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“bullet” Radley Balko on new technologies making it possible to upload videos and pictures of police at work.

As more and more people acquire it, police officers will have to approach their jobs with the knowledge that everything they do while on duty can legally be captured and stored on a server they won’t be able to access. Confiscating phones and cameras won’t work anymore. The law enforcement community shouldn’t fight this technology, they should embrace it. It’s just as likely to protect the good cops from false reports of abuse as it is to expose the bad ones.

“bullet” CBS Series on Weed

High Stakes: A Call to Legalize Marijuana
America’s Love-Hate History with Pot
Inside Holland’s “Half-Baked” Pot Policy
Time for Marijuana Legalization
Pot No Longer Focus of Anti-Drug Campaigns
Fast Draw: Marijuana
Legal Pot would Bring in $1.4B for Calif.

“bullet” He‰s Not High – Inside Barney Frank‰s Plan to Legalize Marijuana
“bullet” Calling marijuana medicine sends the RIGHT message to kids
“bullet” But Officer, those weren’t my drugs in the car.
“bullet” DrugSense Weekly
“bullet” “drcnet”

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Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala):

“Sen. Leahy and I were talking during these hearings, we’re going to do that crack cocaine thing you and I have talked about before,” Sessions said.

Good for you!

Of course, he then clarified that “We’re going to reduce the burden of penalties in some of the crack cocaine […]