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Saturday, February 23, 2019

How To Legalize Cannabis Throughout America

The process that ended Prohibition provides a template...

In the interest of full disclosure, I have been on the board of Cannabis Sativa, Inc., for five years, including four years as CEO. I presently serve as CEO of THC Pharmaceuticals, Inc. My earlier professional life included being speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives and two terms representing Alaska in the U.S. Senate. These combined experiences equip me to address some of the problems caused by the U.S. anti-drug campaign.

One of the great domestic political tragedies since the last century is the war on drugs initiated by President Richard Nixon, part of which placed cannabis (marijuana) on the list of Schedule 1 drugs under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970.

U.S. Coast Guard crews in 2015 offload narcotics seized in eastern Pacific with street value of $22 million. (Chief Petty Officer Luke Pinneo)

Nixon, seeking to shore up his position opposing cannabis, appointed Raymond Shafer, the recently retired governor of Pennsylvania, to head a commission to study the negative effects of marijuana on the American populace. Nixon was incensed when the Shafer Commission’s 1972 report showed no negative effects from the use of marijuana on society and called for it to be decriminalized.

The report was promptly shelved; and Nixon, supported by his religious backers, executed his plan of drug prohibition, interdiction and punishment without the slightest medical or legal rationale, to punish young Americans protesting his continuation of the Vietnam War.

A Failed ‘War’

The war on drugs has not ended drug use or trafficking. Instead it has ravaged the lives of untold Americans and bloated our prison system. It has fostered massive illegality over the decades.

But in 1996 the citizens of California passed Proposition 215 authorizing the use of cannabis for medical purposes, finally breaching the barriers of ignorance and prejudice about cannabis.

Other states followed California’s lead, some via a grassroots initiative process and others by the vote of courageous legislatures. This state-by-state development of the cannabis industry has created inconsistencies that are further complicated by the illegality that the federal government casts over the industry. This is most obvious where the cannabis industry is denied the banking services vital to any economic enterprise for fear of federal prosecution.


Single payer means long waits for care

As the debate over healthcare reform rages, more Americans are thinking we should adopt a single-payer healthcare system. Virtually all Democratic national and state elected officials, and Democratic candidates for the 2020 election, are either advocating for a complete government-run plan or an incremental movement toward a government-managed, single-payer system.

We don't have to guess whether it would work well. The Canadian federal government passed the Canadian Health Care Act in 1984. It is a pure single-payer system. Every Canadian is covered by the plan and, in theory, has access to medical care. The provinces administer the plan with funding from federal taxpayers. The government determines what procedures are medically necessary based on data and statistics.

The Fraser Institute, a well-respected think tank in Vancouver, British Columbia, has tracked waiting times for patients to receive healthcare in Canada for the past 20 years. It surveys specialist physicians across 12 specialties throughout Canada. The institute recently released the waiting list data for 2018. Americans interested in single-payer healthcare will find it sobering.


'Suppression,' Debunked: Study Concludes Voter ID Laws Do Not Depress Voter Turnout

One pillar of dogma among leftist activists is that voter ID laws, under which citizens are required to present a valid form of identification in order to cast ballots in elections, amount to insidious and racist forms of "voter suppression." That term deserves to be placed in scare quotes because it's often employed as a catch-all phrase to describe any policy or idea that liberals believe would reduce their chances of winning. Voter ID laws have been upheld by the Supreme Court as constitutional, and enjoy overwhelming public support -- including approval from large majorities of racial minorities, who evidently don't share the professional Left's racialized hysteria. We've written previously about how, if reducing turnout among certain populations truly were the goal of such laws, they've failed miserably. This example out of Georgia comes to mind:

When Georgia became one of the first states in the nation to demand a photo ID at the ballot box, both sides served up dire predictions. Opponents labeled it a Jim Crow-era tactic that would suppress the minority vote...Turnout among black and Hispanic voters increased from 2006 to 2010, dramatically outpacing population growth for those groups over the same period...“I think the rhetoric on both sides has been overstated,” said Edward Foley, executive director of an election law center at The Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law. “It hasn’t had the voter-suppressing effect that some people feared,” Foley said.

