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Drug detecting nail polish sparks conversations on the culture of sexual assaults and victim protection

2nd Feb 2015

Video: http://www.9wsyr.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoid=5589854Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – What if something as simple as nail polish, could protect you from rape or assault?That's the idea behind Undercover Colors, which was created by four North Carolina college students last year.The polish changes color if it comes in direct contact of common date rape drugs such as Rohypnol, Xanax or GHB, according to the group’s Facebook page.It sounds like an easy way for victims to protect themselves, but some worry it sends the wrong message.Loren Cunningham, … read more

Letters: Trail conflicts, cyclists, hikers, date rape drug, terror laws, TransLink tax, Christy Clark

2nd Feb 2015

A modest proposal to end conflict on North Shore trailsAfter reading and seeing so much regarding the confrontations between hikers and mountain bike riders on North Shore trails, it’s clear that something must done to make the trails safer for all users.A simple solution might be to set up times for each group — bikers could use the trails on odd-numbered days and hikers could use them on even-numbered days. Each group could enjoy 182 days of exclusive use without have to deal with the other group and potential conflicts.Don Horn, SurreyCo … read more

Ludacris' rap lyrics put on trial in custody battle

Posted by Rodney Carmichael on 30th Jan 2015

Rapper-actor Chris "Ludacris" Bridges won primary custody of his 13-month-old daughter Cai Bella Bridges in a Fulton County court case that ended this week. One of the more interesting aspects of the case, presided over by Judge Dorothy Downs, occurred when the attorney for Cai's mother, Tamika Fuller, who was seeking an increase in child support, attempted to use Ludacris' "dirty" rap lyrics to question his suitability as a father.In particular, the attorney asks whether the lyrics to his song 'Dancin Dirty' featuring Chris Brown, from … read more

Man says he purchased date rape drug online

Posted by Ali Hammond on 20th Jan 2015

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Louisville man is accused of buying date rape drugs over the internet.Police say Bradley C. Adams, 21, was in possession of Ketamine on January 17. An officer saw Adams park and walk into an apartment on Brook Street. Within a minute, Adams returned to his car. Officials say there had been a lot of buying and selling of narcotics from the residence.As an officer approached the car, he could smell marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Adams was found with a bag of Ketamine, which he admitted he purchased online. … read more

Some officials taking issue with new crime categories under Prop 47

Posted by Brendan P. Bartholomew, SF Examiner on 16th Nov 2014

Some law enforcement officials in San Mateo County are looking at ways to mitigate the uptick in crime they believe could result from the recent passage of Proposition 47.That's the word from San Mateo Police Chief Susan Manheimer, who said the new law makes it harder for authorities to intervene in the criminal careers of offenders and removes incentives for criminals to participate in rehabilitation programs.Adopted by California voters in the Nov. 4 general election, Prop 47 requires misdemeanor sentences for certain drug and propert … read more