Jim Brown Blows Whistle

     MANHATTAN (CN) – NFL Hall-of-Famer Jim Brown seeks a federal injunction to stop Lelands Collectibles from selling the 1964 NFL Championship Ring that was stolen from him, and which is slated for auction on Friday.

The ‘Obama Act,’ Hey?

     LOS ANGELES (CN) – Four Orange County men used a string of phony businesses to defraud distressed homeowners of millions of dollars, claiming they could save their homes under “the Obama Act,” federal prosecutors said Tues…

Angry Birds

LOS ANGELES – Rovio Entertainment, creator of “Angry Birds,” claims Young Star Toys & Gifts et al. are selling counterfeit knockoffs, in Federal Court.

With Tide Turning For Marijuana, It’s Hard To Find The Opponents

July 23, 2014 10:58:36 am

With more than half of Americans supporting marijuana legalization, and seventeen states plus the District of Columbia eliminating jail time for possession, and medical marijuana okay in nearly half the states, it’s hard to find leaders of anti-marijuana campaigns, says the Washington Post. “Interestingly, whenever we have a debate on TV, we hear the producer asking, ‘Who can we get to debate against marijuana?’ ” says Tony Newman of the reformist Drug Policy Alliance. “It’s unbelievable what’s happened,” says Robert DuPont, a psychiatrist who was the first director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse in the 1970s. “You can’t find anybody to speak on the other side. . . . The leaders in both parties have completely abandoned the issue.”

DuPont and other experts point to research showing that nine percent of marjuana users become addicted, a figure that rises to 16 percent when use begins in teen years. In various studies, weed is linked to lower academic performance, and mental illness and other health problems. The pro-marijuana movement bats back such findings by citing the devastating results of alcohol and tobacco dependency and abuse and the palliative effects of marijuana as medicine. Backed by deep-pocketed funders, the legalizers deploy lobbyists, spokesmen and researchers from well-staffed organizations like the Marijuana Policy Project, the Drug Policy Alliance, Americans for Safe Access and the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML). Says DuPont, 78, “They have a bench 1,000 people deep. . . . We’ve got Kevin Sabet.” Sabet, 35, testified before the Senate against drug legalization when he was 17 and now runs an anti-pot-legalization group called Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM). Based in Cambridge, Ma., Sabet says he commits “100-plus hours a week” to raising the alarm.

Report: SWAT responding after officer-involved shooting

Report: SWAT responding after officer-involved shootingOrlando SentinelReport: SWAT responding after officer-involved shooting. print. Staff Writer. 10:51 a.m. EDT, July 23, 2014. A SWAT unit is responding right now after reports of an officer-involved…

  July 23, 2014  

Robbery

Incidents listed are selected by the Officer In Charge of each shift that may have significant public interest.
Incidents listed are not inclusive of all incidents. Requests for information can be directed to the MPD Records Unit: (608) 266-4075.

Incident Report for Case #2014-232597

Incident Type

Robbery

Incident Date

07/20/2014 – 9:00 PM

Address

6300 block Raymond Rd.

Suspect(s)

Male, black, 15-16 years old, short dreadlocks, wearing a white t-shirt and dark short.

Victim(s)

Female, age 43, Madison

Details


A 43-year old Madison woman told police she was walking in the 6300 block of Raymond Rd. Sunday night when several young men peddled up behind her on bicycles. One grabbed her purse and rode off. She said the purse was green with an orange bottom and orange straps. It had a gold colored “G” on its side.  

Released 07/23/2014 at 9:56 AM by PIO Joel DeSpain

Danbury Police Arrest 3 During Harrison Street Drug Bust

Danbury Police Arrest 3 During Harrison Street Drug Bust
The Daily Voice
DANBURY, Conn. — Danbury Police arrested three men on several counts of narcotics possession and intent to sell after a Harrison Street drug bust on Monday, July 21, officials said. Members of Danbury’s Special Investigations Division were executing a …

  July 23, 2014  

Drug bust in Pershing

Drug bust in Pershing
Journal Express
On July 22, 2014, at approximately 2:45 p.m. members of the Mid-Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force with the assistance of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office executed a drug search warrant at 1759 179th Place in Pershing where illegal drugs and drug …

  July 23, 2014  

Cutting Prison Population Doesn’t Increase Crime, Sentencing Project Argues

July 23, 2014 10:28:37 am

Crime trends in a few states that have significantly reduced their prison populations contradict the fear that reducing prison populations will lead to an increase in crime, says the Washington Post, quoting a new report from the Sentencing Project. The report analyzes prisoner counts and crime totals in New York, New Jersey, and California, where both went down over a period of years.

The Post says it’s important to note that crime has been falling all over the U.S. over this same time, for reasons that are not entirely understood. The Sentencing Project points out that declining violent crime rates in New York and New Jersey have actually outpaced the national trend, even as these states have reduced their prison populations through changing law enforcement and sentencing policies. The data don’t say that reducing prison populations reduces crime, but the trends do make it harder to argue the opposite, particularly in the most heavily incarcerated country in the world. As the Sentencing Project puts it, “in the era of mass incarceration, there is a growing consensus that current levels of incarceration place the nation well past the point of diminishing returns in crime control.”