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  • Rand Paul: Most American Companies Would Not Hire Bill Clinton Due to His ‘Threat’ To Women, Interns

    05/18/2016 9:37:28 PM PDT · by Ken H · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 18, 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told Breitbart News exclusively on Tuesday that most American companies would not take the risk of hiring former President Bill Clinton in the wake of sexual assault and rape allegations from a litany of women including Paula Jones, Juanita Broaddrick, Gennifer Flowers, Kathleen Willey, and more. “I think most company policies in most American corporations wouldn’t even hire someone like Bill Clinton because of his threat to the young people in the workplace,” Paul told Breitbart News in the exclusive phone interview. “As CEO in any company in America, his behavior with an intern would be...
  • Clinton, Sanders split Democrat nominating contests in Oregon, Kentucky

    05/18/2016 2:38:51 AM PDT · by Ken H · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 18, 2016 | GINGER GIBSON AND EMILY STEPHENSON
    Democrat candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders each picked up primary wins on Tuesday in yet another demonstration of how divided the party is in the drawn-out national race to win the nomination for November's general election. Clinton narrowly defeated Sanders in Kentucky, a state where she was not expected to win. Sanders bested her in Oregon, a state that played to his strengths.
  • Steyn, As Played By Steyn - Toronto AM640, Today at 8:30am Eastern

    05/10/2016 11:28:52 PM PDT · by Ken H · 8 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | May 10, 2016 | n/a
    On Wednesday morning Mark starts the day with one of his favorite radio hosts north or south of the border - John Oakley, live on Toronto's AM640 at 8.30am Eastern. If you're near a wireless receiver, we hope you'll dial him up.
  • Pennsylvania set to officially legalize medical marijuana

    04/15/2016 7:28:31 AM PDT · by Ken H · 32 replies
    SF Gate ^ | Apr 14, 2016 | Oscar Pascual
    Pennsylvania will soon become the first state to legalize medical marijuana through the legislature. The Pennsylvania House on Wednesday made a final vote in favor of a medical marijuana bill introduced in 2014. Gov. Tom Wolf said he will sign the bill on Sunday, the AP reports. The overwhelming support of a 149-46 vote capped an intense legislative process for the bill that was initially approved by the Senate last year. The bill has bounced back and forth between Senate and House, each time with added small changes, over the extended period of time
  • Hornets killed with homemade flamethrower!

    03/18/2016 2:49:31 AM PDT · by Ken H · 38 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 08, 2010 | primitivepathways
    Guy uses a can of carburetor cleaner as a blowtorch and burns out large hornets nest. Starts out hilarious, but ends up being fascinating. Beautiful full HD => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2sC29_XR88
  • West Virginia Supreme Court Shuts Down Random Stops

    03/06/2016 3:52:14 PM PST · by Ken H · 18 replies
    theNewspaper ^ | 03.04.2016 | n/a
    West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals overturns a traffic stop made without any reasonable suspicion of wrongdoing. Motorists who have done nothing wrong will no longer be pulled over by police in West Virginia. The state's highest court last week overturned the conviction of Matthew Feicht, who was pulled over even though he had committed no traffic violations. Although Feicht's case involves no new question of law, the unanimous decision caused state police officials to stop pulling over drivers randomly so that they could receive various gifts from a police "Santa Stop." When Monongalia County Sheriff's Deputy Deputy Steven McRobie...
  • Legal marijuana is finally doing what the drug war couldn’t

    03/05/2016 9:11:55 PM PST · by Ken H · 113 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 03, 2016 | Christopher Ingraham
    Legal marijuana may be doing at least one thing that a decades-long drug war couldn't: taking a bite out of Mexican drug cartels' profits. The latest data from the U.S. Border Patrol shows that last year, marijuana seizures along the southwest border tumbled to their lowest level in at least a decade. Agents snagged roughly 1.5 million pounds of marijuana at the border, down from a peak of nearly 4 million pounds in 2009. The data supports the many stories about the difficulties marijuana growers in Mexico face in light of increased competition from the north. As domestic marijuana production...
  • Chi-Raq - Update from Box Office Mojo (flopping?)

