After traveling more than 500 miles yesterday, the Green team showed up in Oroville wearing solidarity ribbons to show support for Tom and Donna Korby today. Attorney Michael Levinsohn was unable to attend so the hearing was continued for 3 weeks. At the same time Stacy McGee from Bakersfield called in with the news that her more than year long case was dismissed “in the interest of justice”
Daisy’has a hearing tomorrow in Oroville that needs support! We need to keep the pressure on the court system until Daisy gets her kids back. If you are able please join us at Butte county court located at 1 court st Oroville, ca 95665 3/7 at 8:30am
Finally Friday Court support is needed in Marysville for Eric Salerno where his case it being reviewed in light of recent appellate court decisions to determine if it will move forward to trial. Court support is the easiest way to make a difference and if you are unable to show up, please consider sponsoring someone that can
After another “Supervised” visit I got another troubling call from Daisy Bram. She was once again beside herself after seeing her 3 young sons situation seem to deteriorate. “They are angry and beat up and wearing literally the same clothes every single time. Zeus is wearing the same socks but now he has some shoes that are at least 4x to big and he’s such a skinny kid he can barely walk.” Daisy continues, “This time Zeus had what appeared to be a burn mark on his arm. I just don’t know what to do” I asked about the “supervision” and found out that there is a 3rd party “neutral” that is taking a report. We agreed that if we could get a copy of this report it could prove to be helpful..
Daisy went to family court yesterday and had this to day:
Yesterday a Jurisdiction hearing was held in the matter of MY babies. Jurisdiction found, Dispositional Hearing set for March 5.
After leaving court, I get a call from the new social worker and they are looking for somewhere to move the kids. Apparently the foster parents don’t want them anymore- the kids have gotten hurt, the case is too high profile, and the demands for their care (organic, holistic, natural) are too much. So…the babies are going to be shuffled to another group home.. I was told “hopefully somewhere you’re okay with and we won’t have to move them again..but that’s no guarantee. we’ll do the best we can.” Is anybody as sickened by this as I am. GIVE THEM BACK TO ME!
please concentrate positive life force energy like you’ve never done before on the hearts & souls of my babies..can you imagine the turmoil they are in?
Please come out and show your support Wed, 2/20/2013 at 8:00 am in Tehama county court as she answers charges of cultivation, and child endangerment. Our supportmay be the only thing that may bring some light to this dark story. The way Tehama county is aggressively charging daisy while she is currently facing the same charges in another county may result in her being taken into custody. We cannot let this happen. Please join a court support team reach out to anyone that may be able to attend. Please help us unite Daisy with her babies!
After a 2 1/2 day journey north a group of activists including members of The Human Solution, Canna sense, November coalition, and the World famous cannabis farmers market in Tacoma. In an unprecedented show of solidarity and support 3 prison outreach programs have decided to show our community how easy it is to make a difference just by showing up! We are traveling by the grace of a few collectives and organizations and returning on the backs of donations.. So far we have inspired dozens of new activists to join our efforts as well as bring some living in fear to step out and become empowered. Our Message is simple EACH of us can make a difference and when enough of us finally stand united, Public sentiment will finally be such that Prohibition will no longer be acceptable. Join The Human solution or any other ACTIVE group, Show up in support of our defendants and prisoners, Participate in the political process, and Get selected on a jury! Take you POWER of one and add it to ours and together we will END PROHIBITION!
Please Help this journey continue!! we get about 10 miles to every $4.20 donated
It has been four weeks since Judge Arthur Jean revoked and upped Grumbine’s bail to $250,000. It has been 24 days since Judge Jean approved the $4 million dollar house bond, offered by Steve Collett, and ordered for Grumbine’s release from the Long Beach Courthouse. Now, one day before Grumbine’s 3rd appearance in court since his incarceration, and after many hoops and hurdles put in place by the county of Los Angeles, the bond on the house is getting tossed around, and Grumbine still sits in Twin Towers- Men’s Central Jail.
After the documents submitted by the family were rejected, it was suggested by attorney Michael Levinsohn to hire his bail bondsmen who specialized in property bonds. With the direction of Levinsohn the family reluctantly hired the bail bondsmen for $3,500 to correctly finish the paperwork. Since the family had already gotten the appraisal on the house done, it was said to take the bondsmen closer to 5 days to finish the paperwork, but could take upwards of 10. It has now been over 10 days, and the highly recommended bail bondsmen, is in the same spot the family was in 3 weeks ago. A lean on the house has been recorded with the county of Los Angeles, but other than this, there is no date for the completion of paperwork.
