The Shotgun Blog
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Tories hide behind “national security” to deny access to information request: Marc Emery update
Canadian libertarian publisher and activist Marc Emery faces extradition to the U.S. on charges related to selling marijuana seeds. While Justice Minister Rob Nicholson could refuse the U.S. extradition request, he is expected to approve the extradition anytime after January 8th, according to Jacob Hunter, Policy Director with Beyond Prohibition Foundation.
Nicholson has ignored the pleas of Canadians to charge Emery in Canada for his so-called crime of selling marijuana seeds. This move would assert Canadian sovereignty over drug policy and likely lead to a legal outcome that would better reflect Canadian attitudes toward marijuana prohibition.
Emery is the publisher of Cannabis Culture magazine, leader of the BC Marijuana Party and owner of the now-defunct Marc Emery Seeds, an online marijuana seed retailer, the profits from which financed much of international movement to liberalize marijuana laws before his arrest.
In late 2009, Emery signed a plea deal for a 5-year sentence in the U.S. prison system.
“I was forced to take this plea deal for five years under great duress,” said Emery.
"If I went to trial in the United States, I would have received a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 years up to life. I shouldn’t be going to prison at all for selling seeds to consenting adults, but five years is preferable to a life sentence,” continued Emery.
Emery was taken into Canadian custody in September 2009 after an extradition hearing in the B.C. Supreme Court, and is currently free on bail awaiting Nicholson’s decision.
Emery’s wife, Jodie Emery, believes her husband should be dealt with in Canada and not the USA.
“Most Canadians agree that Marc should be dealt with in Canada’s justice system. He operated openly in Vancouver, B.C. for over a decade, never went to the U.S.A., and paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in income taxes,” said Jodie Emery.
“The Justice Minister has received tens of thousands of phone calls, letters, post cards and petitions asking him to refuse the extradition. There is no reason my husband should suffer for five years in a foreign prison system, especially when he operated his seed business in Canada at all times,” she continued.
Emery’s lawyer, Kirk Tousaw, made an access to information and privacy (ATIP) request for Justice Department communications related to Emery’s arrest for extradition. After long delays, approximately 60 pages of a 6,000-page document were released with everything blacked out for various “national security” reasons.
Libby Davies, Member of Parliament for Vancouver East, made an Order Paper request in parliament for similar documents, but was also refused any information.
Posted by Matthew Johnston
Not surprising, this government censors EVRYTHING and national security is their favorite excuse for everything. We could raise this in Parliament if Harper hadn't shut that down too so he could make sure Canadians wouldn't get any information that way either.
Posted by: DrGreenthumb | 2010-01-06 5:00:32 PM
"Nicholson has ignored the pleas of Canadians to charge Emery in Canada for his so-called crime of selling marijuana seeds. This move would assert Canadian sovereignty over drug policy and likely lead to a legal outcome that would better reflect Canadian attitudes toward marijuana prohibition."
Emery showed little respect for anyone's sovereignty but his own bank account. Why should Mr. Nicholson or anyone help this guy?
Moreover, how would having Emery serve his time in Canada change anything? He'd still be in jail. This sounds like last-minute desperation to me. He's a goner. Start refering to Emery in the past tense.
As for Jodie: get rid of that zero and get you'self a hero. You married your supplier: BIG MISTAKE. Get a divorce lawyer, sue him for everything, and run off with the money. You might as well have married a pimp.
Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2010-01-06 5:03:55 PM
You know, you could save yourself a lot of time and effort, if instead of coming up with a new reply where you say the same things over and over again, you just simply typed up a standard reply and copy & pasted it into the comment field whenever a post about Marc Emery came up.
Posted by: Mike Brock | 2010-01-06 5:24:55 PM
the Cdn government didn't censor you
and you are a self proclaimed drug offender
Posted by: 419 | 2010-01-06 5:27:43 PM
And follow you people's tactic? Not a chance. Emery is too good a target. A shameless self-promoter who brought all this misery on himself, greedy and dishonest - he lied to his supporters in a feeble and pointless attempt to evade responsibility for his actions. Where were they when he decided to sell seeds to US customers? He didn't need them then! The only people more foolish than he is, are his supporters. Shame on all of you.
Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2010-01-06 5:30:16 PM
Emery was a National Security risk..but no longer
good move Feds for closing him down.
Mr Emery proudly claimed he not only sold criminal science pot seeds to citizens of the United States, but to many other citizens of many other world nations. It was only the Americans who acted; who knows how many other nations filed complaints with Canada.. nations who execute drug producers.
How can anybody but a self centered drug abuser hoping for free dope consider Emery a hero ? He is anything but- your Prince of Pot got a lot of other people in big trouble = from his Vancouver associates- to US drug growers in all 50 states to international drug growers on every continent save Antarctica - many who used drug war profiteer Marc Scott Emery to supply the ammunition for their operations.
Just who these criminal growers are might well be blocked out of these documents.If you still think he was so flipping great, buy a FREE MARC EMERY
T Shirt and wear it proudly. You know its a futile gesture and you would only incriminate yourself
Posted by: 419 | 2010-01-06 5:39:31 PM
I am gathering not many here have filed a freedom of information and privacy act request(FIPA)or (FIPPA) but if you had Marc Emeries circumstance would not surprize you.
The government will only give you what it wants to in the way of information and what it doesn't want you to see, no department including the ombudsmans office, nor the public utility board, or the court of queens bench can force them to relingquish it. The trick I found it is to pay a little extra and lump what you want in with other requests for information of lesser importance, this way they are never exactly sure what it is you are looking for and sometimes slip up.
Charging a ridiculous amount for information because of manpower hours involved is another government detourant I found they use with impunity.
Poor Marc he deserves to know the facts through discovery because technically it is his right as a canadian citizen in a country whose legal system was founded on the principles of natural justice to have access to this information being used against him.
Posted by: Vegan Philosopher | 2010-01-06 5:59:07 PM
419: I respectfully disagree with you. Emery is not, I argue, an international threat. He is in fact only a menace to himself and those around him. Not one thing he has done has benefited the community as a whole in any way. Indeed, he profited off their misery. In the end, his arrogance (what others called defiance) towards the law brought him down. He will blame everyone - the government, the Conservative Party (despite that his crimes were largely committed before 2006), and Mr. Harper for his predicament. However, he, not they, are to blame. His negative attitude fuelled by a drug addiction led him to a US jail. Hopefully there he can get the help he so desperately needs.
Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2010-01-06 6:05:39 PM
" 419: I respectfully disagree with you. Emery is not, I argue, an international threat. He is in fact only a menace to himself and those around him."
doth write Citizen Pike.. Alas I think you are probably correct in this, but please realize that this well founded view downplaying the International importance of the Prince of Pot will ruin my office betting pool..We are still taking bets on how much hard time he will sentenced to in a US court.. As you might well guess the earlier betting pools are now wrapped up as the wheels of Justice passed over them
1_ will Emery spend time in a Cdn Jail? (closed)
2_ will Emery party till his extradition date or do something useful for his cause? (wrapping up tomorrow so hurry)
3_will Emery cry as he is lead away (double bonus pay off - still available)
all new betting opps will be added from time to time..we are celebrating our FIFTH big year of drug culture takedown betting pools-
money / mouth you: know the drill
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Posted by: 419 | 2010-01-06 6:32:37 PM
I heard it would be 5 years based on his plea bargain. However, it could be less depending on his behavior.
A better question will be "Will Emery learn anything from his time in a US prison and change his ways?"
Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2010-01-06 6:45:10 PM
ZP: "A better question will be "Will Emery learn anything from his time in a US prison and change his ways?"
Depends solely on how much money he has salted away. If the crime was worth the time, then no.
Posted by: Ed Ellison | 2010-01-06 8:06:27 PM
How exactly is Marc Emery a "National Security" risk? More BS from Harper, god I hate that man. Sometimes I really wish there was a heaven and hell, because there would be a special place in hell for that man.
Posted by: Steve Bottrell | 2010-01-06 8:09:34 PM
Zebulon Pike wrote: "In the end, his arrogance (what others called defiance) towards the law brought him down."
The same was said about doctors charged criminally for performing abortions. The same was said about slaves in the U.S. who dared to attempt escape and were murdered.
The same, simple minded, dogma.
Posted by: Paul McKeever | 2010-01-06 9:46:16 PM
And a special place in Hell for someone who shows disrespect for God by spelling His name with a small 'g'. Maybe he will be in hell shining shoes for Mr. Harper.
