States Make 1.25 Million Drug-Possession Arrests Annually, Ohio Swinging Seriously Clinton, Johnson Gets 14 Percent In Utah: A.M. Links


  • Clinton campaign rally in Akron, Ohio
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    The American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch are calling on the U.S. to decriminalize all drugs in a new report showing state law enforcement agencies make more than 1.25 million drug-possession arrests annually. "Every 25 seconds someone is funneled into the criminal justice system, accused of nothing more than possessing drugs for personal use," Tess Borden, the report's author, said.

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