Not All Who Wonder Are Lost

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inothernews:

Today, the Occupy Wall Street movement was briefly and brazenly resurrected when their Twitter account took over the New York City Police Department’s #myNYPD campaign with photographic reminders of brutality carried out against OWS protestors just over two years ago.  Hashtag “oops.”(via the New York Daily News)

rad-and-broke:

As much as I hate police, I fucking hate assholes who walk around with their guns exposed and then film their interactions with police, repeating the same three fucking lines and citing statutes over and over in an egotistical douchebaggy tone.

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thinksquad:

Side Effect Of Legal Pot: Police Budgets Take A Hit
Some U.S. states are viewing the legalization of marijuana as a chance to gain new sources of tax revenue. Several states allow its use for medical reasons; Colorado has approved its recreational use, and Washington will follow suit this year.
But the decriminalization of pot also stands to remove a funding source for police: property forfeitures from drug dealers. Such funding is “going up in smoke,” The Wall Street Journal reports.
Of the $6.5 billion in asset forfeitures in drug cases from 2002-2012, marijuana accounted for $1 billion, the Journal says, citing data from the U.S. Justice Department.
And while most cash generated from drug-related property forfeitures goes to the law enforcement agency that made the bust, tax money from legal marijuana sales goes to state and local governments. Police may get only a share of that money, or none at all.
In a graphic titled “Money Pot,” the Journal lists the 10 states that had the highest amounts of asset forfeitures processed by the U.S. government in that 10-year period. Here’s the list:
California — $181.4 millionNew York — $101.3 millionFlorida — $80.5 millionTexas — $64.3 millionOhio — $39.2 millionArizona — $36.8 millionMichigan — $36 millionNorth Carolina — $34.9 millionGeorgia — $26.2 million

thinksquad:

Side Effect Of Legal Pot: Police Budgets Take A Hit

Some U.S. states are viewing the legalization of marijuana as a chance to gain new sources of tax revenue. Several states allow its use for medical reasons; Colorado has approved its recreational use, and Washington will follow suit this year.

But the decriminalization of pot also stands to remove a funding source for police: property forfeitures from drug dealers. Such funding is “going up in smoke,” The Wall Street Journal reports.

Of the $6.5 billion in asset forfeitures in drug cases from 2002-2012, marijuana accounted for $1 billion, the Journal says, citing data from the U.S. Justice Department.

And while most cash generated from drug-related property forfeitures goes to the law enforcement agency that made the bust, tax money from legal marijuana sales goes to state and local governments. Police may get only a share of that money, or none at all.

In a graphic titled “Money Pot,” the Journal lists the 10 states that had the highest amounts of asset forfeitures processed by the U.S. government in that 10-year period. Here’s the list:

California — $181.4 million
New York — $101.3 million
Florida — $80.5 million
Texas — $64.3 million
Ohio — $39.2 million
Arizona — $36.8 million
Michigan — $36 million
North Carolina — $34.9 million
Georgia — $26.2 million

angelclark:

Police brutality - The young man in this video has no shoes, no shirt, no belt, and his pants are unzipped. One of the cops has blue gloves on. This screams to me he was just searched. Doesn’t stop the cops from bashing his head into the wall when he can’t walk and leaving the young man with a permanent lump, chipped teeth, and brain injuries. He is dragged down the hall and sprayed with what looks like pepper spray. The cop with the gloves on looks down at the young man bleeding on the floor, and laughs, over and over again. 

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