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Friday
Apr152011

Steal Billions Like Dimon Blankfein And You're Doing God's Work, Sell $31 Of Pot And Go To Jail For 10 Years

Source - AOL

An Oklahoma woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for selling $31 of marijuana.

Patricia Marilyn Spottedcrow, a 25-year-old mother of four, and her mother, Delita Starr, 50, sold an $11 dime bag to a police informant in Oklahoma on Dec. 31, 2009. The informant returned two weeks later to buy $20 of marijuana. Spottedcrow, who worked in nursing homes before her arrest, told The Oklahoman she did it to get some extra money.

The women were charged with drug distribution and possession of a dangerous substance in the presence of a minor, because Spottedcrow's children were in the house during the transaction. They were offered plea deals of two years in prison but decided to enter a guilty plea instead, a gamble they took because neither had prior convictions and because the amount of drugs sold was so small.

The gamble did not pay off. Spottedcrow was given sentences of 10 years in prison for distribution and two years for possession, to run concurrently. When she was picked up to be taken to prison, she had marijuana in her jacket pocket, which led to another two-year concurrent sentence and a fine of nearly $1,300.

 

 

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hillary the neo-con...
Apr 14, 2011 at 6:07 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
How much gange does $30 get you in Oklahoma? In Chicago it'd be about 1/4 of a quarter oz., or about a gram and a half since an ounce is never really an ounce. That's what my researchers tell me anyway.

Neither the AOL piece or the original Oklahoman source say whether Spottedcrow was convicted by a jury (some defendants waive their 7th amendment rights). If so, what is wrong with those people?

Stacy Herbert said it best on Max Keiser's show: Americans don't care about the theft of trillions of dollars by Wall Street as long as their neighbor doesn't get ahead of them economically with a new car or gadgets.
Apr 14, 2011 at 7:32 PM | Unregistered CommenterCheyenne
You ask...How much gange does $30 get you in Oklahoma?

What is gange?
Apr 14, 2011 at 7:42 PM | Unregistered CommenterHuh
I saw a hooker approach a man in a grey flannel suit. Pretty heavy stuff for a guy from Arkansas. Yes, look, I still have vivid memories of it. Romantic, fascinating.
Apr 14, 2011 at 7:51 PM | Unregistered CommenterBubba
Weed, dope, cannabis, lemonade, mary jane, chillums, ace, ganja, Indiana hay, snop, paca lolo, loco, moocah, gunney, etc.

Gange is the one syllable slang term for the slang term ganja.
Apr 14, 2011 at 7:58 PM | Unregistered CommenterCheyenne
Oh, how urban of you.
Apr 14, 2011 at 8:17 PM | Unregistered CommenterHuh
How would you know? You couldn't figure out what gange was despite its appearance in a comment on a story about marijuana. Pretty stupid, Huh?
Apr 14, 2011 at 8:50 PM | Unregistered CommenterCheyenne
Cheyenne in New Zealand an ounce is $350 (28grams) ,well it was two weeks ago.
Apr 14, 2011 at 8:51 PM | Unregistered Commentermick
Hemp is not dangerous at all. It's completely non-toxic. This is fact, not opinion. The laws against marijuana originated as an act of industrial espionage, to eliminate the hemp industry (to open the market for Dupont's products). The latest scientific findings on marijuana are truly surprising, and suggest that it may be useful to help fight many forms of cancer (cannabinoids actually shrink tumors!), and to slow the progression of Alzheimer's. All this in addition to the numerous other medical applications of this most useful plant of all. Aside from the economic interests in keeping marijuana illegal, fundamentalists are the most vocal critics of this harmless herb; ironic, given that the Bible even proclaims that "God gave man every herb-bearing seed....". It's time for the reefer madness madness to stop. Marijuana is hurting no one, but the laws are destroying many innocent lives and tearing apart families, as well as wasting much needed funds. We should put all the resources being wasted on the lost "drug war" to work arresting pedophiles and murderers. We should free all those in prison for marijuana related offenses.
Apr 14, 2011 at 8:54 PM | Unregistered CommenterNoel Kettering
I really enjoy the anger of the left, so entertaining. Thank you.
Apr 14, 2011 at 9:16 PM | Unregistered CommenterHuh
Interesting, Mick. Thanks. How's the quality?

