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Thu Apr 26, 2012, 12:19 PM

Police Seize Thousands Of Pot Plants At East Oakland Warehouse

Source: CBS SF

OAKLAND (KCBS) Several people were arrested and thousands of marijuana plants were seized in a massive drug raid Wednesday night at a warehouse in East Oakland, authorities said.

Oakland police Department and agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration raided a property in the 900 block of 89th Avenue, confiscating at least one weapon and taking nearly a dozen suspects into custody.

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Read more: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/04/26/police-seize-thousands-of-pot-plants-at-east-oakland-warehouse/



Your DEA tax dollars at work...

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 12:24 PM

1. Well, since they solved all the murders, rapes, kid nappings, break-ins, care thefts,

muggings, and hate crimes, what else do they have to do?

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Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 12:36 PM

2. Right! Only thing left to do to keep the streets "safe..."

n/t

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 02:21 PM

3. pigs....

eom

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 02:21 PM

4. I was wondering if this was a medical marijuana bust - not

Given the number of firearms recovered.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 02:51 PM

5. Seven guns seems reasonable for this much economic value, medical or not

 

You just try running a multimillion dollar business in East Oakland with no police protection whatsoever AND no guns of your own. It doesn't matter what the product is - if you could move a million dollars worth of Beanie Babies, but the police refuse to protect your business, you will need guns to defend yourself, or at least the reputation of having guns.

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Response to saras (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 04:19 PM

7. That's some tall rationalizing going on there.

Do you think police should be private bodyguards?

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Response to randome (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 09:57 PM

9. Many businesses, especially ones with valuables, have firearms on the premises.

It's precisely because they don't expect police to be private bodyguards, especially in Oakland.

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Response to saras (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 08:30 AM

12. Are you sure these were legal guns? nt

 

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 04:14 PM

6. The only thing to do is vote out of office people who support this.

And replace them with people who don't.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 08:20 PM

8. Obama's DEA is the worst ever

 

Is he just completely abrogating his authority here? Is the DEA now more powerful than the president?

I am an Obama supporter, but I am at a loss to explain his drug policy. Can anyone help me out here? The only words that come to mind... stupid, weak, evil, cruel... would certainly not describe Obama policy in other areas. Why is Obama so consistently wrong on pot?

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Response to FreeBC (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:08 AM

10. this was a huge, illegal grow, it should have been shut down.

meanwhile, there are literally hundreds of LEGAL warehouse grows still operating in MMJ states. compare that to right around ZERO under every single previous President. how about the thousands of dispensaries and tens of thousands of caregivers.

just like responsible gun owners know when to shun the George Zimmermans of the world, smart MMJ advocates know that there are some illegal grows that deserve to be busted. an illegal grow of this magnitude is akin to suicide by cop.

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Response to uncle ray (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 08:56 AM

13. Smart mmj advocates

also recognize it is the laws, rules and policies that govern Cannabis are the most harmful element surrounding its use.
We also ask the question: How is society made safer by this (or any other) raid? Where is the harm to society by its use? Crime is created as a consequence of Prohibition.
We also agree that the way to change these very laws, rules and policies is Not by Breaking the law.

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Response to fredamae (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 09:11 AM

14. "How is society made safer by this (or any other) raid?"

 

Illegal guns off the streets?

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Response to fredamae (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:21 PM

15. society sure would benefit by recieving their share of the revenue via taxes.

not to mention much safer if the grow was protected like Colorado's legal grows. the pros let the locks, cameras and police take care of intruders, and it works. keep the money away from the MJ and only the stupid will try to get to the MJ to steal it. if someone wants to walk off with a garbage bag of kush, let their sorry ass. these people were ready for a shootout, probably to save their asses from prison.

this much pot plus this many guns is criminal stupidity. what these people are doing is the antithesis of the legalization movement.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:27 AM

11. Boooooooooo!

 

What a waste of resources.

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