When Amanda Bates went to her high school assistant principal's office to report she felt sick, she probably expected sympathy or maybe a call to her family. But she likely didn't expect the administrator to grab her shirt, smell it and smell her hair. The official then declared she smelled like smoke, and therefore she must have been smoking. It's against the rules of the Rockdale County, Georgia, school to smoke on campus, so she was given five days detention. Amanda, who has never had a discipline problem before, says she doesn't smoke. Her father agrees, but says she may have been hanging around children who do smoke off campus.
It took a jury 26 minutes to decide that Jonathan Vanderhagen wasn't guilty.
A court ruled that officers did not have enough information to know whether or not stealing violates the Constitution.
Jonathan Vanderhagen believes a judge doomed his son to an early death. The judge says Vanderhagen's Facebook posts were intimidating.
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Officer Stephanie Branch arrested Avi Adelman for criminal trespass even though he was not doing anything illegal.
This vote is "a hopeful sign that the harmful policies of marijuana prohibition will soon be a relic of the past."