April 23, 2007
Letter: DA Wastes Resources On Vindictive Pot Case
Posted by Gary Storck
Monday, April 23, 2007
Sunday’s Wisconsin State Journal, on Page C2, the Forum section, contains a kinder and gentler version of a letter I submitted about the Lankford hearing on Tuesday.
Below is the letter as published. See you at the Courthouse Tuesday!
Wisconsin State Journal
Sunday, April 22, 2007
DA Wastes Resources On Vindictive Pot Case
If the four letters printed in Thursday’s Spectrum section reflect the majority sentiment, marijuana prohibition should be in its last gasps. Not so, judging by District Attorney Brian Blanchard’s reaction to a letter of rebuke sent by four county supervisors regarding his choice to file felony distribution charges over an arrest at Harvest Fest 2006 ("Board Members Rip Marijuana Prosecution," in the April 10 Wisconsin State Journal).
The felony case against Chris Lankford continues to go forward, absorbing scarce tax dollars. The next move comes on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in Room 1A of the courthouse, 215 S. Hamilton St.
I imagine most residents haven't yet seen the inside of our new multi-million dollar palace of justice. Not only can they now tour the building, but also support Lankford and speak out against government waste and for civil liberties.
It will be an example in citizen oversight of how our scarce and expensive criminal justice resources are being wasted in a vindictive prosecution that should never have been filed. This is about much more than marijuana. Come and see what we’re getting for our taxes. Do you feel safer?
-- Gary Storck, co-founder, Madison chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Posted by Gary at April 23, 2007 12:08 AM
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