Feeling Anxious About Weed Legalization? Take A Hit Of This.

Marijuana is currently legal for recreational sale in the great state of Colorado. In a few months, the same will be true of Washington state. These facts have prompted pearl-clutching pieces from some prominent columnists about the effects they think legalization will have on rates of marijuana usage and addiction as well as the more abstract threat they fear it poses to the moral fiber of American citizens. Through magical feats of willful ignorance, these columns all somehow manage to sidestep the most important context of legalizing marijuana — which Chris Hayes helpfully provides in the form of an illustrative personal story.

Feeling Anxious About Weed Legalization? Take A Hit Of This.

This article originally appeared on 01.09.18

Why should a superintendent get a raise while teachers in the same district struggling to make ends meet see their paychecks flatline — year after year after year?

Teacher Deyshia Hargrave begged the question. Minutes later, she was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a cop car.

The scene was captured below by YouTube user Chris Rosa, who attended a board meeting for Vermilion Parish Schools in Louisiana.

You can watch Hargrave begin speaking about 33 seconds in. The situation starts becoming contentious around 6:35 minutes. Hargrave is arrested at 8:35, and then walked outside in handcuffs and placed in the back of police vehicle. (Story continues below.)

"We work very hard with very little to maintain the salaries that we have," Hargrave, who teaches middle school language arts, said during a public comment portion of the meeting, stating that she's seen classroom sizes balloon during her time at the school with no increased compensation. "We're meeting those goals, while someone in that position of leadership [the superintendent] is getting raise? It's a sad, sad day to be a teacher in Vermilion Parish."

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