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  1. Yeah I wanna know where the change is too? I'm sIck of these traitorous thug prosecuters spending OUR time and money throwing us in prison for a plant that can heal! Local beaurocracy only follows what is convenient for them and makes them money. Have they forgotten they work for US?
  2. It's funny how the government entities don't have to listen to the supreme court when it suits their fancy, while us slaves are molested, stolen from and imprisoned and killed for a god given plant.
  3. Detroit Police Chief James Craig: Department stop-and-frisk policy will proceed DETROIT — Detroit's stop-and-frisk policy involving the pat-down of suspicious individuals has gone on for "some years" and will continue, despite a judge's ruling last week that called the practice in New York City unconstitutional and discriminatory, Chief James Craig said Tuesday. "There has been no change," he said. "I should remind the" public "that we're under consent judgement and part of that is that we adhere to the best policing practices. Any time we stop someone, certainly that stop is documented and is based on reasonable suspicion and is articulated in a report." Manhattan Federal Court Judge Shira Scheindlin ordered the appointment of a federal monitor to oversee reform of the New York City Police Department stop-and-frisk procedures, the results of which Craig said could lead to changes with Detroit's policy. Meanwhile, proponents of New York's current policy praise the proactive policing measure for leading to record-low homicides and shootings within the city. Detroit police officials acknowledge that because of Detroit's racial makeup it will undoubtedly affect mostly black citizens. Detroit Assistant Chief Erik Ewing issued this statement to Fox 2 News: Based on reasonable suspicion, the Detroit Police Department is already a stop-and-frisk policing agency. Detroit's population is mostly African American, so it stands to reason that a high number of African Americans will be stopped, based on reasonable suspicion. This is not racial profiling, just officers doing good constitutional police work. According to a report by George Hunter of the Detroit News, Detroit traffic officers are presently working with the Manhattan Institute and Bratton Group, the same consultants that helped implement stop-and-frisk in New York City, on an expansion of Detroit's program to include more aggressive searches resulting from traffic stops. Stop-and-frisk as defined by Cornell University Legal Information Institute: "A brief, non-intrusive, police stop of a suspect. The Fourth Amendment requires that the police have a reasonable suspicion that a crime has been, is being, or is about to be committed before stopping a suspect. If the police reasonably suspect the person is armed and dangerous, they may conduct a frisk, a quick pat-down of the person’s outer clothing." Whether the department is working to enhance its policy, it is and has been in effect, according to Craig and Ewing. "There has been no change and yes we are looking at the report out of New York to see what are best practices, what has come out of the judge's decisions that we can impart here," Craig said. "We have not degraded the great work that has gone on for some years and we will continue to do that." The practice isn't going unchallenged. "We don't intend to allow it to happen, even though it may be happening in some form," Ron Scott, the founder of the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality, said during the Detroit Police Commission last week. His organization has long scrutinized police action and reports of brutality or civil rights violations. Do you support a stop-and-frisk policy in Detroit? Please answer the poll question and share why in the comment section below. http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2013/08/detroit_police_chief_james_cra_5.html
  4. grandmas boy, half baked, and on a less sobering note, requiem for a dream.
  5. Same here t-pain. I guess we can always hope but must be prepared to be disappointed. Not much can be expected from scum that rule us.
  6. Toddler Dies In CPS Captivity After Being Taken from Marijuana-smoking Parents Parents needed just four more months before they could get their daughter back Adan Salazar Infowars.com August 5, 2013 The Texas division of Child Protective Services may be ultimately to blame for a child’s death this past week after the child was taken from her parents because they smoked pot and put in foster care with the woman that would eventually end up killing her. Round Rock, Texas resident Joshua Hill received an urgent call last Monday, July 29 requesting he rush to the Scott and White Children’s Emergency Hospital in Temple, about an hour north of Round Rock. Hill was only told it concerned his daughter, and was kept in the dark as to exactly what to expect. “They wouldn’t tell me what condition she was in or what was wrong or what had happened. The only thing they would tell me is I needed to be there. When I got there, I found out that Alex was in a coma,” Hill told Austin ABC affiliate KVUE News. When Hill arrived, he discovered his daughter was on life support, bruised and with head injuries. Hill’s two-year-old daughter Alex, short for Alexandria, was removed from her parent’s home last November for “neglectful supervision” following her parents’ admission that they smoked pot after she was put to bed, reported KVUE. “We never hurt our daughter. She was never sick, she was never in the hospital, and she never had any issues until she went into state care,” Hill told KVUE. The first home Alex was placed in was a dangerous one, according to her father. “She would come to visitation with bruises on her, and mold and mildew in her bag. It got to a point where I actually told CPS that they would have to have me arrested because I wouldn’t let her go back.” She was next passed to the home of Texas MENTOR Sherill Small in Rockdale where she stayed up until her untimely demise. Hill says he visited her several times and that the home seemed much better than the last, his most recent visit being Thursday, July 25 when he got to take his daughter to McDonald’s. “She got a little ‘Despicable Me 2′ toy in her happy meal and she loved it. She kept climbing up in my lap and she fed me french fries,” Hill recounted. There was no warning that mere days later