By the time you read this, I’ll have been locked in a cage (for 19 hours a day) for over a month. In that time, I’ve seen others arrested and brought into this jail for crimes with real victims, like assault and robbery. Many of them either have a lower bond or have already been released to face their day in court at a later time. On top of that, my month (so far) in jail is also more time than some (if not most) spend after they’ve killed someone, like Ray Tensing – the University of Cincy cop who shot an unarmed man in the head after stopping him for the dangerous and violent “crime” of driving without a front license plate.
While marijuana has never been responsible for anyone’s death and has clear benefits to those who choose to use it, those who caught with it are treated worse than actual criminals for possessing a clearly, safe plant.
The idea for this post/letter came to me after I had a conversation with one of my “MASTERS” (what I call the CO’s her, since they clearly don’t believe I, or anyone else, owns themselves). Master Smith’s only justification for me being here that it’s against the law. Though she knows hasn’t directly killed anyone – yep, no-one has died by smoking or putting marijuana into their bodies – she stated to me that it’s a gateway drug (something that was debunked decades ago) that the Ohio Revised Code does not allow here. Therefore, she’ll do her job and keep me here, even though my bed/state resources could be allocated to far better use.
This jail is completely full and I’m amazed that those who work here – and at all the other jails across the country – simply process people in, move them around and release them as if we are cattle and not human beings. How do the Masters here allow a man accused of stealing cars to be “OR’ed” (released on their own recognizance – i.e. without bond), but leave the guys with caught with plants in a cage? How can a person come to work at such a place and disconnect themselves from all ability to think logically?
Master Smith has clearly never educated herself on the issue of marijuana. In our conversation she stated some of the most basic fallacies that only a person with no free thought would, or even could, believe. Has she simply decided her paycheck is more valuable than speaking out? Does she really believe people who have no violent history, have committed no violent crimes, and created no victims through their actions deserve to be in a jail cell?
While most of our conversation felt like I was just banging my head against the wall, I did my best to encourage her to educate herself. I asked if she’s ever smoked marijuana and she said, “no.” So, I said, “You really don’t know what you are talking about then.” And I added that she should seek information on her own because the statements that “I’m just doing my job” or the law is the law” are absolutely ridiculous for someone who makes a living off of jailing people.
This “system” is supposed to have checks and balances. Not just those created by the different levels or branches of government, but also by those working the jobs directly.
Maybe Master Smith is unaware that there are LEO’s and Corrections officers (LOL at that title) who actually do try to better themselves and their work environments by using their brains and doing actual research. Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) – see video embedded below – would be a good start for her and her co-workers. Or even visiting the “Welcome LEO’s” page here at CopBlock.org. Of course, she shouldn’t let me or anyone else dictate her desire for truth and knowledge, but rather should do so on her own.
There is nothing worse than taking someone’s freedom. I believe that caging someone is worse than killing them. Therefore, if you’re going to make a career of caging people, you should do ALL you can to make sure you cage people consistently and rightfully. If Master Smith comes to the conclusion that someone – or an entire group of persons – shouldn’t rightfully be here, then she should at first speak up! To her superiors, the judge, and anyone else who will listen. If they do not listen or take action, she only has two choices; let those people go or quit her job. It’s really not that complicated.
Yet, I think these MASTERS are far too brain washed to look objectively at these matters, as they rely on the easy money it generates too much to put it at risk by having a clear mind. Hopefully, time will change that…I know I’ll keep trying, in fact below are some videos to get them (and maybe YOU) started:
Ex-Cops Smoke Weed (Via “Strange Buds”)
Former LEO Raeford Davis quit the “drug war” after realizing the damage it causes
Note: Ademo can receive mail at the address below. Responses to this post, as well as general messages of encouragement and support are very much welcome and would be appreciated. Ademo has also asked for liberty minded educational materials to share with and do outreach to other inmates regarding the state and/or police and the “justice system,” especially regarding the War on Drugs and other victimless crimes. If you have access to such material, that would also be very much appreciated.
Ademo can be contacted by mail via:
- Warren County Jail
- C/O Adam Mueller – 61437
- P.O. Box 309
- Lebanon, Ohio 45036