Posted by: Agha Ali Arkhan | 2010-01-06 9:48:10 PM
Geez, Paul McKeever. They are soooo-o-o not the same things!!
Posted by: Agha Ali Arkhan | 2010-01-06 9:55:36 PM
Remember that Ernst Zundel, Toronto's greatest hero, was only deported with a national security measure rather than through regular channels. This is most unlike Emery, who will be extradited through those means. The government of the day used the quickest means to resolve the matter.
Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2010-01-06 10:41:54 PM
"...The same was said about doctors charged criminally for performing abortions. The same was said about slaves in the U.S. who dared to attempt escape and were murdered...."
Doth say Paul McKeever
who said that?
Posted by: 419 | 2010-01-07 12:30:29 AM
Ya, maybe. lol I'm sure hes big on spelling errors. That's quite the god you got there. Tell me Agha, whats the difference between your god and another religions god? Are they wearing different ties?
Loved Red Dwarf.....hahahaha
Posted by: Steve Bottrell | 2010-01-07 12:45:10 AM
In what way is he a threat or a menace to anyone? |Who has he harmed? Show me one victim who bought his seeds under any sort of duress?????? He did nothing illegal here in Canada, even paid taxes and never lied for years about selling seeds, why didnt they arrest him then? He did nothing wrong. Let him serve his time in Canada, and be judged in Canada and then released; for no victim equals no crime.
Posted by: Dansk | 2010-01-07 1:14:48 AM
A high fructose corn syrup, salt and fat wielding McClown will do more damage tonight in emergency rooms than
Cannabis has in the last one hundred years.
History will play out that all of this hair splitting and arguing will have been for nothing once the states to the south of us begin to fall.
And it is happening now.
What a great time to be alive.
Posted by: Richard Farthington | 2010-01-07 1:16:21 AM
How embarrassing. I only just got it. Pike's part of that leftist plot to make conservatives look ridiculous. Duh.
Posted by: phil | 2010-01-07 3:17:46 AM
You people who say Emery is a menace are lame. Go drink some alcohol and get fat and stinky you old men. Alcoholic drivers kill thousands of people every year, cannabis users do not kill anyone.
Posted by: Riley | 2010-01-07 4:32:07 AM
Free Marc Emery.
Posted by: jeff franklin | 2010-01-07 6:16:10 AM
Emery was a nobody even before he went to prison. Beyond the drug cult, he rarely appears in the news and then only when he's in trouble. Pathetic.
When they cart him off to jail, I hope he cries like a little kid and denounces everyone for failing to get him off. This is what happens when his supporters work on blogs in the comfort of their homes rather than take to the streets.
Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2010-01-07 7:04:10 AM
Have you no shame this is not about Marc Emery going to prison this is about people having the right to choose for them self what to use. And bad laws that have gotten out of control with greedy corrupt individual afraid to loose there place at the prohibition trough. I am 60 years old and been laid off for 18 month now and just scrape by on my wife's $8 hour job. I have been smoking off and on for over 40 year only when I can afford or offered. I now have several medical issues that I feel cannabis helps me with. I have no medical insurance and they finally open up a clinic in my area with a siding scale. How ever if the Doctor writes me a prescription or refers me to specialists that I cant afford to fill or see, what good is it. This past summer I ordered five female cannabis seeds from http://www.ministryofcannabis.com/shop.html?aff_id=50 for about $35. In a little over 60 days I had enough personal medical cannabis to last several month depending whether I smoked which uses the least or vaporize or made butter. As an adult with two speeding ticket and ticket for a rolling stop since 1967and I have always filed a tax return. Why should I be a criminal for a god given plant the helps me and makes me feel better. Thank God for the Marc Emery's and shame on those of you who perpetuate the travesty of justice. If you change the category of cannabis prisoners to political prisoner China would pale in comparison. How ever what would China invest in we did not have the very profitable prison Bonds to sell them. Yes I live in the U.S
Posted by: knowa | 2010-01-07 7:06:24 AM
Something's happening and you don't know what it is. Do you Mr. Pike?
Zebulon's world is changing and there is no deadbolt big enough, handgun shiny enough or sweater vest comforting enough to stop it.
