Marijuana is now legal in four states, the District of Colombia and South Portland, Maine. It’s been decriminalized in 17 states – among them our neighbors, North Carolina and Maryland.
So where does that leave Virginia? Is anyone calling for legal reforms here?
Jordan McNeish was a bright kid who finished high school early and began taking courses at Piedmont Virginia Community College. He’d been arrested once for possession of marijuana, paid a fine but spent no time in jail. Then, in 2009, he was charged with a second offense.
Despite criticism from gun-rights advocates and GOP legislative leaders, Governor McAuliffe is not retreating on a package of gun-control measures that he has proposed for the upcoming General Assembly session. McAuliffe says this was one of his campaign promises, so no one should be surprised.
Conservatives say the Governor is catering to the anti-gun agenda of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, whose Super PAC donated to his campaign. But McAuliffe says this is about keeping people safe.
Charlottesville’s newspaper, The Daily Progress, has released a recording of Rolling Stone’s interview with UVA President Teresa Sullivan, in which she concedes the university has a problem with sexual assault, that one fraternity is under investigation and that two or three frats have been suspended every year since she took the job.
The telephone interview begins on a cagey note as reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdeley greets Teresa Sullivan, the school’s vice president for communications and the associate V.P. of student affairs, Susan Davis.
Some parents expressed outrage when they heard that a child at their local elementary school had been handcuffed and hauled off to the sheriff’s office after kicking and hitting the principal. Now, a national civil liberties group is getting involved on behalf of the boy, who’s been diagnosed with ADHD.
Officials in Greene County don't deny that a sheriff's deputy, serving as a resource officer to Nathanael Greene Primary School, handcuffed an unruly 4-year-old, placed him in a cruiser, and later put the pre-kindergarten kid in leg irons.