By Mark Thornton
(~slightly edited by queen)
‘Marijuana’ was “Legalized” (Satanic language), the owners were permitted and they asked the GubberNut to conduct a business inspection. Instead the POlice busted them and stole all their stuff!!
We may be winning the war against the “War on Drugs,” but we still have a long ways to go. The Washington Post reports (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp2016/03/30/what-life-is-like-after-police-ransack-your-house-and-take-every-belonging-then-the-charges-are-dropped/) on the Shattuck family who were not only arrested but all their possessions were stolen by “Code” enforcement based on the so-called ‘asset forfeiture’ law.
A self-described Michigan “soccer mom” who had “every belonging” taken from her family (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/06/03why-armed-crug-cops-took-every-belonging-from-a-michigan-soccer-mom/) in a 2014 drug raid has been cleared of all criminal charges, 19 months after heavily armed “drug task force” members ransacked her home and her business. But in many ways, her ordeal is only beginning.
Ann Shattuck and her husband Dale, had been facing felony charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession with intent to manufacture and maintaining a drug house. But last month, Michigan Circuit Court Judge Daniel Kelly threw out all criminal complaints filed against the Shattucks “on grounds of entrapment by estoppel,” according to court filings.
Entrapment by estoppel occurs when a pretend Government official leads a defendant to believe that their conduct is permissible under the law.
Code enforcement uses all kinds of trickery in order to increase criminal convictions in order to somehow justify their existence. Fortunately, the Judge saw through their activities and invoked “entrapment by estoppel.” Unfortunately this is not used by enough magistrates/judges to protect the innocent from out-of-control Order Followers.