Far more useful details are available here. Speaking of Georgia and alleged voter suppression, and given the recently-raised profile of that state's failed 2018 gubernatorial nominee, please read this primer on the wild allegations that arose during that election. Now back to the immediate issue at hand -- common sense voter integrity safeguards such as mandating identification aren't about suppression, and they don't achieve suppression. A new academic study reviewed the data and reached important conclusions:


WFB Obtains Employee Manual For Klobuchar Presidential Campaign

BuzzFeed, Huffington Post, and Yahoo News are among the outlets that have reported in the past week that Democratic Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar is something of a nightmare boss. These stories depict Klobuchar as "intolerably cruel," who subjects her staff to "bouts of explosive rage and regular humiliation." On one occasion, a staffer was """"accidentally"""" hit in the face with a binder thrown by Klobuchar.

Now anonymous sources have provided the Washington Free Beacon with what they claim is the employee manual for the 2020 Klobuchar presidential campaign. We cannot confirm its authenticity, but it rings true. Here it is, in full:
  • When Amy comes into the office, she will request a black coffee. Amy believes that coffee naturally tastes sugary, so you should add half a packet of sugar anyway. She will tell if it's Splenda.
  • There is a poncho and goggles on the coatrack outside Amy's office. Wear them when delivering the coffee.
  • Amy will require you to taste the coffee before she drinks it. Your lips are not to touch the lid. This tends to mean scalding, so it's recommended you suck on ice each morning to numb your throat and tongue.
  • Amy will occasionally claim that she has kidnapped your family and will harm them if she does not get her coffee within a time limit. This is almost never true.

Tennessee Lawmakers Move to Restore Full Legal Protections for Unborn

Women lawmakers in Tennessee have introduced legislation that would restore full legal protections for unborn babies should Roe v. Wade be reversed.

The Human Life Protection Act (SB 1257/HB 1029), as introduced:

…bans abortion in this state effective upon the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wadeor amending the U.S. Constitution to allow states to prohibit abortion; creates exception for situations where the abortion is necessary to prevent the death of pregnant woman or prevent serious risk of substantial and irreversible impairment of major bodily function; prohibits prosecution of a woman upon whom an abortion is performed or attempted.

The measure is the legislative priority of Tennessee Right to Life:


Accused Spy For Iran Allegedly Radicalized During Stint At US University That Took $100M From Muslim Nations

A former U.S. Air Force intelligence specialist accused of espionage for Iran, Monica Witt, was allegedly radicalized in part during a stint at a Washington university that has taken $100 million from Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries.

Certain American universities have received funding from the U.S. government with a partial goal of training students to be diplomats and intelligence specialists for the U.S., while simultaneously accepting financial donations from Middle East countries. In some cases, the programs have been staffed by academics who are critical of U.S. policy and who publicly espouse fringe positions.

Witt was charged Feb. 13 by the Department of Justice with sharing government secrets with Iranian officials. She was allegedly helping create a cyber-hacking operation on fellow former agents. She is at large and believed to be in Iran.


Graham on 25th Amendment Revelations: 'One of the Most Significant Moments in American History if It's True'

Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) sounded off on former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s claim Justice Department officials considered using the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office in 2017.

The South Carolina Republican vowed to conduct oversight over “those who watch us.”

“It’s one of the most significant moments in American history if it’s true,” Graham said. “You had the acting head of the FBI talking to the deputy attorney general about replacing the president. So what I’ll do — oversight is part of my job. We do have checks and balances, so the Congress will watch those who watch us. I’ll try to find out who was in these meetings and talk to all of them, and figure out who is lying because somebody’s lying.”


1950's version of an E-Mail

Long ago and far away, in a land that time forgot, 
Before the days of Dylan , or the dawn of Camelot. 
There lived a race of innocents, and they were you and me, 

For Ike was in the White House in that land where we were born, 
Where navels were for oranges, and Peyton Place was porn. 

We longed for love and romance, and waited for our Prince, 
Eddie Fisher married Liz, and no one's seen him since. 

We danced to 'Little Darlin,' and sang to 'Stagger Lee' 
And cried for Buddy Holly in the Land That Made Me, Me. 

Only girls wore earrings then, and 3 was one too many, 
And only boys wore flat-top cuts, except for Jean McKinney. 

