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Is Laura Duffy's Attack on Pot Advocacy for Mexican Drug Cartels?Op-Ed by Tim King Salem-News.com
Duffy's after the easy targets and her motives are questionable.
(SAN DIEGO) - Americans in 16 states with California at the forefront, want medical marijuana, but the U.S. federal government and its dogs of war do not care and they're doing everything in their power to gnaw and litigate away at this natural herb which was criminalized under ridiculous circumstances in the first place.
The U.S. drug war is a failure and now Mexico has been overrun by violent cartels supplied by weapons from the U.S. government; much more viscous than those who came before them. They are in control of entire regions, and Obama's top prosecutors are picking on the wrong people, pursuing bad agendas.
Feds Target Media
The latest round of threats from the federal govt. is toward media that allow medical marijuana dispensaries in California to advertise, and the torch bearer at the head of this pack typifies everything that is wrong with U.S. politics today is a lesbian named Laura E. Duffy.
She's the U.S. Attorney in San Diego who wants to destroy the California we know while taking a dump on the people of the state who have their own highly established law.
I wouldn't reference the part about her sexual preference, but it is preposterous that a member of a group that has wrongly received so much needless persecution and hatred, would turn on another vulnerable group like the sick medical marijuana patients, many of whom are senior citizens.
The fight for those state laws have been arduous, costly, and they have involved millions of man hours and years of successful political activism.
They were drafted with the medical expertise of great men like Dr. Tod Mikuriya, who was targeted by the government for his views.
His longtime friend, our writer Dr. Phil Leveque, a WWII War Vet who helped Oregon establish its medical marijuana law, had the same experience and the state pulled his license for frivolous reasons.
This is the story of marijuana legalization in America, a country whose founders like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were active users. My favorite quote: "Two of my favorite things are sitting on my front porch smoking a pipe of sweet hemp, and playing my Hohner harmonica." - Abraham Lincoln
California Watch, which is founded by the Center for Investigative Reporting, published the news about Duffy's ambitions today:
Duffy's only thought on California's somewhat sane and logical marijuana laws, is that she wants to trump and make a mockery of them. She must think California voters are a real joke, and what faith can this federal undermining of state law have in a nation riddled with voter apathy?
I suspect one simple thing, that Duffy is tied into the Mexican drug cartels. Exactly how we can't say, but we know that the Murders in Mexico are simply out of control and drugs are always what it's about, and the supplier is always the American public. Obama knows this, Holder knows this, and Duffy knows it.
During her years as a federal prosecutor, Duffy spent most of her time in narcotics, so perhaps that explains why she wants to target sick people and their medicinal suppliers since they are technically 'drug users'. One thing is for sure, it is easy pickings in terms of police work. People at medical marijuana dispensaries legal under California law don't shoot at police, they just get arrested in a place where simultaneous laws exist.
The real problems in Southern California are gang-based and the people this woman should be pursuing are dangerous and not such easy targets, I sure hope she doesn't conduct this business with the expectation of earning a medal. There are often so many murders in LA in a single day that the news stations don't report them all. It isn't as bad in San Diego but there are plenty of gangs and thugs and rapists and human traffickers and many more deadly dangerous characters. When top law officials lose their sense of priorities, real crime is allowed to flourish.
And let's not forget that California lost a major amount of law enforcement funding a few months ago, causing the state attorney general to announce a long list of cuts, many of which were to gang enforcement activities. So the state targets medical marijuana patients?
She is noted for having successfully prosecuted members of a Tijuana-based drug cartel, known as Arellano Felix Organization (AFO), but her region in San Diego and Imperial Counties only accounts for a small part of the drug smuggling action taking place along the U.S. border.
As we have reported so many times, through the help of our Photojournalist Robert Plumlee in the Las Cruces/Columbus area of New Mexico, the heavy duty violence is seen in that region, and in Juarez this year there have been 1700 Murders so far, and it is only October.
One strange connection is that law enforcement is rife with corruption; suspected of working with cartels, are recipients of large amounts of money for so-called of High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) cases.
In one case, in New Mexico, all of the items supplied with HITDA funds to one particular agency, were handed over to the los Zetas cartel. The items included high power weapons, night vision and body armor. The feds have either no connection to where their money actually goes, or it is all part of the same corruption.
The Mexican cartels are being supplied and aided by an entity in the U.S. federal government of great stature, that is a fact. The idea that this could be a high profile federal prosecutor in California seems more than possible.
One of the latest and strongest complaints coming out of Mexico is that the C.I.A. is in place arming particular cartels, to continue their wars with cartels apparently seen as 'worse' or more deadly. The levels of corruption are high and we should examine the people who are foolishly trying to interpret and enforce law.
Feds Have Bad Track Record
Duffy works for the federal government and the 'Fast and Furious' Gun Walking operation that delivered almost 1800 weapons into the hands of cartels, used to later kill two U.S. agents, was a U.S. federal program. Her boss is Eric Holder, who recently lied to a California Congressman about his knowledge of the gunrunning operation. It all earns my no faith vote.
Relaxing the threat against medical marijuana is the absolute answer to what is taking place, and while I can't say the notion of legalizing all drugs sits well with me, I consider that it is the ultimate reality that we may have to embrace. Logic and reason are absent in the federal ranks, and the potential alliances are frightening.
We know that decriminalizing archaic drug laws and treating our drug addicted citizens as sick people rather than criminals, would benefit all of society, and allow us to once again fill our prisons with dangerous people instead of drug addicts.
But back to marijuana. The big pharma industry is obviously behind the maddening efforts to crucify the legal medical marijuana industry; it threatens that collective of the richest companies in America whose products addict and kill. Marijuana has never killed anybody, it can't be taken in fatal doses.
But there is a mystery behind how hundreds of thousands of brand new U.S. weapons that found their way across the border without detection. I think that if Duffy cared about Americans, she would have her priorities set in an entirely different way. Demonizing marijuana is her 'gig' and she has too much power, too little respect for state law, it screams of an ulterior motive.
If marijuana were fully decriminalized, the cartels would take a big hit economically. If suddenly there was no market for crappy brown Mexican weed, or even the better stuff, it would stimulate the California economy greatly and it would reduce the flow, put some drugrunners on the unemployment list.
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