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L.A. Sheriff Will Enforce Federal Pot Laws if Prop 19 Passes

hightimes.com
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca held a press conference on Friday to announce that “Proposition 19 is not going to pass, even if it passes," meaning his deputies will continue to enforce federal cannabis laws even if California law changes.

Baca foresees far-reaching consequences should Prop 19 pass – ranging from an increase in traffic accidents to harboring drug cartels. However, his personal experience with pot is a bit limited. “Asked if he had ever experimented with the drug, Baca was unequivocal. ‘Hell no,’ he said.”

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http://hightimes.com/news/stonerjesus420/6758

Then check out these links
No Sheriff Left Behind
http://www.dailypaul.com/node/89648

Oath Keepers – Guardians of the Republic
http://oathkeepers.org/oath/

Update: Thanks to meekandmild for this link.
Let the Sheriff know how you feel
http://sheriff.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/lasd/contact




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Seems the Sheriff doesn't...

...understand his jurisdiction or who pays his check? I imagine this would be grounds for impeachment or removal.

Marijuana proposition losing ground, poll shows

Californians are souring on a ballot measure to legalize adult recreational use and cultivation of marijuana, according to a new poll conducted by the Public Policy Institute of California.

The poll found that 44 percent of likely voters support Proposition 19, the marijuana ballot measure, while 49 percent are opposed. The results are a significant decline from last month, when the same survey found Prop. 19 leading 52 to 41 percent.

For Prop. 19, he noted the array of high-profile figures who have come out against the proposition, including every candidate running for statewide office, while the proponents have yet to gain such high-profile endorsements.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=%2Fc%2Fa%2F2010%...

LA County Sheriff Baca has, unwitting, given the Prop 19 people a GOLDEN opportunity. They should organize a HUGE protest in front of the Sheriff's office and invite ALL Third Party candidates who support Prop. 19 to speak.
None of those candidates would miss the opportunity, and "Governor Moonbeam" would likely change his stance if he sees his victory margin eroding over this.

California pays Sheriff Baca's

salary.

Screw him for going aginst his own State.

Huge Positive?

County Sheriff nullifying a state action.

Yes, he's doing so to enforce an illegal Federal law so it's bass ackwards from how we've learned it should be done via Sheriff Mack (www.sheriffmack.com) which is to defend his constituency from the Federal tyranny but I love that he's saying the County can tell the State to go to hell as well.

Assuming Prop 19 passes, this move could be hugely beneficial as well in that it will bring the question to the forefront if a County Sheriff can tell the State (or Federal) government their laws are nullified in that county. Remember, the Supreme Court told Sheriff Mack and his fellow sheriffs in their case that the Sheriff can and that the Sheriff is "the law of the land."

We're all for decentralized localized power. Let's make lemonade like we always do. This could be yet another "gift horse." ;-) Let's not "look it in the mouth." I hope the Oath Keepers that have had success in L.A. County with this Sheriff realize this and educate him why he's both right that he can nullify but wrong in that he's nullifying the wrong law, the Constitutional one the state is creating. He should already be nullifying the Federal drug law.

Reminder from another thread, someone posted that the Feds are saying they will enforce the Federal drug laws regardless. Their hypocrisy lies in that they just told Arizona they COULDN'T enforce Federal laws. How do you expose a tyrant? Make them act like one. We're doing just that.

Keep up the great work Patriots. We're getting there.

"Do you want to know who you are? Act. Don't ask. What you DO will delineate and define you." - Thomas Jefferson

I would think the sheriff could be removed for misconduct...

for failing to obey his oath of office by not enforcing a state law, especially a referendum passed by the voters. He might have second thoughts if only a fraction of those voters showed up in front of his office and confronted him.

Just as the federal government cannot afford continuous

empire sustaining wars around the world, the State governments cannot afford the continuous domestic wars like the war on drugs.

But it is instructive that those with such a large financial stake in keeping marijuana illegal, like the above mentioned sheriff, are opposed to freedom.

"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.

if the Feds & Sheriff won't recognize the law

it could get really weird. The Feds never recognized the state's medical marijuana laws (they keep raiding dispensaries with guns put to people's heads). If the people of California pass this, I got a feeling that on the Feds are gonna come down harder on them. I see the possibility of retroactive unconstitutional federal laws being passed. I see the possibility that those who signed up for medical marijuana cards will end up on some Federal list. I don't trust state or federal govt when it comes to marijuana. I don't believe any of this stuff that is going on is for the benefit of marijuana users. Prop 19 is called the Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act. I wouldn't be interested in any of those things. Maybe if they'd replace some of those words with 'legalize'.

we are the Remnant

The sheriff's announcement was by design...

to break the proposition's momentum. I hope Californians are smart enough to see through this.
They should have included in the proposition the immediate recall of all elected officials who frustrate this effort.

