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U.S. Priorities in Drug War Debated as Pill Abuse Rises

http://www.nytimes.com

MEXICO CITY — America’s drug problem is shifting from illicit substances like cocaine to abuse of prescription painkillers, a change that is forcing policy makers to re-examine the long and expensive strategy of trying to stop illegal drugs from entering the United States. This rethinking extends beyond the United States, where policy makers are debating how to better reduce demand for painkillers.

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Kid's Hotdog Stand Shut Down

http://technicallythatsillegal.com

After jumping through numerous government hoops, he thought everything was set for him to sell hotdogs, but this 13-year old Michigan boy was wrong.

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List of countries by military expenditures

http://en.wikipedia.org

List of countries by military expenditures

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The Funniest Comic Bits That Skewer the Drug War by Chris Rock

http://www.alternet.org

The Funniest Comic Bits That Skewer the Drug War by Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Jon Stewart et al

While the drug war is not a laughing matter, comedians are often able to capture the absurdity and insanity better than policy papers and traditional journalism.

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Detective in Zimmerman case said he was pressured to file charges

http://www.miamiherald.com

Records released Thursday show a federal law-enforcement agent accompanied George Zimmerman to his police interrogations, and FBI interviews did not turn up any sign of racial bias in the shooting of Trayvon Martin.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/07/12/2892510/more-evidence-released-in-...

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Man Ticketed for Stopping at Red Light

http://www.fox4now.com

When Murphy turned right off Lee Boulevard, almost immediately he ran into a red light...Murphy stopped at that red light, at the edge of an intersection, because he didn't want to run a red light...

While Murphy thought he was obeying the law, the officer cited him for breaking it. Instead of a warning, Rowe gave Murphy a $161 ticket for "improper stopping"

"I think it's very confusing," Murphy told us on June 19. "I think it's very foolish that someone gets a ticket for stopping at a red light."

Murphy snapped a photo of another person he says stopped at the same light.

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Young man not guilty of brandishing firearm and disturbing the peace

http://www.detroitnews.com

Young civil rights activist arrested after police found him with the M1 carbine strapped to his back. Says he and a girlfriend had gone to see a movie and had some spare time, so he decided to walk around the business district with the rifle to exercise his open carry rights under Michigan law. Police officers all testified that he appeared several years younger than 18. He was arrested "only" after he repeatedly refused to provide identification showing he was of legal age to be carrying a weapon.

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Cop Proof Your Vehicle

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In late 2011, I lost a traffic court case against a dishonest and corrupt female officer. If I had a dash video system installed, I would have easily won this case and scored a victory against police corruption. I have chosen the freedomcam and plan to install it soon...

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Another Lost Freedom: The Freedom To Move

http://lewrockwell.com

Passports are leftovers from old wars and continuing racism

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How The NYPD Overstated Their Counterterrorism Record

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

The NYPD is regularly held up as one of the most sophisticated and significant counterterrorism operations in the country. As evidence of the NYPD's excellence, the department, its allies and the media have repeatedly said the department has thwarted or helped thwart 14 terrorist plots against New York since Sept 11.

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Ohio Decriminalizes Cannabis Paraphernalia

http://www.tokeofthetown.com

Ohio decriminalized possession of small cannabis amounts many years ago, but possession of paraphernalia remained a crime until this September.

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Chris Christie Calls War On Drugs 'A Failure'

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) has become the latest leader to condemn the now 40-year-old war on drugs. "The war on drugs, while well-intentioned, has been a failure," Christie said Monday during a speech at The Brookings Institution. "We're warehousing addicted people everyday in state prisons in New Jersey, giving them no treatment." Christie stressed the merits of legislation recently passed by New Jersey state lawmakers that institutes a year of mandatory treatment for first-time, nonviolent drug offenders instead of jail time.

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Ex-Arizona governor detained at border checkpoint

http://www.wistv.com

PHOENIX (AP) - Former Arizona Gov. Raul Castro, who in the 1970s served as the state's first and only Hispanic governor, was detained at a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint after the vehicle he was traveling in triggered a radiation sensor.

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Marijuana Legalization Campaign Targets Parents

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

WASHINGTON - Advocates of a Colorado campaign aimed at legalizing marijuana through the ballot box are directly targeting the most difficult voters to win over on the issue: parents. "Please, card my son," the billboard reads, which went up Wednesday across from the Denver Broncos' stadium and displays a father with his arm on his son's shoulder.

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Govt-sponsored study destroys DEA's classification of marijuana

http://reason.com

In a recent Open Neurology Journal article, four University of California at San Diego researchers review the evidence concerning marijuana's medical utility and conclude that its continued classification as a Schedule I drug is "not tenable." But the DEA's classification of marijuana has been destroyed many times in the past. Twenty-four years ago, an administrative law judge, responding to a legal challenge initiated in 1972, recommended that marijuana be taken off Schedule I, calling it "one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man."

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Why Smoking Pot Makes Me a Better Mom

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Why Smoking Pot Makes Me a Better Mom
Anybody who thinks that weed makes parents ignore their children has clearly never been high around one.
July 1, 2012 |

The following story first appeared on Jezebel.

I wanted to get my husband to watch our daughter so I could get stoned and pound out this essay about being a mom who smokes pot. But when I stepped

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2 girls climb US-Mexico border fence in less than 18 seconds

http://www.youtube.com

On average, each mile of border fence costs US taxpayers about $4 million to build and will cost another $6.5 billion over the next 20 years to repair and maintain.

Are we getting our money's worth? Is the border fence an effective deterrent? To find out, I asked two young women—both only about 5'5"—to see if they could climb the wall.

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Florida Prisoners Serving 194% More Time For Drugs Than In 1990s

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Florida inmates convicted of non-violent drug crimes spent 194 percent more time behind bars in 2009 than they did in 1990, costing the state billions of dollars but providing little public safety benefit, a new study found. The study, by the Pew Center on the States, examined trends in 35 states that provided data on incarceration for inmates convicted of violent crimes, property crimes and drug offenses. It found that nationally, state inmates across all categories of offenses served an average of nine additional months in custody, a rise of 36 percent since 1990.

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G.O.P. Senators Oppose Cuomo’s Marijuana Plan

http://www.nytimes.com

The Republican majority in the State Senate is not satisfied with a proposal by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to decriminalize the open possession of small amounts of marijuana and will not pass it in its current form, the chamber’s top lawmaker said Wednesday.

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Efforts To Relax Pot Rules Gaining Momentum

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

Marijuana Decriminalization: Efforts To Relax Pot Rules Gaining Momentum In U.S. - Catharine Leach is married and has two boys, age 2 and 8. She has a good job with a federal contractor and smokes pot most every day. While she worries that her public support for marijuana decriminalization and legalization could cost her a job or bring the police to her door, the 30-year-old Warwick resident said she was tired of feeling like a criminal for using a drug that she said is far less harmful than the glass or wine or can of beer enjoyed by so many others after a long day's work.

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