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The Marijuana Citation and Arrests Records That the Measure K Commitee Would Not Request
by SCPD (posted by Norse)
Friday Oct 10th, 2014 10:47 PM
The Measure K Committee refused to ask the SCPD for its actual records on marijuana citations and arrests, to see if if is complying with the law. The law is the Measure K Initiative passed in 2006 by the voters (over City Council hostility). That requires that marijuana enforcement for those over 21 on private property be "the lowest enforcement priority."
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In a prior article, "Measure K Committee Craps Out Again--Another Free Ride for the SCPD" at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2014/10/06/18762534.php, I described how the Measure K Committee again refused at its token meeting on 10-6 to even request, much less examine, the actual citation and arrest record of the SCPD regarding marijuana. It simply rubberstamped the police summary as being Measure K compliant.

To do this requires to look at occasions where citations and arrests were made on private property and what the circumstances were.

Committee member Coral Brune independently requested those records and forwarded them to me. I reprint them below.

I will encourage Brune to make a follow-up request to view the actual citations and reports. If she won't, I will. The citations and arrests need to be examine individually to see if police actually did follow the law.
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by SCPD (posted by Norse) Friday Oct 10th, 2014 10:47 PM
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The Drug War is alive and well in Santa Cruz.