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As for the boy not testifying, the reasons given by the boy for not giving details suggest that something inappropriate happened. The boy clearly did not say that nothing happened.
Nor does identification matter much because it is claimed to have happened at the house and there does not appear to be any question of whom would have done it, if the jury decides it did happen.
The tricky part of young witnesses is that it is much easier for others to suggest their testimony.
You are right that it makes no sense to show a booking photo and name the person, but then not name a person on trial. The Routt County Court's website has an option to show the court docket which names the defendant in the only jury trial tomorrow. So the paper's policy is similar to how Britain sometimes censors a story that is freely readable from US news organization. Ie. very ineffective.
Meanwhile, an arrest can be made based upon unproven allegations so some news organizations are more reluctant to name those arrested.
SB City Council made the political decision to budget based upon a decrease in sales tax revenue. it works for them politically since it gives them unbudgeted money to spend as they wish during the year. This allows them to say there is no extra money for police, fire or storm water system when making the budget, but then have "mad money" to spend on whatever politically connected groups during the year.
This is unlike Routt County which has a far better record of accurately predicting local sales tax revenues. Routt County Commissioners budget based their finance dept's best predictions. The County then budgets to put some to reserves so they can handle the unexpected.
Virtually no one besides drug dealers has any issue with possession for recreational use being limited to one ounce.
Not sure why you think guns has any connection to marijuana because marijuana is highly regulated. If guns were as regulated as marijuana then the NRA would not be happy.
From Amendment 64:
(3) Personal use of marijuana. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, THE FOLLOWING ACTS ARE NOT UNLAWFUL AND SHALL NOT BE AN OFFENSE UNDER COLORADO LAW OR THE LAW OF ANY LOCALITY WITHIN COLORADO OR BE A BASIS FOR SEIZURE OR FORFEITURE OF ASSETS UNDER COLORADO LAW FOR PERSONS TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER:
(a) POSSESSING, USING, DISPLAYING, PURCHASING, OR TRANSPORTING MARIJUANA ACCESSORIES OR ONE OUNCE OR LESS OF MARIJUANA.
There is no provision for an affirmative defense of needing more than one ounce. Presumably, while there can be a medical need for a mmj patient to have more than an ounce, there is no need for a recreational user to have more than ounce.
You quote half of a joke and make it sound like I was being serious.
The busted seller brought up the topic of a life sentence.
Tim Duncan. David Robinson retired. Both are class acts.
Amendment 64 did not nullify marijuana felonies because that sort of drug dealing is still illegal. Colorado had already decriminalized possessing less than an ounce of pot so no one is in jail for doing what is now legal. And even if Amendment 64 did legalize drug dealing then those people in jail for dealing still broke the laws at the time of their crime. There is a potential inconsistency with Amendment 64 for those cited with possession of less than an ounce after it was passed, but before it took effect.
The guys that thought they could sell pot on Craigslist deserve life for being too stupid to have freedom. But assuming they didn't also violate gun laws (such as concealed without a permit) then see what they end up pleading to. It won't be life. It probably won't even be jail time. The police and DA just want to be sure to shut down the theory that selling pot is legal if you split it into one ounce bags and claim the buyer is paying for something else. That sort of theory is no different from various sales tax avoidance schemes (paying for a nontaxable service, not the item) that have been soundly rejected by the courts.
Comparing SB to Fruita? A couple thousand feet lower and further south.
The fastest growing segment of a market often means something extremely small growing to be merely small.
I think SB calling itself Bike Town USA is an insult to every other city that is actually friendly to bicycles. Simple question, so someone is riding from Safeway to downtown along the path alongside hey 40. They approach the intersection of 3rd and Lincoln. Where are they supposed to go? Ride alongside the traffic and parked cars of Lincoln? Make turns and go along Oak St with all of those stop signs? Cross Lincoln and find the path along the river? And the bicyclist will see what signs indicating what is the path to get to the west side?
If you go to a real bike friendly city like Palo Alto then you find clearly marked bike paths and bike paths on a street that is closed to through car traffic in a few places so there are few cars on it.
And certainly a street to schools such as Amethyst would have nice bike lanes SB's ride to bike day for students is, for many, riding down a dirt path with some fairly steep sections and angled berms (for drainage) then against traffic since that is where there is more of a shoulder, then on a sidewalk, crossing a street without a stop sign at the intersection and then a nice section of a dirt trail. There is no way a kid could be expected to ride that to school on a regular basis.
The excise and sales tax can be rejected by the voters. I think there is a good chance it will be defeated because it puts retail mj at such a cost disadvantage to dispensaries and illegal dealers. Sort of defeats the purpose of legalization.
Criminal laws are not going to go away because the interstate smuggling trade is still illegal and not wanted. The illegal trade is involved with interstate dealing The voters didn't choose to make Colorado a sanctuary for interstate drug smugglers.
The driving standard is going to be a problem because physical impairment is not very clearly linked to THC in the bloodstream. With all the baby boomers getting older and all of the prescription drugs with their possible side effects, there really needs to be a better roadside driver impairment test.
Remember Bike Town USA is a marketing phrase that SB paid to trademark,
It is not a title of merit.
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