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New York Farmers Band Together to Capitalize on New Hemp Regulations

Several area farmers have banded together under the moniker Hempire State Growers seeking to reap the...

Hemp is now legal! Here are 8 inspiri...

By Johnny Greenon Dec 21, 2018 Hemp has finally been removed from the list of U.S. Controlled Substances. Hemp has...

Hemp is now legal! Here are 8 inspiring benefits
posted on: Dec 27, 2018 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

New York Farmers Band Together to Cap...

Several area farmers have banded together under the moniker Hempire State Growers seeking to reap the benefits of...

New York Farmers Band Together to Capitalize on New Hemp Regulations
posted on: Feb 19, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

A ‘Record’ 152 Laws Reducing Reentry ...

New Jersey topped the list of 43 states that passed “consequential” legislation last year aimed at reducing barriers...

A ‘Record’ 152 Laws Reducing Reentry Barriers Passed in 2019
posted on: Feb 18, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Dallas County is about to drastically...

Dallas County commissioners on Tuesday are expected to dramatically reduce the cost of phone calls from jail, making...

Dallas County is about to drastically drop the cost of a jailhouse phone call
posted on: Feb 18, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo
Group presses for counties not to comply with New York’s SAFE Act

Group presses for counties not to comply with...

posted on: Feb 17, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

BUFFALO, N.Y. — New York State’s controversial SAFE Act is under fire again by a group that wants county governments to just not comply with...

Over 65,000 Marijuana Convictions In Los Angeles County Will Be Dismissed

Over 65,000 Marijuana Convictions In Los Ange...

posted on: Feb 17, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Nearly 66,000 marijuana convictions in Los Angeles County will be dismissed thanks in part to state laws that paved the way for the action, the...

Military veterans take to the ice with ‘Sled Preds’

Military veterans take to the ice with ‘Sled ...

posted on: Feb 16, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Your browser does not support iframes.   NBC Sports celebrates Hockey Day in America this Sunday with an NHL tripleheader on NBC and NBCSN, as...

Alabama Leaders Should Hear Themselves

Alabama Leaders Should Hear Themselves

posted on: Feb 16, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

I’ve seen some bad appointed school boards. Some bad elected ones, too. So I just can’t stop quoting Mark Twain: “In the first place, God made...

10 States With The Highest Incarceration Rates

10 States With The Highest Incarceration Rate...

posted on: Feb 15, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

America seems to like to lock people up. Just look at the stats. At the end of 2016, nearly 2.2 million adults were held in prisons and jails,...

Adoptions by Same Sex Partners debate returns to Georgia legislature

Adoptions by Same Sex Partners debate returns...

posted on: Feb 15, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

An Open Door Adoption Agency can’t contract with the state of Georgia because it limits placing children to the families of Christians, just as it...

Arkansas’ Medicaid work rule rejected by appeals court

Arkansas’ Medicaid work rule rejected b...

posted on: Feb 15, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

A federal appeals court ruled on Friday that the Trump administration unlawfully allowed Arkansas to impose a work requirement on recipients of...

Muhammad Ali’s Museum added to the “Civil Rights’ Trail”

Muhammad Ali’s Museum added to the R...

posted on: Feb 15, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two sites in Kentucky and two in Tennessee have been added to the U.S. Civil Rights Trail, officials said Thursday. The Muhammad...

State asks Florida Supreme Court to uphold law legalizing pot

State asks Florida Supreme Court to uphold la...

posted on: Feb 14, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

n a case that could create a major upheaval in the state’s pot industry, health officials last week asked the Florida Supreme Court to uphold a 2017...

More Than 3 Dozen Military Hospitals to Stop Treating Retirees, Families

More Than 3 Dozen Military Hospitals to Stop ...

posted on: Feb 13, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Members of the 628th Medical Support Squadron Pharmacy flight learn how to process prescriptions for the new ScriptCenter machine in the 628th...

What is the Equal Rights Amendment?

What is the Equal Rights Amendment?

posted on: Feb 12, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

The United States House of Representatives is expected to vote this week on whether to remove the ratification deadline for the Equal Rights...

Under Pressure, More Kentucky Agencies Report Asset Forfeiture Seizures

Under Pressure, More Kentucky Agencies Report...

posted on: Feb 11, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Amid growing scrutiny of Kentucky law enforcement’s use of asset forfeiture, more than twice as many agencies disclosed last year how much cash and...

The Opioid Crisis Is Worsening Homelessness in Philly

The Opioid Crisis Is Worsening Homelessness i...

posted on: Feb 10, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

On any given night, more than a thousand people are sleeping on the streets of our city. This is what it’s like to live in Philadelphia...

