Friday, June 12, 2015



Temecula, CA – For the last 18 months at least, police in various states and incidences have been
caught in, at best, questionable 
situations, only to have conservative voices side with police, as in 'policing is hard work', 'race-baiting', or 'they were only gathering information' with the latest being offered by the resigned officer's lawyer from the Texas pool party. With the exception of the kids at the pool party, the case could be made that the other unarmed [usually black but not always] person wasn't the choirboy/girl the media makes them out to be, just to sell their news.

However, in the fallout from a secret trade deal brought about by the Weedmaps founder, several marijuana culture entertainers, and that city's city council, a deal that truncated 'little man' availability into the lucrative growing medical marijuana industry by giving access to a selected few from a supposed equal opportunity raffle, the following video shows the effect of such collusion as police descend on a dispensary in that city with guns drawn [as usual] against defenseless legal medical marijuana patients as if it were a mob ring drug bust.

But it isn't the raid that is the question because those same conservative voices would say, 'well it was an illegal dispensary according to the city's enacted law'. As the video after the jump shows, life would be so easy if the bad guys wore a sign that said 'evil' instead of one that pretends to say 'good'. I champion two causes [food and pot] because knowledge can be as useful as a bullet in bringing judgment to a situation that calls for it.

Marla James is a courageous woman, an activist for patients in her area, by being a patient and by every account I have seen her under, a genuine gentle, caring person who deserves respect not disdain.

Police Chief Carlos Rojas told the website that it's unclear what's going on, but he wants to know more.

"Definitely there’s behavior, conduct I’m concerned about,” Rojas said. He said the editing in the clip raises questions about context, especially when it comes to accusations of officers eating marijuana candy.

“I don’t know if that’s [a marijuana] edible. Where did [the officer] get it?” Rojas told the website. “Is that a protein bar or an edible?”

"We expect our officers to hold themselves to a certain standard and represent the department and the profession well," Cmdr. Chris Revere told KABC. "If that wasn't done in this case, it's certainly something that, as part of the administrative investigation, the chief will make the appropriate disciplinary recommendation if it's warranted."

The police department is promising a thorough investigation [of itself, as usual]. It's been said, 'a house divided cannot stand' so most don't place much confidence in police promises. As the rates of recidivism keep the private prison industry flush with cash and remove a vast amount of eligible voters from the rolls, the role of Monsanto and friends enters a philosophical domain.

We have more jails and prisons in America than colleges and universities.

1 comment:

  1. SMH-- does anyone still wonder why the men and women in blue have so little respect from the population at large. We know the "personality types" that go into being prison guards as well as other jobs that seem to make small minded individuals need control over someone else in their lives. When will we wake up?