I’m sitting here at my table kind of staring into space….. so many disjointed thoughts and exhausted at the same time… I’m going to do this in one take, then one spellcheck and publish…. then I can get some 8:30 am, Judge Arthur Jean will rule whether I am granted OR as we are requesting or keeping bail set at a quarter of a million dollars or somewhere in between. Last year on this date, I was sick with barely a voice housed in the twin towers in Los Angeles… one of the worst county facilities in the country.. I was trying to figure out how to get the hell out of there as $250k might as well been a million, my fundraising days for legal help is a thing of the past… it typically pays less than minimum wage and often much less… Fortunately, I had an angel (Kathie Z) tap her retirement and today I sit free. because of her…. turns out Bail is typically a year contract and can be renewed… I found this out the hard way and hopefully tomorrow will lead to a solution.
As I was gathering my thoughts, I received 2 calls from inmates in the federal BOP.. Craig Cesal, and JOHN CLEMENS II MARCINKEWCIZ (16252040). Craig is serving LWOP and has been a regular guest on our radio show
… (SHHHHH) . We discussed the upcoming filming of our THS meeting by ARD German television. They are doing a story that is comparing the push toward cannabis legalization by Americans at the same time we have some of the harshest prison policies in the world. They are going to be filming THS in ACTion.. A host of POWs and family members will be attending and calling into our meeting. The crew will be filming the activities including putting the money that we raised at the Emerald cup on the inmates books….. we will be also discussing upcoming programs involving our POWs…..
I looked at my corrlinks and a message from popped up. it was from GEORGE MARTORANO (12973004) an inmate serving life without the possibility of parole I had just sent him an update of our activities and here is his response…bro,, all that you have relayed ,, just makes us pot-lifers –go on– for you and others fighting for legalization of pot ,make us sleep in and with hope, and ,, I pray you own legal problems go away for I know you are fighting this pot battle, wounded yet fight -on ,,, thank thee deeply ,, thy good bro always Georgie..
—–Greenstone, Evelynn on 12/17/2013 5:35 AM wrote:
It’s funny how after getting battered by apathy at the emerald cup and pummeled
by finding out that the jury came back guilty on all counts for Daisy Bram Possession and cultivation felonies… the 2 child endangerment charges she was convicted of the lesser of the two charges….
Daisy was not taken into custody and sentencing is set for Jan 21….. I cannot help but wonder if even 5% of the attendees of the Emerald cup or any other such activity put some thought and attention or even attended support for Daisy or any of the others willing to stand up and fight or help to provide legal council that this tide would change sooner than later. I was starting to fall into a funk….. the bitter pill that most of the growers “representing” at the cup would likely put tail between legs and cop the deal like 90+ % do anyways…. as I’m choking on this, I look at the email and realize that each of us can make a difference in a lasting and contagious way! Every time another Kangaroo court convicts another the armchair warriors come out of the woodwork with their answers….. ” all you need to do is say ……………” if you just………… I suppose it is a test of patience and restraint….. all at the same time, a new defendant calls from Michigan with another horrible travesty of justice and willing to fight…. in fact so much so that she is anxious to start a local chapter and again in the same hour, someone that I spoke with also calls excited to get a chapter going in Lake County Ca……..
With head spinning hopefully, I can’t help but feel that the work we are doing is powerful and successful even when we don’t always see the results before our eyes. I know that if we all (those of us that actually want to end prohibition) decide to step up and stand together in some united fashion, public sentiment will prevail. It always does.We all have the freedom to make choices, please make the decision to help with this unified effort!
thank you for being a part of the solution