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A Clear and Present Danger
by sea lions
Saturday Mar 8th, 2008 6:08 PM
Letter to the Editorial:

I highly urge the santa cruz city council and other local governments in monterey and san francisco bay area to direct their local police depts to protect and defend the people from the aerial chemical pesticide spray bombardment that is coming again in june, 2008, to our area.
Specifically, to direct our local police depts to use LETHAL FORCE to shoot down the planes and helicopters that are threatening the health, well-being and lives of our communities with the state and federal government's ILLEGAL and HARMFUL chemical/pesticide aerial spraying campaign. It is the mandate of the local police depts to "protect and defend" the people -by FORCE of Arms- as a last resort if all other means of solving conflicts and disputes are to no avail (i.e. pending lawsuits against the state and federal governments). The local police are ones empowered BY MANDATE AND BY LAW in our communities to protect the people from internal and external violent attacks and to secure the peace and security of our cities.

They have the weapons, sophisticated arsenals to tap and the obligation and the means to protect our communities from terrorist attacks. I say lets empower them TO DO THEIR JOB.

Take cue from the city of Brattleboro, Vermont- who have recently passed a resolution to ARREST George Bush and Dick Cheney if they ever set foot in their city.

Rafik Shakar
Santa Cruz

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Voters in two Vermont towns on Tuesday approved a measure that would instruct police to arrest President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for "crimes against our Constitution", local media reported.

The nonbinding, symbolic measure, passed in Brattleboro and Marlboro in a state known for taking liberal positions on national issues, instructs town police to "extradite them to other authorities that may reasonably contend to prosecute them".

Vermont, home to maple syrup and picture-postcard views, is known for its liberal politics.

State lawmakers have passed nonbinding resolutions to end the war in Iraq and impeach Bush and Cheney, and several towns have also passed resolutions of impeachment. None of them have caught on in Washington.

Bush has never visited the state as president, though he has spent vacations at his family compound in nearby Maine.

Roughly 12,000 people live in Brattleboro, located on the Connecticut River in the state's southeastern corner. Nearby Marlboro has a population of roughly 1,000.

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