Posted by: Steven Roth | 2010-01-07 11:12:43 AM
wow-- the recent output here by Emery supporters is by far the most pathetic string of wipehead crybabies to date.All too little and too late Why don't you all buy a T Shirt and send Jodie 15% of your income..Eva Braun could have done it
surely the time is right to make the changes in the drug laws you want..fright makes right- psychedellic righteousness is on your side - just like its been the right time for the last four generations / 75 years
It's only a minefield..
you don;t have to walk there
Posted by: 419 | 2010-01-07 11:54:50 AM
I get such a kick out of you, 419. but you're, of course, sooo wrong on this issue.
Drugs bad, prohibition worse.
Posted by: Matthew Johnston | 2010-01-07 1:36:00 PM
I love it when people say how "the world is changing" - what an empty observation. HOW will it change? WHAT will change? If you mean the drug culture will take root and become legal, then think again. Fools like Emery and his supporters will never succeed at that. They're feeble, ineffective and pathetic - and subsequently do not hold public attention. So, I'll rest easy knowing that druggies will be behind bars and keeping their awful addictions to themselves.
Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2010-01-07 1:38:25 PM
I was gonna write a long drawn out argument, but been there, done that, many times. So I will just agree with Matthews post above to 419 and add Zeb.
Posted by: Steve Bottrell | 2010-01-07 4:07:39 PM
I love you too matthew-
stay tuned for our puppet show
free admission for all free range intellects
I don't know the meaning of the word "fear"
any more than I know the meaning of the word
" wrong "..
Posted by: 419 | 2010-01-07 4:25:03 PM
It's weed people. It isn't a drug. It grows from the ground. We just have to light it. By the way in about an hour...light em if you got em. Marc Emery is the man!
Posted by: shannon H | 2010-01-07 4:37:59 PM
"I love it when people say how "the world is changing" - what an empty observation. HOW will it change? WHAT will change? If you mean the drug culture will take root and become legal, then think again."
How many bloggers share your opinion on each thread about drug policies?
How many in your entourage?
How many Conservatives?
Now compare those numbers to, lets say...the Fifties.
The World is changing, it's just you're not on board.
Posted by: Marc | 2010-01-07 4:51:03 PM
"Overall, 44.5% of Canadians reported using cannabis at least once in their lifetime, and 14.1% reported using cannabis in the previous year, nearly double the rate reported in 1994 (7.4%)"
"Most Canadians, though, who had used an illicit drug in their lifetime reported that they no longer continued use. In addition, the authors of the CAS noted that the higher rates of use of most illicit drugs did not seem to translate into higher rates of reported harms."
"the overall cost of substance abuse in Canada in 2002 was estimated to be $39.8 billion. This represents a cost of $1,267 for every man, woman, and child in Canada. Tobacco accounted for about $17 billion or 42.7% of that total estimate, alcohol accounted for about $14.6 billion (36.6%) and illegal drugs for about $8.2 billion (20.7%)."
This includes law enforcement costs, which are higher for legal alcohol than all illegal drugs combined. If the costs of enforcing the silly prohibition this number would be smaller.
"In 2002, a total of 1,695 Canadians died as a result of illegal drug use, accounting for 0.8% of all deaths. This can be compared to 37,209 Canadians who died from tobacco use (16.6% of all deaths) and 4,258 from alcohol use (1.9% of all deaths). The leading causes of death linked to illegal drug use were overdose (958), drug-attributable suicide (295), drug-attributable hepatitis C infection (165), and HIV infection (87)."
Note that arguably none, and at most one, of the four causes of death related to illicit drug use can be caused by marijuana use.
Source: Parliamentary summary for bill C-15
Posted by: Fact provider | 2010-01-07 5:59:24 PM
Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2010-01-07 6:30:43 PM
Dope might be with us to stay, but who says we have to welcome it? accommodate it.. assign our government to be growers & dealers for the future.. that's surrender to the criminal element Bub not making the bst choice and sticking with it
but go ahead & bark ye mighty poodles, till your right to exhale gas in any way you want..from either end of your body
Because it is not gonna happen, and you know it You want statistics? 100% of the nations of the world have laws against party dope and none, yes 0.000% of world nations have any plans to decrim controlled substances on the scale you wipehead apologists suggest will end the drug war.
