Marijuana Arrests Are Increasing Despite Legalization, New FBI Data Shows

Tom Angell Contributor i  Policy  Marijuana arrests are rising in the U.S., even as more states legalize cannabis.There is now an average of one marijuana bust roughly every 48 seconds, according to a new FBI report released on Monday.The increase in marijuana arrests—659,700 in 2017, compared to 653,249 in 2016—is driven by enforcement against people …

Despite increased social acceptance, marijuana possession arrests increase: ACLU

ACLU calls for Pa. to legalize marijuanaBy Steve [email protected] - The findings of a new study that black people are eight times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than white people, even though usage rates are just about the same, does not surprise the ACLU."The racial disparities in possession arrests have been around …

Illinois residents forced to cough up nearly $725mn in civil asset forfeitures

Published time: 18 Nov, 2016   Over the course of a decade, Illinois and federal law enforcement took in more than $319 million and $404 million, respectively, from state residents who were merely suspected of having committed a crime, a new report has found. “[E]very year, Illinois law enforcement agencies take tens of millions of …

Children of the American Police State: Just Another Brick in the Wall

By John Whitehead   We don't need no education We don't need no thought control No dark sarcasm in the classroom Teachers leave them kids alone ... All in all it's just another brick in the wall All in all you're just another brick in the wall. --Pink Floyd, "Another Brick in the Wall" The …

Cops warn of arrests at Church of Cannabis

Tim Evans, Jill Disis and Mark Alesia, [email protected] 5:57 p.m. EDT June 26, 2015   Police, prosecutors will discuss enforcement plans for July 1 event   Levin contends the use of marijuana in the church service is protected by RFRA, which limits government encroachment on religious freedoms. Curry said he believes the new law is …

The Psychology Behind The Growing Police State

Published on Jul 11, 2014 This video focuses on the psychology behind the growing police state. The problem is becoming so massive that many people now see police differently. The fear and distrust radiating between police and the general public is at an all time high with record number of murders and brutality now becoming …

The U.S. Supreme Court Is Marching in Lockstep with the Police State

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/   “[I]f the individual is no longer to be sovereign, if the police can pick him up whenever they do not like the cut of his jib, if they can ‘seize’ and ‘search’ him in their discretion, we enter a new regime. The decision to enter it should be made only after …

OPERATION R.A.I.D. Remove Aggressive, Impaired. and Distracted Drivers from Kentucky Roadways, Kentucky State Police

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- To increase driving safety, Kentucky State Police is starting a new “safe driving program”. Operation R.A.I.D (Remove aggressive, Impaired. and Distracted Drivers from Kentucky Roadways) will remain active for one year. Law enforcement will be more visible and the number of check points will increase. This program will allow each …

Obama turns doctors into gun control snitches running health care spy network

Mike Adams NaturalNews If you needed another reason to avoid visiting a doctor, Obama just gave you a new one: as part of Obama’s 23 executive orders announced today, doctors will be transformed into gun control snitches who are ordered by Obama to ask patients about guns they might have at home. Here’s the doublespeak …