Tribes Fight Trump’s Opening of National Monuments to Oil and Gas Development

Tribes Fight Trump’s Opening of National Monu...

posted on: Feb 9, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Trump administration opens southern Utah national monument lands to development including grazing, mining, and oil and gas development Thursday the...

The Civil Rights Case for Equitable Housing

The Civil Rights Case for Equitable Housing

posted on: Feb 9, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

The struggle for equitable housing is inseparable from — but not identical to — the decades long civil rights movement in the United States. No...

NEW SAN FRANCISCO D.A. CHESA BOUDIN CAN KEEP A CAMPAIGN PROMISE AND HOLD POLICE ACCOUNTABLE IN SHOOTING OF MAN WITH MENTAL ILLNESS

NEW SAN FRANCISCO D.A. CHESA BOUDIN CAN KEEP ...

posted on: Feb 8, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

On Jan. 6, 2017, at about 4:15 a.m., San Francisco Police Department officers Colin Patino and Kenneth Cha arrived at Sean Moore’s home. Moore’s...

Walking While ‘Trans(sexual)’ Ban

Walking While ‘Trans(sexual)’ Ban

posted on: Feb 6, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

A chance to repeal the ‘walking while trans’ ban In 1976, New York criminalized behavior described as “loitering for the purpose of engaging in a...

Amid Opioid Crisis, Many Ohio Kids Leave Their Homes

Amid Opioid Crisis, Many Ohio Kids Leave Thei...

posted on: Feb 5, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

More than a quarter of the nearly 27,000 children who were removed from their homes last year in Ohio, many because of their parents’ opioid...

Trump Picks Carter’s Pastor as ‘Reentry Czar’

Trump Picks Carter’s Pastor as ‘Reentry Czar’...

posted on: Feb 5, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

President Donald Trump picked a Georgia pastor to be the new “reentry czar,” a position created in the White House to help former inmates find...

Sean Hannity Interview wtih the President was a Campaign Ad not, well, an Interview by a Journalist

Sean Hannity Interview wtih the President was...

posted on: Feb 3, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

The pregame Super Bowl interview with the president of the United States was never intended to be super hard-hitting, like it’s a sit-down with “60...

When a Small Town Loses its only Bank

When a Small Town Loses its only Bank

posted on: Feb 3, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

DUNCAN, Ariz. — If you squint into the desert sunlight, you can still read the faded letters on the white sign atop the former bank branch...

Boy, 16, with Autism had Seizure, was Handcuffed and Arrested

Boy, 16, with Autism had Seizure, was Handcuf...

posted on: Feb 2, 2020 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

FRESNO, Calif. — A California mother is outraged after she says her son, who has autism, was placed in handcuffs instead of being taken to the...

Department of Justice Defends Students’ Rights To Discuss Marijuana Legalization On Campus

Department of Justice Defends Students’ Right...

posted on: Dec 11, 2019 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Justice Department Files Statement of Interest Supporting Campus Free Speech The Justice Department today filed a Statement of Interest in a federal...

Missouri judge has literally been ordering overworked public defenders to violate ethics rule

Missouri judge has literally been ordering ov...

posted on: Nov 29, 2019 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

BY DEBRA CASSENS WEISS NOVEMBER 22, 2019 Judges across Missouri have turned a blind eye to problems faced by overburdened public defenders by...

Black Missouri Drivers Still Stopped More Often Than Whites

Black Missouri Drivers Still Stopped More Oft...

posted on: Aug 6, 2019 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

TCR Five years after complaints about persistent law enforcement stops of black drivers contributed to the public outcry in Ferguson, Mo., after the...

New Information About Jeffrey Epstein’s Pedophile Island

New Information About Jeffrey Epstein’s...

posted on: Jul 14, 2019 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Derrick Broze of the Conscious Resistance breaks down the latest reports on Jeffrey Epstein’s private Caribbean island. Share...

Where are they now? The biggest players in the Jeffrey Epstein case

Where are they now? The biggest players in th...

posted on: Jul 10, 2019 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

A look at Jeffrey Epstein’s inner circle, plus the lawyers and police involved in his case, including Alexander Acosta, Alan Dershowitz,...

Prescription Drug Addiction is Overwhelming Rural Jails

Prescription Drug Addiction is Overwhelming R...

posted on: Jul 2, 2019 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

What’s driving the rural jail crisis? In Washburn County, in northwestern Wisconsin (population 15,911), a local news outlet took a close look at...

Juvenile Confinement with No Cages

Juvenile Confinement with No Cages

posted on: Jun 12, 2019 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

For the Children’s Home of Jefferson County, on New York’s mostly rural northern border with Canada, creating a rehabilitation program under the new...

