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Friday, 14 May 2010

Marc Goes To Jail

So the government is finally allowing the US to extradite Emery. Sure pot activists are protesting, but its too late for Marc really, he will stand trial.

Now I know, those who read my blog, are probably all for Emery being released, and probably are already doing something to do so. But for those few of you out there who aren't doing anything yet I urge you to take a stand. Cry out for justice.

Is Marc guilty, well quite frankly sure he is. While normally you wouldn't find me arguing for the release of a guilty man, even if I think the crime should not be a crime. The issue I have is that the Canadian government should have refused to extradite Emery. Under the terms of the the Extradition Treaty we have the the United States, the U.S. must meet certain guidelines in order for extradition to be granted, the fact is Marc's case does not fit these guidelines.

In earlier posts I mentioned that really all Canada had to do was charge Emery with the crime give him a slap on the wrist as is standard punishment here, and send him on his way. This would mean that the U.S. could not legally charge Marc with a crime for which he already served time. However this wouldn't really work if the U.S. Government demanded that Emery serve time under the U.S. Judicial system while sentencing was still being carried out.

As I stated earlier Marc's case does not fit the extradition guidelines under the treaty between Canada and the United States of America. The reasons for this are; the arrest is politically motivated, this can be ignored if the crime is violent in nature, but as of yet no one is claiming Marc is a violent offender; the second reason is that in order for an extradition to be carried out the charge must be reviewed to see if it would stick in Canada, since Mr. Emery committed the crimes here in Canada and Canada has refused to charge him then it is apparent, to me at least, that the charges are not sufficient enough to warrant an extradition order.

So what can you do to help free Marc Emery? Go to http://www.cannabisculture.com/v2/articles/4639.html they give you some useful tips.

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