[Ibogaine] Emery seized by Forces of Satan; Sacrament of Transition Declares Him Martyr and Candidate for Sainthood

Preston Peet ptpeet at nyc.rr.com
Mon Aug 1 02:49:09 EDT 2005


yeah, and I DO NOT LIVE THERE ANY MORE, and wouldn't.
Egad. But I have visited once or twice, beautiful place, and MAPS has their office in my home town, but otherwise, besides bikinis and beaches, screw florida.


Peace and love,
Preston Peet

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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Ron Davis 
  To: ibogaine at mindvox.com 
  Sent: Sunday, July 31, 2005 11:09 PM
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  times have changed in Fl
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Preston Peet 
    To: ibogaine at mindvox.com 
    Sent: Sunday, July 31, 2005 9:58 PM
    Subject: Re: [Ibogaine] Emery seized by Forces of Satan; Sacrament of Transition Declares Him Martyr and Candidate for Sainthood


    In 1981 in Florida a friend of mine was caught at school with seeds but no pot- the police could not arrest him because seeds were not illegal.
    Weird.


    Peace and love,
    Preston Peet

    "Madness is not enlightenment, but the search for enlightenment is often mistaken for madness"
    Richard Davenport-Hines

    ptpeet at nyc.rr.com
    Editor http://www.drugwar.com
    Editor "Under the Influence- the Disinformation Guide to Drugs"
    Editor "Underground- The Disinformation Guide to Ancient Civilizations, Astonishing Archeology and Hidden History" (due out Sept. 2005)
    Cont. High Times mag/.com
    Cont. Editor http://www.disinfo.com
    Columnist New York Waste
    Etc.

      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Ron Davis 
      To: ibogaine at mindvox.com 
      Sent: Sunday, July 31, 2005 1:08 PM
      Subject: Re: [Ibogaine] Emery seized by Forces of Satan; Sacrament of Transition Declares Him Martyr and Candidate for Sainthood


      In Federal Court in the US, the accused is prosecuted on the yield of the seeds. A handful of seeds is tantamount to hundreds of kilos of reefer...end result, life sentence unless one rollsover.  Bill of Rights, scratch it.   Sentencing guidelines handcuff judges and the US attorney gets to play god.ron
        ----- Original Message ----- 
        From: Dana Beal 
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        Sent: Friday, July 29, 2005 8:09 PM
        Subject: [Ibogaine] Emery seized by Forces of Satan; Sacrament of Transition Declares Him Martyr and Candidate for Sainthood


        I can do that, you know.

        Dana/cnw
        North American Apostolic Delegate, Sacrament of Transition


        EMERY EMPIRE RAIDED AT REQUEST OF UNITED STATES
        Cannabis activist and two others arrested
        By Jennifer Garner

        Canadian police acting under orders from US officials raided the
        headquarters of the British Columbia Marijuana Party (BCMP) in Vancouver
        today (Friday, July 22).

        The search warrants were authorized at the highest levels of the
        provincial government in concert with a cross-border US-Canada law
        enforcement pact authorized by the a US-authored Mutual Legal Assistance
        in Criminal Matters treaty (MLAT) between the US and Canada.

        The US has issued extradition orders for Marc Emery, who was arrested
        while traveling in Halifax to a hemp festival, as well as two others who
        work with Emery on television productions and other endeavours.

        American officials accuse Emery of “a conspiracy to produce marijuana
        and distribute marijuana seeds, and money laundering.”

        The DEA and other agencies are claiming that by selling seeds to
        pot-growing Americans, Emery is engaged in a criminal enterprise with
        the growers.

        "Their activities resulted in the growing of tens of thousands of
        marijuana plants in America,” claims US federal attorney Jeff Sullivan.
        “[Emery] was involved, allegedly, in an illegal distribution of
        marijuana in [the United States.] He is a drug dealer.”
        Vancouver police armed with a search warrant raided the legendary store
        in the heart of Vancouver’s “Vansterdam” district.

        Chris Bennett, manager of Pot-TV who was onsite when the BCMP center was
        raided today, said he is particularly angry that Canadian police were
        acting as enforcers of American drug laws.

        “They're taking him down to face charges in the United States of
        America, where sentences are much harsher that one would face in
        Canada," said Bennett.

        Emery has been arrested for marijuana-related “crimes” many times
        before, but those other arrests involved local Canadian charges and
        jurisdictions. Today’s charges are far more serious because they involve
        US federal laws that stipulate mandatory minimum sentences of 20 years
        or more.

