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  1. chillinwill
    Washington drug agents have illegally seized signed petitions for marijuana legalization, according to organizers of ballot initiative I-1068.
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    Marijuana advocacy group Sensible Washington says it has learned that a dozen signed copies of the marijuana legalization initiative for Washington State of which it is the sponsor, were seized last week by the federally-funded WestNET drug task force.

    Advocates say that the drug agents who seized the petitions are interfering with a constitutionally-protected legislative procedure.

    "Our estimate is that 2009 signatures are sitting in WestNET's offices in Port Orchard, apparently seized as 'evidence' during a series of raids against the North End Club 420 in Tacoma," said Sensible Washington campaign director and initiative co-author Philip Dawdy.

    ‚Äč"We have made repeated calls to WestNET's office, but have yet to receive any assurance that the task force's personnel have secured the signed petitions and that they plan to promptly return them to Sensible Washington," Dawdy said.

    "It proves how insane marijuana prohibition has gotten, that law enforcement would seized signed copies of I-1068 as 'evidence' in a drug raid," Dawdy said.

    "The only thing they are evidence of is democracy in action," Dawdy said. "It is not a crime or evidence of a crime for citizens to sign a statewide initiative."

    Sensible Washington is calling upon WestNET to immediately return the seized petitions to its offices at 3161 Elliott Avenue, Suite 340, Seattle, WA 98121, or to make other arrangements for the immediate delivery to Sensible Washington.

    Steve Elliott
    May 21, 2010
    Toke of the Town
    http://www.tokeofthetown.com/2010/05/washington_drug_agents_seize_pot_legalization_peti.php

Comments

  1. RaoulDukeX
    there should be a big case about this, but swim is sure it will be swept under the rug. swim dosnt know what they can and cannot take in a drug raid; but hes almost certain that pieces of papers and a citizens right to petition are not on the list
  2. Raoul duke420
    Talk about a violation of the peoples rights! One more example of a out of control government wasting money and resources and abusing citizens rights! I hope these drug task force assholes get a bitchslap from karma.
  3. RaoulDukeX
    it would be nice if the bitchsmack came from karma, but it should be coming from the supreme court. probably wont even get much more attention than this thread unfortunately. and im sure the piggies have already misplaced the petitions(by fire)
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