Monday, October 03, 2005

Loretta Nall back in court

Loretta is heading back to court on the appeal of her misdemeanor marijuana possession charge. Lest you think her frivolous for fighting a misdemeanor charge, consider this.
The prosecution offered her a plea bargain of 8 months in prison without the possibility of probation or parole in exchange for her guilty plea.
This for less than a gram of pot. That's not even for a joint and if I recall correctly, that included seeds. Even if she actually had been in possession, and the circumstances suggest the local yokel police planted the drug on her premises after raiding her home with a SWAT team and a helicopter - 8 months in jail would seem to be excessive. Particularly since the search warrant was based on her letter to the editor of the local paper on drug policy reform.

My thoughts are with you Loretta and may justice be served, if only in your exoneration. It would be too much to hope that the cops would have to answer for such outrageous conduct.


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