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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Sharon Cooper
Tanya Smith, a Georgia police officer who oversees criminal investigations, is no stranger to battling the perils of drug abuse. Yet Smith's current fight is personal, in memory of her 20-year-old daughter, Taylor, who died last year while using drugs after no one called 911 for help.
A bill to allow a type of medical marijuana in Georgia under certain circumstances passed a key committee vote Wednesday, keeping it alive as a major legislative deadline looms.
The Georgia House has approved a bill granting amnesty in some cases to those who seek medical attention in the event of a drug overdose.
The geyser of oil escaping the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig offers a metaphor for another sickening substance spreading through our land.
Congress must ensure that obscenity laws are enforced so that children are not exposed to pornography on the Internet, researchers and advocates of Internet safety said Tuesday.
Cooper said research colleges that provide medical marijuana under the proposed law could lose federal funding and their officials could be prosecuted.
Rep. Sharon Cooper supported it but warned the system may prove unworkable given conflicts with federal law.