Givens, R_ J 1/1/1997 - 31/12/2018
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1 US CA: PUB LTE: Secrecy In State PrisonsThu, 23 Oct 1997
Source:San Francisco Examiner (CA) Author:Givens, R. J. Area:California Lines:23 Added:10/23/1997

In a democracy, the people have a right to know what's going on in public institutions. The only reason to keep the media out of our prisons is to suppress the truth about inmate conditions and the kind of justice being dealt by California courts.

If inmates are being abused and degraded, we have a right to know. Gov. Wilson's censorship of media contact with prison inmates reminds me of the way Hitler, Stalin and Mao "dissappeared" people in their slave-labor gulags and death camps.

What's going on in California prisons that Wilson is trying to hide.

Redford Givens


2 US CA: PUB LTE: Pot Smoking 'Gateway' Theory Was Debunked Years AgoThu, 03 Jul 1997
Source:San Francisco Examiner (CA) Author:Givens, R. J. Area:California Lines:40 Added:07/03/1997

In order to produce a so-called withdrawal effect, researchers had to inject lab rats with RU-210 for a cou-ple of weeks and then inject them with SR 141716A, which artificially shuts down the THC receptors. Without injecting SR 141716A, there would be no "withdrawal." The last I heard, there weren't any marijuana users around shooting up with RU-210 for days at a time and then using SR 141716A to induce a sudden cold turkey "withdrawal." Therefore, this curious discovery only applies in a laboratory setting.

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3 US WA: PUB LTE: Legal Markets Can Be ControlledThu, 05 Jun 1997
Source:Skagit Valley Herald (WA) Author:Givens, R. J. Area:Washington Lines:23 Added:06/05/1997

The drug war is a failure and it is time to try something that works: namely legalization and regulation. When alcohol was illegal, society had very little control over distribution, zoning, age limits, purity and so on. But once alcohol was relegalized, reasonable regulation was easily enforced.

The difference between a legal market and an illicit black market is that legal markets can be controlled while illicit ones cannot.

Robin Givens San Francisco


4 US CO: PUB LTE: Judge Nieto, A Loony Son Of A BitchFri, 28 Feb 1997
Source:Colorado Daily (CO) Author:Givens, R. J. Area:Colorado Lines:36 Added:02/28/1997

Judge Nieto obviously wants to make it impossible for anybody to serve on a jury that doesn't agree with his misconceived notions of justice. After Nieto's verdict is overturned, this loony son of a bitch should be impeached and tried for obstructing justice.

In order to carry out this tyranny, Nieto had to deny Kriho a jury trial, which is exactly his intention in every case that comes into his court. Nieto seeks to nullify the jury system by prejudicing the jury-selection process so that only those who believe in guilty until proved innocent can serve.

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5 US TX: PUB LTE: If Marijuana Works Like A Medicine . . .Sat, 11 Jan 1997
Source:Austin-American Statesman (TX) Author:Givens, R. J. Area:Texas Lines:39 Added:01/11/1997

Chartrand already contradicts himself by admitting that THC is a valid medicine after denying that the source -- marijuana -- is also a medicine. It's like saying that vitamin C in a pill is good, but vitamin C in an orange is worthless.

AIDS, cancer and chemotherapy all produce devastating nausea, vomiting and wasting from slow starvation. When nausea relief is needed most, Marinol is worthless because it is impossible to swallow the pills Chartrand promotes so carelessly. Marijuana is vastly superior to THC pills because when you are in the pits of hell heaving your guts out, a puff or two of good cannabis instantly stops the nausea and vomiting. I know from first-hand experience.

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