Daily Archives: 01/17/2013

Marijuana Arrests Surpassing Arrests for Violent Crime?

(Community Matters) “In 2011, marijuana possession arrests totaled 663,032 — more than arrests for all violent crimes combined. Possession arrests have nearly doubled since 1980, according to an FBI report.” from a HuffPost article

Silly allocation of local, state and federal resources. I’m encouraged by Gov Cuomo’s call for decriminalization of 15 grams or less and the President’s statement that recreational use won’t be a priority. Time to decriminalize and save the $10billion in estimated costs of arrests.


Seeking Arrangments

seeking arrangements(Community Matters) Fascinating: Culture Map: Seeking Arrangements: Texas students are getting tuition help from sugar daddies

I thought about this more while walking Town Lake trail. On many levels it is a disturbing phenomenon. And, I’m planning to talk with younger friends to gain better perspective. Researched this a bit: there are 1,410 women within 50 miles of Austin with profiles seeking sugar daddies. There are 230 men from the area seeking either sugar daddies or sugar moms.

My friend, economist Brian Kelsey says, it “reads like a Freakonomics post: State legislators cut funding for higher ed, force students into prostitution.” Though, a quick browse through several profiles doesn’t support that most are students.