ozuna’s son, 14-year-old Kyrrus Ozuna, the Sheriff's Office said in a release Thursday. The release did not include any information about a suspected motive for the slayings. All of the suspects are currently in custody in various locations in Pennsylvania,...
  • Matthew Shepard’s parents prepare to lay their son to rest at Washington National Cathedral [tr]

    10/25/2018 4:27:14 PM PDT · by C19fan · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 25, 2018 | Samantha Schmidt
    It wasn’t until Judy and Dennis Shepard were sitting on the plane, leaving their home state of Wyoming for the nation’s capital, carrying their son’s ashes, that the feeling sank in. “Matt’s moving away now,” Judy Shepard, 66, recalled thinking as the flight took off earlier this week. Twenty years after their son, Matthew Shepard, was brutally pistol-whipped and left to die on a buck-rail fence in a cold Wyoming prairie, making him a lasting symbol of the gay rights movement, his parents were on their way to lay his remains to rest — in a crypt in Washington National...
  • After losing DACA and facing deportation, he returned to Mexico. He was killed weeks later.

    06/09/2018 6:20:35 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 96 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | June 8, 2018 | Samantha Schmidt
    Mexico was an unfamiliar place for 19-year-old Manuel Antonio Cano-Pacheco. He was only three years old when his parents brought him to the United States – without a visa. In 2015, as a teenager in Des Moines, Iowa, he qualified for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the initiative spearheaded by President Barack Obama to give temporary protection to undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children. Cano-Pacheco gained DACA status and with it, a work permit, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. But then he was arrested and convicted on two misdemeanor drug charges.
  • US Army veteran who served two tours in Afghanistan has been deported to Mexico

    03/25/2018 5:38:22 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | March 25, 2018 | Theresa Waldrop
    A US Army veteran who served two tours in Afghanistan has been deported to Mexico, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement said. The deportation follows an earlier decision by US authorities to deny Miguel Perez's citizenship application because of a felony drug conviction, despite his service and the PTSD he says it caused. Perez, 39, was escorted across the US-Mexico border from Texas and handed over to Mexican authorities Friday, ICE said in a statement.
  • Why Did the Judge Acquit a St. Louis Police Officer of Killing a Black Man?

    09/20/2017 7:42:50 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    New American ^ | 18 Sep 2017 | Bob Adelmann
    Why Did the Judge Acquit a St. Louis Police Officer of Killing a Black Man? Bob Adelmann The decision on Friday to acquit a white St. Louis police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man back in December 2011 predictably set off rioting in the city. It didn’t occur to the rioters that, according to the evidence in the case, Officer Jason Stockley’s use of force was reasonable, to defend his own life against a potentially lethal threat exhibited by Anthony Lamar Smith. It didn’t matter that the judge found that the state failed to prove its allegation...
  • Texans' rookie D'Onta Foreman arrested in Austin Sunday

    07/16/2017 4:38:18 PM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 31 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 7-16-2017 | John McClain
    Texans rookie running back D'Onta Foreman, the third-round pick from the University of Texas, was arrested early Sunday morning in Austin on possession of marijuana and unlawful weapon charges. The Austin American-Statesman reported that Foreman, who rushed for 2,028 yards as a junior last season, was arrested at 3 a.m. Sunday by the campus police department. The Texans said today they are investigating. The American-Statesman was issued a statement from the University of Texas Police Department that said officers responded to a call at 12:24 a.m. (Police) "responded to a report of the smell of marijuana coming from three occupied...
  • Georgia Couple Busted For Beating Restaurant Owner Over Cold Chicken, Lack Of French Fries

    07/05/2017 3:44:43 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 58 replies
    Smoking Gun ^ | July 5, 2017
    Two weeks after a Georgia restaurant owner and her teenage daughter were beaten by a couple unhappy with their chicken order, the alleged assailants today turned themselves in to police. Nathaniel Smith, 45, and LaTasha Smith, 28, surrendered to face felony charges in connection with the June 22 incident at the Qwik Chik takeout stand in Baxley, a city about 90 miles west of Savannah. The Smiths were the target of a law enforcement dragnet that included police and federal marshals. According to investigators, the Smiths (seen below) complained to eatery owner Jeanette Norris that their chicken was cold and...
  • Drug Dealer Whose Sentence Was Commuted by Obama Back in Prison

    02/07/2017 10:03:09 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 02/07/17 | Solange Reyner
    A drug dealer whose sentence was commuted by Barack Obama is back behind bars on drug charges, the San Antonio Express-News reports. Robert M. Gil, 68, was caught with more than two pounds of cocaine last Thursday following a high-speed chase in Texas. He allegedly crashed his car into another driver and undercover police cars while fleeing from a drug deal, reports the Express-News. Gil was one of 1,385 federal inmates whose sentences were commuted by Obama – he was released in 2015 and lived in a halfway house before settling into a place of his own. He now faces...
  • IRS lawyer in D.C. charged in methamphetamine conspiracy

