Off The Grid For police departments to receive military gear, they have to send a request to the Pentagon. Through the Department of Defenses 1033 program, hundreds of millions of dollars worth of military equipment have been given out to police officers each year. Mother Jones has obtained more than 450 of these requests and has
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
Sen. Bernie Sanders wants to make election a day a holiday, suggesting that it could make it easier to vote. He’s also introduced legislation that would automatically register 18-year-olds to vote, and said last week that he intends to offer legislation that would allow public financing of campaigns.
Off The Grid These are all good ideas for the most part. Although, I have my doubts about making Election Day a holiday because by federal law your boss has to give you time to go vote. So you have the ability to vote if you take the initiative. Making Election Day a holiday seems
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
“I would prefer to be a Republican, but the party has one big problem thatll crush it in every Presidential election.” – Mark Cuban
Jen Hobbs Shark Tank star and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban sounds off on why he could be a Republican, but just can’t bring himself to do it. Here’s his reasoning, in his own words, reported by The Dallas Morning News: Todays game is trashing the Republican Party. I would prefer to be a Republican. I want
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
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
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.
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
Brigida Santos Last night, Donald Trump went on a tear during the first GOP debate on Fox News. The man, who went into the event as the highest polling candidate in the party, appears to have turned the conservative news outlet against him, something that seemed impossible until now. While Trumps time on stage was
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
Charles Koch of Koch Industries, the second largest private company in America, has reportedly spent millions of dollars lobbying the federal government. So why is he downplaying his political influence?
Brigida Santos Earlier this year, Charles G. and David H. Koch announced plans to spend an outrageous $889 million on the 2016 Presidential campaign. Represent.Us reports that this election will be the most expensive in history. Take a look at the image below for the shocking numbers. Related Story Number of Veterans on Wait Lists