Fuck California

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced it will provide legal representation to Robert L. Rosebrock, a Vietnam-era veteran who faces federal criminal charges for displaying two four by six inch American flags outside a Veterans Affairs (VA) fence on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016. Trial will begin on March 7, 2017, in Los Angeles, CA.

Rosebrock also is being criminally prosecuted for taking photographs on Memorial Day 2016, and on Sunday, June 12, 2016, without permission. The Memorial Day charge stems from photographs Rosebrock took of a Veterans Affairs police officer while the officer detained and cited him for displaying the two small flags outside the fence. Rosebrock also took photos of VA police detaining and handcuffing conservative activist Ted Hayes after Hayes displayed an American Flag above the same VA fence. Hayes, dressed as “Uncle Sam,” was not charged with any wrongdoing despite being detained and handcuffed.

The case, United States of America v. Robert L. Rosebrock, (CC11, 4920201; 4920202; 6593951), will be heard by U.S. Magistrate Judge Steve Kim in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Judicial Watch attorney Sterling E. Norris, a former Los Angeles County deputy district attorney, and Los Angeles-based defense attorney Robert Patrick Sticht will represent Rosebrock.

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4 Responses to Fuck California

  1. Fuck California. But this isn’t a state issue, it’s a federal issue.

    • Wirecutter says:

      Federal issues are something that the State of California simply does not get.
      It goes both ways though – look at when the feds were raiding California’s medicinal marijuana clinics. That was a state issue, not a federal one.

      • Padawan says:

        We have a police chief here in NH who will book you on a federal wiretapping charge if you record his officers doing anything at all. You get multiple federal charges if you catch them on video doing something wrong, like beating a person for no reason.

  2. Peter B says:

    In states with medical marijuana laws docs write a lot fewer scrips for pain, anxiety and a few other things. That cuts into legal drug sales. But Big Pharma doesn’t yet have patentable drugs out that have studies showing that they work well, so this charade with the Feds and medical cannabis is going to continue until the drug developers do their thing. At that point by some strange coincidence cannabis will come off of Schedule 1. Before then, look for the present stupid state of affairs to continue; after that, look for a new stupid state of affairs.
    Personal use of marijuana for non-medical purposes… the Feds won’t let their hands off of that one for a while yet.

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