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Tennessee Deputy Sued Twice In The Same Day Over A Roadside Anal Search And A Forced Baptism

October 22, 2019

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from the yeah-I’ve-never-seen-those-words-lined-up-like-that-before-either Wed, Oct 16th 2019 12:17pm — Tim Cushing You’ve got to be a special kind of law enforcement officer to have two lawsuits filed against you in the same day. Hamilton County Deputy Daniel Wilkey is that kind of special. The Tennessee law enforcement officer managed to violate rights against enough people […]

Marijuana Possession Played Key Role in Police Shooting of Keith Scott

September 25, 2016

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By Daniel Politi Possession of marijuana played a significant role in the police killing of Keith Lamont Scott on Tuesday. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Chief Kerry Putney said during a news conference that officers were trying to serve a warrant for someone else when they spotted Scott rolling “what they believed to be a marijuana ‘blunt’" […]

Democrats call for ‘pathway’ to marijuana legalization

July 10, 2016

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      By David Weigel July 9 at 6:27 PM ORLANDO — The Democratic Party endorsed a "reasoned pathway to future legalization" of marijuana and called for the drug to be downgraded in the Controlled Substances Act, in a tense and unexpected victory for supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders. Going into the platform committee […]