AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When Sandra Bland refused to put out her cigarette, the police officer opened her car door and tried dragging her out of the vehicle. She asked at least four times why she was being arrested and got no answer. When she told him she had epilepsy, he shouted, "Good!"
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Colorado theater shooter James Holmes' sentencing began Wednesday after jurors convicted him last week of first-degree murder, attempted murder and other charges in his July 20, 2012, attack that killed 12 people and injured 70. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty; the jury's other option is life without parole.
California should set clear guidelines for legalizing marijuana to stop the pot trade being dominated by powerful interests similar to Big Tobacco, a report from a panel overseen by the state's lieutenant governor said on Wednesday. California voters blazed a new trail in 1996 when they approved a ballot measure that made the most populous U.S. state the first to allow medical marijuana.