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Pancho Beto wants to legalize marijuana and release people in prison for weed-related crimes, paying them with Drug War Justice Grants

Thankfully this guy has no shot of becoming president.

From Daily Mail: Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke unveiled a sweeping marijuana legalization plan Thursday that would provide financial grants to people incarcerated for non-violent crimes and impose taxes on the pot industry.

O’Rourke, who gained notoriety while serving on the El Paso City Council when he pushed a resolution to study legalization, would legalize and tax marijuana and ‘end the war on drugs,’ according to a policy announcement released by his campaign.

‘We need to not only end the prohibition on marijuana, but also repair the damage done to the communities of color disproportionately locked up in our criminal justice system or locked out of opportunity because of the War on Drugs,’ O’Rourke said in a statement.

O’Rourke, who is trailing in the polls and who gained notoriety for his proposed assault weapon buy-back program following the mass shooting in his hometown, would regulate and license the production and distribution of marijuana.

Most of the licenses would go to ‘minority-owned businesses and those disproportionately impacted by the War on Drugs,’ he said.

He says he will provide ‘“Drug War Justice Grants” to people ‘formerly incarcerated for nonviolent marijuana offenses in state and federal prison after their release, completely funded by a federal tax on the marijuana industry.’

The move follows bipartisan efforts to find ways to reduce the prison population by focusing on nonviolent offenders and turning back mandatory minimum sentences.

He doesn’t offer specifics on either the size of the tax, or the size of the grants.

The former congressman says it will apply ‘for a period based on time served’ and that the grants will be ‘funded completely by the tax on the marijuana industry.’

Other funds would target drug treatment programs and programs to help former convicts reenter society at large.

O’Rourke wants to support those ‘disproportionately impacted by marijuana arrests’ to help them participate in the marijuana business by providing ‘technical assistance, industry-specific training, access to interest free/low-interest loans, and access to investment financing and legal services.’

O’Rourke wrote at 2011 book about marijuana prohibition, ‘Dealing Death and Drugs,’ and used the issue as part of his campaign to unseat Democratic incumbent former Rep. Silvester Reyes.

He also would bar the feds from using marijuana-related arrests as grounds for deportation of people who came here illegally.

He is promoting the plan this week on a swing through Los Angeles and Oakland. His push comes on a day a Fox news poll has him at 4 per cent nationally, behind three poll leaders: former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and Sen. Bernie Sanders.

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Mexican government vows legal action against US in response to El Paso shooting

From MyFoxChicago: The Mexican government on Sunday threatened legal action against the United States for its response to Saturday’s mass shooting at Walmart in El Paso, Texas that left 20 people dead, including six Mexican nationals.

Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard made the announcement in a video posted to Twitter, in which he expressed indignation for the mass shooting at the Cielo Vista Mall.

“The president of the Republic has instructed me so that this posture and indignation from Mexico is translated, first in protecting affected families, and then in legal actions, efficient and prompt, quick and convincing so that Mexico can demand the conditions to protect to the Mexican-American community and Mexicans in the United States,” Ebrard said.

He called Saturday’s shooting “an act of barbarism.” Ebrard didn’t offer specifics but said Mexico would take action to protect its citizens living in the U.S.

“What happened is inadmissible and today, at 4 p.m., we will announce the first judicial actions that the Mexican government will take in accordance to international law,” he added.

Among the 20 killed are six Mexican citizens and seven injured. Mexico revised the number of its citizens killed Sunday from three to six.

“Today, unfortunately, the update provided by the FBI… the regrettable part is that they’ve confirmed that 6 Mexicans have lost their lives, and there are 7 injured in El Paso, Texas,” Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said.

Ebrard said five of the Mexican citizens killed were: Sara Regalado, Adolfo Cerros Hernandez, Jorge Calvillo Garcia, Elsa Mendoza de la Mora, and Gloria Irma Marquez. The sixth victim has not been identified.

El Paso, home to 680,000 residents, sits across the southern border from Cuidad Juarez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua.

The gunman, (name purposely omitted), 21, of Allen, Texas, was charged with capital murder. Investigators are looking into a manifesto they believe he wrote that could be a “nexus to a hate crime.”

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You want to talk about “protecting affected families,” Mexico? How about taking care of corralling your OWN criminals who KILL/RAPE/HARM American citizens? See the following examples:

Illegal alien who murdered Kate Steinle found not guilty by SF jury
Sanctuary King County, WA: Convicted rapist and illegal alien freed after 9 months returns to attack his disabled victim second time
For Mollie Tibbetts, killed by an illegal, it’s racist to oppose illegal immigration
SHARES
Women Hit, Killed by Illegal Immigrant. Who Was Deported 8 Times…
Mexican illegal immigrant who was deported 16 years ago ‘snuck back into the US and raped a sleeping nine-year-old girl’
New Jersey teen rescued from illegal immigrant who abducted, raped her
Mexican Rapists

What happened to the American citizens mentioned above and the hundreds of others attacked/killed at the hands of Mexican illegal aliens is “inadmissible.”

Before they start threatening the U.S, I suggest Mexico teach their OWN citizens about international law.

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