They are reloading and you know it
Posted by: 419 | 2010-01-07 6:47:13 PM
You forgot about Portugal, Mexico, and the Netherlands. As well as a few of the states including California and Washington. But I guess you are not to worried about actual facts just ranting and being an A'hole.
Other than you and your buddy Zeb no one really cares what other people do in the privacy of their own homes. Especially if it affects no one else.
We have accepted alcohol which kills more people, we have accepted tobacco which kills more people, we accept that individuals have the right to be fat and out of shape which kills more people. So even "if" Mj is not as good for you as say not smoking it, why the double standard?
Maybe you should go back and read fact providers post, but once again I know you don't really care about the facts.
Posted by: Bret | 2010-01-07 7:47:48 PM
Neither Portugal or the Netherlands legalized drugs. They are still subject to government control and regulation. In Portugal, those caught with drugs receive a summons to appear before a judge where they must prove they are not trafficking. Mexico can barely enforce any of its laws because of its ongoing war with the drug lords. If anything, their experience shows why drug laws must be strictly and ruthlessly enforced.
Drugs are a serious social and economic concern. They ruin one's ability to associate with the rest of society. Holding a job is paramount to personal and familial prosperity, so any means to deter and prevent drug use and abuse benefits everyone. Emery and his minions in his drug cult refuse to adapt so they will be marginalized and prosecuted as a nuisance.
Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2010-01-07 8:04:13 PM
Really Zeb. Did you even read the posts. We were talking about decriminalization both 419 and I. Try and read the posts before ranting. If you need help with the big words just ask I'm sure someone can give you a hand.
Do you know why there are so many dangerous drug lords Zeb? Its because of the prohibition laws. If Mj was a legal commodity like say alcohol problem solved. How many "alcohol lords" do you see kicking around these days?
Alcohol can be a serious social and economic concern as well but its legal? Lots of alcoholics out there that can't make it to work or are living on the streets.
You can't really be this slow can you Zeb. Man, you give us Albertans a bad name, can you tell people your from Ontario or something.
Posted by: Bret | 2010-01-07 8:14:06 PM
Here are a few that have decriminalized.
"Countries that have decriminalized include Italy (1990), Spain (1992), Portugal (2001), Luxembourg (2001), Belgium (2001),
and Austria (1998). Several other countries (Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, and France, Switzerland,
United Kingdom, Canada) have either de facto decriminalized or are in the process of decriminalizing. See
http://eldd.emcdda.org/ and http://www.norml.org for details."
Posted by: Bret | 2010-01-07 8:16:36 PM
"Decriminalization" is a lie. It only applies to small amounts, which many addicts are too careless to follow. Moreover, going through the legal system even if innocent is often enough to deter people towards rehab. In all of those countries, the aim is to get people off drugs, not to permit a drug culture. The Netherlands, for example, simply changed their approach from a criminal matter to a public health one. Sanctions and punishments still exist, contrary to popular belief.
The circular arguments and flawed evidence used by the druggies proves what they rot minds.
Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2010-01-07 8:26:33 PM
How on earth could drug criminalization create drug gangs? If anything the opposite is true. The lack of enforcement permits them to develop and thrive. In extreme cases, such as Mexico and Colombia, they manage to take on the government. Elsewhere, such as with Emery, they become a public nuisance. So, in order to crush people like Emery, tough laws ruthlessly enforced are needed. If Emery tried to operate in Mexico, he wouldn't survive more than a few hours.
Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2010-01-07 8:45:05 PM
“How on earth could drug criminalization create drug gangs?"
How on Earth (proper names are typically capitalized by educated spellers) could they exist without criminalization. The legal drug industry is much more profitable than marijuana yet last I checked Pfizer and Bayer were not being run by gangsters.
Posted by: DrLiberty | 2010-01-07 9:09:42 PM
" plans to decrim controlled substances on the scale you wipehead apologists suggest will end the drug war..."
did you read this? The part about decrim on a significant scale,,
as for your comic book projection " United Kingdom, Canada) have either de facto decriminalized or are in the process of decriminalizing..." _ I would have said you are out of your mind, but it seems that you have nver been _in your mind..
