Lawsuit Claims ‘Rape By Cop’ In Roadside Strip Search for Marijuana
It seems the long arm of the Texas law believes it is all part of the job to sexually assault its citizens in the name of marijuana prohibition.
It was revealed, earlier this week, in an article from the Houston Chronicle that a lawsuit has been filed against the Harris County Police Department, stemming from an incident a couple of years ago in which a cop physically violated 23-year-old Charnesia Corley in search for marijuana.
The lawsuit, which was submitted by her attorney, Samuel Cammack, claims an officer “penetrated her vagina” in a warrantless body cavity search during a roadside traffic stop.
As if the thought of police touching people inappropriately along the side of the road on a wild-eyed witch hunt for a substance that is now legal in over half the states across the nation is not horrifying enough, the report indicates that this violation, which Cammack calls a “rape by cop,” was all done for nothing. Only a small amount of marijuana was found.
Police Are Tracking Phone & Web Habits to Snare Drug Crime
When it comes to indiscriminately sweeping up metadata from internet and cellphone users, Australia is the worldwide leader. Police down under have also either been deliberately misleading with why they want all your information—or simply can’t be trusted not to ramp up the War on Drugs when given the opportunity.
Since massive data retention in the name of law and order became de rigueur in 2015—sold to the public as a vital tool to protect national security and fight terrorism—Australian police have vacuumed up more metadata per capita than counterparts in the U.S., U.K. and Canada.
All data, like IP addresses visited and location information for phones, must be retained for at least two years—and is accessible without a warrant. But more data is available with a judge’s permission, and so Australian magistrates have duly issued more warrants authorizing data collection than their allies in the war on terror.
Such comprehensive data collection isn’t cheap.
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L.A. City Council approves new Cannabis Department head
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday backed Mayor Eric Garcetti’s picks to oversee City Hall’s new Department of Cannabis Regulation, a vote that comes as officials prepare for legalization of recreational marijuana in California.
Cat Packer, the former California coordinator for the Drug Policy Alliance, will run the new city division. A five-member Cannabis Commission will provide input on cannabis rules.
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