I read the story of Charlette's Web and it made me cry. As a parent I would do anything to help my child even if it is against everything I believe in. I've been a law abiding citizen all of my adult life. What I don't understand is why if scientists are saying and we are witnessing the medical and positive effects of marijuana on this little girl, more research is not focused on analyzing further the 480 components that are found in the plant cannabis. If there are ways to extract those compounds that can offer relief to suffering patients lets do what we can to support that. I think we've closed our minds to the positives and only concentrated on the negative effects and put all those that are breaking the law for smoking a joint occasionally behind bars. I think it is time to approach this issue with an open mind and see that the plant offers more than THC and that we are not just trying to get people "high", but rather help them live a normal life with less pain or possibly no pain at all.
I'm shocked to say the least! How can a police department rationalize the tramatization of those victims they swore to protect? The "ends justify the means" sounds like bunch of ***** to me. Cops have been around forever and they've managed to do their jobs regarding prostetution and sex trafficking without asking for an exemption to law from the state. Undercover officers who start abusing the very same people they are supposed to be protecting is only going to open the door for more unethical conduct. This is completely unacceptable behavior and I hope that the state of Hawaii legislation can see through this requet for what it really is...AN INVITATION FOR DISASTER!
I don’t think any amount of money is enough for having lost his freedom for 22 years! I’m sure the money will be nice, like the article states, the man will have the money needed to cover his medical expenses and have enough after legal fees to not have to worry about money until he goes to a better place. He has a lot of things to do and places to see and I hope he gets a chance to enjoy some of the money and that not all of it goes to his medical bill because after being looked up for so long, he needs to have some fun and enjoy whatever is left of his life. It’s sad that the police back then didn’t do their job right and that an innocent man went to jail. I know that whoever didn’t follow up on all the leads back then are not going to be the ones actually paying for it, but in the long run I think one way or another we all get what we deserve especially when we negligently do something in the line of duty and take short cuts and mess around with the rights and freedoms of others.
What total disregard for policy procedures and privacy matters! I'm sure the officers knew quite well that accessing Watt's driving record even if they didn't intend on selling her information was completely immoral and unethical. Yes, I understand the banning of the officers together in times of need to back each other up and have each other's back, but in this case they were completely outraged that Watt had taken action and arrested an officer for speeding. Had that been you or me speeing to get to our job, we might have just quit because with speeds of 120 miles per hour you and I would have been arrested and booked. The officers should uphold and he held to the same laws that the rest of the citizens have to follow. I've been late to work before, and sped and paid the tickets. Other times I've been late and I get to hear my boss repremind me for my lack of responsibility. Officers should have to do no less than the rest of us. I hope the rest of the officers got what they deserved for accessing information that should only be accessed on a need be basis which this obviously wasn't. I'm going to have to look this up because now I want to know what the outcome was.
I'm not very sensative to the excuse of "poverty" driving someone to do what Reyes did especially having been a victim herself 10 years ago. There's a lot of resources available if you just ask for help especiallyw with two little kids at home. I was poor at one time and with two little boys myself, I was dependent of the government welfare system for almost 2 years. I did everything within my power to get out of the system as fast as I could and provide for my children. There's no excuse for Reyes becoming a pimp herself and putting kids thru the nightmare of being a sex victim just because you can't make ends meet. I would beg at the corner for money before doing something like that to a child!
WoW! that sounds fun. Very risky indeed but I'm glad to read that he took a lot of safety precautions. Even though he hopes no other lunatics will attempt to break his record, I think he might have inspired one or two out there. I'm sure we will read about someone else in a few years who tries to break his record.
It's hard to believe that this mobster can still order hits from prison while serving a 20 year sentence for killing a prosecutor. I would imagine that he be kept at an arm's reach. All his conversations should be motiored and so shold his visits and all his outgoing and incoming mail too. This might have prevented the killing of such a young cop in 1997. Divorce means you need to let the other person go and the police officer that "dared" to marry this mobsters' ex-wife should be handed down another 20 to life for killing a police officer.