And only in our wildest dreams did we expect to see 
A boy named George with Lipstick, in the Land That Made Me, Me. 

We fell for Frankie Avalon, Annette was oh, so nice, 
And when they made a movie, they never made it twice.. 

We didn't have a Star Trek Five, or Psycho Two and Three, 
Or Rocky-Rambo Twenty in the Land That Made Me, Me. 

Miss Kitty had a heart of gold, and Chester had a limp, 
And Reagan was a Democrat whose co-star was a chimp.

We had a Mr. Wizard, but not a Mr. T, 
And Oprah couldn't talk yet, in the Land That Made Me, Me. 

We had our share of heroes, we never thought they'd go,
At least not Bobby Darin, or Marilyn Monroe. 
For youth was still eternal, and life was yet to be, 
And Elvis was forever in the Land That Made Me, Me. 

We'd never seen the rock band that was Grateful to be Dead, 
And Airplanes weren't named Jefferson , and Zeppelins were not Led. 

And Beatles lived in gardens then, and Monkees lived in trees, 
Madonna was Mary in the Land That Made Me, Me. 

We'd never heard of microwaves, or telephones in cars, 
And babies might be bottle-fed, but they were not grown in jars 

And pumping iron got wrinkles out, and 'gay' meant fancy-free, 
And dorms were never co-Ed in the Land That Made Me, Me. 

We hadn't seen enough of jets to talk about the lag, 
And microchips were what was left at the bottom of the bag. 

And hardware was a box of nails, and bytes came from a flea, 
And rocket ships were fiction in the Land That Made Me, Me. 

T-Birds came with portholes, and side shows came with freaks, 
And bathing suits came big enough to cover both your cheeks. 

And Coke came just in bottles, and skirts below the knee, 
And Castro came to power near the Land That Made Me, Me. 

We had no Crest with Fluoride, we had no Hill Street Blues, 
We had no patterned pantyhose or Lipton herbal tea 
Or prime-time ads for those dysfunctions in the Land That Made Me, Me. 

There were no golden arches, no Perrier to chill, 
And fish were not called Wanda, and cats were not called Bill 

And middle-aged was 35 and old was forty-three, 
And ancient were our parents in the Land That Made Me, Me. 

But all things have a season, or so we've heard them say,
And now instead of Maybelline we swear by Retin-A. 
They send us invitations to join AARP, 
We've come a long way, baby, from the Land That Made Me, Me. 

So now we face a brave new world in slightly larger jeans, 
And wonder why they're using smaller print in magazines. 
And we tell our children's children of the way it used to be, 
Long ago and far away in the Land That Made Me, Me. 

Faking News

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Shocking moment a trooper orders a man out of his car at gunpoint during a traffic stop in Delaware

A Delaware trooper was caught on video pulling a gun on an unarmed black man during a traffic stop last Thursday.

In the clip, Mack Buckley is seen sitting in his car waiting on the officer to come over to his vehicle.

'Out of the car,' the officer orders Buckley, who tells the officer that he's not getting out.

'No, no, no. You cannot, you cannot pull me out of this...' Buckley tells the officer just seconds before the trooper pulled out his weapon.


'Drunk woman, 31, stabs 70-year-old veteran to death inside New York deli after calling him racist'

A New York woman has been charged with the Friday murder of a 70-year-old Army Veteran she labelled 'racist' before allegedly stabbing him to death in a Bronx grocery store.

Surveillance footage from inside the shop shows a woman who appears to be Madelyn Tamerez, 31, launching herself at victim who was buying coffee around 12.20pm and shoppers pulling her off the man who lived nearby at the New Era Veterans Home.

The suspect – who witnesses said was known to carry a kitchen knife and appeared intoxicated at the time - left the supermarket but then returned 15 minutes later with a weapon and stabbed him in the torso three of four times before fleeing.


Governor Larry Hogan Signs Executive Order on Maryland Census

Establishes Statewide Complete Count Committee to Ensure Full Participation In 2020 Federal Census

Governor Larry Hogan today signed Executive Order 01.01.2019.03 creating the Maryland Complete Count Committee to develop, recommend, and assist the Maryland Department of Planning as part of the upcoming 2020 Census. The executive order directs the committee and the Department of Planning in the administration of a Census outreach strategy to encourage Maryland’s diverse population to fully participate in the 2020 federal decennial Census.

