Most cops say marijuana laws should be relaxed. A Pew Research Center survey of nearly 8,000 police officers finds that more than two-thirds of them say that marijuana use should be legal for either personal or medical use. The nationally representative survey of law enforcement, one of the largest of its kind, found that 32 percent of police officers said marijuana should be legal for medical and recreational use, while 37 percent said it should be legal for medical use only. Another 30 percent said that marijuana should not be legal at all. Police are more conservative than the general public on the issue. Among all Americans, Pew found that 49 percent supported recreational marijuana, 35 percent supported medical marijuana only, and 15 percent said the drug should not be legal. Pew also found a generational divide among cops on the marijuana issue, although not as large as the one that exists among the general public.
Law enforcement groups have often been among the staunchest opponents of marijuana legalization measures. Woman, denied abortion while in jail, sues Tennessee sheriff. Case files: Inmate access to abortions Court rulings in several states have created a patchwork when it comes to what jail and prison administrators are required to do when a woman inmate requests an abortion. Here's a look at four of the cases that presented that question. Video by Stacey Barchenger / The Tennessean. Wochit A Tennessee sheriff is named in a civil lawsuit after he denied a 29-year-old inmate access to an abortion, saying the woman's life was not in danger and her pregnancy was not the result of a crime, according to newly filed court papers.
The woman, Kei'Choura Cathey, was not released until it was too late for the procedure and had the child in April, the court filing says. Her lawsuit alleges Maury County Sheriff Bucky Rowland illegally denied her access to an abortion, which the nation's top court has protected as a woman's right for decades. "The U.S. RELATED: Supreme Court decision on Texas abortions felt in Tennessee The child was born in April. Man jailed for 22 years for stealing a television remote | The Independent. A man who stole a television remote has been sentenced to more than two decades behind bars. Eric Bramwell was found guilty in November and sentenced in January to 22 years imprisonment. The 35-year-old took the remote in August 2015 from the common area of an apartment complex in Wheaton, Illinois, dropping a glove on his way out. Video shows woman ‘steal wedding ring’ from dead grandmother in coffin A DNA sample from the glove matched with Bramwell’s DNA on the state’s database of convicted felons, as reported by the Chicago Tribune.
Prosecutors said that due to his criminal history, he was eligible for 30 years in prison. He allegedly committed similar thefts of other remote and television sets from other nearby apartment complexes. "Mr Bramwell’s illegal activity and his history have finally caught up with him," state attorney Robert Berlin said. "Regardless of what was stolen, Mr Bramwell repeatedly thumbed his nose at the law. "That’s not how it works, as Mr Bramwell has now found out. " Indian police accused of mass rape during operation | India News | Al Jazeera. India's human rights watchdog said more than a dozen tribal women were raped by police in restive Chhattisgarh state with the victims' lawyer slamming authorities over delays in arresting the accused.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said on Sunday at least 16 women were "victims of rape, sexual and physical assault" after it concluded an investigation into reports that police attacked several villages in Bijapur district in the central Indian state during an operation against communist rebels in October 2015. "Prima-facie, human rights of the victims have been grossly violated by the security personnel of the government of Chhattisgarh, for which the state government is vicariously liable," the government commission said in a statement.
READ MORE: Nepal - A costly constitution NHRC said it was in the process of recording the testimonies of 20 more victims who were allegedly sexually assaulted during the incident. READ MORE: Nepal - The Maoist dream Source: News agencies. Japan pulls envoy to South Korea over comfort women dispute. South Korea expressed regret Friday regarding Japan’s recall of its ambassador to Seoul over a new statue dedicated to so-called comfort women, urging Tokyo not to let the issue derail progress in bilateral relations.
Japan announced earlier on Friday it was temporarily recalling Ambassador to South Korea Yasumasa Nagamine in protest over the erection last week of the statue outside the Japanese consulate in the country’s southern port city of Busan. The ministry spokesman said in the statement that even if there are difficult issues, the two governments must continue to foster bilateral relations based on trust. Japan has called for the immediate removal of the statue, which features a barefooted young girl sitting on a chair, representing women procured for the Japanese military’s wartime brothels before and during World War II.