It's so sad to read stories like this. I hurt for the lives that were lost, the math teacher and the gunman and their families that now have to re-adjust their lives to live through this horrible nightmare. As the article states, there has been way too many shootings at schools all across the county. Is it a gun control issue? Do we need more regulation? Is it a lack of parental guidance, I mean how did this kid get a hold of loaded gun? My heart goes out to all involved in this tragedy.That poor marine served in a war zone various times only to come home and get shot and killed in an event that we might never fully come to understand.
I like this article because there's quite a few memories that are starting to 'fade away' and my kids and I have discussed them loudly at times because they have to do with their dad. We debated wether red or blue were my husbands' favorite colors and in what order and it made me sad when our two older ones agreed that I was wrong and made fun of me for getting old and forgetting their dad's favorite color. Some things in my life I don't care to remember and I wish I could forget, like the knock on the door when the chaplin told me my husband was killed in the war. I want to keep focus on all the positve and wonderful memories we did share so I can one day tell our 6 year old that never met him what an incredible man his father was. I will keep that in mind next time I decide to pull up a memory, to do it as often as possible and to remember as many details as possible to activiate as many neurons each time so I never forget my beloved husband.
This is completely insane! We actually discussed this incicent in my ethics class this morning. The off-duty cops only came forth after they knew of the exsistence of the tape from what I understand. Ethically and morally those cops had a duty to stop the rest of the bikers from beating the driver. Once they saw things getting out of control they should have exercerted their authority and stopped the abuse of the driver. Cruz's interpretation of what is seen on the video is only a pretense defence because he got busted doing something so reckless and dangerous. I hope that all those involved are held accountable for what they put the family of the SUV through.
As Colorado and Washington begin selling legal marijuana, questions remain about the practical process of changing drug policy. NewsHour travels to the Netherlands -- the one nation that's been openly selling pot for over forty years -- to see what might be in store for the United States. Correspondent Wiliam Brangham and producer Saskia de Melker report. Continue reading →
Even though the Dutch system of legalizing marijuana is not perfect it has had a few positive outcomes and the United States, especially Colorado and Washington and possibly Alaska will be wise to try and figure out a way to implement and capitalize on what the Dutch have done. Reducing HIV and other health related issues has been a huge success there. They've also managed to reduce the number of arrests due to small quantities of marijuana which usually are the cause for an initial arrest which creates a never ending cycle of prior criminal activities. Here in Alaska if marijuana was legalized I think that a lot of our youth would not be in the detention center. Alcohol is in my opinion a more serious problem in our society that needs to be address. Marijuana's prohibition has made it more appealing because it gives youth the sence of "superiority" when they know they are breaking the law and getting away with it. I don't think it will as fun for them to smoke it if it becomes legal and very expensive.
I would give my jacket to him in a second! A few of my friends and I have been doing a thing we are calling it “pay it forward Friday” so every Friday we do something nice for a stranger. Sometimes I pay for the food of someone in a drive-thru behind me, the other day at Safeway I paid for a kid in front of me who was purchasing a case of Gatorade. It’s never really anything huge that’s going to break my piggy bank, but it feels nice to be able to do something that I can afford to do for someone I don’t know. They may appreciate it or they may not, but I do it anyway. I would have taken that kid to Fred Meyers and purchased a jacket for him right away. We need to build a better world and we can start with our actions and the way we choose to treat others in situations as the one depicted in the video.
We are currently discussing this issue in Justice 340, Rural Justice in Alaska and I'm not certain how I feel about it. I tend to go back and forth on this issue because if I was the VPSO and I'm unarmed and show up to a fight and they have firearms, what the heck do I do? I would run and hide before they shoot me! However, if I was armed I might be able to get them to relinquish their guns if they see the possibility of me using mine, but if I don't have one I can't negotiate. On the other hand, the program has been around for a lot of years and even if the crime keeps the pace that it is at right now in the villages they've only lost 3 officers total I believe since the inception of the program so those are also good odds that most villagers are able to be removed, cuffed, or otherwise detained by VPSO's without the use of a firearm all these years so why start now and add more fuel to the fire (fights)!
