Monthly Archives: January 2018

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Plus: Vermont legalizes pot, "get out of jail free" cards, and Ursula Le Guin dies.

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Northern California now grows more pot than anywhere else in America does. But in the 1980s, it looked like a war zone.

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Plus: The 50th anniversary of Johnny Cash playing Folsom Prison, why Obama came up short on criminal-justice reform and the prosecutors who refuse to believe in innocence.

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The victim was unarmed and hadn't threatened violence against anyone when a SWAT team killed him.

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Plus: Kamala Harris's regrettable record on prosecutor misconduct, mass government malfeasance in the Bundy case, and federal law enforcement agencies hide shady, possibly illegal origins of criminal investigations

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The state's original ban on pot came at a time when no one there was using it.

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Plus: Sessions backlash fuels legalization hopes; marijuana and federalism; and what we don't know about police stops.

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Cops have been conditioned to see nonexistent threats, then encouraged to shoot at every threat they perceive.

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Plus: Fired Louisiana cops easily find work for other police agencies, families of murder victims fight the death penalty, and two recent incidents in which police mistakenly shot children.

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