        Last year, Emery served 90 days in a Saskatoon, Canada jail for passing
        a joint.

        American officials are seeking Emery's extradition, which could take six
        months to a year. If they do seek to extradite him, he will become
        another high-profile cannabis activist seeking to fight off American
        attempts to prosecute him.

        Renee Boje, whose husband works for Emery at BCMP, has been fighting for
        years to quash a US extradition order that seeks to take her from Canada
        to face prosecution for cannabis in America. Her legal costs have been
        funded by Emery.

        According to witnesses, police have chained the BCMP doors, put barriers
        on the windows, and are dismantling the store to seize business records,
        seeds, computers, and other materials.

        The raid took place at 11 am. As of late Friday afternoon, there was no
        official statement from Emery or any of those arrested with him.

        If past behavior is any indication, however, Emery is likely to be
        unrepentant, and will fight the charges and extradition vigorously in
        front of judges and in the court of public opinion.

        The law enforcement treaty (MLAT) that snared Emery and his compatriots
        is part of a global American network of treaties allowing the US to use
        foreign police agents to investigate and arrest foreign citizens.

        MLAT’s help the US to violate civil rights protections and other
        constitutional protections that would normally be afforded to citizens
        by their own countries.

        The first US bilateral MLAT entered into force with Switzerland in 1977.
        The treaties are seen as a powerful tool of US foreign policy and
        hegemony. Dozens of countries have entered into MLAT’s with the US since
        1977, and the treaties are seen as a way for US police and prosecutors
        to arrest people no matter where they live, and even if they are not
        guilty of a serious crime in their home country.

        The treaties favor prosecutors and police, and make it virtually
        impossible for defense attorneys to advocate for clients snared by MLAT
        operations.

        MLAT’s have been criticized in other countries. Critics say US MLAT
        actions against foreigners violate international law, compromise human
        rights, and violate national sovereignty.

        The Irish Human Rights Commission has complained about a US-Ireland MLAT
        that allows CIA agents to secretly question Irish citizens on Irish soil.
        The MLAT signed by Minister for Justice Michael McDowell and the US
        Ambassador to Ireland James Kenny, gives sweeping powers to US
        authorities operating in foreign countries, including the right to seize
        documents, check bank accounts and carry out searches of property.

        The Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) said it would be examining the
        agreement, which was pushed through with the promise that it would only
        be used to assist the US “war on terror.”

        Human rights activists in Ireland are particularly concerned that
        interrogations can be carried out in secret, and that the costs of CIA
        operations in Ireland will be paid by Irish taxpayers.

        The cross-border MLAT efforts sometimes involve enforcement of the
        United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and
        Psychotropic Substances that was finalized worldwide on November 11, 1990.

        It is possible that Emery and his associates would be charged with
        violating this Convention. In past years, UN officials have condemned
        Emery by name.

        The raids leave many questions unanswered.

        Although Emery is the highest profile marijuana activist in the world,
        who publicly airs reality television shows portraying all aspects of
        marijuana culture and who hosts marijuana connoisseur events like the
        Toker’s Bowl, he is by far not the only person selling marijuana seeds
        across international boundaries.

        Vansterdam insiders note that while police were raiding Emery’s store on
        West Hastings Street in downtown Vancouver, other marijuana seed
        businesses were still open for business, and people were smoking
        marijuana while watching the raid.

        The issue of selective prosecution is also raised by insiders who note
        that US and Canadian officials are aware of massive cross-border
        organized crime operations that involve guns, hard drugs, and other
        illegality on a scale that dwarfs Emery’s marijuana seed business. And
        yet it’s Emery, who donates all the money he earns to non-profit
        pro-marijuana causes, who is targeted in an unprecedented raid ordered
        by the US.

        Protesters are on hand at Emery’s store in Vancouver. The man who has
        provided bail money, attorneys, and other support for so many marijuana
        arrestees now finds himself in the clutches of the US government which
        he, his magazine, and his website so accurately describe as a
        totalitarian and imperialist hit squad.
        For the man who is often called “The Prince of Pot,” today’s arrest is
        the ultimate showdown.

        After leaving jail last year, Emery said, “Once you get over your fear
        of whatever they can do to you, you become empowered to just live as if
        marijuana is legal, without much concern for the consequences they
        threaten you with. Whatever they do to me- arrest, incarceration, even
        if they kill me- it’s not going to make me live in fear. We’re going to
        continue to show them that marijuana should be legal, that our culture
        is harmless and vibrant, and that it is the drug war, not the cannabis
        culture, which threatens public order and safety.
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