Civil asset forfeiture allows – and, in these times of severe budget cuts, even encourages – law enforcement to seize cash, cars, and other property from suspected law violators without even charging them with a crime. This must end now — please send an urgent message to Congress immediately.
A Maryland state judge in Baltimore denied a motion to dismiss the charges against the six officers accused in Freddie Gray’s death, and also denied a motion to have Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby recuse herself. The defense had sought Mosby’s recusal because her husband, Nick Mosby, is a councilman in a Baltimore district that experienced… Read more »
Even Wall Street—the industry that wrecked the economy while its executives cashed out—is now saying it’s crazy that the oil industry and policymakers are not acting on climate change. A new report from Citigroup highlighted in the below article from Common Dreams shows that even Wall Street’s analysts thinks that inaction on climate change is bananas…. Read more »
The first two states to legalize recreational marijuana have collectively raked in at least $200 million in marijuana tax revenue, according to the latest tax data — and they’re putting those dollars to good use. In Colorado, after about a year and a half of legal recreational marijuana sales, the state has collected more than… Read more »