Cuomo Corners Chronic Cannabis Conviction Conundrum, Clearing Currently Condemned Andrew’s Administration Affirms Albany’s Application Amending Ancient and Abusive Act New York lawmakers attempted to correct the state’s archaic marijuana laws and their effect on minority communities, but failed to do anything that actually protects the populations. While the efforts to legalize recreational marijuana use failed,…

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The cost of war is great, both during and after the fighting ends. When our veterans return home heroes, it is easy to overlook the toll that service has taken upon them. Approximately half of our veterans that returned from Iraq and Afghanistan are currently diagnosed with PTSD (1 in 5), addiction (1 in 6),…

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Is flipping the bird illegal? According to the First Amendment, it is in fact protected and not illegal. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Cincinnati ruled the officer who gave a driver a speeding ticket in 2017, and then amended the ticket for a more serious offense upon her driving away and flipping…

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“Fines have played a dark role in this nation’s history.” –Justice Ginsburg. Recently, the Supreme Court has implemented limits on the ability of state and localities to keep private property used during the time a crime was committed. A crime committed by a small-time drug offender shined a light on the question of the federal…

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Whether police body camera footage should be subject to public disclosure or not raises concern for the New York Police Department. The Appellate Division panel rejected a police union’s argument that allowing the public to view the camera footage constitutes personnel record and puts the police officers’ safety and privacy at jeopardy. Media outlets such…

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“One should not be stigmatized with a criminal record by virtue of the fact they were born too early.” –DA William Fitzpatrick. If marijuana is going to be legal in the state of New York in the near future, why should someone have their life impacted by a pot conviction that happened when it was…

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New York employers and recovering drug addicts can both benefit from the new legislation that that will provide businesses with credits of up to $2,000 for each qualified employee in 2020. Sponsored by Assemblyman Billy Jones, D-Chateaugay, the tax credit will act as an incentive to encourage those who are recovering to stay sober, as…

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