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19 Jewish rabbis arrested for protesting Donald Trump’s Muslim ban at Trump Tower

  • On Monday, 19 rabbis were arrested for protesting Trump’s executive order on refugees and Muslim immigrants at the Trump Tower in New York City.
  • The protest consisted of about 200 Jewish clergy members holding up posters defending Muslims and refugees, beating drums and shaking tambourines at around 7 p.m. 
  • Rabbi Lauren Grabelle Herrmann, one of the rabbis at the protest, said the rabbis who were arrested — 11 women, eight men — belong to a Jewish social justice group called T'ruah.
  • The rabbis were arrested for blocking traffic at the hotel as they prayed after their march through Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Read more

2 Florida teens arrested for allegedly planning “Columbine-style” school shooting

  • Two teens were arrested in central Florida on Thursday for allegedly plotting a “Columbine-style” mass shooting, ABC News reported. 
  • The pair has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder and is currently in the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice.
  • According to a press release issued by the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, two male students, aged 13 and 14, were arrested on Thursday after “law enforcement and school officials learned of and intervened in a plot to initiate a mass shooting at [the Villages Charter Middle School]." 
  • The release also noted that the tip was the result of rumors spreading among students. 
  • Some witnesses told authorities that a few students had been warned not to come to school on Jan. 27, according to the sheriff’s office.
  • On Wednesday, the 13-year-old, who allegedly planned the attack, was stopped by authorities as he arrived at school. 
  • The teen later "acknowledged conversations involving the plot” and referenced the 1999 mass shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. 
  • Firearms were found in both students’ homes. Read more
One of the problems that the marijuana reform movement consistently faces is that everyone wants to talk about what marijuana does, but no one ever wants to look at what marijuana prohibition does. Marijuana never kicks down your door in the middle of the night. Marijuana never locks up sick and dying people, does not suppress medical research, does not peek in bedroom windows. Even if one takes every reefer madness allegation of the prohibitionists at face value, marijuana prohibition has done far more harm to far more people than marijuana ever could.
—  Richard Cowan
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“On the night of January 28, 1968 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Jim Morrison was arrested at the Pussycat a’ Go Go for public drunkenness and vagrancy.  Apparently, Jim was beat up by the bouncers because he was smoking a cigarette like it was a joint.  One of the bouncers hit Jim over the head with a billyclub which caused Jim’s head to bleed.  Chaos ensued and the cops arrived and Jim was arrested.  On the ride to the station and while being booked, Jim was livid and incited the cops who threatened to beat him up after their shift ended.”

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Jim Morrison

  • September 28, 1963, Talahassee, Florida (for disturbing the peace, public drunkenness, resisting arrest and petty larceny for stealing an officer’s helmet and umbrella)
  • December 10, 1967, New Haven Connecticut (for resisting arrest and taunting the officers during a performance)
  • September 20, 1970, Miami, Florida (for two counts of indecent exposure, two of public profanity and one of public drunkenness)
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Dozens arrested in Ferguson amid relatively calm Monday night 

For the fourth night in a row, protesters and police continued to clash on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri, the same road that saw major protests last year following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

St. Louis police confirmed early Tuesday morning about two dozen arrests were made after hundreds of protesters marched onto West Florissant Avenue late Monday night. Reports indicated only one officer discharged a weapon, which was nonlethal.

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72-year-old photographer Tenney Mason was arrested and held for 7 hours at Afromation march

When Tenney Mason, 72, decided to check out the protest against police brutality in Baltimore on Saturday, he probably didn’t think he would be among the 65 people arrested for blocking the highway. After photographing protesters on the highway, Mason and a number of others were taken to police vans, where they spent hours handcuffed waiting to be processed by police. The irony: he wasn’t even in the area for the protest originally.