Parents Of Autistic Teen Entrapped By Undercover Narcotics Operation File Lawsuit
Category: News | Posted on Thu, October, 31st 2013 by THCFinder
The parents of a 17-year-old special needs student arrested in an undercover police operation announced today they are suing the school district that authorized the operation. The student, who suffers from a range of disabilities, was falsely befriended by a police officer who repeatedly asked the boy to provide him drugs. After more than three weeks, 60 text messages and repeated hounding by the officer, the student was able to buy half a joint from a homeless man he then gave to his new – and only – “friend,” who had given him twenty dollars weeks before. He did it once again before refusing to accommodate the officer, at which point the officer broke off all ties with the child. Shortly thereafter, the student was arrested in school in front of his classmates as part of a sting that nabbed 22 students in all, many of them children with special needs.
“Our son is permanently scarred from the abuse he suffered. Right now, our focus is on him, and our entire family,” commented Catherine and Doug Snodgrass, the boy’s parents, who are suing the Temecula Valley Unified School District, Director of Child Welfare and Attendance Michael Hubbard and Director of Special Education Kimberly Velez for negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress and other charges. They hope that this suit will send a message to schools around the country that these raids will not be tolerated.
“What we have witnessed here is the polar opposite of good policing and an example of how the drug war skews the priorities of law enforcement officers. There was no crime here until the police coerced a special needs student into committing one. They didn’t lessen the amount of drugs available and they didn’t provide help to any students who may have had a legitimate problem. Instead, they diminished the life prospects of everyone they came into contact with. As a parent, as a retired police officer, as a human being, this outrages me,” remarked LAPD Deputy Chief Stephen Downing (Ret.), who now speaks on behalf of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, a group of law enforcement officials opposed to the drug war.
The LAPD stopped using undercover stings in schools in 2005 after a review suggested police were targeting special needs children and that operations were ineffective at reducing the availability of drugs in schools. A Department of Justice study would later confirm the finding that such operations do little to affect the supply of drugs.
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The Green Rush
Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, October, 31st 2013 by THCFinder
Within the next few years, marijuana will probably be legalized. With the new study that was released this Tuesday, saying that 58% of Americans back the legalization of cannabis, the facts are facts. If America wants to smoke, we should definitely be able to smoke! But as with anything that stands to make a lot of money, there are things to watch out for if you're thinking about jumping on the green rush bandwagon.
Even though medical and recreational marijuana are positive things, people are not all for the cause. While they're on the green rush, their idea of green is not the same as ours. As we're fighting for cannabis to be an accepted medicine, these evildoers are preparing to scam people out of their hard earned money. Investing in cannabis as it gains popularity will definitely make some people money but it'll be those that are lucky and smart about it.
This industry will not only make people a lot of money but if investing with scammers, there is a lot of money to be lost. People think that an exploding industry such as marijuana is something that everyone can make money off of but it's not about the money. Patients deserve to get a medicine that is proven to work and work well, with very little negative side effects for the users. It's slightly unsettling to think that marijuana, like every other product ever, will at some point be a commercialized business with the potential for extreme corruption, as we're already beginning to see.
Marijuana hasn't been legalized yet but there are stocks already available for purchase in the cannabis market. These stocks are dirt cheap, most of the time they're $0.01 a share. But be warned; buying any marijuana stock from an unknown source could result in a severe financial loss. If investing in medical marijuana is something you're interested in, be sure that you research the companies first and do so through a legitimate institution. There's nothing wrong with investing but it is necessary to do it right, especially in a business like cannabis that will absolutely take over the market when it becomes legal.
Larry OG Medical Cannabis
Category: Nugs | Posted on Thu, October, 31st 2013 by THCFinder
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