Tell the SD Highway Patrol to Stop Their Campaign Against Patients
Posted: October 21, 2010 9:19 PM
Former police officer and Measure 13 supporter Tony Ryan sent this email today, urging our activists to sign a petition to the South Dakota Highway Patrol to end its Measure 13 smear campaign.
Check it out below for more information:
I’ve seen a lot of things in my life as a police officer, but this has to be one of the most shameless.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol just announced two months-old marijuana busts in an attempt to smear our campaign and the patients who depend upon it. Even though they can’t say it publicly, there is little doubt that the State Highway Patrol is now trying to stop Measure 13, and deny medical marijuana to South Dakota patients.
We can’t let them portray patients as criminals and outsiders. Medical marijuana patients deserve our compassion, not our persecution.
I spent 36 years working in law-enforcement. Trust me, there are more important tasks for cops in South Dakota than playing politics with patients in pain.
But rather than focusing law enforcement on serious crimes, the South Dakota Highway Patrol is trying to swing a close election with misinformation and non-news. Our priorities are clearly backwards, and we need Measure 13 to set the record straight and protect our most vulnerable citizens.
Help us fight back and tell the truth about medical marijuana.
Click here to sign: /police-vs-patients/
Police officers are supposed to uphold the law, not try to influence it. With your help, we can put them back in their place.
Thanks for all you do,
SD Coalition for Compassion