Everyone needs love. This is a truism for all people in Texas and elsewhere. In most cases, love is a positive thing that changes lives and makes many people happy. However, there are some who see people’s need for love and acceptance to take advantage and commit crimes such as internet crimes. This, one report says, is a whole new class of crimes that is growing.
Many readers in Texas may have never heard of the drug “Kush” or “K-2,” but they are common in the state. In fact, the marijuana-type drug is among the fastest growing narcotics in prisons and on the street. It is leading to many arrests for drug possession and other crimes.
A cold case is one that police have been working on for a long time, and often one that they no longer have many leads to help them find the perpetrators. Just such a case has existed in Texas since 1988. It involves the murders of two young people. Police say that a recent arrest on drug possession charges could help provide answers.
The Department of Justice is set to release 6,000 inmates with a non-violent drug charge from federal prison between Oct. 30 and Nov. 1, 2015. These actions resulted from a decision made in 2014 to reduce potential punishment for future drug offenders by the U.S. Sentencing Commission that includes retroactive enforcement.