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Excerpts from a Detroit Free Press article....

The Detroit Election Commission voted 3-0 Monday to regect a Nov. 2 ballot proposal

that whould have asked Detroit voters to legalize small amounts of Marijuana.

 

Members of the commission said they were folloing a recommendation by the city's Law Department,

which said the proposal was preempted by state law forbidding possession of the drug..

 

Another example of the Marijuna Haters subverting the will of the people...

Time to get all the 420Friendly people to the polls in record numbers this November...

Make em Pay on Election Day!

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420Peace All,

 

Copy of Safermich email by Tim Beck...

 

Safermich friends, what some of you have heard about the Detroit Election Commission voting 3-0 yesterday to deny ballot status to the Coalition for a Safer Detroit's mj reform initiative true. While we did not think this was going to happen, it is foolish to expect anything in Detroit and elsewhere--- when it comes to the ballot initiative process. When any person/group is on the cutting edge of political and social change, legal expenses are simply a cost of doing business. We understood that from the beginning. We will be in court very soon. Litigation constraints prohibit me from publicly saying anything more. I will leave you with one closing thought: Just as "junk science" exists so does "junk law."

Best Wishes,

 

Tim Beck

The Penobscot Building

645 Griswold Ave, Suite 2015

Detroit, Michigan 48226

313-964-0249

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420Peace All,

 

Copy of Safermich email by Tim Beck...

 

Safermich friends, what some of you have heard about the Detroit Election Commission voting 3-0 yesterday to deny ballot status to the Coalition for a Safer Detroit's mj reform initiative true. While we did not think this was going to happen, it is foolish to expect anything in Detroit and elsewhere--- when it comes to the ballot initiative process. When any person/group is on the cutting edge of political and social change, legal expenses are simply a cost of doing business. We understood that from the beginning. We will be in court very soon. Litigation constraints prohibit me from publicly saying anything more. I will leave you with one closing thought: Just as "junk science" exists so does "junk law."

Best Wishes,

 

Tim Beck

The Penobscot Building

645 Griswold Ave, Suite 2015

Detroit, Michigan 48226

313-964-0249

 

Good news!

 

From what I know of these folks, it'll be back on the ballot real soon.

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When we let the premise of this argument be that we need to vote for our rights, we have already lost.

Rights cannot be given or granted by any person or group. They are yours because you exist. Either we own ourselves or a tyrannical government is in charge.

So, you asked what we think.

I think that until we make elected and non-elected officials swear to do all that they can to protect our individual human rights that we will keep playing games with voting for this opinion or that one while "sacrificing the individual humans for the good of the group".

My opinion is that unless we demand that our individual human rights be protected above all else (as long as we do not infringe on the rights of another to live for their own sake) that we are just spinning our wheels.

However, if we can just win the "RIGHTS" battle one item at a time, then so be it, and bless all who are trying, but some of us cringe when we hear things like "vote for rights", so please understand that we need not be satisfied when the MMJ battle is won.

We need to insist that we have the right to our own lives, unencumbered by the threat or use of force against us by any thug or gang or tyrant or dictator or mob or government, and that as long as we are not infringing on another's right to live for their own sake, we have free will and can choose for ourselves what we will do.

To deny a person their free will is tyranny.

BB, thank you for all you do. You know all this stuff. Just some thoughts...

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where should we direct correspondence and complaints? anyone got an email??

this really bothers me alot.

 

 

Detroit Election Commission

2978 West Grand Boulevard

Detroit, MI 48202-3069

(313) 876-0212

 

Chairperson

Janice M. Winfrey, City Clerk

200 Coleman A. Young Municipal Center

Two Woodward Avenue

Detroit, MI 48226

(313) 224-3260 (office)

(313) 224-1466 (fax)

(I guess Janice is not computer literate, no email address posted, but I know the city has assigned her one.)

 

Member

Kenneth V. Cockrel, City Council President

CockrelK@kcockrel.ci.detroit.mi.us

1340 Coleman A. Young Municipal Center

2 Woodward Ave

Detroit, MI 48226

(313) 224-4505 (office)

(313) 224-0367 (fax)

 

Member

Krystal A. Crittendon, Corporation Counsel

1650 First National Building<br style="font-weight: bold;">660 Woodward Ave.<br style="font-weight: bold;">Detroit, MI 48226-3535

 

Phone: (313) 224-4550 (VM)

Fax: (313) 224-5505

TTY: 311 or 313-224-INFO (4636)

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Nazis.

 

Pseudo-egalitarians.

 

Malfeasants.

 

Tyrants.

 

Heartless Criminals.

 

Anti-Humanitarians.

 

Liers.

 

Cheats.

 

Home-invaders.

 

Thieves.

