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House Bill Would Defer to State Control in Marijuana Legislation

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Republican Mike Coffman, A64 opponent, to back federal exemption bill, which would require the federal government to respect state's and citizens' rights with regard to "marijuana"--essentially ending the war on pot in states which choose to do so.

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Ben Swann: What The Media Isn't Telling You About The Drug War

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VIDEO - TV news reporter Ben Swann speaks to a crowd about the dangerous results of prohibition and what it does to communities around the US-Mexico border.

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Created by libertyevolution 1 year 38 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 38 weeks ago
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Trooper Fires on Truck From Helicopter, Leaving Two Dead

http://www.nytimes.com

LA JOYA, Tex. (AP) — A Texas state trooper who fired on a pickup truck from a helicopter during a deadly chase through the desert was trying to disable the vehicle and suspected that it was being used to smuggle drugs, the authorities said.The disclosure on Friday came a day after the episode, which left two illegal immigrants from Guatemala dead on a gravel road near here, just north of the Mexican border.

Eight people were arrested; most were from Guatemala. Investigators said no drugs were found.

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U.S. Agent Kills Young Mother of 5

http://www.democracynow.org

In the wake of a dramatic increase in deaths at the hands of U.S border patrol agents, the Department of Homeland Security has agreed to launch a long-awaited investigation into the agency’s use of force. Since 2010, border agents have killed at least 18 people, including Valeria "Munique" Tachiquin, slain by a Border Patrol agent on September 28 in broad daylight several miles north of California’s border with Mexico. Tachiquin was a U.S. citizen and mother of five children. Her family is now brings a wrongful death lawsuit against the Border Patrol.

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Drug War Victim Left to Die in Jail

http://www.katu.com

More proof that medical marijuana isn't the answer: Michael Saffioti found himself in jail for missing a court date on charges of possessing marijuana without a medical exemption. He then found himself collapsed on the floor from an allergic reaction to the food he was served in jail. His jailers left him to die. The saddest part? His mother encouraged him to turn himself in.

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"Biggest outdoor marijuana bust" turns out to be daisies

http://www.calgarysun.com

Police still won’t admit the plants they seized in what was supposedly the biggest outdoor marijuana bust in Lethbridge history are plain old flowers — daisies, to be precise. All police will concede at this point is the 1,624 plants torn from a suburban Lethbridge garden on July 30 isn’t marijuana, as first claimed after a phalanx of police marched in and starting plucking. “This is a significant bust, given the size of this operation,” is how a senior officer put it at the time, while proudly displaying garbage bags full of the dastardly daises.

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War On Drugs: Unintended Consequences? Naaahhhh

http://www.bellinghamherald.com

Washington state flower growers balk as U.S. government helps Columbia take over market. MOUNT VERNON - As she took a break from picking dahlias, zinnias and amaranths on her Jello Mold Farm, Diane Szukovathy wondered why, in her opinion, the federal government is working so hard to put other flower growers and her out of business by helping competitors thousands of miles away in the temperate regions of Colombia.

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Mexican official: CIA 'manages' drug trade

http://www.aljazeera.com

Allegations about official complicity in the drug business are nothing new when they come from activists, professors, campaigners or even former officials. However, an official spokesman for the authorities in one of Mexico's most violent states - one which directly borders Texas - going on the record with such accusations is unique.

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Penn Jillette Goes Off On Obama

http://www.politicalpwnage.com

Watch Penn Jillette go off on Obama and his contradictory views. He believes Gay Marriage should be left to the states to decide, but when it comes to the Drug War, he has no problem slamming down his oppressive federal gov't boot. Not only that, but he himself was a pot user and "may have tried the blow", even.

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How Corrupt Prosecutors Get Away With Sending Innocent People to Jail

http://www.alternet.org

Prosecutors are arguably the most powerful figures in the American criminal justice system, a system that is not equipped or willing to punish their crimes..
according to attorneys and criminal justice reform advocates, prosecutors across the country are misbehaving -- and getting away with it. While the most common forms of prosecutorial misconduct are hiding exculpatory evidence and engaging in improper examination and argumentation, another form of intentional misconduct is the knowing use of false testimony to win convictions.

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