July 4th, 2010 | By Pirate
We had a great time at Riverfront Park in Spokane
I was able to freely speak my mind at the Tea Party assembly at the park today (without a permit). That was refreshing after going to jail for the doing the same thing in Utah a few weeks ago.
I also spoke to Ozzie Knezovich who is running for re-election for the office of County Sheriff. I am convinced now that I will not vote for this man.
He is a fanatical supporter of this “Drug War” and I can not stand for that.
This is an email that I sent to the sheriffs campaign directors:
I spoke to Ozzie today about ending prohibition and what his opinion is on that.
He cited a lot of statistics from the Netherlands. I made this video to rebuke these false claims.
I will campaign against anyone in favor of prohibition.
I think Ozzie is a nice guy. But if he plans on “protecting and serving” the people of this county, he must realize “The Drug War” is not a war on drugs. Its a war on the American people.
This is my response to Ozzie
Ozzie should check out “Law Enforcement Against Prohibition” http://www.leap.cc
Thanks for your time!
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There is currently no one running against him. However, there is some unrest with a lot of his deputies, and there was a potential candidate that decided against running former Sheriff Mark Sterk.
I will say this, that if Mark Sterk runs next time on a campaign that includes ending prohibition I believe he will have a lot of support.
This is the news report on the complaints and the political movement within the Sheriff’s department:
This is the list of candidates running. Click Here
I will be writing them and asking them all their stance on prohibition. It looks like many of them are running as republicans, so I can almost predict the responses from them. But because Ron Paul renewed my hope in that party as a whole, I will give them all the benefit of the doubt.
Happy Freedom and Liberty day!
Comparing Important Drug and Violence Indicators
|Lifetime prevalence of marijuana use (ages 12+)
|Past month prevalence of marijuana use (ages 12+)
|Lifetime prevalence of heroin use (ages 12+)
|Incarceration Rate per 100,000 population
|Per capita spending on criminal justice system (in Euros)
|Homicide rate per 100,000 population
1: US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse: Volume I. Summary of National Findings (Washington, DC: HHS, August 2002), p. 109, Table H.1.
2: Trimbos Institute, “Report to the EMCDDA by the Reitox National Focal Point, The Netherlands Drug Situation 2002” (Lisboa, Portugal: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, Nov. 2002), p. 28, Table 2.1.
3: Walmsley, Roy, “World Prison Population List (fifth edition) (London, England: Research, Development and Statistics Directorate of the Home Office), Dec. 2003, p. 3, Table 2.
4: Walmsley, Roy, “World Prison Population List (fifth edition) (London, England: Research, Development and Statistics Directorate of the Home Office), Dec. 2003, p. 5, Table 4.
5: van Dijk, Frans & Jaap de Waard, “Legal infrastructure of the Netherlands in international perspective: Crime control” (Netherlands: Ministry of Justice, June 2000), p. 9, Table S.13.
6: Barclay, Gordon, Cynthia Tavares, Sally Kenny, Arsalaan Siddique & Emma Wilby, “International comparisons of criminal justice statistics 2001,” Issue 12/03 (London, England: Home Office Research, Development & Statistics Directorate, October 2003), p. 10, Table 1.1.
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