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He set fire to her hair, and threatened her with a firearm. Those are the injuries that Alejandro Flores levied upon his girlfriend on June 29th. The victim, who remained unnamed in police reports, reported that the two began arguing over a relative child and the child’s use of a pacifier.

Flores allegedly pushed the woman into a wall, hit her on top of her head, grabbed her by the neck, and she fell to the ground. Flores then allegedly dragged her into the kitchen and held her over a lit stove burner, causing her hair to catch fire. Following extinguishing her hair, Flores threatened the woman with a non-service weapon and physical violence if she reported the domestic violence to the police or if she left the home.

Flores also is accused of turning up the volume on the TV as the woman screamed for help, in an effort to prevent neighbors from hearing her.

Boy Removed From Parent’s Custody After Educating Class on Medical Cannabis During Anti-Drug Education

On March 24th, 2015, Garden City, Kansas police executed a search warrant on the home of a medical marijuana user after her 11-year old son spoke out against an anti-drug class conducted by his school, according to the Washington Post.

Shona Banda, a sufferer of Crohn’s Disease and a cannabis-for-medical-use-advocate, has used cannabis oil to successfully treat the condition. Crohn’s disease, also known as Crohn syndrome, and regional enteritis, is an inflammatory bowel disease that can affect all parts of the gastrointestinal tract, from the mouth to the anus. Crohn’s can also cause complications such as anemia, skin rashes, painful inflammation of the eyes, and arthritis. In addition, Crohn’s patients face a higher risk of bowel cancer as a result of commonly occurring bowel obstruction.

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Santa Ana, California – Judge M. Marc Kelly sentenced a convicted child rapist earlier this week. The sentence he gave the offender was 10 years, while the mandatory minimum sentence for child rape is 25 years.

In his opinion, Judge Kelly wrote, “There was no violence or callous disregard for (the victim’s) well-being.”

The opinion and lenient sentence has caused outrage amongst groups and people of all political leanings, and has even led to a petition on calling for Judge Kelly’s resignation.

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