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January 31, 2011

Madison NORML Examiner: Talk of State Patrol job for Fitzgerald's dad renews memories of 1995 shooting

Posted by Gary Storck
Monday, January 31, 2011

News reports that former Dodge County Sheriff Stephen Fitzgerald, rejected by voters last November, is seeking to head up the State Patrol are bringing back memories of a police shooting on his watch back in 1995.

Madison NORML Examiner: Talk of State Patrol job for Fitzgerald's dad renews memories of 1995 shooting


MADISON: News that Stephen Fitzgerald, a former Dodge County sheriff, is seeking to serve as the head of the State Patrol under Gov. Scott Walker, is bringing back painful memories for those who remember a fatal shooting by his deputies during a botched drug raid in April 1995.

The Associated Press, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and other media are reporting that Fitzgerald, 68, who is the father of the state's two most powerful lawmakers, has applied to Gov. Scott Walker in hopes of snaring the position. Fitzgerald served most recently as U.S. marshal in the Western District of Wisconsin up until May 2010. He was soundly defeated in last September's Republican primary against incumbent Dodge County Sheriff Todd Nehls, who won 68% of the vote to Fitzgerald's 32%.

At issue is the death of Scott Bryant. Blogger Franke Schein described it like this:

On April 17, 1995, police in Dodge County...


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January 07, 2011

Madison NORML Examiner: Montel was in Wisconsin for MS treatment at UW medical school in Madison

Posted by Gary Storck
Friday, January 7, 2011

Here is my third article on the Montel Williams pipe seizure by TSA and Milwaukee County authorities at Mitchell Field in Milwaukee.

Montel was in Wisconsin for MS treatment at UW medical school in Madison

MADISON: Milwaukee Journal columnist Jim Stingl is reporting that Montel Williams was in Wisconsin for treatments at the UW Medical School in Madison.

Since September, he has been participating in experimental treatment at the University of Wisconsin medical school in Madison.

Article continues here.

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January 06, 2011

Montel Williams caught with pipe by TSA at Milwaukee airport

Posted by Gary Storck
Thursday, January 6, 2011

For the second time in 7 years TV celebrity and medical cannabis patient/advocate Montel Williams has paid a fine after cannabis pipes were seized. The most recent event was Tuesday Jan. 4 at Mitchell Field. Below are two articles from Madison NORML Examiner.

TSA finds cannabis pipe on Montel Williams in Milwaukee

MADISON: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting that MS patient and TV celebrity Montel Williams paid a $484 fine to Milwaukee County authorities after TSA agents discovered a cannabis pipe during a routine check. After payment, Williams continued his travel.


Milwaukee airport MJ pipe bust mirrors 2003 Montel bust in Detroit

MADISON: Montel Williams' cannabis pipe bust at Milwaukee's Mitchell Field by TSA agents was not his first. In Nov. 2003, Williams was cited in Detroit for a similar incident at Detroit Metro Airport. Williams, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, discussed the Detroit incident, MS and other issues in a January 2004 interview published in Australia's Herald Sun and archived by the Media Awareness Project/DrugSense.

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January 01, 2011

Madison NORML Examiner looks back at the Wisconsin year in cannabis 2010

Posted by Gary Storck
Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year! We begin 2011 with Madison NORML Examiner's "Madison NORML Examiner looks back at the Wisconsin year in cannabis 2010."

Madison NORML Examiner looks back at the Wisconsin year in cannabis 2010

MADISON: The year 2010 was a breakthrough year for cannabis in Wisconsin. While the year began with medical cannabis legislation that ultimately failed to pass, efforts to support the bill helped lay the base for new heights in cannabis activism that saw major media coverage, statewide events and the formation of new alliances and groups dedicated to changing cannabis laws. In between were many developments including elections that on one hand brought Wisconsin two historic medical cannabis electoral wins, but on the other saw a reshuffling of state government that ousted allies and elevated opponents to powerful positions.

Read full article with slide show and video here.

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