Out of 13 cities with the most “Bad Apple” gun dealers in the US. “Bad apple” gun dealers supply guns to criminals by selling them to straw purchasers (people buying guns for others), gun traffickers (people buying guns to illegally resell), and other dangerous people. These bad apples skirt Brady background checks required by law, turn off video surveillance equipment, falsify sales records to cover their tracks, or many other illegal activities that make it much easier for criminals to get guns.
FACT: 60% of crime guns can be traced to just 1% of gun dealers.
Journalist arrested at Georgia GOP rally.
The arrest of Nydia Tisdale at a GOP rally at Burt’s Farm.
Gov. Nathan Deal sat in the front row with the journalist as a local deputy physically removed her. The man the journalist says is responsible for giving the word to eject her is Deal appointee Clint Bearden. Not only is Bearden a current political appointee of Deal, but he also served as an intern with Congressman Deal.
Landscapers trim grass in front of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman’s latest creation, white rabbit in Taoyuan, Taiwan, a devotee daubed in colored powder prays as she takes part in the immersion of the idols of the Hindu god Ganesh in Mumbai and smiling and growling sculptures line the stairs leading into a shopping center in Bangkok are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Reuters)
The police can go to downtown Harlem and pick up a kid with a joint in the streets. But they can’t go into the elegant apartments and get a stockbroker who’s sniffing cocaine.
I’ve seen more drugs behind the brick walls of my private college than I have ever even heard of back home in my hood.
It’s a known fact that you will find more drugs,especially hard drugs, in the suburbs than in the hood
There are so many drug users & dealers at my job right now it isn’t even funny, & I’m not talking about (just) weed.
Leading Anti-Marijuana Academics Are Paid by Painkiller Drug Companies
As Americans continue to embrace pot—as medicine and for recreational use—opponents are turning to a set of academic researchers to claim that policymakers should avoid relaxing restrictions around marijuana. It’s too dangerous, risky, and untested, they say. Just as drug company-funded research has become incredibly controversial in recent years, forcing major medical schools and journals to institute strict disclosure requirements, could there be a conflict of interest issue in the pot debate?
VICE has found that many of the researchers who have advocated against legalizing pot have also been on the payroll of leading pharmaceutical firms with products that could be easily replaced by using marijuana. When these individuals have been quoted in the media, their drug-industry ties have not been revealed.
Take, for example, Dr. Herbert Kleber of Columbia University. Kleber has impeccable academic credentials, and has been quoted in the press and in academic publications warning against the use of marijuana, which he stresses may cause wide-ranging addiction and public health issues. But when he’s writing anti-pot opinion pieces for CBS News, or being quoted by NPR and CNBC, what’s left unsaid is that Kleber has served as a paid consultant to leading prescription drug companies, including Purdue Pharma (the maker of OxyContin), Reckitt Benckiser (the producer of a painkiller called Nurofen), and Alkermes (the producer of a powerful new opioid called Zohydro).
After an autopsy revealed Michael Brown was shot 6 times, Ferguson once again descended into chaos
The ongoing situation in Ferguson, Mo. quickly worsened again this weekend after a few days of relative calm. Tensions escalated significantly on Sunday as police used tear gas violently dispersed hundreds of angry protesters marching towards a police command center — two hours before a midnight curfew was scheduled to go into place. Missouri’s Gov. Jay Nixon said on Monday morning that he would send the National Guard to Ferguson to restore calm.