 

nazis.

 

Rights Robbers.

 

Misfeasants.

 

Murderers.

 

Animal Abusers.

 

Non-Feasants.

 

(Did I mention "nazis"?)

 

If the shoe fits ....

 

Anyone ever heard of this organization?:

 

http://www.copwatch.net/forums

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copwatch

 

Well, if it's legit, we sure need to get busy on something like that in Michigan.

 

"The Immoral Minority - the only ones ever seeking to attain and wield power in "Public Office" ... merely "to serve and to protect" their own violent, heartless hate-crimes against an otherwise home, family and community loving, peaceful, generous and compassionate Humanity ...

 

(Evil-minded snakes in the grass - like those in the venomous viper pits of otherwise promising places in Michigan, like Lansing and Detroit, who are violently opposed to the wonderful, healing benefits of a naturally curative, health invigorating plant called CANNABIS, are forever, harmfully coniving, concocting and manipulating laws and ordinances to over-rule Humanity by the soul-less devices of man-made governments (Chaos out of order); Everyone else happily chooses to be led by The {Holy} Spirit - In other words: The Wannabe Leaders are Merely Crooked men, Attempting to replace The {Loving} Spirit's [Natural] Order with [man-made] Chaos.

 

Wannabe Leaders and Wannabe Led: The Blind Leaders of The Blind.

 

Many, Many Thanks to All of the Compassionate, True-Hearted Souls in the planet's otherwise Evil, Beastly System of World Government - Who vigilantly patrol the Watch Towers and apparent [and non-apparent] horizons day and night/night and day to warn us and help us to shield the otherwise blind and defenseless against that vilest of Dominations of The [otherewise harmonious] Will of The People.

 

Much Obliged for your Loving Hearts Chock full of Compassion, and Love, and Hope, and Faith.

 

May we ALL Prevail against The POWER-HUNGRY, War-Mongering Tyrants - ever pointing the Anti-FREE weapons of "The People's" MASS-GOVERNMENT.

 

FREE The CURE!

 

And, SHARE The HEALING

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There will be a legal challenge to this outrageous act by the voting commission who voted 3-0 to not allow this on the ballot. Mr Pugh was shown to be a total hypocrite as court proceedings will hopefully reveal. It ain't over till it's over

 

200 Coleman A. Young Municipal Center this is were we should be at are next event/protest

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LOL .. please don't hold back! Tell us how you really feel!

 

 

Nazis.

 

Pseudo-egalitarians.

 

Malfeasants.

 

Tyrants.

 

Heartless Criminals.

 

Anti-Humanitarians.

 

Liers.

 

Cheats.

 

Home-invaders.

 

Thieves.

 

nazis.

 

Rights Robbers.

 

Misfeasants.

 

Murderers.

 

Animal Abusers.

 

Non-Feasants.

 

(Did I mention "nazis"?)

 

If the shoe fits ....

 

Anyone ever heard of this organization?:

 

http://www.copwatch.net/forums

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copwatch

 

Well, if it's legit, we sure need to get busy on something like that in Michigan.

 

"The Immoral Minority - the only ones ever seeking to attain and wield power in "Public Office" ... merely "to serve and to protect" their own violent, heartless hate-crimes against an otherwise home, family and community loving, peaceful, generous and compassionate Humanity ...

 

(Evil-minded snakes in the grass - like those in the venomous viper pits of otherwise promising places in Michigan, like Lansing and Detroit, who are violently opposed to the wonderful, healing benefits of a naturally curative, health invigorating plant called CANNABIS, are forever, harmfully coniving, concocting and manipulating laws and ordinances to over-rule Humanity by the soul-less devices of man-made governments (Chaos out of order); Everyone else happily chooses to be led by The {Holy} Spirit - In other words: The Wannabe Leaders are Merely Crooked men, Attempting to replace The {Loving} Spirit's [Natural] Order with [man-made] Chaos.

 

Wannabe Leaders and Wannabe Led: The Blind Leaders of The Blind.

 

Many, Many Thanks to All of the Compassionate, True-Hearted Souls in the planet's otherwise Evil, Beastly System of World Government - Who vigilantly patrol the Watch Towers and apparent [and non-apparent] horizons day and night/night and day to warn us and help us to shield the otherwise blind and defenseless against that vilest of Dominations of The [otherewise harmonious] Will of The People.

 

Much Obliged for your Loving Hearts Chock full of Compassion, and Love, and Hope, and Faith.

 

May we ALL Prevail against The POWER-HUNGRY, War-Mongering Tyrants - ever pointing the Anti-FREE weapons of "The People's" MASS-GOVERNMENT.

 

FREE The CURE!

 

And, SHARE The HEALING

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Nazis.

