1/13/2015, The opposite of addiction isn’t sobriety. It’s connection

http://www.drugwarrant.com/

As anyone who has tried to quit smoking knows, dependence is hardest to overcome during difficult or stressful times. That must be why, when the government helps drug abusers quit, they arrest them and take away their job, possessions, and children.” – Guitherisms

12/30/2014, Woman suing four DPS troopers over search (Houston, TX)

http://www.click2houston.com/news/woman-suing-four-dps-troopers-over-search/30464938

1/13/2015, Woman Sues Cops Over Sexual Assault During Pot Search

http://www.hightimes.com/read/woman-sues-cops-over-sexual-assault-during-pot-search

In the end, there was no weed found on Stelly, Castex or even in the vehicle – they were clean…

Unfortunately, the use of public humiliation and sodomy has become an increasingly common occurrence in the long withstanding battle between drug seeking cops and the average citizen. Last year, police in New Mexico gave the rubber glove treatment to a man they believed to be holding drugs because he was allegedly clenching his butt-cheeks. After a roadside search uncovered no illegal contraband, the pigs had him admitted to a nearby hospital where doctors probed him numerous times and administered several enemas, even after x-rays showed no signs of drugs hidden in his body.

A Baltimore man filed a lawsuit against the city last year, claiming that police stopped him on his bike in a busy shopping center and proceeded to pull his pants down around his ankles and conduct a full cavity search before a crowd of onlookers. All of this because an officer thought the man was likely in possession of a controlled substance.

Cancer Patient Dies After Medical Marijuana Conviction

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/13/benton-mackenzie-dies_n_6466864.html

A cancer patient from Iowa whose conviction for growing medical marijuana made national headlines died from the disease on Monday. Benton Mackenzie, 49, was sentenced to probation in September following his conviction, but his health had rapidly deteriorated during his trial…

1/12/2015, In a US first, New Orleans finds homes for all its homeless veterans

http://www.cnbc.com/id/102329826#.

At 6 p.m. on Jan. 2, social workers in New Orleans moved the city’s last known homeless veteran into his new apartment – becoming the first US city to effectively eliminate veteran homelessness…

This time last year, nearly 50,000 US veterans had no home to call their own, according to an annual count. On Independence Day, first lady Michelle Obama launched the Mayor’s Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness. Since that time, more than 300 mayors, six governors, and 71 other local officials have joined the pledge to house every veteran by the end of 2015…

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Kathy Plescher said:  let’s house homeless people, regardless of their veteran status