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1 Oct 2014

White people are more likely to deal drugs, but black people are more likely to get arrested for it

Here's a pretty astonishing chart on the skyrocketing number of arrests of black Americans for nonviolent drug crimes. Brookings' Jonathan Rothwell lays it out:
Arrest data show a striking trend: arrests of blacks have fallen for violent and property crimes, but soared for drug related crimes. As of 2011, drug crimes comprised 14 percent of all arrests and a miscellaneous category that includes “drug paraphernalia” possession comprised an additional 31 percent of all arrests. Just 6 percent and 14 percent of arrests were for violent and property crimes, respectively.
Even more surprising is what gets left out of the chart: Blacks are far more likely to be arrested for selling or possessing drugs than whites, even though whites use drugs at the same rate. And whites are actually morelikely to sell drugs:
Whites were about 45 percent more likely than blacks to sell drugs in 1980, according to an analysis of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth by economist Robert Fairlie. This was consistent with a 1989 survey of youth in Boston. My own analysis of data from the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows that 6.6 percent of white adolescents and young adults (aged 12 to 25) sold drugs, compared to just 5.0 percent of blacks (a 32 percent difference). 

Read More:http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/09/30/white-people-are-more-likely-to-deal-drugs-but-black-people-are-more-likely-to-get-arrested-for-it/?tid=rssfeed 

Nervous Chinese officials search pigeon for bombs

Officials in China this week examined the anuses of 10,000 pigeons that were set to be released today in celebration of National Day, amid government fears of a possible terrorist attack. According to reports from state-run media outlets, the birds had their feathers, legs, and anuses searched for "suspicious objects" yesterday, before being packed onto a truck and sent to Tiananmen Square in Beijing for today's ceremony. Many reports on the probe disappeared from China's tightly-controlled media after being published, though some articles and tweets remain online. The entire process was reportedly videotaped. 
The reports did not clarify what "suspicious objects" the inspectors were looking for, but security concerns are high following a spate of attacks that Beijing has blamed on separatist groups. The Uighurs, a Muslim minority in the western province of Xinjiang, have long sought greater autonomy from China, which has in turn stepped up its efforts to combat militants with raids and judicial crackdowns. Last week, the country jailed a Uighur advocate to life in prison for "inciting separatism." Violence has escalated in recent months, as well. Last year, an SUV drove into a crowd and burst into flames, killing five people; in March, 29 people were killed by a group of attackers in a Beijing train station. Officials blamed both attacks on separatist groups.
A Trojan pigeon attack may sound far-fetched, but it's not impossible, according to pigeon experts. "I have not heard of pigeons released at National Day requiring security checks, but it is possible for them to carry things such as explosives," a representative from the pigeon fan site China Pigeon Net told the New York Times. "They could carry something on their legs, under a wing, or in their anus."
The country is ramping up security ahead of today's celebrations, though some critics of China's sprawling government say the pigeon probe hits a little too close to home.

North Dakota to consider providing free college tuition utilizing its $5,000,000,000 annual oil revenue

 Could free college tuition for students be in North Dakota's future?  

  The State's oil revenue is already funding hundreds of millions of dollars of new building projects across the State's University System. But, it's not reducing the cost of student's education. However, there's now talk of changing all that.

   UND highlighted its progress at a breakfast for 350 Chamber of Commerce members today.

Robert Kelley, UND President: “This year I want to talk about an exceptional UND… sharing the excitement.”

  Six major building projects worth nearly a quarter of a billion dollars are underway on campus, including a new, 125-million dollar med school, law school addition, high performance sports center and more.

  In fact, there are large projects going on at Universities across the State, because of the large inflow of oil revenue. However, none of that revenue is being used to reduce or even eliminate tuition for students.

  Oil revenue is expected to reach nearly 5-billion dollars a year, by 2015. Naturally, students wouldn't mind if it was used to pay their nearly five-thousand dollar a semester tuition bill.

Student: “I'd love it. I think it would be great.”

Student: “That would be nice.”

Student: “It would be awesome. How do I sign up for that?”

  And now, it appears there could be run at legislators to start spending some of that oil revenue on student tuition.

Robert Kelley, UND President: “The State of Wyoming has done that in their Hathaway program and I think states can make investments in their students for the future. So, perhaps that will come up in our legislative session. We have some leadership from other states in these areas and it might be the right time for North Dakota.”


Read More:http://www.valleynewslive.com/story/26668259/free-college-tuition-for-north-dakota-students

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