Two High Times Freedom Fighters Were Arrested! 

Two High Times Freedom Fighters Were Arrested! 
Posted by FoM on February 13, 1999 at 06:44:51 PT
Keep up the good work!
Two High Times Freedom Fighters were arrested again in State College, Pa at the Penn State University main entrance gates!
First, Dr. Heicklen, professor emeritus of PSU and High Times freedom Fighter of May 1998, was arrested for using the bullhorn and refusing to cease and desist his proclamations for freedom and for the end to the drug war. Officers approached Heicklen and asked him to hand over the battery-powered sound amp device, which is not permitted by a town ordinance. Heicklen refused saying, "Go away, I am practicing my rights to protest and to gather support in a public arena." Officers then proceeded to pry the bullhorn away from Heicklen, who was adamantly gripping the straps to his device, refusing to give into the demands of authority. He then crumpled to the ground in a form a passive resistance, forcing the officers to carry him across the street amidst screams and protests from approximately 200 supporters.Diane Fornbacher, co-coordinator of the protests and Jan 1999 High Times magazine Freedom Fighter, resumed the protest as Heicklen was being carried away. She picked up the bullhorn that had been carelessly tossed aside by local authorities and proceeded to condemn their actions as a full fledged violation of constitutional rights. She strongly stated that, "We, the protesters and citizens of the United States of America will never, ever go away, no matter the distance you carry us to silence our beliefs. We are sick of your intolerance and ignorance!" Soon, the authorities descended on her, taking the bullhorn from her hands and cuffed her. She then followed Dr. Heicklen's example and went limp, so that the officers were forced to carry her a block down the street to their car. As she was carried away, she parodied a phrase from the movie Braveheart when she said, "They can take our weed, but they will NEVER TAKE.....OUR FREEDOM!!" to which the crowd responded with horrendous applause and cheer. Dr. Heicklen and Diane R. Fornbacher were both arraigned after about four hours in custody. Heicklen, who refused to make any movement the entire day, was arraigned in an ambulance that was parked adjacent to the magistrate's office. He was cited with two counts of disorderly conduct and one count of noise violation. Fornbacher was charged with one count of disorderly conduct and one count for noise violation.This was Heicklen's 13th arrest in a little over a year since the weekly protests started. It was Fornbacher's third.For more information or to volunteer contact:
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Comment #4 posted by Lehder on July 12, 2000 at 18:56:33 PT
Winning the War
It won't be won by blowing J's in the police station. What's needed is money for TV time. Produce 10-second paid political spots that show the photograph, background and sentence for each of fifty war prisoners, one from each state. Example:           John Doe, 29           B. S. Industrial Engineering           Posession of MJ, $50,000, 9-12 yearsIf your organization can't afford that, how about a billboard just like those anti-smoking ones:   *11,234,987* lives destroyed by the war on drugs   $447,667,999,555,777,432 property seized by police  for their own useI think it's a big problem that the average voting American is simply too ignorant to be likely to encounter enlightened debate in is normal daily activities. (Americans are kept ignorant by design of theThe debate has to be brought to him. This presidential campaign must be forced to debate the drug issue. Harry Browne is too lazy to do the politicking necessary to get into the presidential debates. But anti-war ads on TV like the above might help. Everyone supported the VietNam war until too many people wound up with dead children, friends, neighbors. Ads like this would show those too stupid to know already that the government is not locking up killers and "kingpins" but everybody's friends and neighbors.
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Comment #3 posted by FoM on February 14, 1999 at 10:55:38 PT
Thanks for all you do!
HoneyBud, Thank you so much for all you are doing to change these laws. You are confident, determined and kind. Great qualities for any person and you have them all! Peace, FoM!PS: If you click on the icons you will see the list of all the news article's that I have put under each topic. I'm going to ask Ron to put the icons on the page so the icons that aren't used as frequently can still be accessed for the articles! Have a good day and don't get arrested again for a while! LOL!
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Comment #2 posted by Diane R. Fornbacher on February 14, 1999 at 09:59:12 PT:
Rainbow:We must protest but not by smoking joints in police stations. we must take our points to the public arena. If we go to the station, our voices will be silent and carted off to jail in the blink of an eye. i do appreciate your support and concern for the welfare of the rights of our compatriots. WE SHALL OVERCOME!And FoM, thanks for posting that; you are a phenomenal woman!A friend and compatriot,Diane R. Fornbacher aka Honeybud"You cannot comfort the afflicted unless you afflict the comfortable!"--Princess Diana of Wales HRH
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Comment #1 posted by Rainbow on February 13, 1999 at 13:37:29 PT
College protests
I was in college for the anti-Vietnam War protests in the 60's. There was a lot of smoking going on then too. Maybe and hopefully we will see more of this type of thing. It seems that the protests brought down the war effort (finally). Maybe we need more and louder protests and protest marches.What would be an interesting tactic would be for everyone who believes the government is wrong to go into a police station and smoke a joint. Then if not arrested go in and smoke another joint. Make them put all of us in jail and see how many jails they would have to build.They only get a few of the people and most of them are non-white which is bad. The gov't helped create the cocaine and crack problem and now they continue to hurt the people.I just do not get it. Why do they want to hurt us?
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