Blog Category: ABNorml News

Our Friend Stephen Keenan is NOT a Criminal!

Posted on: August 2, 2012

The first time I met Stephen I was immediately drawn to him. He is a kind, loving soul. He is paralyzed, in a wheelchair – one of the nice, fancy ones – all grown up, a productive member of society. He reminded me of my brother, Larry. Larry was born in 1956 with Spina Bifida, […]

DFW Norml & Discraft present… The Ace Race @ Veterans Park!

Posted on: June 27, 2012

REGISTRATION FOR THE ACE RACE IS NOW CLOSED DFW NORML is proud to announce that we will host the 2012 Discraft Ace Race in North Texas! Each Autumn, disc golfers from around the world gather at their local courses for one purpose: to throw aces! No putting, no approaching… just runnin’ at the chains. To add […]

The Modern Jim Crow / Downfall of American Democracy

Posted on: June 4, 2012

It is my belief that for some time now, the American version of a democratic republic has been on a steady decline. Over the last several decades we have sat idly by and watched as voter turnouts hit all-time lows, which prompts the question: “Is a government really run by the people and for the […]

Texas Politics and Participation

Posted on: May 21, 2012

The Texas House of Representatives has been an institution of government, in its current form, for over 130 years. Our Constitution is among the longest and most restrictive in the nation. One key point to note is that the Texas Constitution does not contain a “Necessary and Proper” clause, meaning residents and government bodies only […]

The Tragic Death of Myles Rascon

Posted on: April 30, 2012

It’s always sad to read an article about teen violence and unnecessary deaths, no matter what the cause. When I see articles like Trevon Martin’s death, or school shootings, it saddens my heart. It goes beyond the basic feeling of sadness when the headlines of a death come from your own backyard. The tragic death […]

Are Texas Hash Statutes Unconstitutionally Vague?

Posted on: April 10, 2012

Recent discussions of current events have directed our attention to Texas Statutes purporting to prohibit the possession of so-called “hash.” In Texas, possession of hash is classified as a felony of varying degrees of severity depending on how much is possessed by aggregate weight. In the overwhelming majority of states, simple possession for small amounts […]

Fake Pot Controversy Continues in North Texas

Posted on: March 23, 2012

The Fort Worth Weekly referenced our organization in a recent article entitled “Breathing Down Their Necks,” which discussed recent law enforcement activities in Bedford, Texas involving “fake pot.” The article centered around an individual who works at a smoke shop recently targeted for selling synthetic marijuana, and who associates himself with NORML. While we appreciate […]

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