Classified as a Schedule I drug, marijuana was classified as a drug as dangerous as heroin. To put that in even more perspective, fentanyl, methadone and opium are all classified as Schedule II. Changing the scheduling of marijuana would ease criminal and manufacturing restrictions at the federal level, which, of course, does next to nothing to affect the existing state laws---or people who are still paying the cost of punitive marijuana policy. The post DOJ Wants To Change Marijuana To A Schedule 3 Drug, But What About All The Black People Already Locked Up? appeared first on NewsOne.

One of Dana Boente’s first moves was to rescind Sally Yates’ order not to defend Trump’s Muslim travel ban in court.

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Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was extradited to the U.S. on Thursday evening.

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The HuffPost forecast model shows Clinton has a 98.2 percent chance of becoming the nation’s next president and will likely win with 323 electoral votes.

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A new study shows that Blacks are more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than Whites in states where recreational marijuana has been legalized.

The City of Ferguson and the Justice Department has reached a potential deal to revamp the Missouri city’s police department by changing the use of deadly force policies. The deal would also include ethics training and promoting diversity in ranking officers and officials. USA Today reports. The proposal, which must be ratified by the Ferguson […]

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The Missouri city and DOJ officials are nearing a reform deal that will likely effect change and overhaul "unconstitutional" policing.

In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Illinois AG Lisa Madigan asked the DOJ's Civil Rights Division to determine if the department's practices violate federal law.

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A week before the year anniversary of Michael Brown's death, the New Yorker published a lengthy and controversial profile of Darren Wilson.

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In 2012, a transgender woman Ashley Diamond, was arrested on burglary charges and was housed in a correctional facility with men. Although Diamond had been…

Despite a damning Justice Department report that found African-Americans made up 93 percent of arrests even though they only represent 67 percent of the Ferguson, Mo. population,…