By Max R. Weller
Apparently, it’s brought us more of the same ol’, same ol’ illegal black market for marijuana and associated violent crime, as set forth in this piece from the Daily Camera — Court records: Nathaniel Tallman tied to pot grows, trafficking. A couple of comments I find interesting follow the online article, and are copied below:
AsokAsus: Interesting. So instead of Tallman being the All American boy as friends and family painted him in earlier articles, turns out he’s nothing but a common garden variety drug dealer.
AKS05: I’ve got to agree. While I’m deeply sorry for his family and friends, the reality here certainly presents something much different than the Boy Scout we all worried about for two months. Hopefully there is a message here for young people, bad things can happen when you get mixed up with the illegal drug trade.
It seems painfully obvious to me that the “legal” marijuana industry is rotten to the core, and most enterprises probably used “illegal” drug profits as start-up capital. Of course, the criminals are still involved with marijuana! What would any sober person have expected?
Boulder district judge still mulling request to declare Longmont house a “nuisance” from the Times-Call. This could set a very useful precedent, giving authorities in the City of Boulder a tool to close down the transient magnet at 1120 1/2 Pine known as Bridge House.
A notice of Condemnation is seen taped to the front windows of a house at 330 Collyer Street, March 27 in Longmont. A search warrant was served to the house on March 20 resulting in the arrest of six people including the owner, Silverio Nuanez, 74. (Matthew Jonas / Longmont Times-Call)
Downtown Boulder nuisance: There are far more drug sales and other incidents of misbehavior on Monday through Friday at Bridge House, involving many more people (mostly transients), than police have discovered over at 330 Collyer Street in Longmont.
From the Anchorage Daily News — great commentary by Julia O’Malley, which those of us living here in Boulder, CO can understand.
It seems that CU’s 2014 Conference on World Affairs hasn’t drawn as many visitors to Boulder, CO as it has in past years; either that, or they aren’t riding the SKIP bus in the same numbers as before. Well, when the featured speaker is Kathleen Sebelius, who has just resigned as HHS Secretary . . . She was an okay Kansas Governor, but obviously reached her “level of incompetence” in President Obama’s cabinet as overseer of [WhodunitCare], the unholy alliance between government bureaucrats lusting for more power and private insurers lusting for more profits. (Physicians and patients be damned).
Tonight at my campsite: biscuits and sausage gravy, perhaps?