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Maryland Police Chief Cited Satirical “Mass Marijuana Deaths” News Story In Testimony Against Decriminalizion

Michael PristoopVia Reason, the evidence presented to the Maryland State Senate against legalizing marijuana earlier this year was a DailyCurrant.com joke article informing that 37 people had overdosed and died on the first day of decriminalized weed in Colorado:

Testifying against marijuana legalization before the Maryland legislature, Annapolis Police Chief Michael Pristoop warned of the potentially lethal consequences. “The first day of legalization, that’s when Colorado experienced 37 deaths that day from overdose on marijuana,” Pristoop told the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. “I remember the first day it was decriminalized there were 37 deaths.”

As Sen. Jamie Raskin (D-Montgomery) quickly pointed out, what Pristoop actually remembered was a joke story at The Daily Currant headlined “Marijuana Overdoses Kill 37 in Colorado on First Day of Legalization.”

Pristoop seemed taken aback that something he had seen in print might not be the literal truth. “If it was a misquote,” he told Raskin, “then I’ll stand behind the mistake.

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Maryland Teenage Girls Torture Autistic Boy and Force Him to Perform Sex Acts at Knifepoint

Lauren Bush (PD)

Lauren Bush (PD)

Two Maryland high school girls have been arrested charged with multiple charges in relation to abusing a 16 year-old autistic boy. The girls kicked him in the groin, dragged him by his hair and forcing him  to perform sex acts at knifepoint, some involving a family pet. They filmed their assault on their cell phone cameras. One of the girls, 17 year-old Lauren Bush, was charged as an adult, and is currently out on bail. Her 15 year-old accomplice was charged as juvenile. The two admitted their crimes to law enforcement, and supposedly said that they didn’t know why they did it. Apparently they have done it before. Law enforcement is investigating whether the girls shared the images with others.

One doesn’t see too many stories of female on male sexual abuse in the media, but many experts believe such crimes go underreported. What do you think?

Via WTVR

Two Maryland teenage girls were charged this week with assaulting an autistic boy and recording him on their cell phones performing sex acts, including some with animals, the St.

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White Maryland Police Officer Caught on Video Beating Handcuffed Black Man

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Via Raw Story:

UPDATE: Video embed was disabled. Watch the video at NBC Washington.

A couple of Maryland police officers have been caught on video using the buddy system to beat a helpless, handcuffed suspect. The police department has launched an internal investigation. Any guesses on the outcome?

A police officer in Laurel, Maryland is under investigation after a witness came forward with video of him repeatedly striking a handcuffed man in the head.

Craig Reddix provided NBC Washington with video he shot outside the Laurel Station Bar and Grill, where police were responding to reports of a fight on Sunday.

The video shows two white officers escorting a handcuffed African-American man. One officer can be seen holding the suspect’s arms while the other strikes his head at least three times. It’s wasn’t clear from the video if the officer stuck the man with an open or closed hand.

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