    01/16/2016 7:01:01 PM PST · by Ken H · 12 replies
    Box Office Mojo ^ | 01/16/2016 | n/a
    Domestic Total as of Jan. 14, 2016: $2,626,497 Top Movies in the Past 365 Days - #169
  • Federal Court Clears DC In Sexting Traffic Cop Case

    01/16/2016 6:24:12 PM PST · by Ken H · 9 replies
    The Newspaper ^ | 01/14/2016 | n/a
    Police department in Washington, DC will not be held accountable after officer caught snooping through motorist phone looking for nude photos. Washington DC and the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) were given a free pass by a federal judge on Friday after a traffic cop helped himself to the racy photographs he found on a phone he seized from a female driver. US District Judge Rosemary M. Collyer dismissed all but one count in the lawsuit motorist Natalia Argote, claiming she had no redress against the city. Argote, an Alexandria, Virginia resident, was stopped in the District by two MPD officers...
  • NorCal Drug Agent Busted Delivering $2M Worth Of Pot To Pennsylvania

    01/05/2016 5:32:58 PM PST · by Ken H · 23 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | January 05, 2016 | n/a
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) A deputy who works for a Northern California anti-narcotics task force is facing felony drug charges after he was arrested delivering $2 million worth of marijuana to someone in Pennsylvania. According to a criminal complaint, officers arrested Yuba County Sheriff Deputy Christopher M. Heath, along with 2 other men, driving across the country with 122 packages of marijuana. Each package weighed about a pound. The trio was stopped on December 29 after police received a tip. All three were booked into York County Prison. Heath, 37, was also carrying his badge, his duty firearm and $11,000...
  • Illinois: Chicago Still Trying To Withhold Ticket Camera Emails (Rahm's private emails)

    12/10/2015 11:40:53 PM PST · by Ken H · 15 replies
    the Newspaper ^ | 12/08/2015 | n/a
    Chicago, Illinois mayor uses private email accounts to hide conversations about controversial photo enforcement program. The city of Chicago, Illinois is doing everything it can to keep the local newspaper from getting a hold of documents related to the controversial red light camera and speed camera programs. Cook County Circuit Court Judge Kathleen M. Pantle heard motions from city lawyers last week designed to delay the process. Back in June, Chicago Tribune reporter David Kidwell filed a Freedom of Information Act request seeking six months' worth of emails to or from Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) discussing automated ticketing. The request...
  • San Bernardino shooting update: Farook inspected school cafeterias before massacre

    12/09/2015 12:16:08 AM PST · by Ken H · 37 replies
    KPCC News ^ | Dec 07, 2015 | Adolfo Guzman-Lopez
    San Bernardino school officials tell KPCC that Syed Rizwan Farook visited eleven school sites to inspect cafeterias through his job as a San Bernardino County health inspector. Officials found out less than a day after the shootings that Farook had been at a high school campus two months before the shootings that left 14 people dead and 21 wounded.
  • John Batchelor, Monica Crowley discuss the candidates

    08/12/2015 9:42:38 PM PDT · by Ken H · 10 replies
    John Batchelor Show ^ | August 12, 2015 | John Batchelor
    Good discussion on Hillary, Trump, Cruz et al.note - this is NOT Candy Crowley:)
  • John Batchelor interviews Art Bell - Fri, July 17, 2015

    07/18/2015 12:40:25 AM PDT · by Ken H · 15 replies
    John Batchelor Show ^ | July 17, 2015 | n/a
    John Batchelor interviews Art Bell for the entire segment. The two are apparently longtime friends. This is Art's first radio appearance since he left Sirius 2 years ago. Very enjoyable listening to them reminisce and also discuss the cutting edge of the radio industry.
  • Solar activity predicted to fall 60% in 2030s, to 'mini ice age' levels: Sun driven by double dynamo

    07/09/2015 1:51:30 PM PDT · by Ken H · 67 replies
    Summary: A new model of the Sun's solar cycle is producing unprecedentedly accurate predictions of irregularities within the Sun's 11-year heartbeat. The model draws on dynamo effects in two layers of the Sun, one close to the surface and one deep within its convection zone. Predictions from the model suggest that solar activity will fall by 60 per cent during the 2030s to conditions last seen during the 'mini ice age' that began in 1645. Results will be presented today by Prof Valentina Zharkova at the National Astronomy Meeting in Llandudno.
  • James L. Buckley, author, Saving Congress from Itself: Emancipating the States

    04/25/2015 12:22:29 AM PDT · by Ken H · 3 replies
    John Batchelor Show ^ | April 24, 2015 | James L. Buckley
    Full title: James L. Buckley, author, Saving Congress from Itself: Emancipating the States and Empowering Their PeopleTimely interview with James L. Buckley. Starts at the 19:30 mark and runs for 20 minutes.
  • Marco Rubio Is Inclined to Raid State-Licensed Marijuana Businesses (Flip-Flop?)