“A complete and accurate count of Maryland’s population is essential to the state since it determines Congressional representation, state redistricting, and federal funding allocations for the next 10 years,” said Governor Hogan. “It is of the utmost importance that every resident is counted for the 2020 Census.”

Governor Hogan has appointed Lilian Castillo-Harris and Walkiria Pool to serve as co-chairs of this effort, in which a total of 15 additional members may be part of the committee. The committee will be tasked with developing and implementing, in conjunction with the Department of Planning, a community outreach strategy to encourage full participation in the 2020 Census. Encouraging full participation may include developing partnerships and coordinating with local governments, community organizations, faith-based organizations, and private-sector partners.

Lilian Castillo-Harris is the President and CEO of Workplace Management Group LTD/Hispanos Sin Fronteras, a business enterprise offering services and encouraging the the Hispanic community to grow and improve their business organizations. Ms. Castillo-Harris is a resident of Frederick County.

Walkiria Pool is the president and co-founder for Centro de Apoyo Familiar (Center for Assistance to Families), a nonprofit organization located in Prince George’s County focused on helping to revitalize and stabilize communities and families through economic, social, and educational empowerment in collaboration with faith-based organizations. Ms. Pool is a resident of Prince George’s County.

The Census is a critical process for determining not only federal funding to states, but also important economic decisions for local communities. This year alone, Maryland will receive more than $13 billion in federal funds that use Census data to determine funding levels.

In addition to apportionment and representation in Congress, Census data is also used to support decision making for many types of planning and programs from economic development, transportation, and emergency management to public health and human service activities.

The majority of the federal funds Maryland receives directly benefits the state’s most vulnerable populations, including children and senior citizens. Some of the programs directly impacted by the Census include: Medicaid, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), highway construction and the National School Lunch Program.

State agencies and departments will participate in Census activities and designate a Census coordinator to assist in the effort. The committee will prepare an interim report due to Governor Hogan by Dec. 31, 2019, which will include recommendations to achieve a complete count of Maryland’s population. The census will be taken on April 1, 2020.

It is critical to note that all Census information is confidential and protected by federal law. Please visit to learn about how the Census and federal funding benefits your community.

How '1984' Turned Into An Instruction Manual

“Sometimes [two and two are four], Winston. Sometimes they are five. Sometimes they are three. Sometimes they are all of them at once. You must try harder. It is not easy to become sane.”

One of the key themes from George Orwell’s dystopic novel 1984 is that the Party can do and say whatever it wants.

And more importantly, you must believe it, with all your heart. No matter how absurd.

That’s doublethink. It is impossible for two plus two to equal three, four, and five simultaneously. But if the Party says it is so, it is so.

If you can’t make yourself believe two contradictory facts simultaneously, that makes you a thought criminal — an enemy of the Party.

Thoughtcrime is thinking any thought that contradicts the Party.

Facecrime is when you have the wrong expression on your face. For instance, if captured enemy soldiers are being paraded through the streets, looking sympathetic is a facecrime.

Newspeak is the language of the Party–one that has painstakingly been removed of unnecessary words, or words that might contradict the Party’s ideals.

“Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it.”

During daily two minutes hate, citizens shout and curse whatever enemies the Party shows them.

And the face of the Party, Big Brother, is watching you. He helps you be a better citizen.

This isn’t just some random literature lesson. Understanding Orwell’s 1984will help you understand 2019 America.

For instance, one California state senator is working on her own version of Newspeak.


Haitian Protesters Burn American Flag, Urge Russian Help Against US "Puppet" Regime

A French language AFP report over the weekend featured surprising photographs of Haitians burning American flags as the unrest and chaos continues especially in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince.

Major cities throughout Haiti have for days essentially been on "lockdown" due to civil unrest and mass protests demanding that President Jovenal Moise step down over charges of corruption and rampant inflation under his watch — yet unlike similar unrest happening hundreds of miles due south of the small Caribbean country in Venezuela, Washington has stood in support of the president, who since 2017 has found himself facing a flood of popular anger surrounding the PetroCaribe scandal.

