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  posted on 3/26/2011 at 06:54 PM
http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/540435/willie_nelson_resolves_ pot_charge_for_a_song/#paragraph4

On the I-10, in Hudspeth County, Texas, the Border Patrol maintains a checkpoint where it slows all cars down to a crawl and gives them the once-over.

In November, country legend Willie Nelson, who once smoked a joint on the roof of the White House during the Carter Administration, an agent "smelled marijuana" lofting from Nelson's tourbus and the singer was busted with approximately 6 ounces of pot.

According to the Big Bend Sentinel, the case is being resolved in a ... lyrical way:

The Hudspeth County Attorney is ready to make a plea deal with the Red Headed Stranger.

“I’m gonna let him plead, pay a small fine and he’s gotta sing “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” with his guitar right there in the courtroom,” County Attorney Kit Bramblett said this week. “You bet your ass I ain’t gonna be mean to Willie Nelson.”

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Bramblett handles 10 or 12 personal use cases every month. The 6.24 ounces that was found when Willie was arrested is above the amount Bramblett can handle in his jurisdiction. Well, no problem.

“Between me and the sheriff, we threw out enough of it or smoked enough so that there’s only three ounces, which is within my jurisdiction,” Bramblett said.

He was kidding about that last part -- yes, the war on pot really is one big joke. Except for the hundreds of thousands arrested and tens of thousands jailed each year for possession.

REMARKS: Only in America and most definitely ONLY in TEXAS!

 

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  posted on 3/26/2011 at 07:24 PM
God Bless Texas!

 

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  posted on 3/26/2011 at 09:22 PM
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“Between me and the sheriff, we threw out enough of it or smoked enough so that there’s only three ounces, which is within my jurisdiction,” Bramblett said.


don't they have the duty to arrest themselves?

silly silly laws

 

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  posted on 3/26/2011 at 09:43 PM
To coin a Willie Nelson song..."Crazy".

 

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  posted on 3/27/2011 at 07:15 AM
M.Jackson wrote a song about all this FREE WILLIE.
 

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  posted on 3/28/2011 at 07:43 AM
So, the next time you get popped - ask for the "Willie treatment"!

Glad to see Willie get off (no pun intended), but wouldn't it be great if we could all survive a 6 OZ bust with only a slap on the hand? Willie's famous and wealthy enough to buy his way out of most anything. 6 OZ would probably land a common citizen in the county clink for a spell.

 

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  posted on 3/28/2011 at 11:22 AM
I'm happy for Willie, but yes, the double standard is absurd and shows once again how completely f*cked marijuana prohibition is.
 

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  posted on 3/28/2011 at 11:26 AM
Even in CA 6OZ would be more than a card holder can have at any one time. You'd need a grow license to carry that much here

 

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  posted on 3/28/2011 at 12:03 PM
As I understand it Charlie Sheen is going to be his parole officer
 

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  posted on 3/28/2011 at 12:22 PM
I smoked weed with Willie, but I don't smoke weed with Willie no more...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDQANmQO2g0

 

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  posted on 3/28/2011 at 09:47 PM
Kudos to the prosecutor who recognizes he has a duty to do substantial justice, and uses his wide discretion and not go for the kill.

I once was the city solicitor in my town, and was charged w/ prosecuting traffic offenses and other minor non-jury matters. One of my cases was a guy I remembered from high school, charged w/ pot possession. I don't know if he remembered me, and I did not let on I remembered him. I gave him the best deal I could get away with.

 

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  posted on 3/29/2011 at 06:58 AM
Way to go Brock, very nice of you.

Happy for Willie too, it is good to be a celebrity from time to time.

 

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