    04/21/2015 1:42:51 PM PDT · by Ken H · 16 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | April 20, 2015 | Jacob Sullum
    The presidential contender says "we need to enforce our federal laws" in states with legal pot -snip- Hewitt: A lot of people are criticizing the President for not enforcing the immigration laws. He's also not enforcing the drug laws in Colorado and Washington State. If you're the president, will you enforce the federal drug laws and shut down the marijuana trade? Rubio: Yes. Yes, I think, well, I think we need to enforce our federal laws. Now do states have a right to do what they want? They don't agree with it, but they have their rights. But they don't...
  • Former School Police Officer Hired To Protect Students Raped 22 Boys Instead

    04/18/2015 2:20:27 PM PDT · by Ken H · 82 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | April 18, 2015 | n/a
    Former Pittsburgh school police officer Robert Lellock has been arrested and charged with raping 22 male students he was hired to protect. A federal lawsuit notes that school officials should have known about the abuse, as Lellock was frequently taking boys out of the classroom to rape them in a janitor’s closet. According to the Tribune-Review, Robert Lellock worked for the Pittsburgh public school system as a school police officer where he repeatedly sexually abused at least 22 boys. One victim claims that Lellock removed him from class at least two dozen times to rape him in a janitor’s closet....
  • Happy 7th Birthday, Trig Paxson Van Palin!

    04/17/2015 11:51:09 PM PDT · by Ken H · 33 replies
    Vanity ^ | April 18, 2015 | n.a
    "If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."
  • Police shooting video "deeply troubling," says former FBI official (South Carolina)

    04/10/2015 10:25:13 AM PDT · by Ken H · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 09, 2015 | JEFF PEGUES
    Ron Hosko is the former head of the FBI's criminal investigative division. He now runs a legal defense fund for police officers. He's watched the video of Walter Scott being fatally shot by Michael Slager from beginning to end and says he's never seen anything like it. "Arguably what he should be doing, before pulling out his gun is chasing him, right? Foot pursuit. Happens every day," Hosko said. "If he's unarmed, and presumably he is from the background, chase him. Cops chase every day. Call for backup. Have others come help chase." But did Scott pose a threat based...
  • Montana Legislature Passes Bill to Limit Federal Militarization of Police

    04/09/2015 1:12:32 PM PDT · by Ken H · 7 replies
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | April 08, 2015 | Michael Boldin
    HELENA, Mont. (Apr. 8, 2015) – A bill that would heavily diminish the effect of federal surplus equipment programs that militarize local police was given final approval by the Montana House today. The vote was 79-20. Introduced by Rep. Nicholas Schwaderer (R-Superior), House Bill 330 (HB330) bans state or local law enforcement agencies from receiving drones that are armored, weaponized, or both; aircraft that are combat configured or combat coded; grenades or similar explosives and grenade launchers; silencers; and “militarized armored vehicles” from federal military surplus programs.
  • Vote to decriminalize marijuana passes in Wichita (KS AG threatens to sue the city)

    04/07/2015 9:04:00 PM PDT · by Ken H · 4 replies
    KSN TV ^ | April 07, 2015 | n/a
    WICHITA, Kansas – Voters in Wichita went to the polls on Tuesday and approved easing penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana. The final results came in at 9:15 p.m. The proposed ordinance does not legalize marijuana. It makes first-time possession a criminal infraction with a $50 fine. Under state law, it is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $2,500 and a year in jail. -snip- Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has said he would sue the city if it passes. The initiative says they’re starting to raise money in case the state sues.
  • Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania Voters Back Marijuana, Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll Finds

    04/06/2015 9:30:12 AM PDT · by Ken H · 64 replies
    Quinnipiac University ^ | April 06, 2015 | n/a
    Voters in three critical swing states, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, support legalization of medical marijuana by margins of 5-1 or more and also support legalization of recreational marijuana use by smaller margins, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today. Support for medical marijuana is 84 - 14 percent in Florida, 84 - 15 percent in Ohio and 88 - 10 percent in Pennsylvania, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds. The Swing State Poll focuses on Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania because since 1960 no candidate has won the presidential race without taking at least two of these...
  • Nevada Needs More Traffic Tickets To Pay Judicial Salaries

