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    Re: DEA continues pot raids Obama opposes

    Stoners are high if they think Obama gives a rats ass about drug raids. He's got his priorities you know. Number one apparently was the terrorists in Guantanamo.

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    Re: DEA continues pot raids Obama opposes

    Apparent update

    Quote Originally Posted by marduc View Post
    On a related note, Eric Holder has now indicated that the DEA is standing down on its raiding of medical marijuana dispensaries.

    YouTube - US Attorney General Eric Holder: Ending Medical Marijuana Raids now US Policy

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    Re: DEA continues pot raids Obama opposes

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    I hope the guy can find a gig as a third shift parking lot security gaurd.
    SHE is a career agent, not a political appointee.

    Leonhart was appointed as a DEA Special Agent in late 1980, and was first assigned to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she worked for five years. In 1986, Leonhart transferred to the St. Louis Field Division where she became the Special Agent recruiter for the division. She was promoted to a GS-14 Group Supervisor position in the San Diego Field Division in early 1988. After a short assignment as the supervisor of an intelligence group, she supervised an enforcement group for five years.

    Leonhart was featured in a documentary filmed by the BBC in 1991. Her enforcement group conducted numerous investigations to include international smuggling cases. The most notorious of her group's investigations was the investigation of a major Bolivia-based cocaine cartel that resulted in the arrest and conviction of cartel leader Jorge Roca-Suarez, co-defendants, and the seizure of over $14 million in assets. Leonhart was awarded the DEA Administrator's Award in 1993 for her distinguished service as a group supervisor.

    In 1993, Leonhart transferred to DEA Headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, where she served as an (internal affairs) inspector with the DEA Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR). In 1994, Leonhart was promoted to GS-15 and served on DEA's Career Board until her assignment as Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Los Angeles Field Division in 1995. In 1996, she was promoted to the ranks of the Senior Executive Service (SES) and was assigned oversight of the Special Agent Recruitment Program at DEA Headquarters. Leonhart was appointed in 1997 as the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the San Francisco Field Division, where she served until her appointment in September 1998 as the SAC of the Los Angeles Field Division. In that capacity, she commanded DEA offices and enforcement operations in the Los Angeles area, as well as Nevada, Hawaii, Guam, and Saipan. She remained in this position until 3 September 2003, when President Bush announced his intention to designate Leonhart as Acting Deputy Administrator.
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    Re: DEA continues pot raids Obama opposes

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Apparent update
    thanks for finding another home for that I was half thinking of starting a new thread for that prior to posting it, good thing I didn't.

    I was wondering prior to finding this today how long this issue would linger without a response, it seems marijuana and any aspect of tolerance or permissibility is still a taboo subject for politicians and media alike. It is a tall order to find mention of either this, or the proposed legalization legislation in CA anywhere in the media.

    Amusing since for millions of people both items are HUGE news. Fear of losing advertising revenue for the corporate media or votes for our politicians keeps it way too quiet.

    It is time for both to face the truth, this is not something that can be swept under the rug and ignored, the murmur is getting louder and louder.

    All the DEA raids accomplished was to draw attention to that glaring bulge under the rug (well and upset quite a few peoples lives).

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    Re: DEA continues pot raids Obama opposes

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Cause he's a man not to be trusted. Why would Obama stop pot raids? Why would he do anything to decriminalize/legalize it? Obama's goal isn't the reduction of government, it's the expansion of it. I don't think that Obama will do anything to alter significantly the drug laws of this country. The man is all talk, he'll tell you anything you want to hear to get you into bed and the next morning he'll be gone before the sun comes up.
    You hit the nail on the head! I could not agree more! I expect some day that liberals will rise up against his policies in droves before his term is over. I only hope that it's not too late to salvage this country when the consensus turns against him!
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    Re: DEA continues pot raids Obama opposes

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    No offense, but you sound like a very bitter person who wouldn't be happy no matter who was in the White House. Obama has done nothing to indicate that he is "all talk", yet that criticism sounds good to you, so you use it. You say "he's a man not to be trusted", yet he hasn't had time yet to demonstrate he is unworthy of trust. You say his "goal" is the expansion of government, yet I think there is a concensus that his goal is the improvement of the lives of the American people. I suppose it is your Libertarian beliefs that lead you to conclude that no politician can be trusted, but I don't see how you could run a country on those beliefs.
    You must be smoking some of that medical marijuana! All talk about things like: TRANSPARENCY... ABILITY TO PREVIEW LEGISLATION... ETHICAL ADMINISTRATION (has anyone he appointed paid his/her income tax)... CHANGE...
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    Re: DEA continues pot raids Obama opposes

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    I will give Obama until he appoints the DEA replacement head, but still, Shouldn't he be letting the current guy know this ain't no longer cool?



    I have no problem with people who smoke weed responsibly. I could care less. These raids I disagree with and hoped Obama would indeed put a stop to them.


    I guess its not a priority to Obama or the old DEA guy has some ballz.
    Read the bolded sentence in this form: I will give Obama, until he appoints the DEA replacement, head, For a second i thought you were a "closet pothead"!

    It is an absolute waste of resources, manpower, and quite frankly news space.

    We have pot dealers making a killing, because of DEA actions (black market), and it never changes. Can you imagine the effectiveness of securities fraud enforcement if the SEC was given even half of the money the war on drugs costs to "upgrade" them to enforce the 21st century?

    Why is Escobar higher on the totem pole than Madoff?
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    Re: DEA continues pot raids Obama opposes

    I will give him more time on this for the reason that the economy has been the priority but my patience is wearing thin.
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    Re: DEA continues pot raids Obama opposes

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    Maybe he's waiting to do it under the radar so to speak. I'm sure he doesn't want it ruling the news cycle.
    With the current resurgence of state's rights arguments being used, and the history of government agencies going rogue just in the last 20 years alone, I absolutely would want media coverage plastering an end to overzealous use of raids, but that's my opinion.
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    Re: DEA continues pot raids Obama opposes

    Has he issued an executive order yet? In the event that he does my praise for Obama will not be in short supply.

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