In the midwest U.S. prices vary pretty widely. You can get a pound in rural Indiana for $1800 ($112.50 an ounce), decent but not great quality. Kush runs $425 an ounce in Chicago. Medical grade runs roughly the same, but you can save by getting a QP for $1300 or so. This information was compiled from Amish farmers and CME traders.

Noel--completely agree. What a waste of money pursuing "crimes" like these. Not to mention the fact that Patricia Spottedcrow's daughter will grow up without her mom for most of her childhood. What's the price tag on that? More than 3 dime bags, I guarantee you.

The fact is, though, that pot is damn close to being de facto (but not de jure) legal anyhow. In California, possession fines are low, with no jail. And with the passage of medical marijuana laws that allow "patients" some rather generous allotments, there is a lot of high-grade available in states like California, Oregon, and Michigan.

It strikes me as ridiculous for near-bankrupt states to pursue cases like Spottedcrow's when they could be generating revenue by legalizing and taxing the stuff.

I'm going to take out trademarks on Greenman and Dopenhagen now...
Apr 14, 2011 at 9:21 PM | Unregistered CommenterCheyenne
Marijuana is only against the law because of the million and one ways that Hemp can be used, destroying the pharmaceutical companies, and many of the Synthetics industries purpose for existence. George Washington Grew Pot, in fact he had the largest pot farm in the Americas at the time.. Ben Franklin smoked pot and grew pot. The Bill of Rights and and Declaration of Independence is also made of Hemp. Hemp is a wonder of Gods creations. It cures diseases, reliefs for suffering, calms nerves. You do not go out and beat your wife on pot, You do not drunk drive on pot. You do not die from pot. In all reality Marijuana represents freedom from tyranny and is the real reason it is outlawed. End of Story.
Apr 14, 2011 at 9:26 PM | Unregistered CommenterPercius
Pot is outlawed because it is competition for big pharma until they find a way to profit from it oh lookie here they have!

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20327-cannabislike-drugs-could-kill-pain-without-the-high.html

If they put it in pills they can make the money.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-19696/Cannabis-cause-insanity-scientists-warn.html

Can you imagine being freer to do what you want in Russia?

Russia to open marijuana retail chain

http://www.newsbcm.com/doc/726

Not that I'm advocating the use of it I don't think kids should use drugs!

But I think adults should be free to do as they please and I think people should be careful about wanting to take away rights even those of smokers that is a slippery slope and could lead to the loss of other rights.
Apr 14, 2011 at 9:45 PM | Unregistered CommenterLiberatedCitizen
This just proves that Americans are the biggest sheeple on the planet. They get ripped off to the tune of trillions of dollars by the banksters and their henchmen in politics...and then they sit around watching Internet porn and tuning their televisions to "Dancing With the Tards." So who cares? Americans aren't even human - they're robots on Prozac and Diet Coke.
Apr 14, 2011 at 10:16 PM | Unregistered CommenterSammy Sheeple
This is INSANE.
Apr 14, 2011 at 10:33 PM | Unregistered CommenterGordon Wagner
LiberatedCitizen--

Thanks for the links. The first two are total buzzkills.

I can't stop laughing at the third one, about Russian pot stores. Is that real? It's dated "01.04.11", which in some countries means 04/01/11. Are you sure it's not an April Fool's joke?

I mean, who writes like this?

--"It will be recalled that, as of December 2010, it is allowed by law to sell marijuana in Russia."--