    04/03/2015 10:05:56 PM PDT · by Ken H · 63 replies
    theNewspaper ^ | Apr. 02, 2015 | n/a
    Decline in speeding ticket revenue throughout Nevada threatens the state judicial budget. Nevada courts are out of cash because police are not writing enough speeding tickets. State Supreme Court Chief Justice James W. Hardesty sounded the warning before the state Joint Subcommittee on General Government on March 11, telling lawmakers that the coffers are running dry at an alarming rate. "We thought the decline would be about three or so percent," Justice Hardesty explained. "We budgeted for a five percent decline in the budget that the governor recommended. We now believe based on the numbers we're seeing that the decline...
  • N. Dakota Law Authorizes Hemp Farming, Effectively Nullifies Federal Ban (Tells DEA to pound sand)

    03/31/2015 11:17:25 PM PDT · by Ken H · 21 replies
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | March 29, 2015 | n/a
    BISMARCK, N.D. (Mar. 29, 2015) – Last week, Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed a bill into law authorizing the farming, production, and sale of industrial hemp in the state, effectively nullifying the federal prohibition on the same. Introduced by Reps. David Monson (R-10) and Alan Fehr (R-36) along with Sen. Tom Campbell (R-19), House Bill 1436 (HB1436) passed 87-5 in the House last month. A 46-1 vote in the Senate this month sent the bill to Dalrymple’s desk for a signature. HB1436 not only sets up the framework to effectuate a commercial hemp farming program in the state, it expressly rejects...
  • Woman Brutally Attacked With Skateboard, Dozen Standing Around Watching - Venice, CA

    03/29/2015 4:30:21 AM PDT · by Ken H · 34 replies
    CBS LA ^ | Mar 28, 2015 | n/a
    VENICE (CBSLA.com) — Police sought the public’s help Friday to locate two men accused of using a skateboard to attack a woman in Venice. The assault occurred around 9 p.m. Thursday at the Venice Beach Skate Park, located near Pacific and Windward avenues, according to police. A woman recorded the assault on her cellphone and turned it into police. Her friend, Laura Lee, shared details of the graphic attack with CBS2/KCAL9. Lee explained the female victim was involved in a verbal fight with several men at the skate park before she walked away, which then led to a violent turn....
  • Bill to legalize medical marijuana introduced in the House [Don Young (R-AK), Steve Cohen (D-TN)]

    03/24/2015 2:33:19 PM PDT · by Ken H · 26 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 24, 2015 | JAKE MILLER
    A bipartisan effort to legalize medical marijuana at the federal level is now underway in both Houses of Congress, and its sponsors acknowledge they face an uphill climb to passage - but they believe the public is on their side. "Polls show that at least 86 percent of Americans say medical marijuana should be available," said Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tennessee, in an interview with CBS News. "Legislators rarely lead, they generally follow. I guess it's called cultural lag...Eventually, people in Congress start catching up." Cohen and Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, unveiled a bill on Tuesday that would reclassify marijuana as...
  • Off-duty cops in deadly wrong-way NYC crash ‘were leaving strip club’

    03/20/2015 12:59:55 PM PDT · by Ken H · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 20, 2015 | Larry Celona, Kirstan Conley, Jennifer Bain and Daniel Prendergast
    <p>Three off-duty New Jersey cops and a pal heading home from a Staten Island strip club got into a wrong-way, head-on crash with a tractor-trailer early Friday — killing one of the officers and the civilian friend, authorities and sources said.</p>
  • Well-being and New Home Sales Tie Together (States ranked by happiness - Alaska #1)

    03/19/2015 6:27:03 PM PDT · by Ken H · 3 replies
    Builders Online ^ | March 02, 2015 | Katie Gloede
    States where residents have a high well-being are more likely to have higher new home sales. Together, the top 10 states for well-being make up more than a quarter of 2014’s new home sales, based on a recently released Gallup-Healthways study and Metrostudy data.
  • Heller Cosponsors Bipartisan Medical Marijuana Legislation [Senator Dean Heller, R-NV]

