The numbers are off, but the DEA agrees
Of the 98 top oxycodone-dispensing doctors who used to live in Florida, "today, there are none."
Feds are focused on busting cultivators and distributors -- not simply users
Americans for Safe Access
Judging by a recent vote, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz "thinks it's okay for medical marijuana patients to go to federal prison."
Feds can prosecute, even if they won’t
"Whether the Amendment passes or not, the medical use of marijuana is a federal criminal offense."
Numbers tell a different story
"Homicides against blacks have tripled" since Florida’s "stand your ground" law has been in existence.
Distorts what DOJ team did
"A little-known unit of the Department of Justice, the Community Relations Service, was deployed to Sanford, FL, following the Trayvon Martin shooting to help organize and manage rallies and protests against George Zimmerman."
Justifiable homicides tripled but the reasons require more analysis
Christopher L. Smith
Since Florida passed the "stand your ground" law in 2005, deaths due to self-defense have jumped over 250 percent.
Not at all clear it's related to 'stand your ground'
"We’ve had a dramatic drop in violent crime since this law (‘stand your ground’) has been in effect."
Opposition was limited but vocal
"When we passed (the stand your ground law), we said it portends horrific events when people's lives were put into these situations."
Do private prisons walk the (property) line?
"Private prisons do not chase escaped inmates past the perimeter like the public prisons do, which means more escaped prisoners in our communities."
Ad makers, watch your visuals
Restore Our Future
Says Rick Santorum "voted to let convicted felons vote."
Another reason for a death row backlog
"The facts show that approximately 40 persons on death row have had all of their appellate review completed and await only the governor's signature on a death warrant to end the case."
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