Carolyn Owens faces 26 charges, all but two of which are felonies, for allegedly filing false Permanent Fund Dividend applications for more than two decades. Her daughter also faces nine charges for allowing Carolyn to submit applications on her behalf.
It is unfortunate that people feel "entitled" to receive this check even after they decided to leave the state. I think if the government was able to spend more time, energy, and resources they would be able to find out that this is a much bigger problem especially with the military community. I think a lot of the members of the military apply for the PFD knowing full well that they have no intention of staying here indefinitely, to the contrary, they are counting the days until their deployment ends. I have first hand knowledge on this issue, a lot of people come into the legal office asking for advice on whether they should or not apply. If you're honestly willing to stay and make Alaska your home, then go ahead and apply, but if not then don't do it. Personally I don't think it's worth any legal ramifications it could bring about for simply trying to apply and get a check you know you're no longer entitled to receive.
A long-simmering feud between San Diego-area fire departments and police came to a head Tuesday when an officer arrested a firefighter for not moving his truck as he was trying to rescue victims from an accident.
It's law enforcement people like this CHP officer that puts a bad light on the rest of law enforcement. Firefighters should be treated with a little bit more respect than what the rest of us get from police. They too, put their lives on the line as first responders. this officer needs to be reprimanded and he should apologize to the firefighter at the very least.
I'm glad to read that recedivism is down a little over 3%. that is great news. However, recently I've had the misfortune to have had one of my son's sentenced to serve 5 days in jail for his first DUI (hopefully his one and only). He told me the correctional facility is so crowed they have 3 men sleeping in 1 man cells. After his first night he was given a "boat" a thin piece of plastic looking thing he said and a blanket to go sleep in the gym with a handfull of other inmates. He was on his best behavior ever I imagine because they released him after serving 63 hours, yes he kept count of each minute he was in there. There's a serious problem with our crowded jails and something needs to be done to keep those less serious offender from re offending so that the recidivism rate can continue to go down and so that we are trying to treat these people while they're out of jail so that they are able to functiion in our community by legal means.
It looks disturbing to see such a large group "reggaeton fans" getting together to form a familia because their family unity is one they don't feel like they belong to. I've been going to Mexico City since April 2010 a few times I've been with my (3yr old, now 6) and sometimes with two of my boys the other was 18 in 2010. We took the subway a few times and not once did we encounter any of these groups. In 2010 the World Cup was going on too and the streets of "El Distrito Federal" (Federal District) were extremely full and roudy but not once did any of these groups in this ad cause any problems I don't remember seeing them. I did like that the subway personnel were willing to provide the transportation on the weekends by emptying the last cart in order to avoid issues with the rest of the passengers. I think that was a really good sign. I was also happy to hear that not all of them are high school drop outs and that not all of them gather to do drugs, but instead are just looking for a common area where they can all enjoy listening to Daddy Janky and the rest of the regeatones!
I can't believe that the SEC is willing to put investors at such high risk of investing in an effort to create more jobs. If people are already saying that these companies will probably not succeed why are they being allowed to take money from potential investors like you and me? Maybe the SEC needs to take some more time and re-evaluate the possible ramifications of the possible scams and loses that could result from this.
I've never been a dog person! I love cats and I have 3 of them right now. When my husband died he left a dog, Shadow which he loved dearly. That dog waited and waited for him by the door for what seemed like forever. He jumped everytime the front door was opened and you could almost sense his disappointment when he realized that it wasn't my husband coming home. They know who their owner is and they know who treats them right and wrong. Just like when you're a kid and you cringe away in fear so do dogs when and cats when you've been mean to them. One of the cats I have is not really mine it belongs to my oldest son but he cant have him in his apartment. This stupid cat is quiet as can be, but the minute the door opens I swear he smells Omar, my son coming in and he won't shut up until Omar goes into the cat's room and grabs him and pets him. there's a little bit of human in them.
True! CA is creating a very conflicting issue for employers by punishing them using state laws for discriminating against immigrants and then the federal government can also turn around and sanction the employer as well, possibly costing him/her their way of earning a living. Both Arizona and California should wait and let the federal government deal with immigration.
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