Though the mass protests have multiple layers in terms of motives, stemming mostly from skyrocketing inflation and the government's failure to hold to account leaders caught embezzling from a multi-billion dollar Venezuelan program that sent discounted oil to Haiti, or the PetroCaribe affair, a number of the protest gatherings are distinctly anti-American in their rhetoric and symbolism, while at the same time being pro-Russian.

Reflecting the global geopolitical divide over the crisis in nearby Venezuela, the AFP report describes some of the anti-American elements to the protests as follows (based on a rough translation from the French):

A group of protesters burned an American flag Friday afternoon in the heart of the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince,


Trump Slams McCabe & Rosenstein Over "Treasonous", "Very Illegal" Plan To Secretly Record President

During an interview that aired in full on CBS last night, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe - who was famously fired just hours before qualifying for his pension due to what the DOJ inspector general described as "unauthorized leaks to the press" - McCabe insisted that Rod Rosenstein was "absolutely serious" when he asked senior Trump administration officials to clandestinely record their conversations with the president in preparation for removing him under the 25th amendment - a plan that has been derided as an attempted coup by family members and allies of the president.

Clearly displeased with McCabe's revelations, Trump lashed out at again on Twitter, accusing him of telling a "deranged" story and plotting "a very illegal act".


Make 1 Pound Burgers Great Again At Caribbean Joe's

Giant List Of MSM-Fueled Hate-Crime Hoaxes Meant To Frame Trump Supporters

As Brian Stelter and CNN work overtime to pretend that the MSM didn't uncritically promote Jussie Smollett's absurd "hate crime" story in a giddy rush to frame Trump supporters as violent, journalist and photographer Andy Ngo has pushed back.

In a running thread of hate-crime hoaxes that the MSM either uncritically reported - or gave little attention to once the truth came out, Ngo lists hoax after hoax designed to smear conservatives.

Click on the first tweet and go from there, or keep scrolling:


Andrew McCabe: 'Gang of Eight' was informed of investigation into Trump, ‘no one objected’

Andrew McCabe, the former deputy director of the FBI, said a bipartisan group of lawmakers was briefed on a counterintelligence investigation into President Trump and not one of them objected.

McCabe and other FBI officials informed the so-called "Gang of Eight" — leaders from both parties in the House and Senate, as well as the chairs and co-chairs of the House and Senate intelligence committees — that the bureau had opened a counterintelligence investigation into Trump after he fired FBI Director James Comey in May 2017.

“No one objected, not on legal grounds, not on constitutional grounds, and not based on the facts,” McCabe told NBC’s “Today” show Tuesday.


Beautiful-Sounding Words: Competitions and Composition

What do you think is the most beautiful-sounding word in English? Consider these unpredictable choices by well-known writers, and then encourage your students to write about their favorite words.

In a "Beautiful Words" contest held in 1911 by the Public Speaking Club of America, several submissions were deemed "insufficiently beautiful," among them grace, truth,and justice.

In the judgment of Grenville Kleiser, then a popular author of books on oratory, "The harshness of the g in grace and the j in justice disqualified them, and truth was turned down because of its metallic sound" (Journal of Education, Feb 1911). Among the acceptable entries were melody, virtue, harmony, and hope.

Over the years there have been countless playful surveys of the most beautiful-sounding words in English. Perennial favorites include lullaby, gossamer, murmuring, luminous, Aurora Borealis, and velvet. But not all recommendations have been so predictable—or so obviously euphonious.


Justin Fairfax accuser says Dems are ducking her case: ‘Pure cowardice’

The attorney for a woman who has accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of raping her while they were undergraduates at Duke University nearly two decades ago is accusing state Democrats of “pure cowardice” for signaling they won’t proceed with public hearings on the allegations against him.

“Apparently, the Virginia House Democratic Caucus believes that courageous victims of rape need to be heard — just not by them,” said Nancy Erika Smith, an attorney for accuser Meredith Watson. “Ms. Watson is counting on the General Assembly to do the right thing and hold hearings now. These nonstop efforts to duck their role is pure cowardice. Sympathy is welcome, but action is needed.”

Watson has called for state's general assembly to hold a public hearing into both her allegations and those of Vanessa Tyson, who has separately accused the Democrat of rape during the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston. Fairfax has denied both allegations.

