Should Coral Springs Have Searched the Principal's Bedroom?
Now we know that there was never any criminal complaint filed against Coral Park Elementary Principal Amanda Miles, who was charged with felony marijuana possession after police found three-quarters of an ounce of the stuff in her bedroom.
Well, of course there wasn't -- who would complain about a 60-year-old woman smoking pot in her bedroom?
The complaint was aimed at her teenaged son, who lives in the house and was allegedly selling it, Coral Springs spokesman Joe McHugh told the Pulp last week. (McHugh said the complainant was a "confidential informant" whose identity wouldn't be revealed.)
So why did Coral Springs police Det. Joe Hubbard, who executed the search warrant, feel the need to search the principal's bedroom?
Good people disagree on this issue, but the whole thing seems to be a stretch of police resources. Reputable polls have shown that a majority of Americans favor legalization. The president of the United States is a former pot smoker who once said, "When I was a kid, I inhaled. That was the point."
The City of Hollywood recently approved building a massive shrine to Jimmy Buffett on public beach land. That would be Jimmy Buffett of the Coral Reefer Band, an artist who mythologizes smugglers, has spoken publicly in the past of his fondness for grass, and once said, "I think marijuana will be legalized because all the lawyers smoke it."
Come to think of it, Hollywood may as well decriminalize it now or the hypocrisy will be enormous. And considering the place will soon be defined by a place called Margaritaville, it might want to go light on public drunkenness (and screwing) as well.
Speaking of Buffett, he's out of the hospital after receiving stitches. He was knocked out cold from yesterday's fall from the stage after a concert in Sydney. Inside there's a new video of the fall. He apparently misjudged the end of the stage due to the footlights, and the result is one of the strangest things you'll ever see. (And in case you're wondering, he has said in the past that he doesn't get stoned during shows, only after them.)
The accident happens at the 3:45 mark.
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