Prosecuted Then, Prioritized Now: LA Brings Social Equity to Marijuana Sellers

For decades, the War on Drugs has operated disproportionately to undercut the economic and citizenship status of U.S. minorities. In giving priority to that war’s victims when it comes to applying for licenses to sell now-legalized marijuana, the LA City Council is helping to right a long-standing wrong.

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An Immigrant, a Found Gun, an Accidental Shooting: Who or What is to Blame?

The Zarate case provides a tragic and glaring example of a common public safety lapse that, in this instance, happened to involve the participation of an immigrant. But the underlying problem would be just as serious in the complete absence of immigrants from the U.S.

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Baltimore Police Vet About to Break Blue Wall of Silence Shot Dead: Dept. Refuses FBI Help in Investigating

It is rare that a police officer is willing to come forward to testify against fellow officers. When the officer in question is shot dead with his own gun the day before such testimony is scheduled, the case is suspicious and troubling — as is the Baltimore P.D.’s refusal of FBI help in investigating the death.

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