On Tuesday, the Virginia House Democratic Caucus reiterated calls for Fairfax to resign, but said they “believe that the law enforcement investigation should proceed unencumbered and outside of the political arena.”

“Ms. Watson & Dr. Tyson are courageous in coming forward to tell their stories. We respect all survivors and believe they should be fully heard. The allegations they have made against Lt Gov Fairfax are criminal in nature and we are treating them with the seriousness they deserve,” the statement from the Democrats said.


The Ozone Hole: Closing the Gap

In the 1980s, scientists began to realize that ozone-depleting chemicals, such as chlorofluorocarbon (CFCs), were creating a thin spot—a hole—in the ozone layer over Antarctica. Through an international effort to decrease the use of CFCs, the ozone layer is starting to mend, and scientists believe it should mostly recover by the middle of the 21st century. This series of satellite images shows the ozone hole on the day of its maximum depth from 1979 through 2018.

Video transcript

For more details about these images, read the full stories here:
World of Change: Antarctic Ozone Hole


‘Medicare for All’ Would Ruin the Care Americans Already Like

Liberals in Congress are promising Americans that their “Medicare for All” proposals for government-controlled health care will expand access to care.

As Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., explains, “Obamacare was a first step in advancing this country, but I won’t rest until every American has a basic security that comes with having access to affordable health care.”

Likewise, Sen. Kamala Harris, the California Democrat, predicts, “Well, the idea is that everyone gets access to medical care. And you don’t have to go through the process of going through an insurance company, having them give you approval, going through the paperwork, all of the delay that may require.”

Universal access to health care—and no bureaucratic delays.


Worcester County moves toward sprinkler waiver

The county government effort to loosen fire sprinkler regulations for builders and homebuyers continued Tuesday, as the Worcester County Commissioners reviewed changes proposed for building and housing documents.

Director of Permitting Ed Tudor presented a revised draft of the Building Permit Application form, as well as a draft for the Single-Family Home Residential Fire Sprinkler Waiver form following the commissioners’ discussions in a meeting on Jan. 22.

Tudor and County Attorney Maureen Howarth prepared the revisions, according to a memorandum.


Here’s A List Of Hoax ‘Hate Crimes’ In The Trump Era

Liberal actor Jussie Smollett is accused of staging a racist and anti-gay attack on himself, which Smollett blamed on supporters of President Donald Trump.
Smollett’s alleged fake “hate crime” appears to be the latest instance of liberalsmanufacturing hate crimes for attention in the Trump era.
The Daily Caller News Foundation compiled below some of the most outrageous fake hate crimes since Trump was elected, in rough chronological order:


A Muslim woman at the University of Michigan received national attention from national outlets like The Washington Post in November 2016 after she claimed a drunk 20-something man threatened to light her on fire if she didn’t remove her hijab. The university condemned the “hateful attack,” which turned out to be a hoax.


Taylor Volk, an openly bisexual senior at North Park University claimed to be the target of hateful notes and emails following Trump’s election in November 2016. Volk told NBC News that “I just want them to stop.” But the “them” referenced by Volk turned out to be herself, as the whole thing was fabricated.


Philadelphia woman Ashley Boyer claimed in November 2016 that she was harassed at a gas station by white, Trump-supporting males, one of whom pulled a weapon on her. Boyer claimed that the men “proceeded to talk about the election and how they’re glad they won’t have to deal with n—–s much longer.” Boyer deleted her post after it went viral and claimed the men had been caught and were facing criminal charges. Local police debunked her account.


Salisbury resident found not guilty of rape and assault

After about an hour of deliberation last Thursday, a Worcester County Circuit Court jury found Kyle Andrew Sterling, 30, of Salisbury, not guilty of second-degree rape and assault charges stemming from an incident reported on May 13.

Sterling was arrested last May after a woman reported being attacked while sleeping in a condo in the first block of 76th Street.

According to the police report, the woman, along with Sterling and another couple, had been drinking that evening before returning to the condo.

The woman claimed after going to sleep earlier than Sterling, she awoke between 8-9 a.m. to discover Sterling lying beside her in bed.

Police said the woman reported, “I woke up and he was inside of me.”