his daughter would be airlifted to the hospital where she would later die. An autopsy performed Friday found Alex died from blunt force trauma to the head. According to KVUE, Hill needed just four more months before he could get his daughter back. Texas CPS spokesperson Julie Moody says the agency is “still devastated,” but can in no way be held responsible as it was the Texas MENTOR program’s job to fully vet the foster parents. “Texas MENTOR is responsible for doing their due diligence,” Moody explained. The Texas MENTOR program is actually a subsidiary of The Mentor Network, a national web of service providers soliciting “Therapeutic Foster Care” in more than 33 states. On its website, it states that “Just about anyone” can be a mentor. On Friday, the Texas MENTOR program came out with a statement offering their condolences for Alex’s passing, ensuring the foster mother met mentor standards and asserting their commitment to assist law enforcement. “[...] The on-going law enforcement investigation and privacy laws, as well as the fact that our own internal review is not complete, limit our ability to provide some of the specific information requested. However, we can inform you that Sherill Small and her husband met the requirements to foster children, including background checks in accordance with state regulation (Texas Department of Public Safety criminal history database check, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Central Registry abuse/neglect database, Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI) criminal history and federal Office of Inspector General exclusion check)…” KVUE News found state records “show 15 total deficiencies for the Austin branch of that agency over the past two years,” the branch that most likely acquired Small as a foster parent. They also found that four of those 15 times were for failure to perform proper background checks. While Small is being held on a $100,000 bond and is being charged with murder, proper light need also be shed on Texas CPS’s initial decision to take Alexandria from what seemed like harmless, loving parents. The media is quick to lay the blame on the murderous foster parent and the agency that provided her – and rightfully so – but the system that stole Alexandria from her parents in the first place should also be scrutinized. The ruthless system that can legally kidnap children from their parents, literally tearing families apart, for such trivial crimes as smoking pot is indeed an authoritarian one. Some blame stringent drug laws for Alex’s unfortunate tragedy, but the true culprit may ultimately be the CPS system that facilitated her abduction. A similar CPS debacle happened in 2004 when Tausha Cram’s daughter, Adrianna Romero Cram, was taken from her after anonymous tips complained she was unfit for parenting and using drugs. In 2004 Adrianna, under the protective custody of the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS), was sent to Omealca, Veracruz, a village in southern Mexico, to live with her biological father’s family. The teachers and principal at Adrianna’s new school began noticing she was losing weight and arriving with multiple cuts, bruises and burns, including one she said was derived from her foster parents placing her hands over a stove. On June 13, 2005, she died. Initial reports to DHS stated she had died of natural causes, but her foster parents were eventually convicted of murder. Oregon’s DHS announced in March 2009 they’d stop sending foster children to other countries. This should be a red flag warning to parents that the state’s power has risen to the point that it can arbitrarily snatch children for petty, non-violent crimes and wash its hands clean of liability if that child dies while in its “protective” custody. Infowars contacted CPS spokesperson Julie Moody who directed us to the Williamson County Court. We will update this article soon.
  7. Solabeirtan I do not agree with or disagree with the stand your ground laws. I merely was stating the fact that Zimmerman did not use the "stand your ground law" as a defense. Why do people keep blaming this law when Zimmerman claimed self defense? Cuz the media is spewing their lies and spinning the story how they see fit to make money and push an agenda. I believe a terrible tragedy occurred that night for both families and no one will ever know what truly happened. I just hate how all these politicians, reverends and propagandists are exploiting this tragedy to create more racisim and division in this country. Why did news organizations edit the 911 tapes to make zimmerman sound racist? Why did they originally claim zimmerman was white? Why did ABC edit what one jury member said instead of showing the entire clip? Why are dated pictures of martin always shown? Why is Martin Obama's son? Why is Martin Obama? Why does no one care about the thousands of children murdered every year by gang violence? One things clear. This case was sensationalized by both the media and politicians for both monetary and political reasons. Zimmerman to argue self-defense, will not seek 'stand your ground' hearing http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/30/justice/florida-zimmerman-defense NBC News caught editing 911 tape of Trayvon Martin shooting http://www.examiner.com/article/nbc-news-caught-editing-911-tape-of-trayvon-martin-shooting ABC News Deceptively Edit Zimmerman Juror’s Controversial Interview? http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/frame_game/2013/0/did_george_zimmerman_get_away_with_murder_no_juror_b29_is_being_framed.html
  8. Solabeirtan, the stand your ground laws weren't used by the defense... Even if you repealed it, the situation would be the same. And what's this about a fair fight? Fights are never fair. That's why most respectful folks don't go around intitiating fights. Not everyone is physically capable of defending themselves and they may be packing heat. Get used to it. Throughout history only freemen carried weapons. Slaves were always disarmed. So why should we rethink lethal force? This whole court case was used as a distraction and to divide the country. Why doesn't Obummer talk about all the poor minorities killed on a daily basis in the drug war?
  9. Do you care to attack the facts or attack my character? Maybe you sir are the Provocateur? Do you honestly believe the Government should have absolute power to spy on every US citizen?