 

Pseudo-egalitarians.

 

Malfeasants.

 

Tyrants.

 

Heartless Criminals.

 

Anti-Humanitarians.

 

Liers.

 

Cheats.

 

Home-invaders.

 

Thieves.

 

nazis.

 

Rights Robbers.

 

Misfeasants.

 

Murderers.

 

Animal Abusers.

 

Non-Feasants.

 

(Did I mention "nazis"?)

 

If the shoe fits ....

 

Anyone ever heard of this organization?:

 

http://www.copwatch.net/forums

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copwatch

 

Well, if it's legit, we sure need to get busy on something like that in Michigan.

 

"The Immoral Minority - the only ones ever seeking to attain and wield power in "Public Office" ... merely "to serve and to protect" their own violent, heartless hate-crimes against an otherwise home, family and community loving, peaceful, generous and compassionate Humanity ...

 

(Evil-minded snakes in the grass - like those in the venomous viper pits of otherwise promising places in Michigan, like Lansing and Detroit, who are violently opposed to the wonderful, healing benefits of a naturally curative, health invigorating plant called CANNABIS, are forever, harmfully coniving, concocting and manipulating laws and ordinances to over-rule Humanity by the soul-less devices of man-made governments (Chaos out of order); Everyone else happily chooses to be led by The {Holy} Spirit - In other words: The Wannabe Leaders are Merely Crooked men, Attempting to replace The {Loving} Spirit's [Natural] Order with [man-made] Chaos.

 

Wannabe Leaders and Wannabe Led: The Blind Leaders of The Blind.

 

Many, Many Thanks to All of the Compassionate, True-Hearted Souls in the planet's otherwise Evil, Beastly System of World Government - Who vigilantly patrol the Watch Towers and apparent [and non-apparent] horizons day and night/night and day to warn us and help us to shield the otherwise blind and defenseless against that vilest of Dominations of The [otherewise harmonious] Will of The People.

 

Much Obliged for your Loving Hearts Chock full of Compassion, and Love, and Hope, and Faith.

 

May we ALL Prevail against The POWER-HUNGRY, War-Mongering Tyrants - ever pointing the Anti-FREE weapons of "The People's" MASS-GOVERNMENT.

 

FREE The CURE!

 

And, SHARE The HEALING

Yeah! What he said... did he mention Nazi's?

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From: Timmichben@aol.com

To: aro@drugsense.org

CC: safermich@googlegroups.com, cannabis-patients-united@googlegroups.com, affiliates@mail.norml.org

Sent: 8/12/2010 12:28:19 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time

Subj: ARO: Detroit Ballot Initiative.

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Greetings everyone. I would like to take a moment to clear up any

misconceptions with respect to the City of Detroit Election Commissions decision on

Monday, not to place the Coalition for a Safer Detroit's marijuana reform

proposal on the Detroit Ballot in November.

I will start by saying that when one is on the cutting edge of

political and social change, litigation expenses are simply a cost of doing

business.

In the past few days, issuing press releases and ginning up

publicity about the Detroit Election Commissions has not been a priority.

Our complete focus has been on polishing the legal paperwork to

overturn this decision in Wayne Circuit Count-- and if necessary proceed all

the way to the State Supreme Court.

Before the end of the day today, the Coalition will file a

"Complaint for Mandamas and Motion to Show Cause" in Wayne County Circuit Court to

overturn the Commissions decision.

To put it in simple terms, the Detroit Election Commission and the

Detroit Law Department has degenerated over the years. They are no longer

the legal entities they are supposed to be, as empowered by the City

Charter. They are simply a political cabal where the rule of law is secondary to

whatever political whim du jour prevails at any given time.

The commissions main "legal" reason for keeping this issue off the

ballot is because "state law" preempts them from doing so.

When asked during the "public comment" part of the hearing why

state and federal law now preempts the voters from amending a city ordinance

(hich they did in August 2004 to grant an exemption for medical use of mj,

and the City Council itself did the same thing in 1997 to allow for a

"needle exchange" program)Election Commissioner and City Council President

Charles Pugh declared the "needle exchange program was a good law, this (our mj

initiative) is a BAD law" as his reason for voting the way he did.

No foks, I'm not making this up. The hearing proceeds are tape

recorded. Mr. Pugh cannot wiggle out of this. The other two commissioners

were bit more subtle, in that our proposal was simply "illegal" so they cannot

put it on the ballot.

Hope this information is helpful to all concerned, and puts to

rest any rumors suggesting Safer Detroit's ballot initiative is DOA.

 

Best Wishes,

 

Tim Beck

The Penobscot Building

645 Griswold Ave, Suite 2015

Detroit, Michigan 48226

313-964-0249
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