Pubdate: Tue, 02 Aug 2005
Source: Winnipeg Sun (CN MB)
Copyright: 2005 Canoe Limited Partnership
Author: Russell Barth
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor.
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Canada)
Bookmark: (Emery, Marc)


Re: Pro-pot 'prince' raided (Canadian Press, July 30).

The U.S. government must really hate our freedom. The same day as law 
enforcement in London and Rome were bringing actual terror suspects 
into custody, Canadian officers were busting Marc Emery, the 
marijuana seed dealer. If "terrorism" was supposed to be our No. 1 
priority, why are the police going after Emery? Because the U.S. told 
them to -- that's why.

To hear the smug U.S. law-enforcement officials Jeff Sullivan and 
Rodney Benson talk, you'd think they caught Pablo Escobar, or Osama 
bin Laden. But no, they just caught someone who was openly, 
fearlessly trying to end this drug war and get laws changed by 
selling seeds from his store and website.

Since when does the U.S. get to just come up here and tell our 
officers who to arrest? How can our police just hand over evidence to 
another country's law-enforcement? Does this not violate Emery's 
Charter rights?

This is an absolutely inexcusable outrage, and whether one is a 
marijuana user or not, no person in this country should tolerate such 
a blatant affront to Canadian sovereignty on the part of the U.S.

Russell Barth, Ottawa

(Moral: Don't sell pot seeds on the Internet.)
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