You can almost hear the thick Russian accent coming off the page. Does anyone who writes English anywhere write like that?
Apr 14, 2011 at 10:52 PM | Unregistered CommenterCheyenne
THC is said to cure cancer. Dandelion flower is said to cure cancer. What do these two have to do with each other? There is a war against...the war on weeds and the war on nature. I watched a documentary "RUN FROM THE CURE" very interesting as well as giving hope to EVERYONE. I know there are Bevis and Buttheads here (search it) but this documentary had adults, middle age to seniors who were cured willing to testify of their cure. You can guess how the story plays out. It is THC, you cannot get high off of it, it is an oil that all living things produces...but this, this cure for cancer is illegal. Even if you child was dying the "GOVERNMENT" tells you you cannot but we can invade a country and then hand us the bill while they put poisons such as aspartame, MSG, canola oil, fluoride in water all POISON.
Wake up America; our creator has given us the cure why don't we use it? Does it not make sense? Did you know that Mr. Ford; the creator of moving vehicles was pro hemp he told stores of what a superior material it is.
It is time to take back America this time wisely. Si se puede! Yes we can!
Apr 14, 2011 at 11:47 PM | Unregistered CommenterTeresa
THC is said to cure cancer. Dandelion flower is said to cure cancer. What do these two have to do with each other? There is a war against...the war on weeds and the war on nature. I watched a documentary "RUN FROM THE CURE" very interesting as well as giving hope to EVERYONE. I know there are Bevis and Buttheads here (search it) but this documentary had adults, middle age to seniors who were cured willing to testify of their cure. You can guess how the story plays out. It is THC, you cannot get high off of it, it is an oil that all living things produces...but this, this cure for cancer is illegal. Even if you child was dying the "GOVERNMENT" tells you you cannot but we can invade a country and then hand us the bill while they put poisons such as aspartame, MSG, canola oil, fluoride in water all POISON.
Wake up America; our creator has given us the cure why don't we use it? Does it not make sense? Did you know that Mr. Ford; the creator of moving vehicles was pro hemp he told stores of what a superior material it is.
It is time to take back America this time wisely. Si se puede! Yes we can!
Apr 14, 2011 at 11:47 PM | Unregistered CommenterTeresa
Locking someone up for 10 years at $50 000 per year makes $5 000 000. Because of a few grams of cannabis. Interesting thinking there, judge. A scud missile directed with GPS coordinates to your house for a few hundred thousand? An investment.
Apr 15, 2011 at 1:25 AM | Unregistered Commenterjust george
I used to grow and ___ pot. Big deal. No body got hooked or hurt or financially ruined. But Weyerhaeuser and the Bronfmann corporation were seriously threatened that a liberalization of the pot laws would harm them financially. So they fed MORE MONEY to the standard compliment of mewling sons-of -bitches-congress and had the laws reaffirmed.
That's the key, If the mewlers aren't fed by us better than by the bankers and cheats, we catch hell. I forecast the next time real inquisition style chambers of perpetual discomfort are instituted, it will be for us to threaten our persecuters. And there will be a line to put their feet to the fire. They imprison these folks over a temporary, nonaddictive, petty, giggle and let those banker bastards rob and enslave the nation because their congressional mewling fucking brains CANNOT SEE. Mewl you motherfuckers. MEWL FOR ALL YOU GOT. You still have to face the truth and your guilt when you stop sucking.
Apr 15, 2011 at 1:49 AM | Unregistered CommenterHoward T. Lewis III
"Interesting, Mick. Thanks. How's the quality?"

The "quality" ...seedless ,cloned ,primo !

Google Gary Webb ,the "powers that be " profit from the fact that drugs are illegal.
Pot cost the same to grow as lettuce...whats a kilo (2.2 lbs.) of lettuce cost ?
Apr 15, 2011 at 2:16 AM | Unregistered Commentermick
"I used to grow and ___ pot."

Well done.
Apr 15, 2011 at 3:03 AM | Unregistered CommenterCheyenne
Cheyenne wrote: Neither the AOL piece or the original Oklahoman source say whether Spottedcrow was convicted by a jury

---

i thought i read that they chose to plead guilty and avoid a trial thinking as first-time offenders that they would be let off...it's in 1 of the articles...
Apr 15, 2011 at 9:39 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
DB--

Other way around. Spottedcrow rejected a plea bargain deal and gambled on a trial. That gamble failed as the plea deal was for way less time than 10 years. But nothing in the source pieces indicates whether it was a bench trial or a jury trial.
Apr 15, 2011 at 9:46 AM | Unregistered CommenterCheyenne
i should know better than to question a lawyer...i stand corrected...;)
Apr 15, 2011 at 10:14 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Maybe those that judged her will be judged equally in the sme way, or may it be similar as to thee effect of the way.
Apr 15, 2011 at 11:08 AM | Unregistered CommenterLd Elon
I still wonder about the Judge.
Apr 15, 2011 at 11:33 AM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
Me too, john, me too. The phrase "miscarriage of justice" comes to mind every time I think about this story.
Apr 15, 2011 at 11:45 AM | Unregistered CommenterCheyenne
I didn't know that was a contradiction........
Apr 15, 2011 at 12:17 PM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
sorry... mispelling......should be Contraindiction..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contraindication
Apr 15, 2011 at 12:29 PM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
Since I'm on a roll.............mispellins and alll.......

