Marc Emery Creates a Public-Relations Problem for the Obama Administration

Today, Marc Emery’s wife Jodie sent out a tweet saying the Prince of Pot has been in solitary confinement for a week.

His crime? According to Jodie, he unknowingly broke a rule by having a phone call recorded in Canada for a prison podcast.

Read this article at THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT

This meanspirited action on the part of U.S. correctional officials deserves to be condemned by all reasonable-thinking Canadians.

It’s bad enough that the Obama administration has decided to put a peaceful Vancouver resident in a cage like an animal for five years for selling marijuana seeds.

It’s worth noting that Emery received this punishment for doing something that was deemed perfectly legal in Canada and for which he paid taxes.

What’s more appalling is that Emery has been tossed into solitary confinement. Do they want him to die in prison? Will that give them pleasure?

I say enough of pointing the finger at some prosecutor or the Drug Enforcement Administration or low-level prison guards for this outrage.

Ultimately, President Barack Obama and his cold-hearted attorney general, Eric Holder, should be held accountable by the public.

They can send Emery home to serve his sentence in Canada, where he will be closer to his wife and friends.

The next demonstrations on Emery’s behalf should take place outside U.S. consulates across the country. Put Obama’s picture on all the signs.

Emery’s numerous supporters should make Obama the focus of their wrath because that’s the only way this travesty will be noticed south of the border.

The decision to toss Emery in the hole makes it pretty obvious that the U.S. president, a so-called former professor of constitutional law at the University of Chicago and a former president of the Harvard Law Review, really doesn’t give a damn about civil liberties.

Every day that Emery sits in solitary confinement offers more evidence to Canadians that Obama is a hypocrite.

– Article from The Georgia Straight.

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