[VIDEO] O’Dee! 2-Year-Old Forges Unlikely Friendship, Says Goodbye to His Best Friend

DALLAS — A Texas toddler got his first grasp of what friendship is by befriending the man who collects his family’s recycling.

“I don’t think he really understands that this could be the last time that he sees O’Dee.”

— Deacon’s mom

Every Friday, Deacon looked forward to seeing his first friend, O’Dee.  Deacon’s home was on his recycling route, reported WFAA. One odeeparticular Friday in May, however, Deacon’s mom planned a special party.

“Well it’s our last day seeing my brother’s best friend,” said Deacon’s older sister, according to the report.

The reason is because Deacon was about to become an older brother and the family was moving to a larger house.

When the family heard O’Dee’s truck coming down the street, the family was waiting. Deacon greeted his buddy, and O’Dee scooped him up for a hug. Read the rest of this entry »


OH YES THEY DID: Washington Driver Gets Six Months for ‘Marijuana-Related’ Crash That May Have Had Nothing to Do With Marijuana

 writes: Today a Vancouver, Washington, pot smoker received a six-month jail sentence, followed by five years of probation, in a case that seems to illustrate the vancover-accident-kptvinjustice caused by his state’s new definition of stoned driving. Scotty Rowles was driving his 1995 Ford pickup truck on East Mill Plain Boulevard around 6 p.m. on December 17, 2012, when Donald Collins stepped from the median into the street in front of him. According to KPTV, the Fox station in Portland, Oregon, “Investigators said Collins was close to two different lit and controlled intersections, but stepped out in the middle of traffic to try and cross the road.” On the face of it, Collins’ death was not Rowles’ fault. But a police officer smelled marijuana on Rowles, who admitted that he had smoked “a little bowl” one or two hours earlier. He was charged with vehicular homicide.

[Read the full text here, at Reason.com]

Prosecutors dropped that charge after concluding that there was insufficient evidence to support it. But they changed their minds after a blood test put Rowles’ THC level at 7.2 nanograms per milliliter, 2.2 nanograms above Washington’s new cutoff for driving under the influence of marijuana. Because of that rule, which was included in the marijuana legalization intitiative that voters approved a month before the accident, Rowles was guilty of DUI even if he was not actually impaired. Read the rest of this entry »