victim of war on drugs

Justice for Alex Hill, Removed from Parents for Marijuana and Murdered in Foster Care

Justice for Alex Hill, Removed from Parents for Marijuana and Murdered in Foster Care

Trigger Warning: This article discusses the removal of a child from biological parents for marijuana use, child abuse and the murder of a child while in foster care. Beautiful baby Alexandria Hill was removed from her parent’s custody because they naively admitted to Child Protective Services that they sometimes used marijuana at night, after Alex […]

Oklahoma Police Shoot Possibly Pregnant Teen and Charge Boyfriend with Her Murder

Oklahoma Police Shoot Possibly Pregnant Teen and Charge Boyfriend with Her Murder

If you aren’t familiar with the concept of felony murder laws, you might be shocked by what you’re about to read. Police in Oklahoma readily admit that they shot and killed an innocent 19-year-old girl. However, it’s her boyfriend who is facing criminal charges, not the officer who fatally shot her. Last week, on September […]

Dillon Taylor, Danielle Willard and Michael Brown: What Ties Them All Together

Dillon Taylor, Danielle Willard and Michael Brown: What Ties Them All Together

The shooting death of an unarmed man leads to several days of riots and mayhem in Ferguson, Missouri, while the same type of shooting in Salt Lake City leads essentially to silence.  Why?  Why would Salt Lake City residents not raise up, protest or even riot over an extremely similar situation? Dillon Taylor, a 20 […]

Ohio Man Commits Suicide After Being Busted by Cops for Marijuana Grow

Ohio Man Commits Suicide After Being Busted by Cops for Marijuana Grow

A cannabis prohibition-related standoff in Ashville, Ohio, resulted in the death of one man on Tuesday night. When police moved to arrest Timothy Sturgis, a 42-year-old resident of Pickaway County, they believed he would attempt to defend his home, his marijuana grow operation, and his freedom. He had reportedly stored his firearms by the windows […]

Petition: Free Jeff Mizanskey, Serving Life Without Parole for Marijuana

Petition: Free Jeff Mizanskey, Serving Life Without Parole for Marijuana

There’s a petition on Change.org that has been building momentum. It is a petition requesting clemency from the Governor of Missouri for a man who has been in prison for twenty years and faces life without parole for a non-violent cannabis crime. Jeff Mizanskey was sentenced under Missouri’s harsh three-strikes law. He had been arrested […]