My malicious prosecution lawsuit filed against unrepentant drug warrior Paul Chabot is scheduled for Monday, March 25 at the Rancho Cucamonga Superior Courthouse. I know it has been postponed umpteen times before, but I think this time it is really going to happen.
For those of you unfamiliar with Paul Chabot, he founded the Inland Valley Drug Free Community Coalition (IVDFCC) and several other drug warrior organizations in pursuit of federal government funding. It seems that even the stark raving reefer money mad federal agencies such as the Office of National Drug Control Policy, DEA, NIDA and so on realize that this guy is so far off the deep end that they finally found a drug warrior that they won’t fund.
Unfortunately, the media, always seeking the most provocative and outlandish statements, seeks this guy out for comments on everything dealing with marijuana from AIDS to Zoning bans. Maybe the media has been taken in by him, but if you want to see just how magnificent Paul Chabot is, go to his website paulchabot.com.
The malicious prosecution lawsuit I filed against Paul Chabot stems from the very first meeting on Oct. 2, 2007 of the IVDFCC where in order to keep me from attending the meeting, Chabot falsely accused me of pushing him so that he could call the cops and have me removed.
Conspiring with the San Bernardino DAs office to take me out so I would stop bringing up to a hundred medical marijuana patients to the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors meetings where for about two to three hours they were harangued about their costly and ultimately failed lawsuit to have Prop. 215 declared unconstitutional, I was charged with battery.
I underwent a year long ordeal making 16 trips to the Rancho Cucamonga Courthouse for various appearances and at a cost of at least $35,000 to the taxpayers of San Bernardino County subjected 12 jurors, two alternates, a judge, a court reporter and two bailiffs to four days of one of the most vindictive and stupidest trials ever.
After not much more than two hours deliberations, the jury found me not guilty.
As a result of all that I went through, to address Chabot’s misuse of the criminal justice system for his own ends and to let everyone see just how truly unmagnificent Paul Chabot is, I filed a malicious lawsuit against him in 2008. Over the last four years, there have been interminable and frustrating delays, but now it really looks like the trial is going to happen this Monday, March 25.
I will be acting as my own attorney. I am not going to say this is going to be one helluva show, but if you can make it out to the Rancho Cucamonga court house, I think you will find the proceedings to be extremely engaging, engrossing, stimulating, provocative and spellbinding. I sure wouldn’t mind your court support either.
The lawsuit will be heard on Monday, March 25 beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Dept. R8C at the Rancho Cucamonga Courthouse at 8303 N. Haven Ave. in Rancho Cucamonga 91730. Parking can be a problem at this courthouse, so some circling may be necessary but there are sufficient free parking lots in the area that you should be able to find a spot.
From Lanny Swerdlow