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Article: The Entrapment of Jesse Snodgrass

I know this story isn’t new, but in case you haven’t read it you need to…right now. Its an amazing story with an all too familiar theme: law enforcement demonizing marijuana and luring impressionable young people into life long losing situations, all in the name of scoring the “Big Win” on the war against drugs.

Stories like this just prove that we the people are in desperate need of a real change, a real revolution. I don’t know if it’s the answer, but I think the POT Party is definitely part of the solution.

Join the revolution. Vote Green 2016. Bud Not Bombs.

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The Entrapment of Jesse Snodgrass

“He was a friendless high school loner struggling with autism. So why did an undercover cop target him as a drug dealer

Jesse squinted and took a long moment to mull over Daniel’s words. Meanwhile, Daniel sized up Jesse, taking in his muscular build and clenched jaw that topped off Jesse’s skater-tough look: Metal Mulisha T-shirt, calf-length Dickies, buzz-cut hair and a stiff-brimmed baseball hat. A classic suburban thug. Lowering his voice, Daniel asked if Jesse knew where he might be able to get some weed.

“Yeah, man, I can get you some,” Jesse answered in his slow monotone, every word stretched out and articulated with odd precision. Daniel asked for his phone number, and Jesse obliged, his insides roiling with both triumph and anxiety. On one hand, Jesse could hardly believe his good fortune: His conversation with Daniel would stand as the only meaningful interaction he’d have with another kid all day. On the other hand, Jesse had no idea where to get marijuana. All Jesse knew in August 2012 was that he had somehow made a friend.”

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  • Peter collins

    That really makes my blood boil. We need to legalize it nationwide. Although I started smoking pot at 14 ad have not stopped for any long period of time sine then. I had friends, but was not mega popular I knew where to get weed, of course but would probably want to hang out with the dude a little bit, get to know him. From what I read I can guess that Jesse is probably mildly retarded, or just above the cutoff. That’s sick donig that to a kid like that. Even the Meatmen wouldn’t go that far. Of course, here in CO the lagal age for alcohol nd marijuana is 21. I’ve always thought the age should be 18, like it was when I was a kid. 18 to 21 year olds are probably the 2nd most shit on age group in USA. I’m going to try to start an e petition, and circulate it online, and at local college campuses. Mostly 2 year colleges here, but I could make a trip to Boulder on a midweek evening. I’ll make sure your site gets a copy. Any support would be welcome.