Peace be with you
In todays Eureka Reporter reported the following articles: “Bicyclist Arrested on Drug Violation,” “Felon arrested for allegedly having loaded guns, drugs in car,” “three arrested at Eureka motel for drugs, and warrants,” and “Traffic stop finds man on parole, passenger with loaded gun and drugs.” In every one of these stories the justification given for the search was one of the persons were on probation or parole. Probation is a suckers bet. It is part of an system designed to make you jail fodder for years to come. The theory is that you will plea bargain and accept probation, and then the cops can have their way with you over and over again. It turns our legal system into slave masters that will keep you from ever getting your head above water.
My advice is to take your case to trial, sit out your time, leave a free person, and refuse to allow searches of your persons, houses, papers, and effects. The sooner the jails are packed beyond capacity the sooner the people will scream for reforms in our laws. The pot laws are causing so many problems in our community. Diesel spills, rental houses damaged, home invasion robberies, and thousands of innocent people being arrested on pot charges are the most complained about problems. If every one had the right to grow pot in their yards none of these problems would be happening.
There is a small group of conservatives waging war on pot smokers in Humboldt county. It’s time to put pressure on our elected officials. We need to re-divert this drug war money into education, homeless shelter, and drug rehabilitation services. Crushed under the weight of minimum wage economics the people have been effectively silenced. If you can’t find your voice now, you may never have another chance.