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Mike Riggs
Works at Families Against Mandatory Minimums
Attended Stetson University
Lives in Washington, D.C.
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This is the most interesting thing I've written in a while, largely because the study it's based on is the most interesting thing I've read in a while. 
Officers explain in their own words what happens when city services can't keep up with a population explosion. ;
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In the Internet age, mugshots turn every crime--no matter how petty or victimless--into one with a life sentence. We should exempt them from open records laws. 
The mugshot extortion industry should make us rethink open records laws. ;
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It's not about individual use, it's about retail! My preview of Sen. Leahy's hearing on marijuana legalization. 
Patrick Leahy has scheduled a hearing next month that advocates hope will finally provide some answers on how the Justice Department intends to handle state-legal pot.
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I belive it has the potential to pay big dividends so long as the states and the fed dont tax it so high causr im certain thers is overhead involved as in anything else they just simply need to leave a lil meat on the bone so everyone can live. 
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For the next time you visit Florida, a map of where you definitely don't want to get busted: 
Seven police and sheriff's departments that have proven they won't hesitate to wreck your life. ;
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That's crazy
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It's not impossible that we could soon have the guy in charge of stop-and-frisk running the TSA. 
Department of Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano announced this morning that she'll be stepping down from the DHS (reportedly in September).
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In the first six months of 2013, 100 percent of the people bitten by L.A. County Sheriff's Department canines were black or hispanic, according to the report from PARC, which serves as special counsel to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. “While the number of annual bites of Anglos, Pacific Islanders, and Native Americans has remained consistently low from 2004 through 2012,” the report states, “89 percent of the total bites in the same time period were of Latinos or Blacks. This 89 percent is an increase from a still troublesome 85 percent in the 1990s.”
A new report finds the L.A. County Sheriff's Department needs to reform its canine unit. ;
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Young people in New York who have been stopped and frisked appear to trust the police less, which makes them less likely to call the police when they should, which in turn makes it harder for the police to do their jobs
Only 40 percent of young minorities in low-income New York City neighborhoods say they would feel comfortable calling 911 if they needed help.
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Can You Top This Horror Story About a Disastrous Upstairs Neighbor?
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Jesus, Riggs did you try making stew again?
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This should scare the shit out of you. Seriously. 
Yes, the federal government knows what you search for on Google. We know this not just because the Guardian reported it yesterday, but because of what
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If I weren't looking at an engineering job that required some basic level of security clearance, I'd be tempted to try and recreate this.
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Rand Paul ratchets up the thermostat in his cold war against GOP hawks. 
Republicans were treated to a strange surprise last week when Jonathan Martin reported on Liz Cheney's plan to primary three-term Republican Sen. Mike
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Right under the DEA's nose.
It looks like D.C. councilmembers who talked earlier this year about introducing a marijuana decriminalization bill are actually going to follow through.
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  • Families Against Mandatory Minimums
    Director of communications, 2014 - present
  • The Atlantic Cities
    Staff writer, 2013 - 2014
  • Reason magazine
    Associate Editor, 2011 - 2013
  • Washington City Paper
    City Lights Editor, 2008 - 2010
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Baku, Azerbaijan - St. Cloud, Florida
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