Seattle Mayor, Vermont House Committee Explore Marijuana Conviction Erasures
10 February, 2018, 02:48
"Passed in 2012, I-502 legalized the possession and recreational use of marijuana for adults ages 21 years or older", the announcement reads.
SeattleCity Attorney Pete Holmes, left, looks on as Mayor Jenny Durkan speaks at a news conference announcing plans for the city to move to vacate misdemeanor marijuana possession convictions, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Seattle. "They didn't get the job...they didn't get the apartment, and this is to make up for those past mistakes".
He said the the presiding judge for Seattle Municipal Court is in favor of the proposal. We must provide more effective alternatives to prosecution and incarceration through drug and mental health courts, restoring rights and supporting re-entry, said Durkan. Durkan discussed how she witnessed firsthand how the War on Drugs affected minority communities and how she's worked to rectify those wrongs in the past.
Egypt army announces major operation in Sinai, Nile Delta
Even as Egypt's military claims to have killed more than 2,500 militants, the attacks have spread to other parts of the country. In a later update, he said the air force had targeted a number of homes and hideouts in the north and west of the Sinai .
As NPR reported, District Attorney George Gascón said his office will dismiss and seal 3,038 misdemeanor convictions dating back before the state's legalization of marijuana went into effect, with no action necessary from those who were convicted. In Washington state, African Americans were arrested at 2.9 times the rate of whites during the first decade of this century.
Holmes said he will asked the Seattle Municipal Court to vacate all convictions and dismiss all charges for misdemeanor pot possession ahead of the 2012 legalization. Latinos and Native Americans were arrested at 1.6 times the rate of whites, according to the city.
A county prosecutor in charge of felony convictions said his department doesn't have the resources to erase all convictions. Additionally, at least nine states also have laws "addressing expungement" of some types of marijuana convictions, the group says.
The IOC, however, announced that it will not invite 13 of the athletes and two of the coaches who are still active. That means they will compete under the Olympic flag and wearing uniforms without national insignia.
A public school in Japan's capital city has raised alarms after it expressed plans to adopt designer uniforms for its students. Author Toson Shimazaki is among the noteworthy people to have attended Taimei Elementary School, which was founded in 1878.
Yields then backed off their multi-year highs, giving the Dow a 560-point bounce on Tuesday and relative stability on Wednesday. The market's turmoil began last Friday and has continued this week as investors anxious about early signs of inflation.
The rock could be up to 40 metres wide which would be double the size to the meteor which nearly wiped out Chelyabinsk. In the daytime sky, you won't be able to see the relatively small asteroid as it zips past.
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She says she showed them a protective order she had received in 2010 as well as calls to police she had made from their home. Porter, as most know at this point, was accused by both his ex-wives of domestic abuse.
Bean has updated its return policy, diminishing the return window to one year, according to an official statement from the brand . Gorman says the company has updated its return policy based on the abuse of a small portion of customers.
One player who has also been talking about leaving his club is Wayne Rooney. "You do not have to understand too much". So he played only one game at home, where they played a 2-2 against Werder Bremen [sic, Freiburg].
If I am right, no other (Indian) team has come to South Africa and won a one-day series", said Bharat Arun , the bowling coach. So a lot of pressure but what's cricket without pressure? That is something about looking at the positives in the negatives.
Pelosi Likes Spending Bill, Won't Vote For It
Without a commitment from Speaker Ryan comparable to the commitment from Leader McConnell, this package does not have my support". House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi made a record-long speech speech against the House spending bill Wednesday, February 7, 208.
Apple investigating AirPod earbud explosion
A spokesperson from Apple has told the news station that it is investigating the incident to find out what exactly happened. The problem with wireless headphones is that they need constant recharging due to the fact that they run on batteries.
Volkswagen launches new Arteon sedan
Powering the 2019 Arteon is VW's well-used 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, outputting 268 horsepower (200 kW). Inside, the Arteon has a Teutonically-refined interior with simplicity and function defining its style.
Crude Oil Drops To Monthly Low
The current crude price action makes fundamental sense as supply is dwindling with OPEC oil production control in place. World oil prices fell back suddenly over the last few trading sessions.
LG V30s with 256GB said to debut at MWC 2018
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Michel Barnier: Irish border checks 'unavoidable'
But the move drew some mockery as British Prime Minister Theresa May has repeatedly said that "Brexit means Brexit". Barnier also spoke about the post-Brexit border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland .