Major drug bust in affluent Georgia homes yields $7M in marijuana, 9 arrests, officials say

The basements in six Georgia homes were converted into indoor greenhouses for marijuana production, cops say.

 (Hall County’s MANS)

Georgia police discovered a “highly” sophisticated indoor pot operation in a Gainesville home, where a basement was converted into a greenhouse holding more than 500 marijuana plants, officials told Fox News.

“The photos really don’t do it justice,” Lt. Dan Scalia, who is in charge of the Hall County Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad, told Fox News on Thursday. “Some

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Hurricane Irma: Minorities make up 66% of county’s curfew arrests

Attorney Glen Torcivia, who represents numerous small cities in Palm Beach County, defended Broward County’s city-by-city method, saying it’s their right. “It all goes back to, ‘The government closest to the people serves the people best,’” he said, quoting Thomas Jefferson. “Each city is an independent political body.”

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Silent Sam UNC Chapel Hill Protest Nets 3 Arrests

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Silent Sam at UNC Chapel Hill Protest Nets 3 Arrests

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4 more charged for Durham Confederate statue vandalism; 8 total arrests made

— Four more people were arrested and charged Thursday for vandalizing a Confederate statue earlier this week, bringing the total number of arrests to eight.

Three of the new arrests came during a morning rally where protesters dressed all in black gathered at the Durham courthouse in support of the people charged earlier in the case. Speakers at the rally said they had gathered to get the Durham County Sheriff’s Office to drop the charges and to advocate for the removal of all Confederate statues.

Authorities on Thursday morning charged Aaron Alexander Caldwell, 24, Raul Mauro Arce Jimenez, 26, and Elena Everett, 36.

On Thursday afternoon, Taylor Alexander Jun Cook, 24, surrendered to the Durham County Sheriff’s Office.

Everett said that she does not have any regrets about her involvement in vandalizing the statue, despite the charges against her.

“The lawmakers in North Carolina have made it impossible to take those things down legally. Communities have the right to remove symbols of racism and white supremacy from their community,” Everett said. “I hope people all across the south look at Durham as an example.”

Other protesters tried to surrender for the destruction of the statue, the sheriff’s office said, but authorities turned them

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NJ cops: Stop wasting our money on absurd pot arrests | Editorial

An alarming new report from the American Civil Liberties Union found New Jersey is arresting more people than ever for possession of marijuana – crazy, given that we’re on the cusp of legalization.
Our cops arrest someone for possession every 22 minutes, on average. The arrests rose sharply under Gov. Christie’s watch, worth remembering when we credit him with a more enlightened approach to drug enforcement. Some of these stories make you want to scream.
Lee, a father and professional wedding singer from Newark, saw police chasing someone in an alley on Halloween and asked if everything was OK. Moments later, they burst into his apartment with rifles and dogs, threw him and his wife –  a public school employee –  to the ground, and ripped through their bedroom; only to arrest them for having less than 1 ounce of pot.

N.J. is arresting more people for marijuana than ever, ACLU report finds
He spent a few days cleaning at a church to fulfill his sentence of community service. “It was traumatizing,” he said, adding, “I’m a functioning member of society. I support my family. I don’t see it as any different from coming home and having

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Armed and dangerous suspect caught, bringing total to 5 arrests

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – A man who police consider armed and dangerous was able to elude police Wednesday morning. His arrest was announced Friday morning.

At about 10 a.m., someone called police who noticed several wanted people armed with weapons. When police arrived in the 400 block of Iowa Avenue, they found a stolen motorcycle in the area. The neighborhood is near E. Platte Avenue and N. Union Boulevard.

As police approached a nearby home where the suspects were located, authorities say Nathaniel Marquez “rapidly fled the area” in a stolen white Ford Focus. Detectives tried to find the vehicle, but say Marquez got away. On Friday, his arrest was announced. Police also tweeted his mugshot.

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JUST IN: Boynton chief to hold news conference about police arrests

The complaints says Harris — who’s not related to Byron Harris — along with Brown and Ryan, “while acting under color of law and aiding and abetting on another, assaulted J.B. during a traffic stop, by kicking and repeatedly striking J.B. with a closed fist, and by electroshocking J.B. with an X26 Taser, a dangerous weapon; all of which resulted in bodily injury, and thereby willfully deprived J.B. of the right, secured and protected by the Constitution and laws of the United States, to be free from unreasonable seizures by one acting under color of law.”

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