    03/11/2015 7:38:57 PM PDT · by Ken H · 15 replies
    Senator Heller Press Release ^ | March 11, 2015 | US Senator Dean Heller
    (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) announced he is cosponsoring the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act, S.683, to ensure that states, like Nevada, have the right to determine their own medical marijuana laws. The bipartisan legislation is also supported by Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). Heller stated: “The time has come for the federal government to stop impeding the doctor-patient relationship in states that have decided their own medical marijuana policies. This bipartisan legislation puts Americans who are suffering first by allowing Nevada’s medical marijuana patients, providers,...
  • [US Senators] Paul, Booker, Gillibrand to introduce medical marijuana bill

    03/09/2015 3:18:58 PM PDT · by Ken H · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | March 09, 2015 | BURGESS EVERETT
    Sens. Rand Paul, Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand will introduce on Tuesday a Senate bill that would legalize medical marijuana under federal law, another possible step towards relaxation of once strict policies toward the drug. The Kentucky Republican and his New Jersey and New York Democratic colleagues will propose legislation that allows states that have passed medical marijuana laws to enact those programs without operating illegally under federal law. That bill would also allow veterans in states with medical marijuana programs to receive care from the government, according to guidance issued by their offices
  • Majority favors marijuana legalization for 1st time, according to nation’s most authoritative survey

    03/07/2015 1:12:44 PM PST · by Ken H · 113 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 04, 2015 | Christopher Ingraham
    For the first time, the General Social Survey -- a large, national survey conducted every two years and widely considered to represent the gold standard for public opinion research -- shows a majority of Americans favoring the legalization of marijuana. In interviews conducted between March and October of last year -- when the legal marijuana markets in Colorado and Washington were ramping up -- researchers asked 1,687 respondents the following question: "Do you think the use of marijuana should be made legal or not?" Fifty-two percent said pot should be legalized, 42 percent opposed it, and another 7 percent were...
  • John Batchelor Show: Hillary Clinton Email Scandal Discussed

    03/05/2015 6:16:59 PM PST · by Ken H · 22 replies
    John Batchelor Show ^ | March 05, 2015 | John Batchelor
    Sounds pretty interesting so far. Guests seem to think it's a big deal. John asks whether this a diversion for a bigger story. He must read FR, lol!Will post direct link to the podcast when available, usually within an hour or so after the broadcast.
  • Sheriffs Try to Overturn Legalization of Pot in Colorado

    03/05/2015 6:14:02 AM PST · by Ken H · 337 replies
    Time ^ | March 05, 2015 | Tessa Berenson
    The lawsuit brought against the state claims sheriffs are faced with a "crisis of conscience" A group of sheriffs will file a lawsuit Thursday against Colorado for its legal marijuana law. The lawsuit says legalizing pot on a state level while it’s still illegal on a federal one creates a “crisis of conscience,” USA Today reports. Colorado is “asking every peace officer to violate their oath,” Larimer County, Colo., Sheriff Justin Smith, the lead plaintiff in the suit, said. “What we’re being forced to do … makes me ineligible for office. Which constitution are we supposed to uphold?”
  • Sheriff's office: Man [fatally] shot in face by Volusia deputy was unarmed (Florida)

    03/05/2015 5:01:21 AM PST · by Ken H · 7 replies
    MyNews13 ^ | Mar 04, 2015 | Saul Saenz, Volusia County Reporter
    A Volusia County deputy is under investigation after shooting an unarmed man in the face and killing him while trying to serve a narcotics search warrant at a home in Deltona. Derek Cruice, 26, was inside a home on Maybrook Drive, when a narcotics task force showed up with a warrant around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. The sheriff's office said Todd Raible, a SWAT team member who was working as a narcotics investigator, fired his weapon at Cruice after his actions caused the deputy to perceive a threat. -snip- The sheriff's office said investigators recovered approximately 217 grams of marijuana during...
  • South Florida Man Charged With Growing Marijuana, Found Not Guilty (Jury Nullification)

    03/03/2015 10:55:54 PM PST · by Ken H · 44 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | March 03, 2015 | Keith Jones
    A South Florida man charged with growing marijuana he claims he needs for a medical condition was found not guilty Monday. Jesse Teplicki, 50, had been charged with manufacturing cannabis and was facing up to five years behind bars. "This case is about medical marijuana and for the hundreds of thousands of patients who can use this medicine as an alternative," Teplicki said. It took jurors just 30 minutes to return the verdict.
  • DEA warns of stoned rabbits if Utah passes medical marijuana