Court support and morning rally is scheduled for Grumbine Tuesday December 11th at 8:00am. It is the support of the people that keep our POW’s strong through this unconstitutional battle. Grumbine decided years ago that he would fight to show that the laws are supposed to protect us. This case is very personal and the Long Beach DA is doing everything in their power to keep Grumbine quiet. Every day that Grumbine waits for his release is a day he becomes stronger and stronger. Until the state respects our rights and laws, Grumbine will continue to fight. Please stand in solidarity with Joe and in solidarity Joe will stand until prohibition is over.
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. The true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige and even his life for the welfare of others.” – Martin Luther King Jr. (1962)
SOLIDARITY ALERT: Grumbine Court Support & Rally Tuesday December 11, 2012 -8:00am Long Beach Courthouse 415 W. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach: 4th Floor Dept. C
From Someone who knows by Stephanie Landa and X Runner
For the lack of a few dollars, a bunch of kids won’t even get a Christmas card from their Dads. These Dads are not lazy, shiftless, “dead-beat” dads. These Dads are men like Luke Scaramazzo, Bryan Epis, Dale Schafer, or Ricardo Montes, people who face decades in the Federal Prison system for medical marijuana. These people and many others had the outraged audacity to challenge the government in jury trials and were severely punished for it. Now they are serving 20 years or more because they grew or sold some cannabis.
As Luke, Bryan, Dale, and Ricardo settle into federal prison life, they will find out that it is much easier to keep body and soul together if you have a little cash. Like anybody else, these people have families who miss them. It is prison policy to locate you as far from your family members as possible in order to increase the cost and complexity of visiting. Writing and phone calling are made equally difficult. The simple act of writing an old fashioned letter to your kids is not so simple in federal prison. A creative person can beg, borrow, or steal the required materials of paper, pencil, envelope, and stamp but it is so much easier to be able to just order them from the prison store. The prices are retail plus but it’s not like you have much choice. So you end up needing about twenty bucks a week to write a few letters. Phone calls are permitted but the per minute cost is expensive. As I recall, it cost something like 30 cents a minute with a $100 monthly limit. When I think of my current cell phone plan now at $35 a month for unlimited minutes, it makes me seethe at the gouging but they have you over a barrel and take full advantage.
When I first started growing weed on a professional level, it was over a decade and a half before medical marijuana even existed. One of the good things about those days was the complete lack of ambiguity. It was simply illegal to cultivate marijuana, no ifs, ands, or buts about it. That being the case, I made sure to make provisions if the stuff ever hit the fan. Bail, lawyer fees, living expenses for at least one year, and start up money was bundled up in cash and buried for years in a secret location. Eventually, the stuff did hit the fan and I was able to take care of my own expenses while I did my federal time on a plea deal. I was one of the few who always had enough stamps, phone time, and candy bars.
I was released a few years back and have been following the recent trials and tribulations of other people in trouble with the federal government. These post-medical, post-911 prisoners have a few things in common from my observation point. For the most part, they come from mainstream occupations and backgrounds. Lawyer, businessman, or doctor were typically their former callings. They are also at least two generations removed from my ’60s coming of age when I thought the feds were full of shit and no friend of mine. I still think it. Mainstream people are more ambiguous in their relationship to the government. Some actually believed that truth and justice always prevail in court. That is why they are doing 20 years and that is why they never had a plan for prison time. As a result, kids don’t hear from their dads for months for lack of a stamp. Spouses never hear their loved one’s voice because of payphones. Families don’t get to see mom [yes, there are female pot prisoners] for years because travel expenses are not in the family budget.
We at the Human Solution are appalled at this assault on blameless families. In an attempt to limit this tragic damage, we ask you to donate a few dollars directly to a cannabis prisoner so that he or she can make contact with their loved ones this holiday season. In prison, as little as $5 can make a big difference in a prisoner’s life. It makes it possible for them to write or call a loved one. It makes it possible to buy basic hygiene products like soap, toothbrushes, and razors. It makes it possible to stay healthy mentally and physically for a little while at a time. These people are in prison so that you can have the privilege of smoking safely at home.
Please run to Western Union and just put a little on the books of one of these deserving brothers and sisters locked up for a plant…the cost is 6.95 to Western Union and the rest goes right to one of our POWs in prison for a plant…you just need their name and number listed below. If you do not want to do this The-Human-Solution.org has a donate button and you can designate which person you would like it to go to…either way let’s think about those who are locked up for a plant. They do not want to be forgotten!