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Trooper Fires on Truck From Helicopter, Leaving Two Dead

http://www.nytimes.com

A Texas state trooper who fired on a pickup truck from a helicopter during a deadly chase through the desert was trying to disable the vehicle and suspected that it was being used to smuggle drugs, the authorities said. The disclosure on Friday came a day after the episode, which left two illegal immigrants from Guatemala dead on a gravel road near here, just north of the Mexican border. State game wardens were the first to encounter the truck on Thursday.

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The Silent Marijuana Majority

http://www.mediaite.com

f you were to put televangelist Pat Robertson, progressive media mogul Arianna Huffington, libertarian billionaire David Koch, and rap/reggae artist Snoop Dogg in a room together, do you think you could get them all to unanimously agree on anything?

Sounds like an impossible task. But actually there is common ground: they all believe our war on marijuana has failed. All of the above public figures believe in either the decriminalization or legalization of marijuana.

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60 Minutes Medical Marijuana

http://www.cbsnews.com

60 minutes mentions jury nullification occurring in Colorado.

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Delray Beach, Florida Bans Hiring Of Smokers Or Tobacco Users

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

Delray Beach Florida has become the latest in the battle against personal choice and has banned hiring employees who use tobacco products, all supposedly to save money on health insurance.

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Prosecutor Drops A Joint Out Of His Pocket In Court

http://www.businessinsider.com

Jason Cantrell, the 43-year-old son of a magistrate commissioner, allegedly dropped a joint out of his pocket right in front of New Orleans Police Department officers, The Times-Picayune reported Monday.
Officers reportedly laughed as they escorted Cantrell out of the courtroom and wrote him a summons for simple possession of marijuana.

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Terrance Huff and The Good Wife | The Agitator

http://www.theagitator.com

Radley Balko: So last night’s season premiere of The Good Wife was almost a word-for-word adaptation of my piece on the Terrance Huff traffic stop for Huffington Post from earlier this year. Everything from the setting (Madison County, Illinois) to the falsely alerting drug dog, the bad cop, the illegal traffic stop, the illegal search, the forfeiture corridor, it was all in there. They even threw in a little twist about recording cops in Illinois. They also mentioned Huff’s video, “Breakfast in Collinsville.”

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Wait...How Much Hashish is A Felony in Texas?

Fiona Apple arrested in Texas for 0.01 pounds of hashish. 0.01 pounds is about 4 grams, which is about the weight of 2 tea bags. That tiny amount of product cost Fiona $10K, a night in the slammer, and a postponed concert in San Antonio.
http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/20/showbiz/fiona-apple-arrested/index.html
http://bit.ly/QpEKgj
In fact, possession of any amount of hashish is a felony in Texas.
http://www.mytexasdefenselawyer.com/texas-criminal-laws-penalties/drug-p...

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Alabama ABC agents raid brewing supply store and steal merchandise

http://blog.al.com

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The owner of a small beer, wine, and homebrewing supply chain says three agents from the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board raided his unopened store late Thursday afternoon and took $7,000 worth of home beer brewing supplies, including boxes of beer brewing kits, carboys, immersion chillers, and books about brewing.

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Judge calls marijuana prohibition "really absurd"

http://www.rawstory.com

Judge Richard A. Posner, a Chicago law school professor and Reagan-appointed jurist on the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, said Thursday that the criminalization of marijuana is “really absurd,” explaining that he sees no difference between the currently-criminalized substance and cigarettes.

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Paul Ryan: Marijuana should never be legalized

http://www.slate.com

Ryan noted that the issue “is something that is not a high priority of ours.” A Ryan spokesman later emphasized that he agrees with Mitt Romney that marijuana should never be legalized. In the video embedded below you can see how Romney scoffed at a reporter who dared to ask a question about medical marijuana: “Aren’t there issues of significance that you’d like to talk about?”

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