A Kansas advocate of the healing powers of medicinal marijuana lost custody of her son Monday after police earlier seized marijuana and drug paraphernalia from her home in March and placed her child in protective custody.
Garden City police said the case of 37-year-old Shona Banda was forwarded Monday to prosecutors for a decision about any charges. Police said in a statement that possible charges include possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and child endangerment. No arrests have been made.
A child in need of care proceeding was held Monday in Finney County District Court, involving an 11-year-old boy taken into protective custody on March 24 by the Department of Children and Families and the Garden City Police Department.
“What we don’t know, and what we need to get to, is how that injury occurred,” Rodriguez said. He noted that “when Mr. Gray was put in that van, he could talk, he was upset, and when he was taken out of that van, he could not talk and he could not breathe.”
Rodriguez added that police had “no evidence” of any use of excessive force at this point, including from the preliminary results of the autopsy.
Gray’s death has prompted authorities to launch a criminal investigation as protesters continued searching for answers and city officials expressed frustration and pleaded for calm.
“We are a community on edge right now,” Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said at the news conference
The cases against all three women remain open (names and some identifying details have been changed). The details, as they have been described to me, are harrowing and strange. Strange enough that three years ago, I might not have believed them. Back then, I was aware that children died after being forgotten or becoming trapped in hot cars, but these were rare and tragic instances that seemed more a matter of horrible forgetfulness than anything criminal. The idea that strangers might be watching for any suggestion of what they deemed to be neglect, and prepared to involve the authorities and provide stern, hurtful commentary on top of it, seemed absurd, an over-the-top parody mashup of modern parenting techniques and the East German Stasi.
Then it happened to me.
At the end of a trip home to see my parents, I let my then-4-year-old son wait by himself in a car while I ran into a store. He needed headphones to watch a video on our flight home. Someone filmed me leaving him, going into the store, coming out, and driving off, and promptly called the police. Ultimately I was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor - a charge most people associate with buying beer for underage teenagers - and, with the aid of lawyers I was only able to afford through family generosity, arranged to perform 100 hours of community service and take parenting lessons. In return, the county prosecutor decided not to pursue the matter any further.
I recall walking much further than this when I was a child, usually a couple of times per week I would take different routes. Both routes were >1 mile to the drugstore or library. When walking to the drugstore I usually went down the ditch beside the highway, hoovering up pop bottles so I would have some money to buy comics with on arrival.
In recent months, the focus has been Maryland, where the Meitiv family has had run-ins with Maryland Child Protective Services (CPS) for allowing Rafi, 10, and Dvora, 6, to walk home from area parks. The Meitivs — believers in the “free-range” kids movement, which encourages childhood independence — say their children have gradually increased how far they walk, starting with outings around the block.
CPS officials say the priority is protecting children and that they are required to follow up on calls.
“How have we gotten so crazy that what was just a normal childhood a generation ago is considered radical?” Danielle Meitiv has asked.
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It takes seven months for a McDonald’s worker to earn what the company’s CEO makes in one hour, according to a 2013 study from Nerdwallet.
Bartolomé Perez, a McDonald’s worker in Los Angeles, proves this point. He’s worked at McDonald’s for 22 years, and his wages have only increased from $4.25 an hour to $10.75 an hour, which means he’s had an average pay increase of 29 cents per year. Still, $10.75 an hour is almost 20 percent more than the wages of the average McDonald’s employee (and it will still be 10 percent more even after McDonald’s increases its wages this year).
“Ten years ago, this was the perfect job,” Perez told ATTN:, discussing how his wages have failed to keep pace with his cost of living.
Remember back in 2013 when McDonalds published it’s budget advice?
The debris from deep space is a significant problem for the experts worrieded about the defense of Earth from extraterrestrial risks. Think about this debris as a ring, like Saturn’s rings, made of not working satellites as well as various other such continues to bes, which surrounds the world Earth and not only that, yet provides a worrying risk to our earth. Essentially, Earth has actually got its very own Saturn’s rings, however constructed from hazardous scrap, after the mankind has actually bravely continued in its worthy as well as soon to be needed quest of controling deep space.
