Washington has already begun training new police dogs that do not alert police to marijuana, and Colorado is now getting on board. It’s crucial for these two states to train new police dogs because marijuana is no longer illegal, and a false alarm from a drug dog for marijuana would lead to an illegal search.
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by Adam Klasfeld, May 15, 2013 An accountability expert described a possible way to reform New York City’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy as the evidence phase in a trial on the issue wound down Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin, who is deciding the case without a jury, has heard roughly... Read More »
If it weren’t for crooked cops in the Land of Lincoln, this space would be blank this week. Instead, we have an Illinois corrupt cops two-fer. Let’s get to it: In Caseyville, Illinois, the Caseyville police chief was arrested last Wednesday on charges he kept a seized drug vehicle for his... Read More »
Christian Delarosa, a 34-year-old building superintendent with an almost superhuman ability to identify plant species, was foiled this week, as he spotted some Cannabis growing on the roof of his Prospect Lefferts Gardens building. Like any good super, Delarosa freaked out and called the cops, who arrived in short... Read More »
Something is still rotten along Utah’s Wasatch Front, a DC cop gets popped for money-laundering, a Detroit-area cop pleads to running protection for traffickers, and a South Texas cop heads for prison for shipping guns to Mexico. Let’s get to it: In West Valley City, Utah, prosecutors announced Friday they... Read More »
The NYPD has been under a lot of scrutiny for it’s “Stop-and-Frisk” tactic, which has been shown to unfairly target minorities. A new federal suit against the NYPD filed on behalf of five individuals claims that the NYPD charged the individuals with misdemeanors for having marijuana in public view, rather than civil infractions for possessing small amounts of marijuana.
A couple of strange and disturbing items this week, plus some good, old-fashioned thievery. Let’s get to it: In Quincy, Illinois, an Adams County probation officer was arrested last Friday on charges he was cooking meth at his home with a probationer who resided with him. Probation officer John Grotts, who... Read More »
In a sharp break with the policies of his predecessor, recently installed Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is moving to restrict the open relationships US law enforcement, intelligence, and security agencies have developed with their Mexican counterparts as the two countries attempt to repress violent and powerful Mexican drug... Read More »
Sometimes science is great, sometimes it is not so great. Case in point: according to a study published yesterday, a team of researchers at Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet have developed a way to user breathalyzer-like technology to test for the presence of 12 different drugs, including cocaine, amphetamines, and yes, cannabis.... Read More »
The Bremerton Police Department in Washington is busy training its newest officer, a police dog named Dusty. Dusty is being trained to locate cocaine, heroin and meth, but not marijuana. Since I-502 passed in November, Washington police have been taking real steps to change the way they view marijuana.