President Obama’s handpicked US Attorney General, Eric Holder has announced that he will forbid the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) from conducting any more raid on medical marijuana clubs.
Holder Vows No More Drug Raids
Attorney General Eric Holder said at a press conference Wednesday, February 25, 2009, that he will no longer allow the Justice Department to raid medical marijuana clubs that are established legally under state law. His declaration is a fulfillment of a campaign promise by President Barack Obama.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) continued to carry out such raids in accordance with federal law, despite Obama’s campaign promise. Holder was not pleased by this at all.
No, what the President said during the campaign, you’ll be surprised to know, will be consistent with what we’ll be doing in law enforcement. He was my boss during the campaign. He is formally and technically and by law my boss now. What he said during the campaign is now American policy.
— Attorney General Eric Holder
DOJ News Conference
Strange, the last time I looked into it enforcing US federal drug laws and arresting drug dealers was the sworn duty of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) officers and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents. Of course I erroneously believed that it was the sworn duty of the Attorney General to support them in those efforts.
So…The person in charge of the Department of Justice and therefor the FBI and the DEA regards raiding drug commissaries that are illegal under US federal law s a violation of the policies of the new federal government? This is not something that any American should feel the least bit comfortable about.