Man Sentenced to 8 Years for Medical Marijuana in Mississippi

Patrick Beadle, a 46-year-old father of two, was sentenced to eight years in prison, without the possibility of parole, for possessing nearly three pounds of medicinal marijuana. He was pulled over for allegedly crossing a double-yellow line, and police found the weed during a routine search. Beadle purchased the marijuana in Oregon to deal with …

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Michigan Man Found Guilty of Assault for Shooting at Teen Asking for Directions

Homeowners generally have the right to defend themselves and their property in their own home. Specifically, the so-called “castle doctrine” says that a homeowner does not have a duty to retreat if they are in their home, though state laws may limit the amount of force allowed and require that an intruder be in the …

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Washington Becomes the Latest State to Abolish the Death Penalty

Washington became the latest state to outlaw the death penalty in the Washington Supreme Court ruling of State v Gregory, in furtherance of Governor Jay Inslee’s vow in 2014 to never have another execution while he was in office. The vote was unanimous, with five justices citing that the “death penalty is invalid because it …

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Underground Drug Trafficker ‘OxyMonster’ Sentenced to 20 Years

Gone are the days you went down a dark alley and exchanged $10 for a “dime bag” of weed. Drug dealing has gone international, using the dark web and bitcoin, and they are selling much more than marijuana. Gal Vallerius, a French international drug dealer, was recently sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for …

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What’s the Penalty for Illegal Dumping?

Recycling is a good thing. But people taking advantage of recycling centers to dump things like old furniture, used mattresses, and leftover paint and chemicals can ruin recycling for everyone, as Greensboro, South Carolina is learning. The city already temporarily closed one popular recycling drop-off location due to illegal dumping, and may close more if …

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