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Man released from jail thrown back in after refusing to leave

http://newsone.com

Rodney Dwayne Valentine, originally landed in jail after being charged with injury to personal property. Upon release, Valentine asked officers to give him a lift to a motel nearby. When they declined, he refused to leave, according to a country sheriff’s news release. After several hours passed and Valentine still remained, Deputies suggested he take a cab, he refused. Officials gave him repeated warnings that he had to leave. At 1 p.m. deputies arrested Valentine, charged him with second degree trespassing and tossed him back in the clink.

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Los Angeles City Council Bans All Medical Marijuana Shops

http://in.reuters.com

The Los Angeles City Council decided unanimously on Tuesday to ban all storefront medical marijuana shops, in a blow to a industry that operates in violation of federal law but has become the largest collection of pot dispensaries in California. The 14-0 vote by the council comes after conflicting court decisions on how far local jurisdictions in California can go in cracking down on the cannabis shops. Some observers say the issue could end up before the state's Supreme Court.

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Sovereign Citizens A Growing Domestic Threat to Law Enforcement

http://www.fbi.gov

This is an FBI report on what to watch out for. Short blurb below.

They could be dismissed as a nuisance, a loose network of individuals living in the United States who call themselves “sovereign citizens” and believe that federal, state, and local governments operate illegally. Some of their actions, although quirky, are not crimes. The offenses they do commit seem minor: They do not pay their taxes and regularly create false license plates, driver’s licenses, and even currency.

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Los Angeles Police Arrest Numerous People for Chalking

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com

Los Angeles police said Friday that they have arrested numerous people for chalking downtown in the weeks leading up to ArtWalk. Protesters organized a "Chalk Walk" during Thursday's monthly ArtWalk in downtown Los Angeles to "celebrate our right to free speech and remind the LAPD and the city of Los Angeles that chalking is NOT a crime." Los Angeles Police has been arresting people who have marked downtown with chalk. The chalkers have been targeting the area around the Central City Assn, as the "lobby group of the 1%," according to a handout distributed at ArtWalk.

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Police Made 1.3 Million Surveillance Requests on Cell Phones in 2011

http://www.washingtonpost.com

Law enforcement agencies in the U.S. made more than 1.3 million requests for consumers’ cellphone records in 2011, an alarming surge over previous years that reflected the increasingly gray area between privacy and technology. Cellphone carriers, responding to inquiries from a member of Congress, reported responding to as many as thousands of police requests daily for customers’ locations, text messages and call details, frequently without warrants.

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UK to consider bill setting minimum price for alcohol.

http://www.guardian.co.uk

UK to consider bill to set minimum price for alcohol. The Guardian article doesn't even mention the possible unintended consequence of partiers opting for other drugs which may do more harm. They talk about it not being a way for grocery stores to increase profits -- pub owners and clubs however should benefit by the decreased cost difference.

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Judge Forces Man to Apologize for FB Post, or be Jailed

http://www.technolog.msnbc.msn.com

A man with a record of domestic violence was found to have violated a court order from "causing plaintiff or the child of the parties to suffer physical and/or mental abuse, harassment, annoyance or bodily injury."
The plaintiff was his estranged wife, and the violation was for a post on Facebook. The judge sentenced him to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine, but waived it if he apologized on Facebook, and left it there for 30 days.

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Woman Not Allowed Through Security Because Of No Female TSA Agents

http://myfox8.com

A Denver woman claims she couldn’t board a flight from Wyoming to Denver because of her gender. She said she checked in and arrived at security about 35 minutes before the scheduled departure of her United flight. “They asked if I was on the flight to Denver, I said yes, they said that they couldn`t screen me because they sent all the female TSA agents home,” Winning said. A female agent was necessary because of the new security pat-downs. Winning missed her flight and wound up renting a car for $165 and driving the roughly 350 miles back to Denver.

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Mayor proposes ban on caps and hoodies

http://www.ksnt.com

The mayor of Topeka, KS wants to ban anyone in the city from wearing baseball caps and hoodies in public. Wow! Talk about your fashion police.

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Mistaken Identity

http://www.latimes.com

Are the wrong people being placed in jail in some cases? Read more here:

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