The witch-catcher and the rest of the crowd

looked on in sadistic awe as her legs and pussy were blistered and cooked in the flames. Her breasts bounced erotically, her chest rising and falling rapidly as she struggled desperately, the pain unbearable. After nearly five minutes in the small blaze, she lost consciousness. The crowd groaned in disappointed until someone shouted “Wake her up! She must suffer!” The cheering began again as the witch-catcher splashed a handful of ice water in the witches face, jolting her back to reality.
The second brutal witch burning - by Sarahmustdie
http://www.stakedamsels.com/Stories/The%20second%20brutal%20...

And never forget, “Humans, despite our artistic pretensions, our sophistication and many accomplishments, owe the fact of our existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.”

wtf?

??

donvino

Burn the War on Drugs at the stake . . . not people.

The religion of oppressor and victim and sociopathic behaviour.

And never forget, “Humans, despite our artistic pretensions, our sophistication and many accomplishments, owe the fact of our existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.”

The Sheriff should be fired

The Sheriff should be fired hands down. If they can't follow state law they shouldnt be given the power to enforce the law.

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He says this is direct

He says this is direct violation of his mandate. If he and his officers are paid with State funds then the State should withhold payments until such time as he stops making pot arrests.

These people will only listen when it's their ox being gored. You have to hit their gravy train. Really he should be fired immediately for that comment as it is prima facia evidence of his being unfit to hold the office he does.

Ta,

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Yeah

he will stop it till he looses his job and is sued into the poor house where he belongs.

The Abuse of Greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power. - Shakespeare

Drug czar: Calif. pot law could spark court action

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal officials haven't ruled out taking legal action if California voters approve a ballot initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana use in the state, President Barack Obama's drug czar said Wednesday.

In a phone interview with The Associated Press, Director of National Drug Control Policy Gil Kerlikowske said Justice Department officials are "looking at all their options" for responding to the measure, which would conflict with federal laws classifying marijuana as an illegal drug.

http://hosted2-1.ap.org/HIHON/229cea0feec5482f81543bdaad3ec6...

Baca promised Oath Keepers...

"Sheriff Leroy Baca advocates that he and all his 18,000 officers and staff uphold their OATH"

http://oathkeepers.org/oath/2009/06/page/2/

If men are good, you don't need government; if men are evil or ambivalent, you don't dare have one.

Interesting.

Interesting.

Sheriff

This Sheriff speaks like a criminal imo.

donvino

It is what it is... do you

It is what it is... do you really believe anything sent through the contact form via email through the sheriffs website would ever actually make it to his desk? I highly doubt it. It's time for people to start being responsible for their actions and words and I believe being able to contact someone to speak your voice about their public actions and statements is part of that.

People should call and write him and let him know how

People should call and write him and let him know how upsetting this is and how outrageous it is that he will not uphold local law if this goes into effect. He took an oath to uphold the constitution AS WELL as local laws and regulations. Here is his private info;

LEROY D BACA

BIRTHDATE: 05/27/1942

HOME ADDRESS: 1749 VIRGINIA RD , SAN MARINO CA, 91108

HOME TELEPHONE NUMBER: (626) 458 - 0003

CELLPHONE NUMBERS: (909) 499 - 2404
(909) 844 - 9652

I do

I do

Love Liberty, be Vigilant

"Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty" (2 Corinthians 3:17)

Faith in God will prevail all things!

Heck...Baca lives less than a mile north of me...San Marino(!?)

This friggin' public servant literally lives on...

Millionaires Row!!

LOL, so predictable right???

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+...Pray for Your Enemies and Moral Courage for Righteous Leaders, so that Justice Will Be Delivered to the Innocent...+

I do not agree with posting personal info

Info on how to contact are in the OP.

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I don't believe in Recall.

But this sheriff should be voted out! Good thing he's an elected official and not appointed. The next election for sheriff should be really good. Get an Oath Keeper on the ballot for sheriff and it WILL be interesting.

recall

Why don't you believe in the people's voice of a recall?

Special interests

In Michigan - recalls are led by public unions and special interests not the voters.

And properly timed recalls can bypass legal cause, if any.

Recalls allow a minority of recall voters to override the majority that elected someone.

Say someone was elected during a Presidential Election Year for Township Clerk. Off season special election recalls for that single issue draw very few voters.

With a vote less than the loser in the Clerk race gets the elected Clerk recalled. The Township Board handpicked a new Clerk.

The newly elected Township Treasurer citing health reasons, resigned a short while later. The Township Board handpicked a new Treasurer.

Two of three of the Township's key elected officials: Clerk and Treasurer were picked by the Township Board.

Is this the people's choice? Is our reliance on the rule of law to apply justice failing? Instead some can rely on democratic trickery and smear campaigns?

Free includes debt-free!

The next ballot measure

should make it a felony to arrest anyone for a federal offense that has been made legal in California.

New Hampshire and Ecuador.

BACA IS A FEDERALI !!

Baca was and is a CIA asset. Trained by the FEDS to control the drug trade for the Anglo-American Empire..