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Thu May 2, 2013, 10:38 AM

Man Charged With Obama Assasination Attempt Was Furious Over Marijuana Laws

Source: AP/TPM

JESSICA GRESKO MAY 2, 2013, 9:53 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Idaho man charged with attempting to assassinate President Barack Obama by shooting at the White House practiced with his weapon for six months and may have been upset about the country’s marijuana policy, prosecutors said in a newly filed court document.

Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez is currently awaiting trial for the 2011 shooting, which didn’t injure anyone but left more than five bullet marks on the executive mansion. Prosecutors filed a 14-page court document Tuesday that adds additional detail about Ortega-Hernandez, who allegedly shot at the White House the night of Nov. 11 while the president and first lady were away.

Ortega-Hernandez, 22, has pleaded not guilty to the attempted assassination charge and to other charges.

In the document, prosecutors said Ortega-Hernandez “expressed anger towards the government regarding the continued criminalization of marijuana,” which they said he acknowledged smoking and claimed makes people more intelligent.

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Reply Man Charged With Obama Assasination Attempt Was Furious Over Marijuana Laws (Original post)
DonViejo May 2013 OP
Blue_Tires May 2013 #1
IveWornAHundredPants May 2013 #2
tridim May 2013 #3
truthisfreedom May 2013 #4
fredamae May 2013 #5
Sunlei May 2013 #6
kelliekat44 May 2013 #7
snooper2 May 2013 #8
bemildred May 2013 #9
uppityperson May 2013 #10
SoapBox May 2013 #12
dotymed May 2013 #11
blackspade May 2013 #13
frylock May 2013 #17
TroglodyteScholar May 2013 #20
Enrique May 2013 #14
RainDog May 2013 #21
LiberalLovinLug May 2013 #15
Politicalboi May 2013 #16
0rganism May 2013 #18
Cha May 2013 #19

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 10:40 AM

1. Bro, you ain't exactly helping the cause...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 10:40 AM

2. Someone needs to smoke a bowl and mellow out.

Why would a non-smoker be so furious about the laws? I know he claims to smoke the stuff, but that's an obvious blauchup.

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Response to IveWornAHundredPants (Reply #2)

Thu May 2, 2013, 10:45 AM

3. He probably uses cannabis along with hard drugs...

Most likely alcohol, but meth would be a possibility too.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 10:59 AM

4. Dude, you're harshing my mellow.

Fuck off.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 11:06 AM

5. Or--was the Q asked if he

believed Drug Policy was included in his complaints? And Then it becomes a focal point in corporate media?
Never underestimate the power of a modernized "REEFER MADNESS" campaign in light of recent election results in WA & CO-They "must" turn the public, once again--very fearful in order to maintain the status quo. There is simply too much money at stake, imo.

I've learned to not believe everything corporate media gives us.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 11:27 AM

6. who was the first politican to refer to Obama as "the antichrist", thus frenzy the nutters to act?

"Prosecutors also reiterated previously disclosed information that Ortega-Hernandez repeatedly expressed contempt for Obama, whom he called the antichrist.""

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 11:34 AM

7. Pot-head with a gun...that will go over big! nt

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Response to kelliekat44 (Reply #7)

Thu May 2, 2013, 11:40 AM

8. They are kind of like atheist republicans, or creationist liberals

far and few in between

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 12:15 PM

9. So strange in so many different ways ...

Prosecutors said they will offer evidence to show that Ortega-Hernandez’s motive in shooting at the White House “was to punish and kill the president, who he believed was the head of a government that was oppressing its citizens in various ways, such as by continuing to criminalize the use of marijuana.”

Prosecutors also reiterated previously disclosed information that Ortega-Hernandez repeatedly expressed contempt for Obama, whom he called the antichrist.


Ortega-Hernandez fired the assault weapon from his car, a black Honda Accord, and then fled on foot after he crashed it, prosecutors said. They said he was later photographed riding on a freight train headed northwest from Washington. A former FBI photographer who takes pictures of trains as a hobby took the picture and approached law enforcement with it, the document said.

Ortega-Hernandez, who was arrested in Pennsylvania several days after the shooting, told investigators his car was stolen from him at gunpoint the same day as the shooting.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 12:19 PM

10. Where to start? laughing so hard here.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #10)

Thu May 2, 2013, 12:49 PM

12. Exactly.

...what a maroon.

NEXT!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 12:32 PM

11. No sane person, unless under the influence of drugs that make you aggressive,

could smoke a decent joint and then go try to kill someone. it would make a great martyr for the reefer-madness crowd...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 01:19 PM

13. This is bullshit.

MJ was probably a minor component of this guy's bullshit reasoning.
But the media need something to link this kook with the MMJ and legalization movements as a way to slow the momentum.

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Response to blackspade (Reply #13)

Thu May 2, 2013, 03:25 PM

17. this

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Response to blackspade (Reply #13)

Thu May 2, 2013, 05:58 PM

20. Not just the media.

Prosecutors are making these claims. Nothing strengthens a case like tossing "drug-crazed" into the mix.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 01:22 PM

14. i picture him looking something like...

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Response to Enrique (Reply #14)

Thu May 2, 2013, 06:02 PM

21. They're getting desperate in their propaganda spin

OF COURSE someone who had decided Obama is the anti-christ is ONLY influenced by the WoD.

LOLOLOL.

The only people I know of who think Obama is the anti-christ are religious fundamentalists.

Why doesn't the article state that religious fundamentalism exacerbated this man's mental illness?

oh, cause we can't talk about religion because it's disrespectful to point out the absolute bullshit it teaches people.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 02:57 PM

15. Bait and switch by the media

"....who he believed was the head of a government that was oppressing its citizens in various ways, such as by continuing to criminalize the use of marijuana"

How many want to bet that the top of his list was the Obama was coming to take away his guns? But the bought out media focuses on the one down the list that they are instructed to focus on.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 03:09 PM

16. Goes to show you

How bad pot is getting throughout the years. Had this asshole smoked Thai weed from the 80's he would get lost going home. Or been caught in a local 7-11 drinking everything in sight. Pot back then, made one really think and think and think and think and think. LOL!
Too much thinking, not enough time to drive out to the WH.

Oh well, light up another one.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 04:53 PM

18. if he'd just been able to smoke out, he wouldn't have been shooting at the White House

Framed correctly, this could be a winning argument for legalization.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 05:24 PM

19. I call bullshit. His acitons speak to whining about

shutting down meth labs.

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