On Friday night’s opening segment of Real Time with Bill Maher, guest Ethan Nadelmann –executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance— said that “the tide is turning” on marijuana legalization.
During the discussion, Maher and Nadelmann drew comparisons between the rising support for drug reform and the ever-increasing public support for LGBT issues.
Nadelmann said, “There’s a very smart political activist named Ted Trimpa –who’s very active in the gay rights movement– who’s been saying that ‘pot is the new gay.’ I mean you look at the Gallup Poll [sic] that’s been coming out …there’s a lot of wind that’s at our back now. But victory is not inevitable.”
Maher and Nadelmann also discussed the recent report published by the Global Commission on Drug Policy, as well as Obama’s record on drug reform.
Watch the entire segment below, originally uploaded to YouTube by user claw7man on July 8, 2011.
Trump campaign manager calls impeachment ‘a seditious conspiracy’ against ‘the people’s president’ in bonkers tweet
Trump 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale on Monday posted a completely bonkers tweet that falsely accused House Democrats of leading a "seditious conspiracy" to overthrow President Donald Trump.
"Democrats have crossed over the line of partisan politics and have undertaken a seditious conspiracy to overthrow the people’s president," Parscale wrote. "Nancy Pelosi should step down for betraying her oath of office and attempting to overthrow our great Republic."
Democrats have crossed over the line of partisan politics and have undertaken a seditious conspiracy to overthrow the people’s president.
Pompeo State Dept. homepage advocates ‘being a Christian leader’ — here’s why that’s more disturbing than it sounds
The link on the State Dept. homepage goes to a video and the text of Pompeo’s speech to the American Association of Christian Counselors in Nashville, Tennessee on October 11.
Black family arrested for ‘loitering’ on their own front lawn
On October 1, a black family was standing in the front yard of their home, when police approached. They were arrested for loitering even though they were on their own property, reports KYW news.
Loitering offenses have historically been used as a way to purge people seen as undesirable, such as the homeless, from public spaces.
Now, the family is demanding answers from the Chester Township Police Department in Pennsylvania.
"It's a terrifying thing. It makes me feel as though the police can knock down your door, and drag you out of your home at anytime," Rachel Briggs told KYW. "This is an incident that made me feel like I'm a prisoner in my own home," she added. Her sons and nephew were dragged off to jail, where they spent the night while the family scrambled to make their bail.