A similar statue was erected outside the Japanese Embassy in Seoul in 2011. Irish leader doesn’t regret calling Trump “racist and dangerous” In the run-up to Election 2016, Taoiseach Enda Kenny called Donald Trump “a racist and a bigot” on the floor of the Irish parliament. RollingNews.ie In the run-up to Election 2016, Taoiseach Enda Kenny accused Donald Trump of racism on the floor of the Irish parliament. He now says he doesn’t regret it, despite being one of the first global leaders to speak with the President-elect following his victory. Until the end of May of last year, Kenny had taken a largely conciliatory approach to Trump’s controversial campaign and divisive remarks, telling RTE that Trump had made “provocative remarks,” but that some of them had been “rowed back on.” However, on May 31, when pressed by Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin and Anti-Austerity People Before Profit’s Richard Boyd Barrett during a Dáil (Irish parliament) session about the Irish government’s intentions should Trump be elected president, Kenny took a harder stance.
“Mr. Asked now if he regrets those remarks, Kenny said he did not. "I don't. Cannabis ingredient to be classed as medicine in UK. Products that contain a cannabis-based ingredient called cannabidiol, or CBD, are to be classed as medicines by the UK medicines regulator from this year. The Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said it had looked at CBD because a number of manufacturing companies had been making "overt medicinal claims" about products. Gerald Heddel, director of inspection and enforcement at the agency, told Sky News: "The change really came about with us offering an opinion that CBD is in fact a medicine, and that opinion was based on the fact that we noted that people were making some quite stark claims about serious diseases that could be treated with CBD.
" He said that a review of the evidence showed that "it was clear that people are using this product with the understandable belief that it will actually help". Cannabis has two key ingredients - THC and CBD. The THC gets you stoned, and it can also make you anxious and psychotic. Louise Bostock's daughter Jayla has brain damage. China upset at name change of de facto Japan embassy in Taiwan. Kim Jong Un orders North Koreans to celebrate his grandmother on Christmas. U.S., Canada ban offshore drilling in Arctic waters. President Barack Obama on Tuesday designated the bulk of U.S. -owned waters in the Arctic Ocean and certain areas in the Atlantic Ocean as indefinitely off limits to future oil and gas leasing. The White House announced the actions in conjunction with the government of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, which also placed a moratorium on new oil and gas leasing in its Arctic waters, subject to periodic review.
"Today, President Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau are proud to launch actions ensuring a strong, sustainable and viable Arctic economy and ecosystem, with low-impact shipping, science based management of marine resources, and free from the future risks of offshore oil and gas activity," the statement read. U.S. The move helps put some finishing touches on Obama's environmental legacy while also testing president-elect Donald Trump's promise to unleash the nation's untapped energy reserves. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tours a tugboat in Vancouver harbour on Tuesday. Russian ambassador to Ankara Andrey Karlov dies after gun attack. Russian Ambassador to Ankara Andrey Karlov was killed on Monday following an attack by an unidentified gunman during the opening of an art exhibition in the Turkish capital.
The assailant was 'killed' during an operation by special forces at the scene, the Contemporary Art Gallery in Ankara's central Çankaya district. Karlov was taken to hospital immediately after being shot at least eight times, several other people were also wounded in the attack. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and briefed him about the fatal shooting of Karlov, Turkish president's spokesperson said.
Russian officials initially said that the attack was carried out by a radical extremist. The Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson said following the death of Karlov that the country considers the attack as a "terrorist act. " "When the ambassador was delivering a speech, a tall man wearing a suit fired into the air and then took aim at the ambassador," a witness said. 8 of 10 Filipinos fear getting killed in drug war. About 85 percent of Filipinos are ‘satisfied’ with the antidrug campaign of the Duterte administration despite 78 percent of them fearing that they could fall victim to extrajudicial killing. That was the result of the latest Social Weather Station survey done from Dec. 3 to 6, 2016. INQUIRER FILE Nearly 8 out of 10 adult Filipinos are worried that they, or someone they know, would fall victim to extrajudicial killing amid the ongoing antidrug campaign of the Duterte administration, the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed.