Special report: Dial 911-FOR-PROFIT--Just don't tell a firehouse

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/15/us-ambulance-idUSTRE73E3D720110415

Comment: I know a bit about this from having served from the Fire side of things..... If you can get the patient on an ambulance for even for 5 seconds the hospital or ambulance service gets about $5,000.00 immediately. For a life flight it was 15K and that was back in 2002. Outside of that the FD got nothing......

You ought to see the 'pill book'........ aspirins (any med) are awful expensive.

If you call 911, you immediately lose all rights to your home or property. They OWN the scene. Dial it wisely.
Apr 15, 2011 at 12:58 PM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
What was the part about all the money being stolen "in the name of God" etc....vs. this poor girl getting caught selling $31 of pot and getting that big of a sentence! Something "smells very bad about this whole scene.....and I don't like the drug sellers at all....
but "fair" is "fair." Our prisons are crammed full of these "lesser" type (less dangerous) type criminals and something has to be done to keep this type of incarceration from happening. Having the lady "do her time" on week-ends, or some similar arrangement seems to be a better approach.....I would not be in favor of her not getting some type of punishment, for selling drugs is very serious business......but again I say, "fair" is "fair" and the judge in this case seemed to enjoy "putting this lady away" when I think if she had offered the lady some advice and counsel.....maybe she could have learned her lesson, and still been able to take care of her children. Tell us more about the "billions being stolen" and no one getting punished for such!
Apr 15, 2011 at 3:31 PM | Unregistered CommenterJack F. Sneed
The government has been caught over and over and over selling drugs. Ever heard of the Iran Contra Scandal? It was a congressional hearing with Oliver North at the Helm. It seems the CIA was selling guns in South American Countries in exchange for Cocaine which they flew into Mena Arkansas. Oliver North was the key man on the ground, George Bush Sr was in charge of the CIA and guess who was governor of Arkansas at the time? You got it Bill Clinton. Then George Bush became president, Bill Clinton became president after that and Oliver North was given a Medal. Vietnam same thing ever see the movie American Gangster with Denzel Washington? That was based off a real story that really happened. What about Air America with Mel Gibson? That was another story based off of fact. What about the Bankers that smuggle the dirty money. CITI, Wachovia, Bank of America. Remember the Movie Scarface who was smuggling the money for Tony Montana? That is another movie based off of fact.

Hell, Harvard and Yale were created by Pirates and Opium smugglers sailing from Hong Kong to India for the purpose of selling drugs and raiding ships. They couldn't come back to England but the Queen instead allowed them to establish here in America. Creating the first Ivy league collages. Where these people are taught the basis of being a pirate and then go off to highly influential jobs at Wallstreet or some ABC compartmentalized government agency. Hence the world we are in today. Bankers stealing Billions of YOUR DOLLARS. People who deny these facts are living in a fantasy world and are the reason they continue to get away with murder and pillage of the poor. They cannot get away with it without our consent. The Biggest trick the Devil ever did was to convince man that he did not exist. Same with these men, we don't wish to believe that this is happening. Look up in the sky, Its a bird, its a jet, no its the CIA smuggling drugs from a third world nation coming to a school yard near you.

We worry about the little people who sell a dime sack so she can buy dinner tonight for her children. Fill up the Prisons that they too own and get grants from the government who get the money from you John/Jane Taxpayer to imprison these people. Enough is Enough.

Said better than I can from the Movie Network:

