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  • ‘You Blindsided Us’: Residents Outraged Over Safe Injection Site Being Put In South Philadelphia

    02/27/2020 8:04:46 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 44 replies
    CBS News (Philly) via MSN ^ | 02/26/2020 | STAFF
    South Philadelphia residents are outraged after a federal judge cleared the way for a safe injection site in the city. The planned site is not where it was originally proposed and some of the neighbors from the new location are not happy. Councilman Mark Squilla says the site will be at Constitution Health Plaza, near Broad and McKean Streets, in South Philadelphia. During Wednesday’s contentious press conference, promised facts about the forthcoming opening of the city’s first injection site were overshadowed by a lot of back and forth between angry community members and the heads of nonprofit agency Safehouse, which...
  • The Moral Crisis of Skid Row. Los Angeles’s addiction epidemic is creating a permanent underclass, cut off from the rest of the city.

    02/17/2020 4:09:32 AM PST · by karpov · 53 replies
    City Journal ^ | Winter 2020 | Christopher F. Rufo
    ... Skid Row is the epicenter of L.A.’s addiction crisis. More than 12,000 homeless meth and heroin addicts pass through here each year, with thousands living in the vast network of tent encampments that line the sidewalks. For decades, L.A. has centralized public services in this tiny city-within-a-city. The result: it’s become an iron cage of the social state, with the highest concentration of homelessness, addiction, and overdose deaths in Los Angeles County. Fire Station 9, which covers Skid Row, is now the busiest firehouse in America, responding to 35,518 calls for service last year, including a record-high number of...
  • Students concerned about homeless problem on Auraria campus (Colorado)

    10/14/2019 10:42:30 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 32 replies
    KDVR ^ | 10-11-19 | KEAGAN HARSHA
    Students on the Auraria campus in Denver say they are concerned about their safety due to a large number of homeless people camping out in buildings on campus, defecating in public areas and sleeping in elevators. The campus -- located immediately southwest of downtown -- is home to the Community College of Denver, the University of Colorado Denver and Metropolitan State University of Denver. Cameron Malby is a senior at CU Denver. He says he's seen arrests and confrontations involving homeless people on campus. "He was just looking for a place to sleep. Everyday you go in the Tivoli (Student...
  • Results of Colorado Marijuana Legalization 4 Years Later

    11/30/2018 2:21:41 PM PST · by fwdude · 237 replies
    Barbwire ^ | November 30, 2018 | David Jolly
    On January 1, 2014, Colorado legalized the medical and recreational use of Marijuana. They claimed that it would add millions of dollars to the state’s revenue via state taxes which includes a 2.9% sales tax, 10% special sales tax and 15% excise tax, meaning the state would collect $27.90 for every $100 of recreational marijuana sold in the Rocky Mountain state. In April 2014, 19 year old foreign exchange student Levy Thamba plunged off a hotel balcony and died after eating legally purchased marijuana laced cookies. After eating just one cookie, Thamba became agitated and ran out onto the balcony...
  • "Don't call drug users Junkies" campaigners say

    01/11/2018 2:37:46 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 60 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10th January 2018 | Steve Doughty
    Users of cannabis, cocaine and heroin are victims of discrimination and should no longer be called druggies or junkies, an international drug legalisation pressure group declared yesterday. It called for an end to negative language for drug users and their habits in order to ensure their human rights are respected. As part of the drive to persuade people to think differently about drugs, the words addict and even drug user must be thrown out, a report from the Global Commission on Drug Policy said. It urged newspapers and broadcasters to encourage more positive attitudes by calling a drug user a...
  • Rare And Mysterious Vomiting Illness Linked To Heavy Marijuana Use

    12/26/2017 6:35:14 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 91 replies
    KUNC ^ | 26 Dec 17 | Staff
    Chalfonte LeNee Queen of San Diego grappled with violent vomiting episodes for 17 years until she found out her illness was related to her marijuana use. For 17 years, Chalfonte LeNee Queen suffered periodic episodes of violent retching and abdominal pain that would knock her off her feet for days, sometimes leaving her writhing on the floor in pain. "I've screamed out for death," says Queen, 48, who lives in San Diego. "I've cried out for my mom, who's been dead for 20 years, mentally not realizing she can't come to me." Queen lost a modeling job after being...
  • Cannabis cotillion: Luxury cannabis brand Beboe debuts in S.F.