A total of 78 percent of 1,500 respondents asked in the nationwide SWS survey expressed worry that they or someone they know would be killed. The results of the study done from Dec. 3 to 6 first came out of BusinessWorld. It had a margin of error of + or – 3 percentage points. Despite the high incidence of worry, 85 percent of the respondents said they were satisfied with the government’s war on drugs. For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us. A black woman was accused of stealing — so this Victoria’s Secret kicked out all black customers. At first there was outrage. Kimberly Houzah told everyone watching her Facebook Live video to boycott Victoria’s Secret. She pledged to call the store’s corporate headquarters and report the racist behavior she’d just been subjected to. She told her friends that she’ll never set foot inside the store again, even if “I’m down to my last pair of drawers.”
Then, she began to sob. “I just, you’re kidding me,” she says, wiping tears, searching for words. “I already didn’t need to be spending the money, but I’m like, you know — I’m going to treat myself . . . and I got to come down here and deal with this B.S.” Houzah, 27, a traveling nurse from Calhoun County, Ala., detailed most of the experience — and the effect it had on her — in the Facebook Live post, which has been viewed more than a million times since Wednesday. [‘Learn your manners,’ a white man wrote to his black neighbor. On Thursday she was shopping at Quintard Mall in Oxford, Ala. Read more: ‘You’re helping her? DVD-based Clean Room for PGP and PKI. There is increasing interest in computer security these days and more and more people are using some form of PKI, whether it is signing Git tags, signing packages for a GNU/Linux distribution or just signing your emails. There are also more home networks and small offices who require their own in-house Certificate Authority (CA) to issue TLS certificates for VPN users (e.g.
StrongSWAN) or IP telephony. Back in April, I started discussing the PGP Clean Room idea (debian-devel discussion and gnupg-users discussion), created a wiki page and started development of a script to build the clean room ISO using live-build on Debian. Keeping the master keys completely offline and putting subkeys onto smart cards and other devices dramatically lowers the risk of mistakes and security breaches. Using a read-only DVD to operate the clean-room makes it convenient and harder to tamper with. Trying it out in VirtualBox Ready to use today Getting involved. Facebook, WhatsApp cookies: Why the fight over your data privacy is far from over.
It might seem that Facebook's win shows that European courts have little power in policing the digital privacy rights of their citizens in the face of large tech companies. But the Belgian and European privacy regulators continue to defend their strict consumer data-privacy rules against large tech companies. In late September, the German privacy regulator in Hamburg ordered Facebook to cease collecting and storing the data of users of internet messaging company WhatsApp.
Iranian child bride to be put to death after giving birth to stillborn baby | The Independent. A child bride is facing execution for the murder of her husband after giving birth to a stillborn baby in prison. Zeinab Sokian was sentenced to death in 2012 when she just 17 for allegedly murdering her husband in her village in northern Iran. Under Iranian law, murder carries the death penalty but pregnant women cannot be executed.
Play Video Close This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Social experiment reveals people's reactions to seeing a child bride Ms Sokian, who was just 15 when she first got married, was pregnant from a relationship she formed with a fellow prisoner while in prison but delivered the stillborn child on 30 September. Now Iranian authorities have told her she will be executed in the next couple of weeks as she is no longer pregnant. During her trial the court had disregarded her testimony that she had been frequently beaten and abused by her husband, Human Rights Watch reported.
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Jaber Albakr, a 22-year-old refugee, had been on the run and the subject of a nationwide manhunt since Saturday, when he fled an apartment in Chemnitz, near the Czech border, just as police stormed it. Authorities said they found a cache of explosives and other bomb-making material inside the apartment. Albakr was taken to Dresden, the capital of Saxony state, and charged with being an accomplice in preparations for a major act of violence. "The actions of the suspect point towards an IS connection,” Joerg Michaelis, president of the Saxony state crime office, said at a news conference. Michaelis said the suspect had approached a fellow Syrian at the Leipzig train station shortly before 1 a.m. Paedophile caught with 137,000 indecent pictures of children spared jail so he can start family. Google Chrome without Google - The Geek Info. Mall of America takes bold stand by closing on Thanksgiving. Mall of America takes bold stand by closing on Thanksgiving.
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