"I don't have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It's a depression. Everybody's out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel's worth, banks are going bust, shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter. Punks are running wild in the street and there's nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do, and there's no end to it. We know the air is unfit to breathe and our food is unfit to eat, and we sit watching our TV's while some local newscaster tells us that today we had fifteen homicides and sixty-three violent crimes, as if that's the way it's supposed to be. We know things are bad - worse than bad. They're crazy. It's like everything everywhere is going crazy, so we don't go out anymore. We sit in the house, and slowly the world we are living in is getting smaller, and all we say is, 'Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms. Let me have my toaster and my TV and my steel-belted radials and I won't say anything. Just leave us alone.' Well, I'm not gonna leave you alone. I want you to get mad! I don't want you to protest. I don't want you to riot - I don't want you to write to your congressman because I wouldn't know what to tell you to write. I don't know what to do about the depression and the inflation and the Russians and the crime in the street. All I know is that first you've got to get mad. You've got to say, 'I'm a HUMAN BEING, God damn it! My life has VALUE!' So I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window. Open it, and stick your head out, and yell, 'I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!' I want you to get up right now, sit up, go to your windows, open them and stick your head out and yell - 'I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore!' Things have got to change. But first, you've gotta get mad!... You've got to say, 'I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!' Then we'll figure out what to do about the depression and the inflation and the oil crisis. But first get up out of your chairs, open the window, stick your head out, and yell, and say it: "I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!"
Apr 15, 2011 at 4:53 PM | Unregistered CommenterPercius
Another reason to legalize marijuana. And it's ganja, not gange.
Apr 15, 2011 at 5:08 PM | Unregistered Commenterbrooke
It seems the CIA was selling guns in South American Countries in exchange for Cocaine which they flew into Mena Arkansas. Oliver North was the key man on the ground, George Bush Sr was in charge of the CIA and guess who was governor of Arkansas at the time? You got it Bill Clinton. Then George Bush became president, Bill Clinton became president after that and Oliver North was given a Medal. Vietnam same thing ever see the movie American Gangster with Denzel Washington?

That grass strip is just 1 1/2 hr from our cabin. You dont want to go doin any snoopin-a-round, down thAre, trust me.................? Clintons still have planes comming-&-going.......?

The main reason they still do this to the little-people,is to fill all the prisions, the Dem.-Unions, are building, as fast as they can....The money they get is $$$$$$$$$$$$ plus the union makes sure the Dem. still get in, and the union thugs man the halls, for the $30. ofence..................

Pot, as my steel guitar player told me one night is nothing more than "Illgeal-Wiskie".........................thats all....? Its much safer for ya than Booze, and its realy good for you.

I "Sware" that judge was at Madision Wis. marching and giving out Dr. slips..................you can see the Union-Smuck, on her face, sending the "Little-Person" to prision..........

You can just feel the power in her voice, pickkin on the little people. The only thing missing is Nancy Plosie "Nazi-Bitch" face...............?

My hart Rate is out of control, just reading this Crap............? The look on that Bitch's face knowing her union boss is having a hay day, knowing WE Stomped on a nother little person to make us feel like a big person, just becouse we can do it to the little people.......?

I gotta quite now.....................................................
Apr 15, 2011 at 10:51 PM | Unregistered CommenterTexas Dar
Outstanding as usual, Dar. Thank you.

brooke--

You need a reading comprehension course forthwith. I clearly distinguished--while explaining the connection--between "gange" and "ganja." The plain fact of the matter is that eeryone--with the possible exception of you--knows exactly what "gange" (pr.: gonj) means within 150 milliseconds of hearing the phrase.

Arrogant potheads are a pitiful lot.
Apr 16, 2011 at 1:00 AM | Unregistered CommenterCheyenne
Ganges, that's easy, it is a river.
Apr 16, 2011 at 1:32 AM | Unregistered CommenterBill
Ding ding ding. We have a winner.

People make shit so needlessly complicated. Driving in rain through Chicago is the most unimaginably foul pain in the ass due to preposterous human foibles.
Apr 16, 2011 at 2:23 AM | Unregistered CommenterCheyenne
Judge Pritchett is a moron, an idiot, who does not realize or care that her actions are more destructive and anti-social than the woman arrested for selling a small amount of pot. It's insane.
Apr 18, 2011 at 9:24 PM | Unregistered CommenterMaine Independent
we truly live in a Police State.
Apr 19, 2011 at 11:39 PM | Unregistered CommenterIts Overamerica
Outstanding as usual, Dar. Thank you.
.........@ Cheyenne ..................

Thank You, some times I need to just get it off my chest....I did sleep good that night, till I woke up the next mornning......the sad part is, is that I sit here 24/7 watching the goverment flush this country we called America, down the "Fu*king-Toilet".................

& I Dont Got Me No Pot to get me threw the day till its "Vodcka:30"..............!
Apr 22, 2011 at 2:57 PM | Unregistered CommenterTexas Dar
Brother, Can You Spare A Trillion? Government Gone Wild!

A Must See Clip on Someone's Goverment, Not Mine, or Yours.............

http://visiontoamerica.org/99/brother-can-you-spare-a-trillion-government-gone-wild/
Apr 22, 2011 at 3:04 PM | Unregistered CommenterTexas Dar

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