Police abuse, pro-marijuana protest banned and gay rights
In this case out of New Jersey, a female cop named Ragina Tasca, who stopped a beating of an emotionally disturbed man, might (or by this time already has) lost her job on the Bogota, New Jersey Police Department. The other cops had ran out of their police car and attacked this man who was not threatening, through words, actions or any implied threat whatsoever, any individuals.
They are still on the job in the Ridgefield Police Department. A neighboring township.The job of police of course is not to use all the force available to you, just because you can. The very idea, is of course, idiotic.
Now, on another case of police abuse, I've written before on the case of Anthony Graber, a motorcyclist who was caught speeding, and had a gun drawn on him by a plains clothes officer on the highway. The cop cut him off and didn't identify himself right away. He could have handled it better, but yes Mr. Graber was speeding on the motorcycle. He definately deserved a traffic ticket. Graber had a quite visible camera on the top of his helmet recording himself as he traveled down the highway, and his encounter with the officer.
Well, according to a weird and just plain idiotic view of Maryland's wiretapping laws, Mr. Graber, after he had put the tape of the encounter on Youtube, had a search of his house conducted by Maryland state police. The charge was later dismissed, but only because of enough public backlash. Now, the thing I just learned about this case is that the judge who approved this unconstitutional search, did not put his name on the search warrant! I never knew judges could do this!
There might be a case if the search warrant is for extremely dangerous individuals, but even that is open to question. Mr. Graber was no threat whatsoever to that judge. Who was this judge who approved a completely illegal search? We still don't have his name. The very idea that judges have some absurd right to privacy not to put their names on warrants where an individual's house can be searched, is absurd on its' face.
Lastly, I read that in Boulder, Colorado, the University of Colorado adminstration won't allow pro-marijuana reform protests on this 4/20, to go on the lawns or grass of the campus. April 20th, or 4/20, is a day of protests in support of legalizing marijuana. Ironic, because polls are starting to show 1/2 of the nation supports legalizing marijuana, and a strong majority of the people of Colorado.
P.S., have a good National Day of Silence for those who choose to remain quiet where and when possible, in schools. This day is a day in support of gay rights and against bullying of gay students on school campuses.