Gee, Obama, why you fucking happened: Street corners of the past have been replaced with social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat, according to detectives.

Submitted by Norm on Mon, 10/28/2019 - 11:28

Gee, Obama, why you fucking happened: City’s drug trade is ‘younger, bigger, more violent,’ detectives say: As for the methods of distribution, the narcotics officers say the game has changed. “It’s a delivery system now,” one detective said, calling it a “citywide issue.” Street corners of the past have been replaced with social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat, according to detectives.

The killing is Paterson's 16th homicide of the year, which represents a 33 percent increase over the city's death toll for 2018. Thirteen of this year's homicides have happened since July 1.

Submitted by Norm on Mon, 10/28/2019 - 08:07

Paterson shooting leaves one dead in city's 1st Ward: The killing is Paterson's 16th homicide of the year, which represents a 33 percent increase over the city's death toll for 2018. Thirteen of this year's homicides have happened since July 1. Paterson has had 75 shootings in 2019, incidents in which 13 people were killed and 93 suffered non-fatal gunshot wounds, according to data compiled by Paterson Press.

“It's obvious we have a problem in Indianapolis," over 70% of Indianapolis homicide victims were African American. "Almost an epidemic of murder.”

Submitted by Norm on Mon, 10/28/2019 - 07:59

IN Focus: Mayoral candidates square off on debate stage: “It's obvious we have a problem in Indianapolis," Merritt said in response to a question about black homicides. "Almost an epidemic of murder.” “Homicides have gone up in Indianapolis unfortunately for every year since 2012,” Hogsett said during his response. According to IMPD numbers, over 70% of Indianapolis homicide victims were African American. Those in attendance say something needs to change.

Like 1 billion little Notre Dames burning, Group slams sale of toxic candles for Undas

Submitted by Norm on Mon, 10/28/2019 - 07:24

Like 1 billion little Notre Dames burning, Group slams sale of toxic candles for Undas: The group reminded the millions expected to pay their respects to the dead in cemeteries and columbaria this week not to buy and use candles with health-damaging lead-cored wicks. For children’s health, the group advised the public to shun lead-emitting imported candles and to opt for locally-made candles with braided or twisted cotton as wicks.

Oct 27, 2019 60 Minutes: So what happens to the rest? We learned much of it is being smuggled east to the 39 states where pot is still illegal and prices are three times higher than in California.

Submitted by Norm on Mon, 10/28/2019 - 07:07

So has it worked? Not quite. How red tape and black market weed are buzzkills for California's legal marijuana industry: When voters legalized marijuana three years ago, advocates said illegal operations would be pushed out and the state would make hundreds of millions in tax revenue. So far, those dreams have not panned out.