Iraq Stands by Iran Against US Sanctions

Iraq Stands by Iran Against US Sanctions

posted on: May 27, 2019 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

May 26, 2019 Middle East Monitor Iraq stands by Iran against US sanctions, Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Alhakim said Sunday. Alhakim held talks in...

NATIVE TRIBES TAKE THE LEAD ON MMIW BILLBOARD CAMPAIGN IN OKLAHOMA TO SUPPORT “NOT INVISIBLE ACT”

NATIVE TRIBES TAKE THE LEAD ON MMIW BILLBOARD...

posted on: May 26, 2019 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

BY NATIVE NEWS ONLINE STAFF OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahomans recently learned that the state ranks tenth in the country for murdered and missing...

Assange Indictment Under Espionage Act First of Its Kind

Assange Indictment Under Espionage Act First ...

posted on: May 23, 2019 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

For the first time in US history, a publisher of information has been indicted under the Espionage Act. Hours ago, the DOJ announced they were...

TurboTax Scams Military Members with a “Military Discount” to File Their Taxes

TurboTax Scams Military Members with a “Milit...

posted on: May 23, 2019 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Intuit, the maker of TurboTax, created and promoted a “military discount” that charges service members who are eligible to file for free. by Justin...

California AG Ordered to Release Police Misconduct Files

California AG Ordered to Release Police Misco...

posted on: May 20, 2019 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – California’s Justice Department will begin releasing police misconduct records created before Jan. 1, 2019, California Attorney...

Activists Seek to Influence Philly Judgeships in Primary

Activists Seek to Influence Philly Judgeships...

posted on: May 20, 2019 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

It used to be unheard of for Philadelphia judges to reject a negotiated sentence in resentencing of prisoners convicted of crimes as juveniles until...

What Happened to the Legal-Pot Drive?

What Happened to the Legal-Pot Drive?

posted on: May 20, 2019 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

By TCR Staff  2019 was supposed to be a big year for marijuana legalization, but in many state capitols, efforts have stalled or collapsed as...

Updated: Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited Expands Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Losartan Potassium Tablets, USP and Losartan Potassium/Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP

Updated: Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited Expa...

posted on: Apr 19, 2019 | author: BlogPost

For Immediate Release April 18, 2019 Contact Consumers  1-800-912-9561 Medinfo.Torrent@apcerls.com Announcement View Product Photos...

Court Upholds California “Sanctuary State” Law

Court Upholds California “Sanctuary Sta...

posted on: Apr 19, 2019 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

April 18, 20196:55 PM ET RICHARD GONZALES federal appeals panel has upheld California’s controversial “sanctuary state” law,...

New Congress, Same Old Bribery System

New Congress, Same Old Bribery System

posted on: Jan 27, 2019 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Democrats In Key Leadership Appointments Have Taken Millions From Pharma Top House Republican also received more than $1 million from drugmakers...

Racketeering Lawsuit Filed Against Private Probation Company

Racketeering Lawsuit Filed Against Private Pr...

posted on: Jan 24, 2019 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Edwards v. Leaders in Community Alternatives Private e-carceration, euphemistically known as “electronic monitoring,” involves a private company...

Non-Profit Groups Targeted in Lois Lerner’s IRS Scandal Receive Settlement Checks

Non-Profit Groups Targeted in Lois Lerner’s I...

posted on: Jan 15, 2019 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

M.D. Kittle / January 11, 2019 Former Internal Revenue Service Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner is sworn in on May 22, 2013, before...

How High Bail Costs Contribute to Systemic Poverty

How High Bail Costs Contribute to Systemic Po...

posted on: Aug 17, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Last month, Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) introduced the Pretrial Integrity and Safety Act to encourage states to reform their...

NYC Prosecutors Pledge to Dismiss 700,000 Minor Warrants

NYC Prosecutors Pledge to Dismiss 700,000 Min...

posted on: Jul 30, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Four of New York City’s district attorneys say they will file motions in coming weeks to toss out 700,000 old warrants issued for low-level offenses...

Bipartisan Bail Reform Bill Introduced in the Senate

Bipartisan Bail Reform Bill Introduced in the...

posted on: Jul 22, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, a California Democrat, has introduced bipartisan legislation to prod states to reform their bail systems, reports the San...

How to Lose Every Argument

How to Lose Every Argument

posted on: Jul 20, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Usually, I’m hesitant to lay ultimatums down saying that one tactic or another will never, ever work. That makes a lot of assumptions that...

Fired Texas Police Officer who killed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards Indicted on Murder Charge

Fired Texas Police Officer who killed 15-year...

posted on: Jul 18, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

The fired Balch Springs cop who fatally shot 15-year-old Jordan Edwards was indicted Monday on a murder charge by a Dallas County grand jury....

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