Brigida Santos Al Jazeera reports that California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law prohibiting grand juries from ruling in cases involving police use of lethal force. This is huge because grand juriesbodies that determine whether or not there is enough evidence to prosecute a defendant for a felony or crimeoperate in secret. Grand
A federal cleanup crew accidentally released mine waste into the water in Colorado. An estimated 1 million gallons of waste water spilled out of an abandoned mine area in the southern part of the state last week, turning the Animas River orange and prompting the EPA to tell locals to avoid it.
Off The Grid Its horrifying that more precautions werent taken to avoid some type of spill like this. I think that river is going to be ruined for decades. You cant even tell that the river is a river anymore. It looks like pea soup running through the river. It will take years to try
New Wisconsin sports arena will take $250 million from taxpayers and state university program budget
Off The Grid According to Salon, Governor Scott Walker is planning on giving millions in taxpayer money to sports owners to pay for a new sports arena for the Milwaukee Bucks. Many are criticizing the governor for this decision stating that taxpayer money should be used to help fix roads and bridges that are
According to a report in the New York Post, the number of Ground Zero responders and victims afflicted with cancers has grown to 3,700.
Off The Grid 3,700. That’s the number of 9/11 responders and victims who are suffering from some type of cancer, according to the New York Post. And that number seems to only be growing. That number includes Fire Department members (1,100 to be exact), cops and other responders (2,134), and victims, such as residents and local
St. Louis County declared a state of emergency today just as prosecutors were filing charges against an 18-year-old who was shot and wounded by police overnight during the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death.
Off The Grid St. Louis County executive Steve Stenger declared a State of Emergency today following demonstrations that turned violent, commemorating the killing of Michael Brown just a year ago. “In light of last night’s violence and unrest in the city of Ferguson, and the potential for harm to persons and property, I am exercising
Marijuana is legal at the state level, but not at the federal level. If you vote for one of these GOP candidates, you should know that they plan on enforcing federal law to the full extent until marijuana is once again illegal in the United States.
Jen Hobbs This batch of GOP presidential hopefuls has said some crazy things on issues ranging from same-sex marriage to drones and birth control. If you don’t believe me, here’s a recap: Republicans claim to be for smaller government oversight. Historically, the GOP says “states’ rights” come first. However, this crop of presidential hopefuls is turning
Pennsylvania is on the verge of becoming one of the first states in the country to base criminal sentences not only on what crimes people have been convicted of, but also on whether they are deemed likely to commit additional crimes.
Off The Grid Its ridiculous. This is thought police. We now get convicted for what we might do. What ever happened to the day when you got convicted for the crime you did? I dont think the thought police have any business in our judicial part of government. You prosecute people for what theyve
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Off The Grid Lee Allen from California asks: How can the US continue to fund Israel, who commits war crimes, when this is against the Leahy Law? Related Story Jesse Ventura on How the Government Obliterates the Bill of Rights Jesse Says: We can fund them easily since we commit war crimes too. We
The Orange County Register reports that three Santa Ana police officers want to quash a surveillance video that shows officers making derogatory comments about a disabled woman and possibly snacking on pot edibles during a recent raid of a medical marijuana dispensary.
Off The Grid Id like to say to all police officers: when you do busts on medical marijuana, youre hurting people that arent there. Medical marijuana helps seizure patients. It helps glaucoma and cancer patients. So when you bust in thinking youre doing such a great job, just remember: what youre doing could very
Off The Grid We hear a lot these days about how civility has been lost in politics — and the media. I would remind that there was a time when public figures settled their differences with pistols at dawn. Maybe theres something to be said for that. Bring it on, Geraldo. Ill let you know
The Second Chance Pell Pilot Program, a new experimental program, has been created to encourage prisoners to work towards a college degree with federal money while still behind bars.
Off The Grid The Obama administration is testing a new program that will provide a limited number of prisoners with the opportunity to pursue a college degree through federally-financed grants. Some Republicans are against the idea, especially since the Obama administration is not waiting around for congressional approval. Related Story Jesse Ventura: Will You
Chronic marijuana use by teenage boys does not appear to be linked to later physical or mental health issues such as depression, psychotic symptoms or asthma, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association.
Off The Grid This is amazing. Dont get me wrong: kids shouldnt be smoking pot. But I bet if those same kids they tested were using alcohol, you wouldve seen different results. Yet, alcohol is legal and marijuana is not. I dont think alcohol, marijuana, or tobacco should be legal to anyone under 18.