A freshly minted activist describes how he almost singlehandedly defeated Utah legislation that would have treated any driver who tests positive for illegal drugs, impaired or not, as if he were intoxicated. Federal drug czar John Walters wants every state to adopt such laws, which essentially make it a crime for marijuana smokers to drive, since traces of the drug can be detected long after any effect on driving ability has worn off. The story of how this campaign was thwarted–for the time being, anyway–in Utah, of all places, and with the help of a Republican legislator, should give hope to reformers who wonder whether their criticism has an impact.
Dallas Cops Who Joked About Pinning a Man to the Ground Until He Stopped Breathing Get Qualified Immunity
The decision vividly illustrates how the doctrine shields police from accountability for using excessive force.
I was one of the 153 signers and am a veteran of the Twitter wars. But even I was taken aback by the swift, virulent response.
Narcissists, Psychopaths, and Manipulators Are More Likely To Engage in 'Virtuous Victim Signaling,' Says Study
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Recent data from Minneapolis show an increase in shooting crimes but not other crimes, the same pattern as in Chicago in 2016. The likely reason is a reduction in police street stops, just as in Chicago in 2016.