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Iowa Republican Congressman Calls Immigrants ‘Evil’ Marijuana Smugglers in Racist Remarks

July 25th

By | The Daily Chronic - The Voice of the Reform Generation

Rep. Steve King

Rep. Steve King

WASHINGTON, DC — In an interview with conservative website Newsmax, a Republican congressman from Iowa, Rep. Steve King, called immigrants evil marijuana smugglers who have “calves the size of cantaloupes because they’ve been hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.”

The remarks came in an interview with conservative website Newsmax magazine, when Rep. King was asked about the DREAM Act, which would give undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children a chance at permanent residency.

Some of them are valedictorians — and their parents brought them in. It wasn’t their fault. It’s true in some cases, but they aren’t all valedictorians. They weren’t all brought in by their parents. For every one who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there who weigh 130 pounds — and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’ve been hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.. . . . . READ MORE

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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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Have You Talked to Your Mom About Marijuana?

May 12th

Have you ever told your mom that you think marijuana should be legal for adults?

Today is Mother’s Day, so we figured we would take the opportunity to encourage our supporters to initiate that important conversation. The easiest and most effective way to help end marijuana prohibition is to talk to your family members and friends about why you think it is important.

Check out this video produced by the Marijuana Policy Project that shows just how easy it can be to get the conversation started with your mom. Then, share it with others you know who agree that marijuana should be legal, and encourage them to watch and share it, too.

A majority of Americans now support ending marijuana prohibition, but there are still those who believe marijuana is just too dangerous and that it is only used by “stoners.” But the truth is that marijuana, like alcohol, is used by people from all walks of life to relax or socialize with friends and family. Perhaps the biggest difference between the two substances is that marijuana is far less harmful to the consumer and to society.

Does your mom know that yet? Whether you want to tell her today or another day in the future, you can use this online tool provided by the Marijuana Policy Project to send her and others a message and let them know how you feel about the issue.

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