Good news from Cheye Calvo:
Yesterday, District Court Judge Ahalt yesterday denied a motion to dismiss our lawsuit against the Pr. George’s law enforcement. This clears the path for us to go to trial, probably early in 2011. He also denied a motion to suppress the Sheriff’s Office internal affairs division (IAD) report, which cleared his agency of any wrong-doing.
That’s wonderful. This next part will make you sick.
The county actually asked the judge to remove Sheriff Deputy Sagin (the second shooter) from the count related to the execution of Payton and Chase. The reason was that Sagin twice shoot Payton in the head, but AFTER he was already fatally wounded — and therefore was incapable of causing further destruction of property (he actually said this). Judge Ahalt said no.
Can you use an extra 48 billion dollars? Jeffrey Mirron has the latest estimates on savings due to legalization. Taxes would be extra.
Another reason for legalization: Drugs need to have ingredients listed on the package.
Colorado Congressman Fights Back Against DEA’s Medical Marijuana Raids Excellent job by Colorado Congressman Jared Polis. He needs to be rewarded by the voters for sending this letter.
In drug war, failed old ideas never die: Bernd Debusmann. Good column on the recent nonsense from the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) that’s been in the news.
If you’ve been wondering who the INCB is and what power they have, it’s certainly a curious thing.
The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) is the independent and quasi-judicial control organ monitoring the implementation of the United Nations drug control conventions.
Yep, it’s an independent and quasi-judicial control organ. Sounds like something hidden behind the large intestine.
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