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Task Force on Crime Reduction urges caution on marijuana policy

The president's Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, led by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, appears not to be ready to crack down on marijuana in an effort to reduce violent crime. Although its recommendations have not been made public, the Associated Press associated portions of them. The group has instead urged caution on making big changes to federal marijuana policy, especially when it comes to challenging states' rights to decriminalize the drug.

Dept. of Justice apparently gearing up for a marijuana crackdown

The presidential Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, led by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, is meant to focus on the prevention and reduction of violent crime. To accomplish that, however, it appears it may be reconsidering federal marijuana policy, even as it stands in regards to states' rights.

Hollywood actress facing charges for drugs, evidence tampering

These days, it seems almost impossible to open the Internet browser on your computer or smartphone without encountering some sort of news feed devoted exclusively to the trials and tribulations of celebrities -- particularly their legal problems. In fact, these feeds were buzzing today over the news that a famous television and movie actress had been arrested in New York City for a drug crime.

Hollywood actress facing charges for drugs, evidence tampering

These days, it seems almost impossible to open the Internet browser on your computer or smartphone without encountering some sort of news feed devoted exclusively to the trials and tribulations of celebrities -- particularly their legal problems. In fact, these feeds were buzzing today over the news that a famous television and movie actress had been arrested in New York City for a drug crime.

U.S. prison population sees slight decrease over the last year

The Unites States often considers itself a leader among nations. Unfortunately, in the area of prison population, the U.S. takes the lead for all the wrong reasons. However, this huge prison population -- attributable in large part to the imprisonment of non-violent drug offenders -- actually saw a small but substantial decline over the last year.

U.S. prison population sees slight decrease over the last year

The Unites States often considers itself a leader among nations. Unfortunately, in the area of prison population, the U.S. takes the lead for all the wrong reasons. However, this huge prison population -- attributable in large part to the imprisonment of non-violent drug offenders -- actually saw a small but substantial decline over the last year.