Rich Paul Found Guilty – Juror admits, “We didn’t want to break the law.” n yet another sad jury decision, activist Rich Paul, the creator of the historic 420 celebrations in downtown Keene, was found guilty of multiple felony counts of selling cannabis to other consenting humans and one count of selling a substance prosecutors said he claimed was LSD. (Paul never claimed the substance was LSD but that didn’t matter to the jury.)
Ron Paul Delegate Sues City of St. Peters Over Caucus Arrest During the heated Republican primary and caucus season in the spring of 2012, an incident in St. Charles County, Mo., led to the arrest of a Ron Paul delegate at a local caucus. Brent Stafford is now suing the city of St. Peters, Mo., and police officer Tim Hickey over his incarceration of March 17, 2012. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Eastern Missouri filed a lawsuit in federal court Monday on behalf of Stafford. The plaintiff seeks remediation for his incarceration, which he feels violated his First Amendment rights to free speech.
Authorities circulate photos of two men spotted carrying bags near site of Boston bombings Investigators probing the deadly Boston Marathon bombings are circulating photos of two men spotted chatting near the packed finish line, The Post has learned.
In the photos being distributed by law-enforcement officials among themselves, one of the men is carrying a blue duffel bag. The other is wearing a black backpack in the first photo, taken at 10:53 a.m., but it is not visible in the second, taken at 12:30 p.m.
Up to 15 people killed or missing in Texas fertilizer plant explosion near Waco (Photos) Two large explosions caused numerous deaths and injuries Wednesday night as flames shoot high into the air at a fertilizer plant in Texas. Tommy Muska, the mayor ofWest, a community north of Waco, said he did not know how many people were injured or killed. As many as five to fifteen people were killed and more than 160 people were taken away from the scene with injuries in West, a town with a population of around 2,800. The blasts reportedly did damage several miles away.
Senator to propose bill regulating black powder in wake of Boston Massacre On April 17, New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg issued a statement to the public that he intends to propose a bill or amendment to regulate black powder, and other forms of explosive components, in the wake of the Boston Marathon Massacre. The bill would demand full Federal background checks of anyone seeking to purchase the minor explosive, similar to recent attempts by Congress to require full background checks on the sale of firearms.