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Stewart jabs Arizona immigration law, ‘pre-insane McCain’

Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart turned his comedic focus Thursday on Arizona’s controversial immigration and took a shot at Sen. John McCain in the process. SB 1070 faces stiff competition but it’s supported by McCain (R-AZ) who was once an outspoken champion of rights for undocumented workers. Stewart explained that this…

Study: If California legalizes marijuana, prices could drop up to 80 pct.

A study released Thursday by the Rand Corporation claims that marijuana prices in a post-legalization California could drop by up to 80 percent, placing some of the most delicately cultivated buds in the world at less than $40 an ounce. An initiative that would legalize California’s most valuable cash crop…

Former police officer charged in Ponzi scheme that stole from retired cops

A former police officer from Ohio was charged Thursday with running a Ponzi scheme that defrauded retired police officers, firefighters and others of nearly 900,000 dollars, officials said. The Justice Department said criminal information was filed against 49-year-old Raymond Thomas, who had been a member of the Warrensville Heights Police…

Activist group Oath Keepers in push for new breed of sheriff

For Rex Nichols, the right person to guard against unrestrained federal power encroaching on the rural northwestern Montana county he calls home is a figure straight out of the old West — the aggressive, no-nonsense sheriff. The retired police officer and investment adviser intends to make that a reality, joining…

Rights groups file suit against ‘un-American’ Arizona law

US-born 70-year-old US citizen of Spanish and Chinese descent ‘already stopped twice’ by law enforcement officers in Arizona and asked to produce his papers A coalition of civil rights groups filed a class action lawsuit Monday seeking to challenge Arizona’s tough new immigration law, claiming the legislation violated the US…

AP IMPACT: After 40 years, America’s drug war failing on all fronts

After 40 years, the United States’ war on drugs has cost $1 trillion and hundreds of thousands of lives, and for what? Drug use is rampant and violence even more brutal and widespread. Even U.S. drug czar Gil Kerlikowske concedes the strategy hasn’t worked. “In the grand scheme, it has…

Pro-legalization cops slam drug war recalibration, say Obama ‘just talking about it’

The White House announced Tuesday a new strategy for the decades-old War on Drugs, saying it plans to place emphasis on treatment and prevention and urging sharp reductions to drug abuse rates nation-wide. The plan’s rosy language, however, doesn’t quite mesh with the reality of the drug war’s budget allotment:…

Update: Times Square bomb suspect arrested ‘at last second’

A man identified as a US citizen of Pakistani origin was arrested in connection with an attempted car bombing in New York’s Times Square, news media reported Tuesday. According to CNN, the suspect was arrested at the “last second.” “Shahzad was on board Emirates Airlines Flight 202 to Dubai, United…

Leaked memo details ICE media strategy to counter citizen activist groups

Call this a crash course in how federal agencies use the press to advance their own advocacy. A memo leaked from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency is has immigration reform activist groups up in arms, calling the government’s plans to argue on behalf of its programs “unbelievable”…

Arizona sheriff won’t enforce law that’s ‘stupid and racist’

At least one Arizona sheriff disagrees with a new immigration law that critics say could lead to civil rights violations. Sheriff Clarence Dupnik is promising not to enforce a law believes is “racist and stupid.” The law directs enforcement to use a “reasonable suspicion” standard to decide which persons need…

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