In order to deny Reverend Christie bail for the seventh time, several layers of institutional malfeasance have been caked with fetid logic, clearly evidenced in the following, absurd statements:
-- "A prosecution memorandum stated the delays are due mostly to Christie and his wife and co-defendant, Sherryanne “Share” St. Cyr Christie."
Reverend and Mrs. Christie are being blamed for their own indefinite, coercive, imprisonment-without-trial-or-bail, even as they attempt to navigate an un-objective, mercenary and disingenuous court. The Just "Ice" system is treasonously “unreasonable, arbitrary and capricious” in its prejudice against the Cannabis plant, a known "strategic food resource" and "dietary essential" that's critical to national security. Federal courts are routinely vindictive against courageous people who dare to speak the truth about Cannabis.
Prosecutors and judges in this case are doing everything they can to make sure that if this case ever does come to trial, the jury will be predisposed to render a guilty verdict. It is well-known that defendants imprisoned before trial are much more likely to be found guilty by jurors, who naively figure that "if he's already in prison, then he must be guilty."
In fact the Christies are kind and peaceful, victims of a perverted "drug war," that is causing a hard drugs epidemic in place of safe and effective herbal remedies. In the midst of a marijuana-scarcity-induced, hard drug epidemic; the "Just Ice" system in Hawaii has dismissed due process and the Rule of Law in order to avoid acknowledgment of credible science and twelve thousand years of recorded history. Both are overwhelmingly clear and consistent regarding the many beneficial properties of Cannabis; and the predictable consequences of ‘marijuana’ eradication.
Roger and Share are standing boldly and strongly for the truth, presenting evidence of the sacred stature of Cannabis, “The Tree of Life” as the honored sacrament for the world's oldest global culture. For their courage and honesty they are being viciously punished by shameless, ungrateful, professional liars.
-- "Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Kawahara wrote that a year of delay was caused by Christie “attempting to negotiate pleas for both St. Cyr and himself instead of going to trial.” "
In truth, the prosecution is using indefinite detention as a means to coerce Reverend Christie into taking a "plea deal." The courts are finding out that there is increasing likelihood that Roger won't be convicted by a jury. People are sick of the failed “drug war.” Thanks to Roger, Share and activists like them all over the world, mankind is rediscovering the truth about the healing properties of Cannabis -- for our bodies and to recover functional integrity in Earth’s ecosystem.
-- "He stated that another cause was “Christie’s and his wife’s (St. Cyr) elections to change attorneys in midstream.”"
In fact, there were at least four delays that were not elected by Roger:
Roger's first public defender quit, to take a job at a private law firm.
His second court-appointed attorney quit because Roger refused to "cut a deal" with the prosecution.
The third big trial delay was because the prosecutor's wife was suddenly diagnosed with ALS, a painful, fatal disease. Roger was asked to accept the delay while incarcerated, with zero benefit to him. With great compassion, he did so, with a prayer for the prosecutor’s family.
What irony that Cannabis is possibly the only effective treatment for ALS. Roger wrote to me that “If they had lived in Hilo years ago I would have likely been the guy to deliver it to her at home, or in hospital or hospice. For a donation.”
The fourth trial delay was imposed when the prosecutor's wife died and Roger was asked - for the second time - to accept another delay while incarcerated, with zero benefit to him. He accepted once again, without complaint and with another prayer for the prosecutor's family's healing and well-being.
Interestingly, none of this was mentioned by the prosecutor in court. Rather, it was falsely presented that Roger had delayed proceedings for his own (incarcerated) benefit! Some nerve that liar has. There is a heap of bad karma accumulating on him in this life, bearing false witness in federal court, no less.
Once a lie is told, eventually it takes more&more lies to make it sound believable. The most obvious lie is that Reverend Roger is somehow "dangerous to the community" -- the same community that awarded Roger the "Ho'omaluhia Peacemaker Award" in 2001.
Wake up WeThePeople! Our health and our civil liberties are being stolen by lying, rapaciously unaccountable "drug war" dinosaurs, running rampant at tax-payer's expense. In spite of the tremendous pressures of indefinite detention, and threats from prosecutors of pre-trial imprisonment against Share, the Christie’s are stedfast in their trust of truth; determined to have their case heard before a jury.
To learn the truth about the safe and effective therapeutic properties of Cannabis for yourself, please watch the short film,
to learn about the safe and effective healing powers of Cannabis, with no smoke and no psychoactive effect.
Information about why Cannabis is a “dietary essential” can be found at the website for the Cannabis International Foundation
See: “Cannabis as a Unique Functional Food”
The DEA’s own Administrative Law Judge issued the following opinion, in 1988:
“Marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man. By any measure of rational analysis marijuana can be safely used within a supervised routine of medical care.
“It would be unreasonable, arbitrary and capricious for DEA to continue to stand between those sufferers and the benefits of this substance in light of the evidence in this record.” -- Judge Francis L. Young, Administrative Law Judge
OPINION AND RECOMMENDED RULING
In presenting false testimony against Reverend Christie, the judges and prosecutors responsible for his pre-trial punishment of have committed crimes against the Constitution. In order to perpetuate a counter-productive “drug war” our courts have been corrupted by the political influence of economically dominant, chemically-based industries; that are economically threatened by fair competition in a truly “free market,” inclusive of organic, Cannabis-based industries.
Valuable beyond the rightful jurisdiction of any court, Cannabis is so essential that it can never be truly illegal. Our freedom to farm "every herb bearing seed" is the first test of religious freedom.
Free our heartfull soul brother, Reverend Roger Christie -- NOW! The world is starting to notice...