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The High Cost of the “Freedom Cage”

September 25th

PHILADELPHIA, PA — If you’re an advocate for marijuana legalization, you probably have heard by now about the numerous monthly “Smokedown Prohibition” events that have been happening in Philadelphia. Hosted by Philly NORML and comedy group “The Panic Hour”, they have evolved into an ongoing regular act of mass marijuana civil disobedience only steps away […]. . . . . READ MORE

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The High Cost of the “Freedom Cage”

September 18th

PHILADELPHIA, PA — If you’re an advocate for marijuana legalization, you probably have heard by now about the numerous monthly “Smokedown Prohibition” events that have been happening in Philadelphia. Hosted by Philly NORML and comedy group “The Panic Hour”, they have evolved into an ongoing regular act of mass marijuana civil disobedience only steps away […]

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The High Cost of the “Freedom Cage”

September 18th

PHILADELPHIA, PA — If you’re an advocate for marijuana legalization, you probably have heard by now about the numerous monthly “Smokedown Prohibition” events that have been happening in Philadelphia. Hosted by Philly NORML and comedy group “The Panic Hour”, they have evolved into an ongoing regular act of mass marijuana civil disobedience only steps away […]

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Did Police Plant Evidence on Adam Kokesh at Philly Marijuana Protest?

May 20th

 

Adam Kokesh is restrained by police Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Smoke Down Prohibition V in Philadelphia. To the left is the man in the green shirt who is suspected of placing something in Kokesh's pants during the scuffle with police. (Photo: Don Clarke)

Adam Kokesh is restrained by police Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Smoke Down Prohibition V in Philadelphia. To the left is the man in the green shirt who is suspected of placing something in Kokesh’s pants during the scuffle with police. (Photo: Don Clarke)

PHILADELPHIA, PA —  As podcaster and civil rights activist Adam Kokesh, who was arrested Saturday during a weekend marijuana demonstration, awaits arraignment in a Philadelphia Federal Court, analysis of videos of Kokesh’s arrest posted online are raising a disturbing question:

Did police plant evidence on Adam Kokesh during his arrest?

Kokesh’s arrest happened as the crowd in attendance of  Smoke Down Prohibition V at the Independence National His. . . . . READ MORE

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Philly Police Arrest Marijuana Activists at Peaceful Demonstration

May 19th

PHILADELPHIA, PA — What began as a peaceful protest against marijuana prohibition in Philadelphia Saturday ended with the violent arrest of several prominent activists, including event organizers, as the crowd chanted “No victim, no crime” in support.

Among those arrested were prominent marijuana activists Adam Kokesh, Don Dezarn, and organizer N.A Poe.

The event, Smoke Down Prohibition V, has been a monthly gathering at Independence Hall sponsored by the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (Philly NORML) and the Panic Hour.  The events, which had previously gone without incident, feature music, speakers, giveaways and trivia, are intended to be a peaceful demonstration taking a stand “in opposition  a failed, racist drug war” while  ”ushering in a future without marijuana prohibition.”

The events have always ended with a civil disobedience protest in which most of those in attendance light up at 4:20 pm.

Unlike the previous four “Smoke Down Prohibition” events, as the crowd lit up, the United States Park Rangers and Philadelphia Police cracked down, focusing on organizers and speakers who had just called from the stage for attendees to lock arms and form a circle of solidarity around the stage.

At least six people, possibly as many as ten, were arrested in the minutes that foll. . . . . READ MORE

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