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Law Enforcement Leaders urge Trump, Sessions not to lock up low-level drug offenders

Law Enforcement Leaders urge Trump, Sessions not to lock up low-level drug offenders

Sara Tiradossi

October 19, 2017

The Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime & Incarceration sent a letter to Sessions and Trump on Wednesday urging them not to return the “lock ‘em up” crime-fighting policies of the 1980s and 1990s and not to waste resources on low-level drug offenders. The law enforcement leaders stated...

Veteran takes police to court after illegal raid

Veteran takes police to court after illegal raid

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

August 21, 2017

A former special forces infantryman and Bronze Star awardee who used medical cannabis cannabis to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) sued the Fountain police SWAT team after law enforcement raided his legal cannabis nursery. Eli Olivas sued the city of Fountain and Fountain police Sgt. Matt...

AG Sessions revokes directive preventing unlawful civil property seizures

AG Sessions revokes directive preventing unlawful civil property seizures

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 23, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions revoked a directive on Wednesday which prevented local law enforcement from circumventing state restrictions on seizing property of individuals suspected of a crime. The technique was popular during the early stages of the first “war on drugs,” but later revealed m...

States with legalized cannabis see dramatic drop in police searches

States with legalized cannabis see dramatic drop in police searches

June 27, 2017

Traffic searches by highway patrols in Washington and Colorado have dropped by nearly half since the states voted to legalize cannabis in 2012, according to a story by NBC News which used data from the Stanford Open Policing Project. Racial disparities in searches also decreased, but Blacks and Hi...

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