    02/01/2017 6:57:31 PM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/1/17 | Spencer S. Hsu
    An attorney with the Internal Revenue Service’s professional standards office in Washington has been charged with conspiring to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, U.S. prosecutors said. Jack Vitayanon, 41, an IRS attorney since 2012 allegedly participated in a meth ring with others in Arizona and on Long Island between about September 2014 and January, according to a criminal complaint unsealed in Brooklyn federal court Wednesday. Public records show Vitayanon living in the U Street corridor. In the criminal complaint, prosecutors noted that during one alleged transaction, Vitayanon directed a buyer to make a cash deposit of $1,650 to...
  • Paterson man wearing ankle bracelet for probation caught with 1,841 bags of heroin

    03/03/2016 4:54:56 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies
    northjersey ^ | 03.02.16 | JOE MALINCONICO
    A man who lives across the street from a prominent drug treatment program was arrested Tuesday night on charges involving almost 1,900 packets of heroin, according to authorities. The suspect, 24-year-old Lirse Jones, was wearing an ankle bracelet because he is on probation stemming from a previous drug conviction, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik. Narcotics detectives spotted Jones pacing back and forth near the corner of Straight Street and 20th Avenue while on his cell phone, the sheriff said. Shortly after that, a man driving a black Range Rover pulled up to the curb and made an exchange...
  • East Chicago, Indiana councilman in jail facing murder charge wins second term

    11/04/2015 1:56:58 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 37 replies
    Northwest Indiana Times ^ | 11-4-2015 | Elvia Malagon
    E.C. councilman in jail facing murder charge wins second term 18 hours ago • Elvia Malagon elvia.malagon@nwi.com, (219) 662-5331 EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago 3rd District Councilman Robert "Coop" Battle spent Election Day in the Lake County Jail pending a murder charge. He's accused of shooting to death on Oct. 12 Reimundo Camarillo Jr., in the 4200 block of Euclid Avenue in East Chicago, according to court records. He also faces a federal drug charge stemming from a traffic stop in Porter County where police found 73.22 grams of marijuana and $100,700 in cash. Despite his pending legal battles that...
  • Hillary attends fundraiser hosted by convicted cocaine dealer [She just can't turn down a buck]

    09/28/2015 7:36:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/28/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    How low will she go? We already know that the Clinton Foundation has rather…uh…lax standards when it comes to accepting massive donations. But now Hillary Clinton has attended a campaign fundraiser at the home of a convicted drug dealer. Anita Kumar of McClatchy writes: Hillary Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination for president, attended a fundraiser in New York hosted by John Zaccaro, convicted on felony drug charges after he sold cocaine to an undercover cop. The 1988 conviction of the son of unsuccessful Democratic vice presidential candidate Gerraldine Ferraro was reported in numerous publications at the time....
  • Clinton fundraiser was hosted by convicted drug dealer

    09/26/2015 11:23:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | September 25, 2015 | Anita Kumar
    Hillary Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination for president, attended a fundraiser in New York hosted by John Zaccaro, convicted on felony drug charges after he sold cocaine to an undercover cop. The 1988 conviction of the son of unsuccessful Democratic vice presidential candidate Gerraldine Ferraro was reported in numerous publications at the time.
  • Pope Francis meets Fidel Castro – live updates

    09/20/2015 11:18:15 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 920/2015
    Live coverage of South American communists.
  • Did Anyone Notice Obama Just Admitted To Dealing Drugs?

    07/21/2015 1:57:56 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 20 replies
    downtrend.com ^ | July 17, 2015 | Brian Andersen
    n one of the most ridiculous photo-ops of his career Obama visited a federal prison on Thursday. This is part of his legacy push to release as many scumbags back on to the streets as possible, or as he calls it “justice reform.” During an otherwise uneventful waste of time and money a funny thing happened: the President of the United States admitted that he used to be a drug dealer or possibly drug trafficker. It’s hard not to feel the patriotic pride. Obama’s visit to the El Reno minimum-security prison in Oklahoma was as bullsh*t as it gets. ABC...
  • Man tells police he ordered pot but armed robbers showed up instead, officials say

    11/26/2014 2:55:24 PM PST · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    Jersey Journal nj.com ^ | November 25, 2014
    A Jersey City man told police he ordered marijuana from his drug dealer and left his door open to receive the delivery but three robbers in masks, one armed with a gun, showed up instead, officials said.
  • 4th grader sells pot in northern Colorado

    04/23/2014 9:44:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 23, 2014 4:33 PM EDT
    School officials in northern Colorado are asking parents to take care with their newly legal recreational marijuana, after fourth graders were caught dealing the drug on an elementary school campus. John Gates, director of safety for Weld County School District 6, said Wednesday that the students involved, three 10-year-old boys and a 10-year-old girl at Greeley’s Monfort Elementary School, faced tough discipline but not suspension or expulsion. He would not elaborate on their punishment. […] The marijuana appears to have been legally purchased by adults—grandparents in two families—and no charges were expected to be filed, Gates said. He said the...