Drug Arrests, Marijuana Arrests Both Up Last Year, FBI Reports 

by psmith, September 26, 2017, 04:32pm, This article was produced in collaboration with AlterNet and first appeared here. Despite spreading marijuana legalization and despite a growing desire for new directions in drug policy, the war on drugs continues unabated. According to the FBI’s latest Uniform Crime Report, released Monday, overall drug arrests actually increased last […]

Russian Reaction to Morgan Freeman Accusation ‘We are at war. We have been attacked”

By Slava Tsukerman On September 19, Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman published on Internet a two-minute video he filmed for the non-profit ‘Committee to Investigate Russia’. He claimed that Moscow meddled in the US election. In the video Freeman said: “We are at war. We have been attacked.” He stated that the attack was masterminded by […]

Holy war inside Russia over state sponsored but church opposed movie

    By Slava Tsukerman On September 12, 2017, two biggest Russian movie theater chains informed audience that they are breaking their contracts and not going to release the new feature film “Matilda”, partly produced on state money and approved by the Russian government. The chains made their decision out of fear of Russian Orthodox […]

Manhattan District Attorney Announces New Policy to Reduce Impact of Marijuana Possession Arrests, Citing Collateral Consequences

DA Calls on State Legislature to Act on Marijuana Reform DRUG POLICY ALLIANCE: Today, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. announced a shift in his office’s policy for New Yorkers arrested for low level marijuana possession.This policy change was created in an effort to reduce the number of New Yorkers, mostly young people of color, […]

Russian Public opinion nationalistic and pro Putin

By Slava Tsukerman Today Russia is extremely divided. A small percentage of democratically oriented intellectuals are violently opposed by the majority, aggressively supporting Putin’s policy. Here is a screenshot of a post from the Facebook. This post is obviously written by an ignorant and naïve extremist. But today this post is also extremely typical. That’s […]

City appeals state ruling to provide information to NewsLanc re $9 million CRIZ award

On July 26, Office of Open Records Appeals Officer Kathleen A. Higgins, Esq. determined that  the City of Lancaster should turn over information pertaining to Lancaster’s controversial City Revitalization and Improvement Zone. Penn Square Partners has asked for a $9 million CRIZ contribution (not repayable) towards the expansion of the Lancaster Marriott Hotel. The money […]

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