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3 Horrendous U.S. Mass Shootings Far Worse Than Vegas

As the death toll continued to rise from the Las Vegas shooting, media outlets were quick to call it “the deadliest shooting in U.S. history.” However, that title was soon changed to “the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history,” as tales of past mass shootings on American soil were unearthed.

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Mexico Just Legalized Medical Pot Nationwide, Leaving America in the Dust

As a growing number of individual states in the U.S. stand up to the federal government on marijuana prohibition, Mexico legalized medical marijuana nationwide on Monday.

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How the DEA Triggered the Massacre of an Entire Mexican Town

The 2011 massacre carried out by the Zetas drug cartel in Allende, Mexico was a shocking reminder of the brutality of the black market, which thrives under governmental drug prohibition. The war on drugs does nothing to actually reduce drug supply or consumption, but it does keep the police state and cartels thriving, perhaps most notably the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

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Drug War Outrage: Students Sue After Entire High School Illegally Groped and Molested by Cops

Worth County, GA — Violated children and furious parents have just filed a massive lawsuit after the Worth County Sheriff’s office conducted an illegal search of 900 students — in the name of the war on drugs. The rights-violating intrusive and aggressive patdowns and drug dog searches at the school yielded absolutely nothing.

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Police Deaths Up This Year, But Not From War on Cops

Law Enforcement Officer deaths by firearm are down slightly through May 20th, as compared to this time last year. In 2016, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), 18 officers were killed by firearms.

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Paradigm Shift: Police Chief Quits Job After 16 Years to Grow Pot

Hancock, MD — Police Chief T.J. Buskirk recently resigned from the Hancock police department after 16 years and will be taking a new job at a very unlikely place. The former chief will be taking a job with Harvest of Maryland LLC, a marijuana firm that will be breaking ground in his town very soon. Buskirk is quitting the police force to work for a company that grows pot — a plant that has lands tens of thousands of Maryland residents behind bars each year.

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1 Year Per Gram: Man Gets Insane 18-Year Prison Sentence for Weed, Judge Furious

Louisiana just proved how cruel the drug war can be, as the state’s Supreme Court upheld an 18-year prison sentence without possibility of parole – for possessing 18 grams of cannabis. In 2014, Gary Howard was convicted of “marijuana possession with intent to distribute” and a Caddo parish judge handed down the harsh sentence, labeling him as a “habitual offender” for a 2008 firearm possession conviction.

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Cannabis Use in U.S. So High, Police Departments Now Allow Recent Potheads to Be Cops

The Free Thought Project interviewed Jamie (last name withheld) who said he’d always wanted to become a police officer since leaving the Marines after the first Gulf War. But, he said, he had one obstacle to overcome before joining the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in North Carolina. He’d smoked weed while in high school and, at the time, his past use of the plant prevented him from becoming a police officer. Fast-forward 20 years, and Jamie may now want to consider moving to Maryland if he wants to continue his dreams of becoming an officer of the peace. That’s because the Mid-Atlantic state has relaxed its longstanding policy toward marijuana use.

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In One Year, Opiates Killed Ten Times as Many Americans as ALL Terror Attacks in Last 20 Years

Safety of the people and security of the nation should be priority number one for any leader who wishes to have a successful tenure in office, perhaps even multiple terms — and the President of the United States is no exception to this model.

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Officers Deprive Man Water in Solitary for 7 Days And Dehydrate Him to Death

There’s very little doubt among critics as to whether or not solitary confinement is torture. Nevertheless, the practice continues throughout many of the nation’s prisons. But when solitary confinement is combined with deprivation of the basic necessities of life, like water, a murder can take place. That’s what many people are calling what happened at the Milwaukee County Jail to Terrill Thomas.

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DEA Just Admitted It Lets Drugs Into Communities & Pushes Them on Citizens

When Richard Nixon decided to bring the War on Drugs into full force, he signed Reorganization Plan No. 2, in 1973, which established the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). For decades, the DEA has carried out a war on people as it enforces the senseless, unjust prohibition of arbitrary substances.

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Cops Forced to Apologize, Give Back Pot After Raiding Man’s Home Over His Medicine

In the sad saga of the War on Drugs, police carry out countless raids on the homes of people who’ve committed victimless “crimes” of possessing substances deemed illegal by the State. So the rare times this injustice can be flung back in the face of authorities, it’s cause for celebration.

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Gang Of Thieves: DEA Stole $3.2 Billion In Cash From Innocent People In Only A Decade

A bombshell report from the Inspector General (IG) at the Department of Justice has exposed the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for the colossal thieves they are. According to the report, DEA seized more than $4 billion in cash from people since 2007, but $3.2 billion of the seizures were never connected to any criminal charges. That figure does not even include the seizure of cars and electronics.

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SWAT Cops Raid Man’s Home over $100 in Pot, Shoot at Him 57 Times, Paralyze Him, Then Lie About It

Radley Balko, of the Washington Post, writes a regular column for the newspaper called “The Watch.” Author of Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces,” Balko blogs about criminal justice, the drug war, and civil liberties. In one of his latest pieces on badge abuses, the author addressed, once again, the near homicide of a low-level Myrtle Beach, South Carolina drug dealer (Julian Betton) at the hands of police. Here’s his summary of the incident.

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Analysis Shows Pot Will NOT Kill You, But Cops Arresting You For It Definitely Can

While an embarrassing number of Americans still swallow the drug war’s laughably fictitious marijuana prohibition propaganda, SWAT raids to confiscate the plant ludicrously deemed illegal by the State kill people at an exponentially higher rate than weed, itself.

