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Obama’s Effort To Free Drug War Prisoners Hits Bureaucratic Roadblocks

Category: Politics | Posted on Thu, May, 12th 2016 by THCFinder

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With the sentence commutationsannounced last week, President Barack Obama has now cut more than 300 harsh drug war prison sentences, more than the previous six presidents combined. Thousands more could be eligible for commutations, but bureaucratic obstacles inside the Justice Department mean the clock is likely to run out before Obama gets a chance to free them.

As part of the Obama administration’s emphasis on criminal justice reform and reducing the federal prison population, then Attorney General Eric Holder and Deputy Assistant Attorney General James Cole called on nonviolent federal drug war prisoners to seek clemency in April 2014.

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Arkansas Cops Seize $20K Cash From Man With No Criminal Record

Category: News | Posted on Thu, May, 12th 2016 by THCFinder

Asset forfeiture laws have long been criticized as a way for law enforcement agencies to line their pockets in the absence of due process. Just look at the case of Annette and Dale Shattuck, whose assets were seized even though charges against them were dropped. Years after their initial arrest, the Shattucks are still trying to get their property back.

Now, another troubling asset forfeiture tale has emerged out of Arkansas, reports State police sergeant Dennis Overton pulled over Guillermo Espinoza in July of 2013, for an unspecified "traffic stop." Overton requested a drug dog, which did not alert on Espinoza's car. (If the dog did, it would've given police probable cause for a search). 

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Dab Bomber

Category: Concentrates | Posted on Wed, May, 11th 2016 by THCFinder


Participate In The Responsible Use Denver Petition Drive

Category: Events | Posted on Wed, May, 11th 2016 by THCFinder

responsible use denver norml marijuanaFor those in the area, via Facebook:

Please join volunteers with the Responsible Use Campaign this Friday (5/20/2016) as they collect signatures to legalize private marijuana clubs in the city of Denver!

We will meet at the RTD Light Rail station on the Auraria Campus, just across the street from the address included above. Make sure you bring your petition packet, clipboard and a few extra pens.

Parking is limited so please consider using public transportation or ride with a friend. Please call Kevin Mahmalji at 720-525-8627 if you have any questions.

#NORML #ResponsibleUseDenver

When: Friday, May 20 at 1 PM – 5 PM in MDT

Where: 1050 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80204




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