Crime & Courts


Legal Pot Movement on Two Fronts This Week

The Albany County district attorney made an impassioned plea for taxing and regulating the sale of marijuana to adults at a State Assembly hearing October 16, saying ending the war on pot is a logical next step in the process that began in 2004 with the repeal of the draconian Rockefeller era drug laws. Comment

25-to-Life for Rashawn Brazell’s Alleged Killer in Separate Murder

The convicted killer of Sharabia Thomas, who is also accused of murdering Rashawn Brazell in 2005, was sentenced to 25-to-life for kidnapping and killing the 17-year-old Thomas in 2004. Comment

New Pot Arrest Policy Still Stigmatizes People of Color, Councilmembers Warn

Three city councilmembers warned late last month that the Police Department’s new marijuana arrest policy, which took effect on September 1, will not stop arrests of people of color. Comment


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