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NYPD to Stop Arresting People for Minor Marijuana Offenses, $100 Tickets Instead

Many New Yorkers facing low-level marijuana charges will soon be issued summonses instead of being taken to precinct houses in handcuffs, department brass said Monday. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said that the official change to the city’s marijuana policy will be issued Tuesday and will take effect Nov. 19. Under the policy change, people caught […]
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Pot Legalizations Push U.S. Closer to Marijuana Business Boom

Voter legalization of recreational marijuana in two more states plus the District of Columbia this week mounts pressure on the federal government to decriminalize cannabis — nudging America closer to a weed business boom, pot advocates and opponents agree. A federal law banning marijuana sales remains the biggest blockade to the dawn of a national […]

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Virginia woman first female charged with “revenge porn”

WAYNESBORO – An Augusta County woman was charged with posting a nude picture of another woman on Facebook, police said. The Waynesboro Police Department said this is its first revenge porn charge after the law came into effect July 1 after being enacted by the Virginia General Assembly earlier this year, a release said. Rachel […]
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Cops: Sex offender ejaculated semen on Walmart employee

LAWRENCEVILLE — A convicted child molester was arrested Thursday after allegedly ejaculating on a female employee at a local Walmart. Lawrenceville police responded to the Walmart store at 1400 Lawrenceville Highway at about 8 p.m. on Halloween after receiving a complaint from an employee. The 24-year-old woman told authorities she was working in the boys […]

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2 Women Stabbed in Dog Poop Dispute

Police say a dispute over dog poop in public areas of a three-family home has escalated into a violent confrontation that ended with the stabbing of two women in Springfield. According to police in Springfield, Massachusetts, the wounds of a 46-year-old woman and her 23-year-old daughter are not life-threatening. One man has been charged with […]
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No, marijuana use doesn’t lower your IQ

A 2012 Duke University study made international headlines when it purported to find a link between heavy marijuana use and IQ decline among teenagers. Other researchers questioned the findings almost immediately: Columbia University’s Carl Hart noted the very small sample of heavy users (38) in the study, leading him to question how generalizable the results […]

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Amazon-CIA $600 Million Deal Facing Scrutiny: “What’s the CIA Doing on Amazon’s Cloud?”

A billboard challenging Amazon to fully disclose the terms of its $600 million contract to provide cloud computing services for the Central Intelligence Agency has been unveiled at a busy intersection near Amazon’s Seattle headquarters. The billboard’s launch — asking “the $600 million question: What’s the CIA Doing on Amazon’s Cloud?” — marks the escalation […]
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Tripping On Mushrooms May Free The Mind New Study Says

Tripping on magic mushrooms may actually free the mind, a new study says. The compounds in the (illegal) mushrooms change the way the brain works. New research suggests that psilocybin, the main psychoactive ingredient in magic mushrooms,sprouts new links across previously disconnected brain regions, temporarily altering the brain’s entire organizational framework. These new connections are […]

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Oklahomo Couple Arrested On Bestiality Charges After Authorities Find Their Video Stash

CLAREMORE — A Claremore couple was arrested on bestiality complaints after police found at their home a video showing a dog performing oral sex on the wife. Brenda Mettler, 42, and Robert S. Mettler, 44, were jailed Thursday on complaints of crimes against nature/sodomy, cruelty to animals and distributing obscene material. The pair each posted […]
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Detroit Area Cops Used Drug Forfeiture Cash For Hooker Parties

Detroit – Former Romulus police chief Michael St. Andre was sentenced Friday to 5 to 20 years behind bars for his role in a wide-ranging police corruption case involving himself and five officers in the department. The seventh defendant in the case is St. Andre’s wife, Sandra Vlaz-St. Andre, who was sentenced in February to 7-20 […]