    07/07/2017 10:54:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 7, 2017 | Carolyne Zinko
    As canna-business strategist Elise McRoberts walked across an animal skin rug and into the living room of a Pacific Heights home for the recent San Francisco launch of Beboe, an upscale cannabis brand from Los Angeles, she assumed she would see the usual faces on the marijuana circuit — growers, dispensary owners and cannabis chefs. Instead, the party was a cross-pollination of the worlds of high society, Silicon Valley, politics, fashion and design: industrial designer Yves Béhar, former Mayor Willie Brown, who carried decriminalization bills in the state assembly in the 1970s, philanthropists Katie and Todd Traina, boutique owner Emily...
  • Celebrating 50 years since The Beatles released Sgt Pepper album

    06/01/2017 9:59:18 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 102 replies
    Sky News ^ | 6-1-2017 | Katie Spencer
    For many, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is The Beatles at their best. When it came out on 1 June 1967 it was unlike anything that had come before it. Experimental and immersive, it pushed musical boundaries. Half a century on, it remains one of the most influential albums of all time, as Beatles author Steve Turner explains: "It was artistically aspirational at a time when most of their contemporaries were still playing beat music of some kind or another. "They had these great ambitions. Paul was starting to go to the theatre, George was listening to Indian music,...
  • Feds Order Law Enforcement Agencies to Ignore Drug Use, Criminal Records to Hire Minorities

    11/02/2016 11:25:47 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 2, 2016
    In a push to hire minority police officers, the Obama administration is asking the nation’s 18,000 law enforcement agencies to forgive drug use, disregard the criminal records of candidates from “underrepresented communities” and lower standards on written and physical exams. It’s part of the administration’s Advancing Diversity in Law Enforcement initiative following a string of officer-involved shootings involving African Americans. Key to the mission is the racial diversification of local law enforcement agencies so that they “better reflect the diversity of the communities they serve.” To accomplish this, several barriers must be removed and the details are outlined in a...
  • Married TV reporters in Arizona arrested and charged after 'mother......"

    06/30/2016 8:43:42 PM PDT · by LucyT · 12 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 28 June 2016 | Regina F. Graham
    Married television reporters Som Lisaius, 42, and Krystin Sorich Lisaius were arraigned on three criminal charges in Tucson on Monday Krystin Lisaius allegedly snorted cocaine with her husband on May 14 The next day the 26-year-old mother breast-fed the baby, who became ill They took baby to the hospital but refused to allow toxicology test Tests eventually showed cocaine was in the four-month-old's system The mother admitted to police that she used the drug, but didn't think the baby would be harmed Search warrant conducted inside their home found 1.59 grams of cocaine .............................................
  • Update: Three Minors Arrested, Identified in Sherwood Teen's Death

    04/25/2016 8:06:00 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 54 replies
    Fox 16 ^ | Updated 04/25 2016 08:10AM | STEPHANIE SHARP
    Update (April 23, 6 p.m.): SHERWOOD, Ark. - Xavier Porter, 17; Travone Miller, 14; and Quincy Parker, 15 all face charges as adults in the death of 17-year-old Bryan Thompson. Sixth Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Larry Jegley confirmed the identities of the teenagers Saturday (4/23). The trio all face charges of Capital Murder and Aggravated Robbery. Update (April 23, 10 a.m.): SHERWOOD, Ark. - Sherwood Police arrested three unnamed juveniles (ages 14, 14 and 17) on Friday in connection with the death of Bryan Thompson, who was found dead on Thursday. All three face charges of Capital Murder and Aggravated...
  • Why won't middle class people shop at Walmart?

    10/19/2015 6:22:19 AM PDT · by PROCON · 214 replies
    americanthinker ^ | Oct. 19, 2015 | Ed Straker
    Walmart's stock took a steep drop as the company announced that it was expecting lower profits. There are a number of problems Wal-mart has, such as its website and fulfillment not being quite as good as Amazon.com, but Wal-mart is primarily a brick and mortar store, not an internet company. The basic problem as I see it is that middle class people are afraid to shop there. If you look at reviews on Yelp one of the most common words used to describe Wal-mart is "ghetto". There is even a Yahoo question on this very topic: Why is every Walmart...
  • What’s Really in Street-Bought Molly?

    03/12/2015 10:20:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | March 12, 2015
    At Wesleyan University on February 22, 11 students were sickened by psychoactive drugs sold as “molly” — the vernacular name for 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine, abbreviated MDMA. The powder in question, according to police, contained a mix of other chemicals, and four students have been arrested in the case. No buyer of molly knows exactly what he or she is getting, of course. But there are ways to find out, and New York arranged to test several samples obtained in the city over the past year. Home-test kits, sold through dancesafe.org, involve placing a couple of drops of dye on a few grains...
  • Does the Obama Scandal Machine Now Have Its Own Amateurish Break-In?

