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Largest Fla. county approves citations for pot possession

Largest Fla. county approves citations for pot possession

Lets police issue $100 civil citations or community service hours for possession of up to 20 grams of marijuana - Full Story

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Conn. legislature passes 'Second Chance Society' bill for low-level offenders

The bill emphasizes treatment and redemption over punishment and incarceration for low-level drug offenders - Full Story

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Police commissioner: NYPD can reform itself

In an appeal to proposed regulations, commissioner told City Council goals can be reached through collaboration - Full Story

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Justices uphold use of controversial lethal injection drug

Justices uphold use of controversial lethal injection drug

Trading sharp words on their last day together until the fall, the justices voted 5-4 in a case from Oklahoma that the sedative midazolam can be used in executions - Full Story

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Records of police misconduct can be kept from public, Md. court rules

Raised question of whether citizens have a right to know the outcome and other information about an investigation - Full Story

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Ore. weed legal soon, but not legally sold

Ore. weed legal soon, but not legally sold

The legalization of recreational marijuana on July 1 makes the state the fourth to do so - Full Story

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Judge dismisses suit over Calif OIS

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against three Oxnard police officers involved in the shooting of a mentally ill man in 2012 - Full Story

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Cop killer suggests a conspiracy, sloppy Ga. police work

Cop killer suggests a conspiracy, sloppy Ga. police work

Acting as his own attorney, the defendant cites his persecution was a conspiracy by police - Full Story

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DOJ asks Baltimore residents about police conduct

DOJ asks Baltimore residents about police conduct

Residents who attended the forum at the University of Baltimore Law School broke up into small groups to speak one-on-one with agency attorneys about their experiences with the police - Full Story



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