Professor Green denounces police moves to expand stop and search along with racist media portrayal of knife crime

Stephen Manderson, better known by his stage name Professor Green, has denounced police moves to expand stop and search powers along with racist media portrayals of knife crime as a predominantly black issue. Police chiefs want to trigger an expansion of stop and search by lowering the level of suspicion an officer needs against a suspect to use the power, according to the Guardian. They want to scrap the requirement that “reasonable grounds” are needed before a person can be subjected to a search. Green, who declared his support for…

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This Week In Weed – 16 September 2018

A Senate committee has rejected a proposed reform to legalise cannabis in Australia, despite the argument it would ease the burden on police and bring in $300 million extra in state revenue a year. Liberal Democrats senator David Leyonhjelm has proposed federal laws to legalise cannabis for recreational, medicinal, industrial and other purposes. Figures from the National Drug Strategy show one in 10 Australians over the age of 14 used it in 2016 and 35 per cent of Australians had indulged in their lifetime. However, the he committee said that…

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Match Of The Day Host Gary Lineker Shows Drug Policy Reform Support

By Deej Sullivan & Greg de Hoedt Adding his name to a growing list of British celebrities, BBC presenter Gary Lineker has made it known that he believes drugs policy in the UK needs to change. He even had a few suggestions to boot. On Tuesday 10th of April, England football legend, host of BBC’s Match Of The Day, and notorious potato-botherer Gary Lineker published a series of Tweets calling for a change to the UK’s current drug policy. Retweeting and commenting on a post from David Lammy MP, Lineker…

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Legendary Johnny B Goode star, Charles "Chuck" Berry dies aged 90

Chuck Berry 18/10/1926 – 18/03/2017 Well after a tragic year of celebrity losses in 2016 with great musicians such as Lemmy, David Bowie and many others I can’t quite remember just at this moment 2017 has held back on it’s share of upsetting disappointments. Today, however, news has broken that Blues and Jazz singer, songwriter and guitarist Charles “Chuck” Berry has died aged 90. He was found unresponsive by the St. Charles County Police who were called for a medical emergency at approximately 12:40 pm and attempted life saving techniques…

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