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|Los Angeles: Santa Claus to deliver "lumps of coal" to DEA on Christmas eve|
|Date||Wednesday December 24|
|Time||4:00 PM - 5:00 PM|
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|Where: 255 E. Temple Street, Downtown Los Angeles – Edward R. Roybal Federal Building|
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Los Angeles - Santa's Coming to Visit the DEA - Rally 12/24/08
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date Sun, Dec 21, 2008 at 5:12 PM
subject Los Angeles - Santa's Coming to Visit the DEA - Rally 12/24/08
Rally with Santa Claus & Candlelight Vigil for Cannabis Patient Prisoners
“They should be happy that I stop at all for them this year,” declares
Santa Claus. “They have stolen from patients, thwarted justice,
terrorized the state of California and wasted huge amounts of valuable
resources. They are shameful, unapologetic and should be spanked and sent
to bed without supper.”
Where: 255 E. Temple Street, Downtown Los Angeles – Edward R. Roybal
When: Wednesday, December 24, 2008 – 4:00 p.m.
Please gather this Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at the federal building in
downtown LA in anticipation of Santa’s arrival as he delivers our “gifts”
to the DEA.
We will then march around the corner to the federal jail in honor of those
patients who remain in federal prison for cultivating/providing our
What to bring (if you like – people always ask – but not mandatory – JUST
1.) You may want an umbrella – it may be rainy on Wednesday but candles
look good under umbrellas.
2.) Fill a black trash bag with newspaper or other stuffing. Put a sign
on the bag that reads C.O.A.L. Feel free to put a bow in it or a large
To: DEA/From: Santa tag on it. The more bags of coal, the better.
3.) Make a sign for a prisoner – In honor of (their name), Happy Holidays
to (their name) and their release date, me miss you. Or in memory of (the
patient prisoners who have died in jail.)
4.) A candle, paper cup, lighter.
5.) At least FIVE friends to join you.
Patients are gathering and making props this week. Stay posted for
spontaneous art parties and other activities around this rally and after
the event. Please attend even if you can’t make or bring anything. We
are anticipating GOOD media coverage. Let’s make sure the DEA knows that
they were very naughty this year!
I look forward to seeing you there.
Press Release Below…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Degé Coutee
Patient Advocacy Network
patientadvocates [at] riseup.net
THIS WEDNESDAY SANTA CLAUS DELIVERS COAL TO THE DEA
MEDICAL CANNABIS PATIENTS HONOR THOSE IN PRISON
LOS ANGELES – December 21, 2008 - Santa Claus has announced that he is
delivering a few bags of coal to 255 E. Temple Street in Downtown Los
Angeles this Wednesday at 4 p.m.
“The DEA should be happy that I stop at all for them this year,” declares
Mr. Claus. “They have stolen from patients, thwarted justice, terrorized
the state of California and wasted huge amounts of valuable resources.
They are shameful, unapologetic, should be spanked and sent to bed without
Patients will gather to tell Santa their wishes for the New Year and new
White House Administration and hold a candlelight vigil for those patients
who remain in prison due to U.S. failed drug policies.
“There are many wonderful people in our jails and prisons who are
non-violent cannabis users. They should be at home with their families,
not in prison. We demand president-elect Obama put an end to these raids
and useless incarcerations,” states Degé Coutee, president of Patient
Advocacy Network, a Southern California based medical cannabis patient
advocacy and education organization.
Coutee continues, “What we witnessed last week was no more than armed
Christmas shopping. The DEA took televisions, jewelry and cars, but no
arrests were made all while holding patients at gunpoint. This is not
public safety. This is government sanctioned terrorism.”
There have been 10 DEA raids on legally qualified patients and their
providers throughout Southern California in the last two weeks. Cash,
medicine and personal property were taken, some without a warrant. No
arrests were made but patients were threatened. For more information
contact Patient Advocacy Network at (323) 334-5282 or
patientadvocates [at] riseup.net or visit CannabisSavesLives.com.
Education & Advocacy Director
Patient Advocacy Network