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NAACP Calls for an End to the Drug War

Posted August 2nd, 2011 by Sam A. Robrin
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There was a quake last week, but you likely didn’t feel it.

See, this particular quake was not of the Earth, involved no shifting of the planetary crust. No, what shifted was a paradigm, and the implications are hopeful and profound.

On Tuesday, you see, the NAACP passed a resolution calling for an end to the War on Drugs.

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Washington Man Chooses Jail Over Fine For Marijuana - Toke of the Town

Posted July 31st, 2011 by srq_hiker
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Dana Walker of Olympia was reportedly led away in handcuffs after telling the judge, "As to the matter now before us I have no intention of making any more payments and I am requesting as long a jail sentence as the law allows for my refusal."

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Stiff sentences right before Conn. pot decriminalization

Posted July 27th, 2011 by phonon
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Carrying less than half an ounce of pot is no longer a crime in Connecticut, but there are people who are still being prosecuted for doing exactly that.

The reason is they were busted before Connecticut's new decriminalization law took effect this month and some state prosecutors are pushing for convictions in some of those cases.

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Boynton Beach “Officer Of The Year” Suspected Of Drug Dealing

Posted July 7th, 2011 by Deslock Darkstar
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BOYNTON BEACH (CBS4) – Considered a role model by his peers and named “Officer of the Year” in 2010, Boynton Beach police officer David Britto has been charged with conspiring to sell more than 500 grams of methamphetamines between June 2009 and March 2011.

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Obama Administration Specifically Targeting Medical Cannabis

Hope for cancer patients? Change in a destructive policy of prohibition? Not so much. Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole released a memo this week clearly specifically out distributors and cultivators of cannabis for medical purposes, making them a high priority target in the war on (some) drugs. "The Ogden Memorandum was never intended to shield such activities from federal enforcement action and prosecution, even where those activities purport to comply with state law." What Tenth Amendment?

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Drug War SWAT Raid Victim Jonathan “Ryan” March Interview

Posted June 8th, 2011 by earthdome
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Last week, Mitch and I sat down with Jonathan “Ryan” March whose home was raided by the Columbia, MO S.W.A.T. team in 2008. The S.W.A.T. team was at his home to look for marijuana. Ryan had no prior felonies and no history of violence. During the raid, Ryan’s two retreating dogs were shot and killed. In this video, Ryan March discusses what it is like to be a victim of the drug war.

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Government Forced NCI To Censor Medical Cannabis Facts

Newly obtained documents reveal not only how NCI database contributors arrived at their March 17 summary of marijuana's medical uses, but also the furious politicking that went into quickly scrubbing that summary of information regarding the potential tumor-fighting effects of cannabis.

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Man High on Bath Salts Kills (Rapes?) Goat, Dressed in bra & panties

Posted May 4th, 2011 by earthdome
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On Monday Thompson was found in his rural West Virginia home dressed in a bra and panties. Next to him was a pornographic magazine and his neighbor's dead goat.

Thompson told police he'd been high on bath salts for three days when he stole the farm animal.

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Can't touch this! Cops outraged at pot ruling.

Posted April 28th, 2011 by warsaw
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This story comes via a "social media site for cops." The comments section is a trove of material for discussion. As I read through the posts, I couldn't help replaying in my mind how many times these cops say, "I'm just enforcing the law..." These comments give insight to how they really feel. You can see this in what some of them say about judges and their children as well as the law and how they believe it should be applied.

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Tomato Grower Wrongly Caught Up In Marijuana Roundup

Posted April 21st, 2011 by Quake2
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Man harassed for growing tomatoes during a law enforcement crack down on marijuana cultivation on 4-20.

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