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Nullify Chapter 21: Federal Militarization of Local Police

Nullify Chapter 21: Federal Militarization of Local Police

States and local communities can stop federal programs that militarize local police.

Conspiracy Theories Run Wild in Washington

Conspiracy Theories Run Wild in Washington

Conspiracy theories are running wild in Washington. But there is no evidence that President Obama climbed a pole and personally wiretapped President Trump’s phone. Angela Merkel’s phone? Well, maybe a little. Fox News’s Judge Napolitano says Obama got the Brits to do it for him.  

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Rhode Island Bills Would Legalize Recreational Marijuana, Nullify Federal Prohibition

Rhode Island Bills Would Legalize Recreational Marijuana, Nullify Federal Prohibition

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Mar. 17, 2017) – Bills introduced in the Rhode Island legislature would legalize marijuana for recreational use, taking a big step toward nullifying federal cannabis prohibition in practice in the state. Senate Bill 420 (S420) was introduced by Sen. Joshua Miller (D-Cranston) and four bipartisan co-sponsors to legalize marijuana under a tax-and-regulate system…

Montana Committee Passes Bill to Limit ALPR Use, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

Montana Committee Passes Bill to Limit ALPR Use, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

HELENA, Mont. (March 17, 2017) – Yesterday, an important Senate committee unanimously passed a bill that would limit the use of Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) in the state. Passage into law would also place significant roadblocks in the way of a federal program using states to help track the location of millions of everyday…

Signed into Law: South Dakota Ends State Refugee Resettlement Agreements

Signed into Law: South Dakota Ends State Refugee Resettlement Agreements

PIERRE, S.D. (March 17, 2017) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a bill into law repealing the authority of the state Department of Social Services to enter into agreements related to the Refugee Act of 1980. A coalition of 12 Republican representatives and senators sponsored Senate Bill 124 (SB124). Originally, the bill would…

South Carolina Bill Takes on Asset Forfeiture, Closes Federal Loophole

South Carolina Bill Takes on Asset Forfeiture, Closes Federal Loophole

COLUMBIA, S.C. (March 17, 2017) – A bill introduced in the South Carolina House would reform the state’s asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction. The legislation also takes on federal forfeiture programs by banning prosecutors from circumventing state laws by passing cases off to the feds in…

A New Day At the Tulsa Jail

A New Day At the Tulsa Jail

by David van Risseghem  Tulsa – I’ve been very busy the past few weeks. As well as being an activist and journalist, I am an advocate for a better public policy on mental illness. It is a huge issue with massive needs. But we measure success in baby steps. The Tulsa County Jail’s new mental health unit is one of those baby steps.   As a member of NAMI Tulsa, I reached out to Sheriff Regalado and his medical staff(Turnkey) about the matter and we offe […]

D.C. Dairy Lobbying Organizations Trying to Kill Bill to Legalize Raw Milk in Montana

D.C. Dairy Lobbying Organizations Trying to Kill Bill to Legalize Raw Milk in Montana

HELENA, Mont. (March 17, 2017) –  Deep-pocketed national organizations representing big dairy have thrown their political clout behind efforts to kill a bill that would legalize limited raw milk sales in Montana Last week, the National Milk Producers Federation and the International Dairy Foods Association sent a 26-page document to members of the Senate Agriculture, Livestock and…