High school kids. Doing drugs!
A 23-year-old female undercover agent posed as a student at Milford High School. The investigation culminated Friday with the arrest of 16 students on drug-trafficking charges. Twelve are juveniles.
is running 20 - 1 in favor of the sting.
Sandy Howdyshell, a 34-year-old Milford graduate who has an elementary school student in the district, said she was undecided on the school district's $108.6 million bond issue that will appear on ballots May 3 - until she heard about the undercover investigation... "I think it was a brilliant idea to put an undercover cop in the high school," Howdyshell said. "This event certainly has made an impact in my eyes. Now I know I'll be voting to support Milford schools."
NORML Releases "Most Comprehensive Analysis Of US Marijuana Arrest Data To Date"
Among the reports' findings:
* The enforcement of state and local marijuana laws annually costs US taxpayers an estimated $7.6 billion, approximately $10,400 per arrest.
* While adult African Americans account for only 8.8% of the US population and 11.9% of annual marijuana users, they comprise 23% of all marijuana possession arrests in the United States.
The Supreme Court, in a 6-2 decision Monday, ruled that police do not violate the Fourth Amendment
when they use a drug-detecting dog to locate illegal drugs in the trunk of a car during a legal traffic stop. The decision
, and dissents from Ginsburg
A slim majority of sampled economists favor drug decriminalization, according to this .pdf article
in the newly-launched Econ Journal Watch
. Via Marginal Revolution.