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Saturday, August 02, 2014

Sixty six of the 83 tickets written for marijuana violations in Seattle were issued by a single cop, according to a new biannual report on marijuana law enforcement issued by the Seattle police department. The cop added notes to some tickets that called City Attorney Peter Holmes "Petey," declared the state of Washington's voter-enacted changes to marijuana laws as "silly" and said the cop flipped a coin when deciding who to cite. The unnamed officer has been taken off patrol as the matter is investigated. read more


he U.S. House approved along party lines a $694 million emergency spending bill authored by Republicans to address the ongoing immigration crisis along the southwest U.S. border. The legislative package passed 223-189 and includes funds to boost border security, provide for more immigration judges and National Guard troops, and provide aid to house and care for the thousands of undocumented minors held at the border. However, it faces opposition from Senate Democrats and the White House so Friday's vote was largely a political exercise. read more


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