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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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 »
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.
There are problems at a Maryland state prison in Baltimore, fallout continues from a bust of crooked cops in suburban Chicago, and a jail guard goes down in a Texas border town. Let’s get to it: In Schaumberg, Illinois, two former Schaumberg police officers were sued last Thursday by a man... Read More »
A Warrensburg, Missouri, man was shot and killed by police executing a drug search warrant last Thursday night. Beau Appleton, 57, becomes the 10th person to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so far this year. According to local media reports, members of the Warrensburg Police Department’s Special Emergency... Read More »
Two U.S. Border Patrol agents could go to prison for forcing drug smugglers to eat marijuana, burning their shoes and clothes, and stranding them in the desert. U.S. District Judge Jennifer Zipps convicted the suspended federal agents on Friday after an 11-day bench trial in Tucson. Zipps found Dario... Read More »