Jefferson County, WA-
Federal marijuana cases to be referred to state & local authorities (01:16)
Counties in Washington State are not waiting on meeting results involving Governor Gregoire & the federal government, Drug Czar approval, twelve months to plan rules on sales and retail infrastructure, etc.
Prosecutors in large and small counties in Washington are throwing out marijuana cases involving untaxed product that were pending prior to election day:
Another County Prosecutor throwing out current marijuana cases:
Add Clark County to the list:
Spokane County too:
Washington’s largest counties weigh in:
Three more counties make the call:
Suspicionless ID checks away from border crossings & ports of entry-
We are told the #1 US Border Patrol objective is to stop terrorists.
The US Border Patrol explains this objective at a local public forum- this YouTube video covers Border Patrol objectives at 3:50
At that same forum a lady asked:
“What is the penalty for not identifying oneself to federal agents at an internal, suspicionless checkpoint?”
US Border Patrol said they would call in the Sheriff when a person refused to identify themselves.
Sheriff says they will not respond to a non-emergency situation involving a person peaceably refusing to interact with federal agents.
Question about providing ID is at 0:35
Checkpoints ended here in 2008- possibly due to well informed citizens and local protests. Looks like they weren’t vital to national security after all.
War on Terror- credibility squandered.
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Olympic Peninsula Border Patrol timeline here.
Possibly of interest:
Photo- Mystery Bay scene