Posted by copwatch | Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:59pm story
You and I have a Constitutional Right to grow, to possess, and to consume cannabis sativa and its variants.
Really you do.
I have pointed out to people in debates for years that it says right in the Constitution that you have a right to grow, possess, and yes! smoke cannabis sativa if you so choose. These people (some of them are well meaning but just ignorant) challenge me to point out the words in the Constitution that guarantee me the right to use cannabis sativa.
Posted by copwatch | Fri, 12/03/2010 - 5:43pm story
by Paul Boden Nov 18, 2010
Organizing Director, Western Regional Advocacy Project
This is the third article in a series we're writing on Quality of Life ordinances, our contemporary version of the vagrancy laws that have been with us for centuries. In the South, they were used to force freed slaves back to the plantation. In the North, they were used to instill a Protestant work ethic in indigent whites. This compulsion to control labor and separate the "worthy" from the "unworthy" is deeply ingrained in our culture and institutions.
Posted by copwatch | Fri, 07/01/2011 - 2:38am story
Major International Leaders Plead for the US and the World to Get Smart and Stop the War on Drugs
The Commission on Drug Policy urged a shift from incarceration to consideration of a full range of alternatives, from decriminalization to legalization and regulation.
Posted by copwatch | Sat, 06/04/2011 - 8:53am story
Posted by copwatch | Mon, 03/14/2011 - 1:26pm story
ACLU Denounces Passage of Irresponsible Bill Targeting Students, Creating New Crime of “Driving While Brown”
Anti-14th Amendment Proposals Also Advance to Senate Floor
Posted by copwatch | Sat, 07/17/2010 - 12:22pm story
The word is that raids will begin on Monday, July 19th. Cops hunt down outside-sleeping people every night, but these raids will be broad-sweeping and perhaps more orchestrated.
These raids will violate the rights of the houseless people. There are no legal, free-of-charge places to sleep in Eureka (or Arcata), so there are no options for almost all people who have no shelter except to sleep where they can find a hidden piece of ground. Then ya gotta be able to protect yourself from the rain, wind, cold, dew.
This is not a new situation. But all too often, people who are housed dismiss the reality of the situation by simply saying, "Well, there are homeless shelters for them to go to." That is completely INACCURATE.
Download this booklet with the biographical writings from the MOVE 9.
The bio's were taken word for word from the website:
John Africa's MOVE Organization
In the HOME page, if you click on the photos of each MOVE member, the MOVE 9, who are on the left side of the page, you can also read each of their bios.
Chairwoman Catherine C. McVey
Board of Probation and Parole
Attn: Inmate Inquiry
1101 South Front Street, Suite 5300
Harrisburg, PA 17104
Re: Support for 2009 Parole of Eight Prisoners:
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