Michigan attorney plans to fight ticket over Black Lives Matter sign
DETROIT — Attorney Todd Russell Perkins said the large Black Lives Matter sign attached to a tree in front of his Grosse Pointe Shores home isn’t going anywhere. Even if the city says it’s too big. “I’m not not conforming with the law. If you read the local ordinance it says 7 square feet for a political candidate or ballot initiative. It doesn’t speak to my sign,” said Perkins, who said he was ticketed by the city for an ordinance violation. But Public Safety Director John Schulte and interim City Manager Thomas Krolczyk said size was the only issue. “It wasn’t anything else,” Krolczyk said. ...
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N.J. attorney general tells prosecutors to stop pressing charges for small amounts of marijuana
As New Jersey lawmakers continue to hash out legislation to legalize marijuana, the attorney general on Wednesday directed all prosecutors to put a hold on cases charging possession of small amounts of the substance.“All New Jersey municipal, county, and state prosecutors are instructed to seek an adjournment, until at least Jan. 25, 2021,” of low-level marijuana crimes, wrote state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal in guidance distributed to the state’s top law enforcement officers.Grewal’s directive does not cover driving under the influence. More crucially, Grewal did not order police to stop ...
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