Chronicle AM: NJ Legal Pot Vote on Monday, Houston Police Tighten No-Knock Warrants, More... (3/22/19)

New Jersey legislators will vote on pot legalization on Monday, but the votes aren't quite there yet; Illinois legislators want to slow down on pot legalization, Houston cops restrict no-knock search warrants, and more.

In the wake of a deadly drug raid, Houston police are restricting the use of no-knock search warrants. (Creative Commons)
Marijuana Policy

Illinois House Majority Wants to Slow Down on Legalization. A majority of House members have signed on as cosponsors of a resolution to slow down the process of legalizing marijuana in the state. Sixty of 118 House members signed on to the resolution, which calls for more time to study the social impact of legalization and results from other states. A legalization bill will likely be introduced next month and could be voted on as early as May.

Montana Poll Has Narrow Majority for Legalization.  A University of Montana big Sky poll has support for marijuana legalization at 51%. About 80% of Democrats supported it, but only 33% of Republicans did.

New Jersey Legalization Vote Count Goes Down to Wire. The legislature is set to vote on a legalization bill, A 4497/S 2703, on Monday, and it's not clear yet whether it will pass. As of today, Gov. Phil Murphy (D) and legislative leaders say they are still a handful of votes short, but expect heavy lobbying to be going on between now and Monday morning.

Law Enforcement

Houston Police Announce Restrictions on No-Knock Search Warrants. In the wake of a February drug raid that left two civilians dead, the Houston Police have announced that any no-knock drug warrants must be signed off on by a district court judge. That would be after the request for the warrant is approved by the police chief or his designated representative, and only SWAT team members will execute those warrants.

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Illinois House gets too high; suffers from paranoia!

Illinois House: "Oh. My. God.  I am so high right now!  I'm freaking out!!"

The Citizenry: "Calm down.  It's just pot.  You're fine."

Illinois House: "This is a fucking emergency, man!!  We gotta do something!  Enact a law!  Market a perception!  Trample some civil liberties!  Something!!  Holy fucking shit!!"

The Citizenry: "Dude!  Sit your ass down!  You're making a scene!"

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FUCK THAT ASS-CLOWN TRUMP

Reefer Madness was, and is, a bunch of fucking lies told by a bunch of fucking liars.

Republican "alternative facts" are no different.

Piss on the Barr Report.  Trump is GUILTY AS FUCK!!

The Republican party is a fringe party of white supremacist pussies, ignorant blowhards, nutjobs, and Nazis.

The Democrats, from liberal to conservative, represent the entire political spectrum, from corporate sell-outs like Bloomberg and Schultz, to visionaries like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, and Elizabeth Warren.  Bernie, of course, has been right all along.

Hey --- there's just no getting around it! If you support Trump, knowing the evil that he, and Putin, and the GOP do, then you are simply a shitty person.

Bill Maher got it right... If you want to know what the Republicans will do in any given situation, there is a principle: it will be the nastiest "dick move" possible, every time.

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Is it "visionary" to imagine good healthcare for Americans?

Do you really need to be "a visionary" to imagine things like good -- and safe -- schools, good Healthcare, a living wage, and clean drinking water?  These things are the basic fundamentals of a civilized society!

Trump is trying to take away YOURS AND MINE Healthcare!  Again!  Since they couldn't commit the crime via Congress, the Republicans are now trying to do it through the courts.

Understand this: Trump doesn't work FOR America.  He works AGAINST America.

Trump is fascist.  Trump is neo-Hitler. (Except, Hitler was intelligent.  While Trump is a pure dumbfuck who stares directly at a solar eclipse without eye protection!  We have a photo of him doing exactly that. I mean, that settles the matter... Trump isn't playing dumb, he really is dumb as a rock.  Also, Hitler was a gifted orator, while Trump is virtually unintelligible.  He says stuff like "bing bing" and "boom boom bing," like he's some kind of massive, orange, prehistoric Oompa Loompa.  Also, Hitler volunteered for military service, while Trump lied about made-up bone spurs to avoid the draft.)

On the other hand, I suppose that, when one's neck is under the boot of fascist thugs, as is the situation in which America finds herself right now, one could be forgiven for viewing Civilization itself as "visionary."

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My main criticism of Democrats

Surprised you, didn't I?  Thought I was too partisan?  Ha!  Nope.  Just fully human!

Here is my one overarching criticism of Democrats: A misplaced faith and trust in Corporate America.

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God, Family, Job... That's not good enough!  Be a goddamn American citizen, and protect your freedoms!  VOTE!!  Stop taking pride in the fact that you're a good little corporate fuck; that is not something of which you should be proud.  If anything, it makes you complicit.  So. Just stop being a good little corporate fuck.  At a minimum!

I challenge your perception that after a putting in a long day at work, and doing your daily chores, that your responsibilities are done; so wipe that self-satisfied smile off your face.  You are corporate cattle.  

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