This week: the Oregon Legislature has passed a bill to force law enforcement to begin addressing racial profiling, and which also reduces simple possession of some drugs from a felony to a misdemeanor; plus the Oregon Justice Resource Center has released a guide on organizing against mass incarceration, to learn more about it we speak to OJRC Political Director Kate Gonsalves.
Thu - Sissy Farenthold & Allison Franklin at Rothko/St. Thomas conference on mass incarceration
Sat - Calif Lt Gov Gavin Newsome, legal weed is positive "game changer"
Mon - Eric Holder address to Congress: opportunity to overhaul drug laws
Wed - Hillary Clinton: undo "modern" bigoted law enforcement tactics
Wed - Kevin Ludlow, a legalizer running for Tex Rep hassled, searched over "smell" of marijuana
Wed - Jim Berns running for mayor of Cincinnati, gives away pot plants each week
Thu - Beto O'Rourke is running for US Congress and calling for an end to drug war
Mon - Interview with Gary Johnson, former Gov of New Mexico re failure of drug war at NORML Conf in Portland