  10. Police Say IED’s Found During Raid On Medical Marijuana Dispensaries SPRINGFIELD, Mich. — Three medical marijuana dispensaries operating near Battle Creek in the small community of Springfield were raided Wednesday by members of the Southwest Enforcement Team. Law enforcement said they found around 150 marijuana plants, more than 20 IED’s, or improvised explosive devices, seven guns, and 57,000 rounds of ammunition. Michigan State Police issued a release, saying there was evidence the three dispensaries were conducting illegal marijuana sales. Happy Daze, also known as the Riverview Wellness Center, and the Southwest Compassion Care Center, both located on North 20th Street were raided Wednesday morning. “It was pretty scary the guys in the ski masks, pretty intimidating, putting guns in your face, and stuff like that when we`re non threatening people,” said Matt McMurtrie, owner of the Southwest Compassion Care Center. McMurtrie said it was around 10 am when law enforcement came to the door with guns drawn. He said they tore the place apart and took medical marijuana, electronics and money not only from the business, but from employee’s pockets. “I kind of feel like it was just thieves with badges,” said McMurtrie. He said it was all very surprising since he felt they had been following the law. “We`ve never had one single complaint form the City of Springfield or from Battle Creek in the whole time we`ve been established, ” said McMurtrie. The Karmacy on West Dickman was also raided. The owner on that business is listed as Kiel Howland. State Police say they found more than 20 explosive devices, ammunition and guns there. Karmacy attorney, Bruce Leach, defended the business, saying the guns there were registered legally and the notion that the Karmacy was hoarding IED’s was “ridiculous.” He said they were legal fireworks someone had purchased for the upcoming fourth of July holiday. Perhaps most surprising to those involved, the raid on Springfield City offices to get the paperwork on the dispensary licenses. McMurtrie said the city officials were treated just like people at the pot dispensaries, their documents taken and pictures taken as well. He said for those who felt they were following state law, it’s a confusing situation. “They are treating them like also like criminals, city manager, the secretary, the treasurer everybody who works for the city of Springfield,” said McMurtrie. “They are almost trying to make criminals out of law-abiding citizens and I think that`s the wrong thing to do.” McMurtie said now that the raid has happened, he’s most concerned for the medical marijuana patients who no longer have access to their medication because it was taken. Read more: http://fox17online.com/2013/06/27/police-say-ieds-found-during-raid-on-medical-marijuana-dispensaries/#ixzz2XfOcOKL4 \
  11. Thank you for sharing this information with us solabeirtan We may disagree with one group or another but the point of the matter is that we must all unify because if one group is singled out who is to say we will not be next? "First they came for the socialists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me." -Martin Neimoller
  12. Judging From Prosecutions, Obama Is 80 Percent Worse Than Bush on Medical MarijuanaJacob Sullum| Jun. 14, 2013 12:14 pm According to a new report from California NORML, "over 335 defendants have been charged with federal crimes related to medical marijuana in states with medical marijuana laws." Despite Barack Obama's promises of prosecutorial restraint in this area, "153 medical marijuana cases have been brought in the 4¼ years of the Obama administration, nearly as many as under the 8 years of the Bush administration (163)." In other words, Obama is averaging 36 medical marijuana prosecutions a year, compared to 20 a year under his predecessor. And although Attorney General Eric Holder has repeatedly claimed the Justice Department is not targeting suppliers who comply with state law, "the DOJ has targeted many facilities that were in full compliance with local laws and regulations." The overwhelming majority of these cases, 259, involve California dispensaries. California NORML also counts at least 31 cases in Montana, 15 in Nevada, 12 in Michigan, 10 in Washington, six in Oregon, and two in Colorado. Nine out of 10 cases concluded so far have resulted in convictions, with 158 defendants receiving prison sentences totaling more than 480 years. About 50 are in federal prison right now, while others await sentencing or have been sentenced but have not begun serving their time yet. Yesterday Americans for Safe Access released a report that puts the price tag for these prosecutions at $500 million. "Far outspending all of his predecessors," it says, "President Obama has dedicated nearly $300 million to such enforcement efforts, despite his repeated pledges to not use Justice Department funds in this way." And who are these dangerous characters the feds are spending your tax dollars to put behind bars? This description from California NORML gives you an idea: One seriously ill defendant, Richard Flor, has died while in federal prison, and two others, Peter McWilliams and Steve McWilliams (no relation) died while being denied access to medical marijuana on bail. Other seriously ill patients who have who have been sentenced to lengthy terms include Dale Schafer, a hemophiliac currently serving 5 years along with his wife Mollie Fry, a cancer patient (pictured above); Vernon Rylee, who served nearly 5 years in a wheelchair (pictured right), and Jerry Duval. More details on federal medical marijuana defendants here. Read Original Story at: http://reason.com/blog/2013/06/14/obama-is-80-percent-worse-than-bush-on-m
  13. I know T-pain. Not a very scientific poll but I think more and more doctors are starting to realize marijuana is beneficial for, at the very least, palliative care.
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