    07/08/2013 12:28:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 7, 2013 | Bryan Preston
    Isn’t this interesting? The offices of a Dallas law firm representing a high-profile State Department whistleblower were broken into last weekend. Burglars stole three computers and broke into the firm’s file cabinets. But silver bars, video equipment and other valuables were left untouched, according to local Fox affiliate KDFW, which aired security camera footage of the suspected burglars entering and leaving the offices around the time of the incident. The firm Schulman & Mathias represents Aurelia Fedenisn, a former investigator at the State Department’s Office of the Inspector General. In recent weeks, she raised a slew of explosive allegations against...
  • $7 Billion in Drug-War Spending Later, Afghan Poppy Cultivation in Full Bloom

    10/22/2014 8:33:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 10/21/2014 | Bridget Johnson
    The U.S. is losing the “war on drugs” in Afghanistan, with more than $7 billion invested in counternarcotics efforts since the fall of the Taliban yet poppy-growing at an all-time high. The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction issued a report today detailing how the opium suppliers are flourishing thanks to better farm technology and more arable land, defying wipeouts from agricultural disease and interdiction programs to produce bumper crops.
  • Biden's Son Keeps Law License Despite Drug-Related Navy Reserve Discharge

    10/20/2014 8:55:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/20/2014 | unknown
    Despite being cashiered out of the Navy Reserve for testing positive for cocaine, Vice President Joe Biden's son is still being allowed to practice law and won't lose his Connecticut law license. Late last week the Wall Street Journal reported that in February of this year Hunter Biden, 44, tested positive for cocaine during a drug test administered by the Navy and was immediately discharged from the Navy Reserve. Days later the Connecticut Bar announced that it was not initiating any reviews of the younger Biden's law license.
  • Mile marker 420 becomes 419.99 to thwart thieves (on I-70 in Colorado)

    01/10/2014 4:05:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 10, 2014 6:57 PM EST
    Colorado officials think a difference of one-hundredth of a mile will be enough to stop thieves from stealing the mile marker 420 sign along Interstate 70. Amy Ford of the Colorado Department of Transportation says the “MILE 420” sign near Stratton was stolen for the last time sometime in the last year, and officials replaced it with a sign that says “MILE 419.99.” …
  • Documents: ATF used "Fast and Furious" to make the case for gun regulations (Dec 2011)

    06/20/2012 9:30:30 PM PDT · by txnuke · 91 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 7, 2011 | Sharryl Attkisson
    Documents obtained by CBS News show that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) discussed using their covert operation "Fast and Furious" to argue for controversial new rules about gun sales. PICTURES: ATF "Gunwalking" scandal timeline In Fast and Furious, ATF secretly encouraged gun dealers to sell to suspected traffickers for Mexican drug cartels to go after the "big fish." But ATF whistleblowers told CBS News and Congress it was a dangerous practice called "gunwalking," and it put thousands of weapons on the street. Many were used in violent crimes in Mexico. Two were found at the murder...
  • Two arrested for breaking into military family's home, selling their property in yard sale

    02/01/2012 11:16:48 AM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 22 replies
    KTRK-TV Houston ^ | 02-01-12 | Christine Dobbyn
    LIBERTY COUNTY, TX (KTRK) -- When military men and women leave home to serve the country, they expect to return to their homes once their tour of duty is over. But a military couple in the Liberty County town of Splendora almost lost their home to squatters who've been arrested for more than just taking over the couple's house. It was an unusual call for the Liberty County Sheriff's Office, but even more disturbing for homeowner Hollie Burbank. "It makes me sick," Burbank said. The home that's been in Burbank's family for three generations had some uninvited guests all while...
  • FBI to Search House After Finding Ricin [extremely deadly nerve toxin]

    06/04/2006 2:32:30 PM PDT · by John Jorsett · 7 replies · 586+ views
    Wilmington Star ^ | June 2, 2006 | Beth RUcker
    FBI hazardous material experts searched a home where police found pipe bombs and a jar containing the potentially deadly poison ricin, federal agents said Friday. The ricin was found in a baby food jar in a shed of the home owned by a man who went to jail last week for violating protection orders taken out by his estranged wife, according to local and federal officials. The jar was sealed, and officials don't believe the middle-class neighborhood in east Nashville was threatened, although the one-story brick house and part of the street remained cordoned off. Investigators found three blasting caps...