..The Dominion of Canada is decrimmin" ?? in what reference are you refering to >?
possibly " the 420 Handbook of Magic Tricks, Stage Illusions & Party Gags"
Ask Marc Emery about how decrimmed marijuanain Canada is going this week. or this decade..; but hurry- he's off to America ANY DAY to share his love with the jumpsuit community..
(* PS you know pal, they started the Revolution Without you,, and it wasn't the wipeheads, it was the Canadian Government )
study hard there lads- urine test comin' up
Posted by: 419 | 2010-01-07 9:14:46 PM
Zebulon Pike doesn't really believe anything he says. He's just trying to stir you all up.
Posted by: Mike Brock | 2010-01-07 9:20:02 PM
Just watching 419 and Zeb twitch makes my day.
I notice when they walk through my neighbourhood they always seem so uncomfortable.
Thankfully we are free, open minded and smart enough not to lie down before those who would try and impose their will on us.
Its happening right now pussies. Proroguing is going to burn up that sweater vest.
Have you seen the poles? Hmmmm? Ya those numbers.
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
Puff Puff Vote.
Posted by: Job | 2010-01-08 11:07:15 AM
do you often put your words to music citizen Jib?
Posted by: 419 | 2010-01-08 11:42:43 AM
I know it means small amounts zeb, I actually read the posts and the links. The amount decriminalized varies in each country and I guess it depends on how much you use which determines a "small" amount.
Also Mj has been proven to be not physically addictive so your use of the term "addict" when talking about Mj users is inaccurate.
Do the words black market/supply and demand/increased risk = increased profits mean anything to you Zeb? If there is a demand for a substance someone supplies it (even in countries with the death penalty). I was going to write a long explanation but I know you won't/can't read it so I am not going to bother.
When you stated that 0.000% of countries have plans to decriminalize did you mean other than the ones that have decriminalized or have bills before the courts/government?
Marc Emery was not charged in Canada, he paid taxes on his sales in Canada. He only got into trouble when the States wanted him.
Posted by: bret | 2010-01-08 1:39:53 PM
"...Marc Emery was not charged in Canada, he paid taxes on his sales in Canada. He only got into trouble when the States wanted him...."
doth sayeth the mighty wipehead apologist
1_Marc Emery was not charged in Canada
** Marc Emery was charged many times in Canada for drug crime, He was even charged with trafficking pot seeds, he even went to jail..his premises were raided many times as well..but he didn't change his ways and was uncool about being a repeat offender - then the Americans, displeased with his cross border sales of millions of seeds, chimed in.
"...he paid taxes on his sales in Canada..."
** he is still seriously arrears with revenue Canada. Jodie reported sobbing that the tax man garnishees his wage and only allows him to get a small stipend on which they live modestly- not by choice but by decree of a non paying debtor
"... He only got into trouble when the States wanted him...."
** thats when YOU noticed he was in trouble,he had been in trouble many time before in BC alone for drug crime. His majesty happily claims he has been arrested 22 times, so therefore he had 21 clashes with the Canadian police prior to the DEA making their perfectly legal and proper takedown.
seems you have been chug a lugging the Emery camp populist history version of events .. Start saving up for the new Western Standard Vanity Press edition Emery gossip book- its bound to be a goodie- sorry but most of the betting pools are closed now.. ha ha the stoners lost everythging, we cleaned up and hey- Emery is headed to jail and the Cdn pot laws , harsh are about to become even harsher than they have ever been, None of the Wiopehead goals were achieved and all the goals of the syraight edgers were accomplished- in a completely accountablem transparent democratic way. just look all the wipehead theatrical politics social circus clowns who ended up getting stoned at rallies and marching in the slum streets while we, the uncool and subtle petitioned parliment- and prevailed ?
Buy a Free Marc Emery T shirt and wear it till your armpit salt rings intersect - send Jodie twenty bucks..see you at the WINTER OLYMPICS !
Posted by: 419 | 2010-01-08 2:44:02 PM
I love it when these druggies try to say how Emery is just doing a public service. Nothing could be further from the truth. He used the media and his minions among his addicts to present a false image of a kindly provider. He was in it for the money, pure and simple.
Any bets on whether Emery cheats extradition by fleeing or other means? A side bet will be if Jodie follows him.
Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2010-01-08 2:54:10 PM
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