Marijuana and the U.S. Attorney

[A] drug which takes away grief and passion and brings a forgetfulness of all ills. ~ Homer, The Iliad Two events took place in June that suggested a primer on how medical marijuana laws are working in Colorado might be appropriate. The first was an appellate court decision that the state Supreme Court declined to … Continue reading Marijuana and the U.S. Attorney

Entire second printing of Kentucky author James Higdon’s ‘Cornbread Mafia’ stolen

  A semi trailer containing 1,600 copies of “The Cornbread Mafia” by Kentucky author James Higdon was stolen from a storage lot in Elgin, Ill., on the night of April 28, according to police in the town, located about 40 miles west of Chicago. The trailer contained the book’s entire second printing, as well as … Continue reading Entire second printing of Kentucky author James Higdon’s ‘Cornbread Mafia’ stolen

Recreational marijuana smoking unimportant, should remain illegal

    By DANIELLE CARPENTER Published April 29, 2012 at 11:45pm Pushing for the legalization of recreational marijuana is a waste of time. The Tucson Chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws held its annual protest on April 20. About 50 protesters made their way to Cheba Hut for the seventh … Continue reading Recreational marijuana smoking unimportant, should remain illegal

When the cops subpoena your Facebook information, here’s what Facebook sends the cops

    Published Apr 06 2012, 08:30 AM by Carly Carioli This week's Boston Phoenix cover story -- Hunting the Craigslist Killer: An Untold Detective Story from the Digital Frontier -- would not have been possible without access to a huge trove of case files released by the Boston Police Department. Many of those documents … Continue reading When the cops subpoena your Facebook information, here’s what Facebook sends the cops

Congress Approved H.R. 347 Could Make Most Forms of Protest Illegal

    Congress Approved H.R. 347 Could Make Most Forms of Protest Illegalby talkingmonkeynews “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” —President John F. Kennedy Tim McCown reports on the Examiner: On Ron Paul’s website it was duly noted that H.R. 347 could make the First Amendment illegal. No one is … Continue reading Congress Approved H.R. 347 Could Make Most Forms of Protest Illegal

Court backs Haley Barbour, rules governor has power to pardon at will

    The Mississippi Supreme Court found Haley Barbour's pardon of 203 inmates upon leaving office in January constitutional, reaffirming a governor's unique power to override the justice system. By Patrik Jonsson, Staff writer / March 9, 2012 Arguing for four convicted murderers pardoned by Gov. Haley Barbour, attorney Tom Fortner told the Mississippi Supreme … Continue reading Court backs Haley Barbour, rules governor has power to pardon at will

Missoula District Court: Pot case ‘mutiny’ leaves ripples for other drug cases

By GWEN FLORIO of the Missoulian missoulian.com | Posted: Sunday, January 2, 2011 6:30 am | Call it the Pot Shot Heard 'Round the World. Oh, wait. Somebody already did that. The Examiner online news site - one of many news organizations that picked up on the story of a Missoula jury pool that dug … Continue reading Missoula District Court: Pot case ‘mutiny’ leaves ripples for other drug cases

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested…

Tuesday, Dec. 07, 20103 Comments WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested By RAPHAEL G. SATTER - Associated Press LONDON -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange surrendered to London police Tuesday as part of a Swedish sex-crimes investigation, the latest blow to an organization that faces legal, financial and technological challenges after releasing hundreds of secret U.S. diplomatic … Continue reading WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested…

N.Y.C. Misdemeanor Defendants Lack Bail Money

By MOSI SECRET Published: December 2, 2010 Thousands of people arrested on low-level crimes in New York City spend days languishing in jail, not because they have been found guilty but because they are too poor to post bail, according to a report to be released on Friday.   The report, which examines the bail … Continue reading N.Y.C. Misdemeanor Defendants Lack Bail Money

Prop 19 Fails to Legalize Marijuana Use In California

Marijuana     Proposition 19 was one of the most talked about and anticipated issued on the ballot in California last week. The amount of support for the bill was astounding according to political analysts; unfortunately despite all the support the bill failed to pass. The reasons for the bill failing were initially unknown; although … Continue reading Prop 19 Fails to Legalize Marijuana Use In California

Hemp Legalization may Piggyback to Legality on Prop. 19

November 1, 2010 – David Bronner’s third-generation family business – Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps – imports 20 tons of hemp oil a year from Canada to make soaps, shampoos and skin lotions near San Diego.     Now Bronner hopes California’s Proposition 19 to legalize marijuana for recreational use can give impetus to legalizing cultivation … Continue reading Hemp Legalization may Piggyback to Legality on Prop. 19

Abolition Times – October 29, 2010

From: National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Sent: Friday, October 29, 2010 4:31 PM To: shereekrider Subject: Abolition Times - October 29, 2010 OCTOBER 29, 2010 Texas Death Row Prisoner Anthony Graves is Nation’s 139th Exoneree! The state of Texas exonerated death row prisoner Anthony Graves on Thursday. He was wrongfully convicted of murdering … Continue reading Abolition Times – October 29, 2010

“Conviction” and Innocence

From: The Innocence Project Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2010 8:20 AM To: shereekrider Subject: "Conviction" and Innocence Having trouble viewing this email? Click here to view it online. OCT. 2010 [ 261 EXONERATED ] HOME : SUBSCRIBE : DONATE : FORWARD TO A FRIEND In This Issue The Story Behind "Conviction" Arson and Injustice Compensating … Continue reading “Conviction” and Innocence

Blog: Louisville Neighborhood 14th Most Dangerous

SOURCE:   Blog: Louisville Neighborhood 14th Most Dangerous By Jay Ditzer/WLKY.com POSTED: 11:01 am EDT October 5, 2010 UPDATED: 11:19 am EDT October 5, 2010 LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A Louisville neighborhood has been named one of the 25 most dangerous in America. Based on FBI data from 17,000 local law enforcement agencies, AOL's WalletPop blog … Continue reading Blog: Louisville Neighborhood 14th Most Dangerous

Why Won’t the Government Let James Stacy Tell the Truth?

James Dean Stacy wants to tell the truth during his upcoming federal trial. Too bad the government won’t let him.   Last September, Stacy, founder of the “Movement in Action” medical marijuana collective in San Diego county, had his shop raided just weeks after opening by agents with the DEA, who discovered dozens of cannabis … Continue reading Why Won’t the Government Let James Stacy Tell the Truth?

Eliminate death penalty

By Donald Vish Read more: http://www.kentucky.com/2010/09/05/1421608/eliminate-death-penalty.html#ixzz10kLyvV3N   The death penalty has become an embarrassment. Its administration has undermined public confidence in the way the justice system works. The best thing its supporters can say about it: It's not used very much. The modern history of the death penalty in Kentucky undercuts its credibility as a … Continue reading Eliminate death penalty

Stop using drug for executions, company tells Ohio

Friday, September 24, 2010  02:56 AM Stop using drug for executions, company tells Ohio By Alan Johnson Shortage of anesthetic has caused delays in killings in several states The company that makes the drug Ohio uses to execute condemned prisoners wants the state to stop killing people with its anesthetic. "Hospira provides these products because … Continue reading Stop using drug for executions, company tells Ohio

Colorado Patient Chris Bartkowicz Denied Medical Defense by Feds

http://www.theweedblog.com/colorado-patient-chris-bartkowicz-denied-medical-defense-by-feds/     This was sent to us from our friends in Denver. This is the same person who was busted basically as a result of an interview he did back in February for a local television station. Half of the “plants” he was caught with were not mature but the Feds still counted them … Continue reading Colorado Patient Chris Bartkowicz Denied Medical Defense by Feds