Author: Angel Law

One in 10 arrests in the state were for cannabis-related South Dakota arrests in 2018, with marijuana arrests increasing over the past decade.

10% of all South Dakota arrests are cannabis related

The study, commissioned by South Dakotans for Better Marijuana Laws, reveals that in one in 10 arrests in the state were for cannabis-related South Dakota arrests in 2018, with marijuana arrests increasing over the past decade. The organization was also behind initiatives to legalize both medical and recreational cannabis, both of which will receive votes in the November Election. Continue reading “10% of all South Dakota arrests are cannabis related”

Trump has promoted “tough on crime” policies not just since his run for president in 2015 and 2016, but in the decades before.

Trump’s criminal justice policy, explained

President Donald Trump is trying to refashion his 2020 presidential campaign into a 1980s-style “tough on crime” platform. He’s now tweeted “LAW & ORDER!” with no context more than a dozen times. He’s gone to Kenosha, Wisconsin, the site of recent protests and riots after the police shooting of Jacob Blake, only to deflect questions about whether systemic racism is real, argue that people “want the police to be police,” and condemn “dangerous anti-police rhetoric.” Continue reading “Trump’s criminal justice policy, explained”