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New Study Shows Legal Weed Far Better Than Drug War at Stopping Opioid Overdose Epidemic

There’s one thing that appears to be saving more lives during the opioid epidemic than anything else – medical cannabis. While government touts meaningless attempts at addressing the problem – paying lip service to the people while protecting Big Pharma’s profits and filling jails – people are saving themselves by turning to an ancient plant.

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WATCH: Cops Terrorize, Taser, Kidnap High School Kid Because They Smelled Weed

Suffolk County, NY — If there is one thing that will ensure your assault, kidnapping, severe injury, and/or death in New York — it’s cops who think you might be in possession of a plant. A dramatic video from Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School in Suffolk County this week provides a perfect example of this claim.

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British Medical Journal: College Teens Who Smoke Pot Are Smarter Than Their Non-Smoking Peers

A curious new study published in the British Medical Journal finds that students who perform better in academia are more likely to use cannabis. They are also more likely to drink alcohol but less likely to smoke cigarettes.

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Houston Defies State Law, Refuses to Arrest People for Pot, State GOP Furious

On March 1, Harris County and the city of Houston will take an historic step toward freedom and common sense. District Attorney Kim Ogg is rolling out the Misdemeanor Marijuana Diversion Program, effectively decriminalizing low-level possession of cannabis.

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This Program To Help Addicts Instead of Jail Them Is So Effective 200 Police Departments Have Adopted It

The problem of the war on drugs can be summed up in one phrase – it’s a war on people. While far too many cops gladly take part in this war to profit from civil asset forfeiture or to perpetuate the oppression of minorities, some are taking a decidedly different approach and it’s working.

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DEA Just Quietly Removed Document About Marijuana Health Risks From Website

The Drug Enforecment Agency (DEA) quietly removed a 45-page document from its website which had long been criticized for stating inaccuracies and making false statements about cannabis.

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Trump’s Drug War to ‘Help Police’ Only Puts More Cops in Danger, Enriches Cartels

Just after swearing in Alabama drug warrior Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, President Trump signed three new executive orders to pursue a ‘law and order’ agenda. One order seeks to protect police from violence, setting up a prelude to mandatory minimum sentencing and expanded definitions of crime.

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WATCH: Former Cop With Parkinson's Tries Cannabis Treatment for First Time

Over the past couple of years, The Free Thought Project has reported on many amazing examples of medical cannabis helping people who suffer from debilitating conditions. Numerous videos exist of children’s seizures stopping almost instantly after a dose of cannabis oil.

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Oregon Sets Massive Precedent - Refuses to Enforce THC Blood Limit for Driving

There’s a lot to be said for states that have legalized recreational and/or medical cannabis, but even Colorado and Washington have one problem – arbitrary blood-THC limits which imply a driver is impaired.

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As Cops Keep Going After Pot, the Three Deadliest Drugs Are All Legal

While certain members of the mainstream media are fixated on President Donald Trump’s tweets, one story written by MSM may have flown under the radar. The Free Thought Project has consistently reported the safety of marijuana, its uses, and its benefits. However, the federal government, state governments, and local governments, all continue to lock away otherwise law abiding citizens for using, and sharing marijuana. Now, one member of the mainstream media is starting to sound a lot like The Free Thought Project. Vox, in the article, “The 3 Deadliest Drugs in America Are Legal”, written by German Lopez, tells the truth about legal substances which are killing people left and right.

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Woman Changes Mind About Becoming Cop After Being Sexually Assaulted During Drug Search

According to a report from The Riverfront Times, a St. Louis Metropolitan Police Officer performed an unauthorized vaginal cavity search of a female suspect, all while another cop was watching.

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20 Years for 3 Pills – Cops Entrap Teen in Cruel Online Dating Scam Preying on Loneliness

A year-and-a-half ago, several Monroe County, TN police departments set up an elaborate drug sting to take down what the police perceived to be known drug dealers in the area. The message they wanted to send, according to Sherriff Tommy Jones II was, “If you are involved in any type of drug activity…you will find yourself in prison. This will not be tolerated.”

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State Crafts Radical Bill to Free Pot Users from Jail After Vote for Legal Weed - Cops are Furious

Massachusetts was one of four states to legalize recreational cannabis at the ballot box Nov. 8, and some lawmakers are taking the cause of freedom even further. Sen. Jamie Eldridge is working to craft a bill that would free some of those in jail for cannabis possession and sales, as well as expunge their records.

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Despite Being Illegal in Most of the US, Legal Pot Sales Booming More than Dot-Com Era

Legal cannabis sales have exploded in North America, experiencing unprecedented 30 percent growth in 2016, totaling a massive $6.7 billion — a greater and faster economic boom than even the oft-heralded dot-com era.

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UK Reclassifies CBD Oil as Medicine Just as America Puts It in Class With Heroin

After the DEA moved to further constrain Americans’ access to medically miraculous CBD oil by classifying it alongside heroin and cocaine, Britain chose compassion and common sense — and just classified cannabidiol (CBD) as a medicine.

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Texas Jury Sends a Message to SWAT Raid Cops, Finds Man Not Guilty for Shooting Three of Them

Corpus Christi, TX — Ray Rosas is a free man tonight after a jury of his peers found him not guilty of shooting three Corpus Christi police officers on February 19, 2015. On that day, early in the morning, CCPD executed a no-knock search warrant, forcing entry into the home without first knocking and announcing they were the police.

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