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Wrong man forced into mental hospital, heavily drugged

http://www.news.com.au

The series of events started after a patient at the hospital left without permission in mid December. Police were called to help locate the patient and several days later, a man with the same description of the escapee was brought back to Graylands by police where he was wrongly identified by hospital staff as the runaway patient. The man was subsequently given a batch of antipsychotic drugs but it caused an adverse reaction and he was treated overnight in hospital. The “real” missing patient eventually returned to Graylands.

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Wall Street Journal: "We Have Lost the War on Drugs"

http://www.dailypaul.com

A nice summary of many of the arguments against the "Drug" war. Link at the bottom to the actual WSJ piece. Nice to see the corporate media putting this stuff out to the masses.

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Florida man kills door-to-door salesman

http://www.rawstory.com

Very similar to the "if a little girl trespasses and picks a flower on the front yard of the 'crazy gun nut' who has 'No Trespassing' signs posted and he shoots and kills her" thought experiment.

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Dianne Feinstein: ‘I carried a concealed weapon’

http://www.datelinezero.com

April 27, 1995, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) spoke at the US Senate hearing on terrorism shortly after the Oklahoma City bombing.

During the hearing, she referenced her concealed carry permit and how she carried a gun with her in the 1970′s, citing the urge to arm yourself for protection — in her case from threats.

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Student Arrested For Doodling In Notebook

http://www.myfoxphilly.com

"It's ridiculously blown out of proportion." That's how the mother of the 16-year-old Cedar Creek High School student arrested Tuesday described her son after local police found items at his home that could cause an explosion.

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Neema Vedadi’s Christmas Gift to the World

http://www.freedomfeens.com

Neema Vedadi’s Christmas Gift to the World. A Gun for Everyone (except the government).

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Cop fired for inappropriate contact with student

http://www.youtube.com

A University of Kentucky police officer has been fired for inappropriate contact with a student after entering the student's dorm room. University policy allows a police officer to enter a room if he believes there is suspicious or illegal activity; however, the firing was based on inappropriate contact and had nothing to do with the officer's entry into the dorm room.

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Cannabis smell a big deal in lawsuit, presence of cannabis not so much

http://www.annarbor.com

Ypsilanti Township has filed a lawsuit against a man and a woman accused of pumping a strong marijuana odor from their home. According to a verified petition filed in Washtenaw County Circuit Court, the odor is so “overwhelming” that it has regularly disrupted next door neighbors’ life over the last year. The township is asking a judge to order the defendants, Deborah Klochubar and Michael Engle, to stop pumping the alleged marijuana fumes out of the home.

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China's radical way of treating drug addiction

http://io9.com

Drug addiction in China is highly stigmatized. And now, some doctors are trying to cure it with a radical procedure known as as a "stereotactic ablation." More simply, it's the practice of destroying parts of the brain's "pleasure centers" (the nucleus accumbens) in heroin addicts and alcoholics as a way to stop drug cravings. At the same time, however, damage to this region could also impair a person's ability to experience natural longings and other emotions, including joy.

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Air Force Drowning in Drone Footage Hires ESPN Gameday Experts

http://www.ubergizmo.com

The Air Force has enlisted the help of ESPN in order to go through and perform a thorough analysis on the copious amounts of video footage recorded from drone missions. Considering how the total number of UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) there are scouring the world, with a ton of footage being transmitted back to base in real-time, the Air Force has an unenviable task of poring over the data.

ESPN’s role would see them fall back on their expertise in sorting through the large amounts of game footage every single day.

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Audits of Businesses for Undocumented Immigrants Rising

http://nation.time.com

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement reached its highest number yet of companies audited for undocumented immigrants on their payrolls this past fiscal year. Audits of employer I-9 forms increased from 250 in fiscal year 2007 to more than 3,000 in 2012. From fiscal years 2009 to 2012, the total amount of fines grew to nearly $13 million from $1 million. The number of company managers arrested has increased to 238, according to data provided by ICE.

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5 Senior Citizens Serving Life Without Parole for Pot

http://www.alternet.org

Right now, five adults await death in prison for non-violent, marijuana-related crimes. Their names are John Knock, Paul Free, Larry Duke, William Dekle, and Charles “Fred” Cundiff. They are all more than 60 years old; they have all spent at least 15 years locked up for selling pot; and they are all what one might call model prisoners, serving life without parole. As time wrinkles their skin and weakens their bodies, Michael Kennedy of the Trans High Corporation has filed a legal petition with the federal government seeking their clemency.

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New York Journal News Publishes Gun Owners' Names in Newspaper

http://ecigs.net

In a piece titled, "The gun owner next door: What you don't know about the weapons in your neighborhood," the Journal News requested the names and addresses of local residents who are licensed to own handguns through Freedom of Information Law requests. The paper requested information from Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties. The paper was only given the names and addresses of those who have a license to own a handgun. The paper was denied its requests for the amount and type of guns owned by those who have licenses.

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How tablets are doubling as teachers in Ethiopia

http://www.ctvnews.ca

The kids in this volcano-rim village wear filthy, ragged clothes. They sleep beside cows and sheep in huts made of sticks and mud. They don't go to school. Yet they all can chant the English alphabet, and some can spell words. The key to their success: 20 tablet computers dropped off in their Ethiopian village in February by a group called One Laptop Per Child.

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NY Governor: Gun "confiscation could be an option"

http://www.nationalreview.com

In a radio interview on Thursday with Albany’s WGDJ-AM, New York governor Andrew Cuomo said that he plans to work with state legislators next month to submit a proposal for new gun-control laws; in particular, Cuomo said, “our focus is assault weapons,” because current state laws regulating the weapons “have more holes that Swiss cheese.” Cuomo continued, “Confiscation could be an option. Mandatory sale to the state could be an option. Permitting could be an option — keep your gun but permit it.”

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Pot users at risk for DUI even when below legal limit for THC

http://www.king5.com

"You go from zero legality to full legality, people are going to make some bad judgments. Regrettably they're gonna put themselves behind the wheel and regrettably we've got to arrest them," Crandall said.

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In Colorado, Getting Down to Business of Marijuana

http://www.nytimes.com

It has been a little over a month since Coloradans approved a groundbreaking law legalizing small amounts of marijuana for recreational use. Now that the celebratory haze has settled, state officials and marijuana advocates on Monday began sifting through the thorny regulatory questions that go beyond merely lighting up.

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The US' school to prison pipeline

http://www.aljazeera.com

The US' school to prison pipeline

Are punitive school discipline policies pushing children out of education and into the criminal justice system?

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Cops Fine Charity for Xmas Lights on Truck

http://www.youtube.com

Wichita Kansas man lit up his truck to help the homeless. His one act of Kindness resulted in a fine and tickets since his vehicle could be viewed as an emergency vehicle from others. Police didn't see it as holiday cheer.

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“Gun” “Control” (in a 3D printer world) | TechCrunch

http://techcrunch.com

FTA: 'If we as a country, and indeed we as a global community, are going to seriously address the question of gun control, we need to address the issue of fabricated weapons and weapon plans, or else the discussion will be moot. This is because the proliferation of 3D printed weaponry changes both the definition of “gun” and of what it means to “control” it.'

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