Being a concern whose relevance is of worldwide level, removing the space debris has actually been come close to recently by a worldwide team of researchers. The Japanese Riken research institute in one of the major leaders of the research. The scientists that are included in this research have actually declared to have actually located a method to eliminate the room debris, a way that is regarded by most analysts in the area as one of the most ambitious plan that has actually ever before been clarified about this issue. And also it is also a really awesome method of dealing with such factors, as well as some non-analysts claim that it advises them of the Star Wars movies. Others just really hope that the International Space Station will certainly not pass on night right into the Death Star.
To fix this problem International team of scientists are creating a system that could fire those little bits down with the laser.
Everyone’s views on SSM are changing along with our times. I wasn’t a full supporter of gay marriage until late 2008-early 2009 (I was in favor of civil union prior,) but most people have shifted their views much more recently. I don’t have issues with candidates who have shifted recently; I have issues with those who haven’t.
Hillary’s call for Federal action is boldly moving the issue further to the goal line of full parity of marriage rights for all, and O’Malley will need something a bit more substantial if he wants to level real criticism rather than petty carping because she’s gone one better on an issue he thought he owned.
Former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley, who is gearing up for his own 2016 presidential bid, appears increasingly comfortable taking shots at Hillary Rodham Clinton.
On Thursday, O’Malley knocked the Democratic front-runner for two positions she’s taken in recent days that he has held for some time regarding same-sex marriage and immigration — suggesting she’s been motivated by polling.
On Wednesday, the former secretary of state said that she would support a constitutional amendment allowing same-sex marriage, a shift from her view a year ago that the issue should be left to the states. On Thursday, she voiced support for allowing undocumented immigrants to have driver’s licenses, an issue that hurt her during the 2008 election after she seemed intentionally vague.
The Florida mail carrier accused of landing a gyrocopter outside the U.S. Capitol was charged in federal court Thursday and has been barred from returning to the District of Columbia or flying any aircraft, officials said.
Douglas Hughes, 61, was charged with violating aircraft registration requirements, a felony, and violating national defense airspace, a misdemeanor. If convicted, he could be sentenced to up to three years in prison for the felony and one year in prison for the airspace violation.
He was released on his own recognizance Thursday and will be placed on home detention in Florida, prosecutors said.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson also barred Hughes from the District of Columbia, except for court appearances, and said he must stay away from the Capitol, White House and nearby areas while he is there. He will also have to hand over his passport.
Top congressional lawmakers struck a long-sought, bipartisan agreement Thursday for the broadest trade policy pact in years, allowing President Barack Obama to negotiate trade accords for Congress’ review and move forward with talks on a sweeping partnership with Pacific nations.
Obama quickly said he will sign the bill if Congress passes it.
“It’s no secret that past trade deals haven’t always lived up to their promise,” Obama said in a statement. “And that’s why I will only sign my name to an agreement that helps ordinary Americans get ahead.”
Chief among the challenges of passing the bill are divisions within the president’s own party. Liberal and pro-business Democrats are bitterly split over the deal’s potential for creating or subtracting American jobs. Under the legislation, Congress gets an up-or-down vote on any such deals, but in exchange cannot make changes — a concern for labor, environmental and other interest groups. The divisions hover over 2016 presidential politics, too, as Democratic contender Hillary Rodham Clinton kicks off her campaign to unite the party.
President Obama’s most far-reaching regulation to slow climate change will have its first day in court on Thursday, the beginning of what is expected to be a multiyear legal battle over the policy that Mr. Obama hopes to leave as his signature environmental achievement.
In two separate but related cases to be jointly argued in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the country’s two largest coal companies, along with 14 coal-producing states, have challenged a proposed Environmental Protection Agency regulation, which the agency issued under the authority of the Clean Air Act, to curb planet-warming carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants. If put in effect as E.P.A. officials have proposed, the rule is intended to fundamentally transform the nation’s power sector, shuttering hundreds of coal plants and expanding renewable energy sources such as wind and solar.
Thirteen states and the District of Columbia are backing the Obama administration’s proposal. No matter the outcome of the case, it is widely expected that it will be appealed, and that more lawsuits will follow — and that its fate will ultimately end up before the Supreme Court.