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February 26, 2015
DC legalizes pot in capital, despite threats from Congress

DC legalizes pot in capital, despite threats from Congress

Defied threats from Congress and moved forward Thursday with legalizing possession of marijuana after a voter-approved initiative - Full Story
February 24, 2015

Court nixes Occupy marchers' suit over mass arrest on bridge

Police didn't mislead more than 700 Occupy Wall Street protesters into getting arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge, a federal appeals court decided - Full Story
February 24, 2015

DC moving forward with legal pot use initiative

It will soon be legal to grow small amounts of marijuana at home and smoke it on private property in the nation's capital - Full Story
February 24, 2015
Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal marijuana

Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal marijuana

Anchorage police officers are ready to start handing out $100 fines to make sure taking a toke remains something to be done behind closed doors - Full Story
February 23, 2015

New lawyer to withdraw $25M claim in Wash. OIS

Said claim was premature and the case needs more investigation into the police department's dealing with people who are mentally ill or don't speak English - Full Story
February 20, 2015
Will California's replica gun law work?

Will California's replica gun law work?

Opponents of the new regulations argue the law will do little to prevent mistaken shootings and could actually make things more confusing for officers - Full Story
February 19, 2015

Justice Department may sue Ferguson PD

Preparation for legal action comes as Eric Holder nears an announcement of the DoJ’s findings on police force - Full Story
February 19, 2015

Mo. measure would keep police recordings from public

Video or audio recorded from any device used by a cop — such as one attached to a car, boat or aircraft — would be exempt from state's open records law - Full Story
February 18, 2015

Governor apologizes to India for Ala. use of force incident

57-year-old Sureshbhai Patel was hurt in a confrontation with Madison police while visiting relatives - Full Story
February 17, 2015

Video: Dash cam turned off during Mo. stop of armed man, suit filed

Police spokeswoman said officer who turned off camera "has been recommended" for discipline, but is appealing - Full Story

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