Rev Roger Reports


3/5/2013 5:47:35 PM
RE: how did it go? Part 1 of my report

Hey there friends,

Aloha to thee. How ironic that some of our crucial news now comes to us reported by the Russian Times, or RT dot com. Good for them. Apparently Russia is becoming more free and capitalistic as the U.S.A. becomes more fascist and socialistic. :-O


I’m composing a more detailed email about what happened yesterday, but the short story is that Judge Kobayashi is ‘taking all three motions under advisement’ and will make a ruling around the end of March on the Motion to Suppress all of the 17,000(?) phone calls, and our religious Motion on Void for Vagueness. The Motion to Dismiss based on a lack of our 5th Amendment right to due process based on the wrongful classification of marijuana as a Schedule 1 most dangerous substance with “no recognized medical use in the U.S.A.” is due in early April to give my lawyer and the Prosecutor time to file extra arguments, pro and con. We think the time delay is to our advantage.

Share and I got to sit next to each other and could talk and pass notes, but zero touching or sharing water allowed. I was in a white prison jumpsuit with zero handcuffs, bellychain or leg shackles while in the courtroom. It was terrific to be so close and be able to look into each other’s eyes and take some deep breaths together.

I was awakened at 5:15 a.m. to get ready (!), then transfered to court in a van with about six other inmates and kept in a cold, hard cell until 1:15 p.m. It was difficult for me to keep warm for all that time and I noticed myself shaking a bit in the air conditioning of the courtroom. Zero complaining, just reporting.

After the hearing Share and Charlie Webb were interviewed on Jeff Davis’ talk radio show at 5:05 p.m. on 760 on the AM radio dial. Jeff is a new friend and motivated activist for the human rights and justice of our cause. I heard that Jeri Rose called-in and was a great addition to the hour interview.

Malia Zimmerman, a well-respected Honolulu journalist attended most of the hearing and is also becoming a new friend to Share and me. Malia told Share that she’s reading almost everything about the THC Ministry and about our case in order to do a righteous job of reporting on it. Follow her posts at www dot Hawaii Reporter dot com.

Ken Kobayashi of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser arrived late in the hearing. He likely has something in the Star-Advertiser today.

Last night on the KITV 6 o’clock news was a brief story about the court hearing with some stock footage of me talking in the Ministry with some beautiful looking Cannabis plants nearby.

Our dear friend Daniel Sussott, M.D. attended the hearing and was totally supportive by hosting Share, giving her rides, etc.

As much as it feels great to finally be making forward movement and advancing arguments in our favor, there were some serious disappointments for us yesterday. Number one, we were constrained by the clock. The hearing began at 1:30 and the end of the court’s official day is around 3:30 – 4:00. Our medical ‘expert witness’, Charlie Webb, M.D. of the M.U.M. Clinic in Kona was limited to 25 minutes for our side, plus a few minutes under cross-examination by the Prosecutor. Ideally, Charlie would have testified for at least one hour. My lawyer Tommy Otake will be allowed to supplement the record by writing and filing an addendum due next Monday. Our other disappointments might be discussed later. In the meantime:

God, that’s great! Please show us the blessings in THIS situation … and hurry! We are safe, we are loved and all is well.

All the best to you!

Love, Roger




One Response to “Rev Roger Reports”

  1. Chrissie
    on Mar 13th, 2013
    @ 9:00 pm

    Hi Roger, Sending Love. I tried! CHRISSIE

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