    03/02/2015 1:19:28 PM PST · by Ken H · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 02, 2015 | Christopher Ingraham
    Utah is considering a bill that would allow patients with certain debilitating conditions to be treated with edible forms of marijuana. If the bill passes, the state's wildlife may "cultivate a taste" for the plant, lose their fear of humans, and basically be high all the time. That's according to testimony presented to a Utah Senate panel (time stamp 58:00) last week by an agent of the Drug Enforcement Administration. "I deal in facts. I deal in science," said special agent Matt Fairbanks, who's been working in the state for a decade. He is member of the "marijuana eradication" team...
  • Most young Republicans support legalizing pot (63%)

    03/02/2015 11:52:11 AM PST · by Ken H · 162 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 03, 2015 | Tim Devaney
    A majority of young Republican voters support legalizing marijuana, even as older GOP members still believe it would be a danger to society, according to a new study. The Pew Research Center found in a recent study that nearly two-thirds of Republican millennials, 63 percent, believe pot should be legalized. Millennials include those born since 1981.
  • CPAC 2015: Cruz Marijuana Policy Shifts (should be state's decision)

    02/28/2015 6:16:37 AM PST · by Ken H · 73 replies
    IBTimes ^ | Feb 26, 2015 | Max Willens
    A would-be Republican presidential nominee has changed his mind on marijuana. Sen. Ted Cruz said he supports Colorado’s state rights to keep marijuana legalized without federal interference during an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity at Thursday’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). “I actually think this is a great embodiment of what Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis called ‘the laboratories of democracy,’” Cruz said. “If the citizens of Colorado decide they want to go down that road, that’s their prerogative. I personally don’t agree with it, but that’s their right.” Cruz’s comments at CPAC bring him in line with...
  • Thomas County Narcotics Commander Arrested (Georgia)

    02/26/2015 3:36:45 AM PST · by Ken H · 2 replies
    WCTV ^ | Feb 23, 2015 | Alicia Turner
    THOMASVILLE, Ga. -- The Thomasville narcotics division director found himself on the other side of the law following a DUI arrest Sunday night. Commander Kevin Lee is a 20 year law enforcement veteran. He was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and failure to maintain lanes. The Thomas County Sheriffs Office says Lee has been placed on suspension without pay while they determine what action will be taken.
  • Poll: Colorado residents still back legal marijuana (58%-38%)

    02/25/2015 10:15:40 AM PST · by Ken H · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | Feb 24, 2015 | ADAM B. LERNER
    More than two years after Coloradans voted to allow recreational marijuana use, the state’s residents continue to stand firmly behind keeping the drug legal, a new poll found. The survey, commissioned by Quinnipiac University, found that 58 percent of Colorado voters support keeping pot legal, while only 38 percent are against it. The result featured significant gender and age disparities. Voters ages 18 to 34 favored it overwhelmingly, 82-16 percent, while 50 percent of those ages 55 and older were against it, with only 46 percent in support. Likewise, men supported the measure by a margin of 63-33, while women...
  • Marijuana Becomes Legal in D.C. Thursday at Midnight -- Unless Congress Steps In

    02/24/2015 10:02:25 PM PST · by Ken H · 53 replies
    NBC Washington DC ^ | Feb 24, 2015 | Carissa DiMargo and Tom Sherwood
    A law to legalize marijuana in the District will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, unless Congress steps in at the last minute. As a result, D.C. police officers will begin carrying business card-sized summaries of the new rules, which were publicly explained Tuesday and will be part of a public education campaign. The law -- which was approved by voters last fall -- will permit possession of small amounts of marijuana by those ages 21 or older, with consumption allowed only in private homes and space.
  • Tribe threatens to grow pot if casino isn't allowed near Pensacola (FL)

    02/23/2015 12:24:37 AM PST · by Ken H · 14 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | Feb 20, 2015
    PENSACOLA — A small, Alabama-based Indian tribe that wants to expand its casinos into the Sunshine State might adopt a hardball negotiating stance: Let us offer gambling in a few Florida locations, or we could consider growing and selling marijuana on our property. The prospect of selling pot is just one "what if" scenario that tribal leaders say is possible. But what the Poarch Creek Band of Indians want now is for Gov. Rick Scott and the Republican-controlled Legislature to take them seriously and approve a compact with the tribe that would allow a casino.
  • Scam of the day – February 3, 2015 – Affordable Care Act phishing scam

