Skip to comments.Berkeley Votes to Become ‘Sanctuary City’ for Marijuana Crimes
Posted on 02/14/2018 11:05:18 AM PST by MarvinStinson
Californias war on the rule of law and the U.S. Constitution took a dramatic new step on Tuesday, as the city of Berkeley declared itself a sanctuary city for marijuana-related crimes. The San Francisco Chronicle reports:
The Berkeley City Council voted unanimously to become a sanctuary city for legal adult-use marijuana, prohibiting city agencies and employees from turning over information on legal cannabis activities and assisting in enforcing federal marijuana laws.
I believe we can balance public safety and resisting the Trump administration, Mayor Jesse Arreguin. Berkeley is a sanctuary for people in our community.
The measure doesnt prevent the Police Department and other officials from collaborating with federal agents on nonpot-related criminal matters.
Berkeley is thought to be the first such sanctuary city in the nation.
The new Berkeley policy takes the sanctuary city principle, which first developed to protect illegal aliens in defiance of federal immigration law, and extends it to drug laws.
Essentially, Berkeley is declaring that local governments have the power to nullify federal laws with which they disagree by refusing to enforce them or to cooperate with the federal government in their enforcement.
Several California cities are sanctuary cities with regard to illegal aliens, and the state as a whole became a sanctuary state earlier this year.
The new Berkeley policy confirms the fear that what began with immigration policy could spread to other areas as well.
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1st place that declares themselves a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary where the 1934 NFA and the GCA of 1968 do not apply, I’m moving there.
When I called them ‘Berzerkley I didn’t expect them to work at earning the name!
You beat me to it.
What if it is a federal court order? Can an employer force you to break the law? Silly questions.
When is Berkeley going to erect a statue of John Calhoun?
This is something I don’t care about. But I’m sure Sessions will.
Even with legalization there are still cannibis linked crimes, like growing or selling on the black market or selling out of state. Feds and local LE cooperate in going after the criminals.
Just waiting for the former slave states to reinstate sanctuary slave states.
So, is Sessions, like Berkeley, able to pick and choose which Federal laws to uphold?? In this instance this is not a Sessions problem but a Congressional one........
Good, if they don’t come asking for money to solve the problems caused by having millions of potheads hanging around doing nothing.
They can have the one in Minneapolis. We don’t need it anymore.
As California retardation continues.....
We are special, we make are own laws.
We do what we want.
Things are going to get really interesting here before long.
There’s nothing about updates for non-denial denials. He cares more about marijuana than anything else. He should be kicked out and replaced with someone that can assign priorities to what needs to be done quickly and what can wait.
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