Thursday, April 16, 2015

MB: Courthouse slugging, pot still Schedule 1, and are the police to blame?

Posted By on Thu, Apr 16, 2015 at 9:34 AM


HERE

Harlan Douglass, a well-known Spokane developer, allegedly socked somebody in the County Courthouse hallway. He was booked on suspicion of third degree assault in the Spokane County Jail. (Spokesman-Review) 

An inmate and his fiancee are accused of smuggling marijuana into Airway Heights Corrections Center. (Spokesman-Review) 

Recently approved rezoning rules will allow three more 100-person tent cities in Seattle. (Seattle Weekly) 

Seattle Zoo sends two of its elephants to Oklahoma City. (HeraldNet) 

THERE 

Al-Qaida captures major airport and oil terminal in Yemen. (Yahoo via AP) 

"Stores of love, life, death in high court gay marriage case." (New York Times via AP)

Pot activists disappointed after a federal judge declined to remove pot from Schedule 1 list of most dangerous drugs. (Los Angeles Times) 

YouTube star Humza Arshad helps London's metro police combat the Islamic State extremist ideology. (Los Angeles Times)

MAGAZINES ARE AWESOME AND YOU SHOULD READ THEM 

The incomparable Ta-Nehisi Coates on "The Myth of Police Reform" and the sometimes unreasonable tasks we ask police to do. (The Atlantic)

Ain't No Sunshine When He's Gone: "Bill Withers: The soul man who walked away." (Rolling Stone) 

TIME published an article explaining why Hillary Clinton is at the perfect presidential age because she's on the other side of menopause. (And an Onion article about presidential ED is probably forthcoming) (TIME)  

A band of teen wrestlers built a multimillion dollar empire smuggling OxyContin. (Rolling Stone) 


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