The trial set to begin Monday in Denver is the first time a jury will consider a lawsuit using federal anti-racketeering law to target cannabis companies. A couple claims that “pungent, foul odors” from a nearby marijuana grow is lowering their property value.
“There is no doubt in my mind that he is mentally disturbed,” said Ronald Lowy, a Miami lawyer who has represented Cesar Sayoc, 56, in criminal cases. The number of suspicious packages found has grown to 14.
Street gangs in Indiana are silencing eyewitnesses to their violent activities, as well as informants, say local prosecutors and police. A lack of witness cooperation is a major reason the arrest rate in Indianapolis criminal homicide cases has sunk to near 35 percent.
Rather than working to get people well, a growing number of unscrupulous drug treatment centers are focusing on getting addicts to relapse so that insurance dollars keep rolling in, law enforcement officials, treatment experts and addicts in recovery tell the Associated Press.