Matt Cohen / Tom Allman Speak Out on the Federal Raid in Mendocino


Northstone Organics founder, Matt Cohen, and Mendocino Sheriff Tom  Allman (as well as others) speak out on California Watch’s Center for Investigative Reporting tonight.  The US Attorney’s are taking on California’s medical marijuana community.  They have targeted several dispensaries, the cities of Eureka and Arcata and the zip-tie program.  Federal officers raided Cohen last month. Cohen’s state of the art security system recorded the raid by federal officers on one of the pioneer participants of the ziptie program and this informative video story is punctuated with the footage.  Take a few minutes and watch it.  This is history in the making.  Watching brave people such as Cohen and Allman stand between the grinding stones of history and try and be true to what they believe is awe-inspiring. (I know that last sentence is a little purple but I defy anyone to watch this piece and not be impressed at these two men’s courage and integrity.)

There has been some response from Americans for Safe Access who sued the federal government citing the fed’s actions in Eureka and Arcata.

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  • I’m not impressed. Brave, courage & integrity are not the words that come to mind regarding Tom Allman. IFF Tom Allman wanted to stop the raid, why didn’t he? $$$$$$hundreds of thousands of dollars. He was well aware of the raid the night before. “IMPOSE” local control. Jeeze. Great ACTing, he deserves an Oscar.

  • how do you know he knew of the raid before hand?

    he seems like a stand up guy to me, but you really cant expect him to send out his posse of sheriffs to go and tell the dea to fuck off….it just doesnt work that way. unfortunately.

    • That he knew the night before was in the newspaper. And, yes I do expect any Sheriff to tell the Feds. to F off. Where exactly does it state that the FEDS have ANY jurisdiction in any of the states? Seven Northern California Sheriffs have stepped up to the plate: Sheriff Jon Lopey, Siskiyou County, Dean Wilson Del Norte, Bruce Haney, Trinity, Tom Bosenko, Shasta, Greg Hagwood, Plumas, Dave Hencratt Tehema, Greg Growden, Lassen. ‘Posse Comitaus’ – “Power to the county.” State & feds must bow to the Sheriff. There are several Sheriffs in other states also, who have told the Feds., including the illegal IRS thugs, that IFF they come into their counties that they come to him (Sheriff) first or be arrested PERIOD. Sheriff Richard Mack, Printz, DeMeo – these are Supreme Court Rulings. Are you going to argue with the Supreme Court? No Sheriff can call a county theirs, if they will not STAND and fight for it. THAT’S what We the People pay their wages for!

  • how do you know he knew of the raid before hand?

    he seems like a stand up guy to me, but you really cant expect him to send out his posse of sheriffs to go and tell the dea to fuck off….it just doesnt work that way. unfortunately.

    • That he knew the night before was in the newspaper. And, yes I do expect any Sheriff to tell the Feds. to F off. Where exactly does it state that the FEDS have ANY jurisdiction in any of the states? Seven Northern California Sheriffs have stepped up to the plate: Sheriff Jon Lopey, Siskiyou County, Dean Wilson Del Norte, Bruce Haney, Trinity, Tom Bosenko, Shasta, Greg Hagwood, Plumas, Dave Hencratt Tehema, Greg Growden, Lassen. ‘Posse Comitaus’ – “Power to the county.” State & feds must bow to the Sheriff. There are several Sheriffs in other states also, who have told the Feds., including the illegal IRS thugs, that IFF they come into their counties that they come to him (Sheriff) first or be arrested PERIOD. Sheriff Richard Mack, Printz, DeMeo – these are Supreme Court Rulings. Are you going to argue with the Supreme Court? No Sheriff can call a county theirs, if they will not STAND and fight for it. THAT’S what We the People pay their wages for!

  • All DEA, DOJ and FBI agents lack now are swastikas and jack boots.

    If Allman knew about the raid he should have been there prepared to do his job and take whatever action necessary to repel these usurpers of California law. They are the real (Homegrown Terrorists) and our elected District Attorneys and Sheriffs need to make a stand now or get in line to be trampled next.

  • All DEA, DOJ and FBI agents lack now are swastikas and jack boots.

    If Allman knew about the raid he should have been there prepared to do his job and take whatever action necessary to repel these usurpers of California law. They are the real (Homegrown Terrorists) and our elected District Attorneys and Sheriffs need to make a stand now or get in line to be trampled next.

  • “If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed, if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not so costly, you may come to a time when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. Then there may be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no chance of victory, because it’s better to parish than live as a slave.” Churchhill

    No man is more enslaved than the man who beLIEves he is free.

  • “If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed, if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not so costly, you may come to a time when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. Then there may be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no chance of victory, because it’s better to parish than live as a slave.” Churchhill

    No man is more enslaved than the man who beLIEves he is free.

  • 11-9-ll
    The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms ‘willfully delivered’ firearms into the waiting hands of the Mexican drug cartels. Operation, “Fast & Furious.”

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  • 11-9-ll
    The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms ‘willfully delivered’ firearms into the waiting hands of the Mexican drug cartels. Operation, “Fast & Furious.”

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  • In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a
    shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a congress. – John Adams

  • In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a
    shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a congress. – John Adams

  • forest queen if you just tried to post a link it didnt work but id love to read that story!

  • forest queen if you just tried to post a link it didnt work but id love to read that story!

  • I have always thought that Sheriff Tom Allman looked a bit like Joseph Stalin. He has a big bear stature and has a similiar smile and gleam of determination and friendliness in his eyes to Stalin. I have never met the man and this is just a visual observation.

  • I have always thought that Sheriff Tom Allman looked a bit like Joseph Stalin. He has a big bear stature and has a similiar smile and gleam of determination and friendliness in his eyes to Stalin. I have never met the man and this is just a visual observation.

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