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Reefer Madness Goes Felony
Robert Norse
Isaac ("Lyrical I") Collins faces felony "possession of marijuana with intent to sell" charges. The War on Drugs and boldness of Drug War cops has increased significantly. For the first time that I remember at the 4-20 rally in the Great Meadow last month, an activist was arrested on felony charges for doing what others around him were doing, celebrating and sharing the joy (not to mention standing up to the absurdity of the laws). There are also racial. class, and political dimensions involved in the arrest since Isaac is African-American, a leading Occupy Santa Cruz activist, and an outspoken street poet who has spoke regularly on my Free Radio Santa Cruz show.

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