    02/13/2015 3:29:31 AM PST · by Ken H · 5 replies
    scamicide.com ^ | February 03, 2015 | Steven Weisman, Esq.
    Recently the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team which is a part of the Department of Homeland Security issued a warning about a phishing scam related to the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare. Since its inception, there has been much confusion about many aspects of the Affordable Care Act and scammers are taking advantage of this confusion by sending emails to their intended victims that purport to come from a federal agency involved with the Affordable Care Act in which the person receiving the email is asked for personal information or directed to a website by way...
  • Indiana: Traffic Cops May Not Open Pill Bottles

    02/12/2015 7:51:02 PM PST · by Ken H · 21 replies
    theNewspaper ^ | 02/10/2015 | n/a
    Indiana Court of Appeals rules that traffic cops may not look through the pill bottles of motorists without legitimate suspicion. Police have no business looking through the pill bottles belonging to a motorist stopped for a routine traffic violation. That was the conclusion of a three- judge panel of the Indiana Court of Appeals, which last month reversed Antonio Garcia's conviction on drug charges because an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police officer violated the state constitution. At around 9pm on August 6, 2012, Officer Philip Robinett saw a white Chevrolet Trailblazer that did not have its headlights on. The SUV pulled over...
  • New York City sets record with no murders in 10 days in a row

    02/12/2015 2:36:52 PM PST · by Ken H · 42 replies
    ca.news.yahoo (Reuters) ^ | February 12, 2015 | Barbara Goldberg
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City, once notorious for high crime, broke a record on Thursday with no murders reported for 10 straight days, police said. The historic calm achieved at 12:01 a.m. Thursday comes on the heels of a notable year - murders in New York City in 2014 fell to an all-time low of 328, the fewest since the New York Police Department started keeping reliable records in 1963. "Everybody is behaving," said Sergeant Daniel Doody of the New York City Police Department.
  • Feds: No link between pot and car crashes

    02/09/2015 3:35:55 PM PST · by Ken H · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb 07, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Marijuana use has not been found to increase the risk of car crashes, according to a new federal report. Studying car accidents in Virginia Beach, Va., during a 20-month period ending in 2012, researchers randomly sampled 3,000 accident-involved drivers and found no evidence suggesting those with marijuana in their system were more prone to accidents, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report released Friday. When researchers controlled for factors such as age and gender, they found no evidence marijuana use increases accident risks. This was despite the fact that, in the study, drivers who tested positive for marijuana...
  • Richmond Police Officer Who Brought Home 4 Pounds of Marijuana Won't Be Charged (California)

    12/19/2014 2:57:58 PM PST · by Ken H · 55 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | December 18, 2014 | n/a
    A Richmond police officer who took 4 pounds of marijuana home instead of filing it in the department's evidence locker will not be charged with a crime, according to the Contra Costa County District Attorney's office. Prosecutors said members of the Richmond Police Department learned in September that Officer Joe Avila had a large amount of marijuana at his house. At the request of the Police Department, the district attorney's office began investigating and searched Avila's home, where they found 4 pounds of marijuana. Prosecutors said Avila had responded to a call at a delivery service company in November 2013...
  • Kansas Court Declares Plastic Bags Suspicious

    12/17/2014 5:23:46 PM PST · by Ken H · 39 replies
    theNewspaper ^ | 12/17/2014 | n/a
    Kansas Court of Appeals upholds the search of a vehicle based solely on the presence of a ripped plastic baggie. The second highest court in Kansas declared last week that anyone driving with a torn plastic baggie is most likely involved in the drug trade and can be searched without a warrant. The state Court of Appeals came to this conclusion in upholding the conviction of Cameron Howard, who was found not with drugs but a lawfully purchased firearm. On September 15, 2011, Prairie Village Police Officer Chad Loughman pulled Howard over. In the car's cupholder, Officer Loughman spotted a...
  • Teen marijuana use declined this year, despite increased legalization

    12/17/2014 3:10:40 PM PST · by Ken H · 42 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | December 16, 2014 | Maria Santos
    A favorite argument of the anti-marijuana crowd is that legalization would send the wrong signal to the youth and make them think drugs are good for them. Except that, with increasing legalization across the country, that hasn’t happened yet. In fact, teen drug use decreased in 2014, according to a study by the University of Michigan and the National Institutes on Drug Abuse. The same year Colorado and Washington’s legalization was in full swing, while two states and the District of Columbia all passed some form of legalization. -snip- Also notable: according to the study, marijuana has gotten slightly more...