Pubdate: Wed, 07 Apr 2010
Source: Redwood Times (Garberville, CA)
Copyright: 2010 MediaNews Group
Author: Bonnie Blackberry


To the Editor:

I just read the article in the March 30, 2010 edition of the Redwood 
Record (sic) written by Mary Anderson titled "Preparing for End of 
Marijuana Boom."

I didn't attend the meeting, nor was there anyone attending the 
meeting representing the Civil Liberties Monitoring Project. Mary 
Anderson was incorrect in describing Liz Davidson as representing or 
speaking in behalf of CLMP. It is my understanding that Liz was 
attending as a concerned community member.

Liz did participate as a representative appointed by CLMP for the 
Humboldt County Code Enforcement Task Force, but that doesn't mean 
every community project she is involved with is now related to CLMP.

Also at the end of the article Mary writes about another, "similar 
meeting" she attended in the early 1980s that, "was called in 
response to the onset of the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting 
(CAMP). At that meeting the participants were looking for ways to 
protect their crops from CAMPers."

Actually the 1983 meeting was called to find ways to protect people's 
rights and safety, not their crops. The CAMP lawsuit was not about 
protecting plants, it was about law enforcement violating people's 
rights and endangering public safety.

I don't know why the reporter twisted this around or how she could 
remember something I allegedly said 25 years ago, when she missed the 
primary reason and focus of that community meeting.

Adding my name and a statement I didn't make to an article about a 
meeting I did not attend, causes me to wonder what's going on? How 
about sticking to reporting the facts?

Bonnie Blackberry

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