Woman Arrested For Small Amount Of Marijuana Dies In Jail After Guards Deny Her Prescription MedicineChris | InformationLiberation
Jan. 27, 2014
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Buying a small amount of marijuana for medical purposes in Colorado was a virtual death sentence for a Kansas woman after she was stopped returning to her prohibitionist hometown by a Kansas officer for "suspected" speeding.
From Opposing Views:
Two sisters returning to Kansas from a trip to Colorado were pulled over on Monday for speeding. After being stopped, the Kansas police officer found a small amount of marijuana in the car. As will surely happen to many people in the near future, the sisters purchased marijuana legally in Colorado but made the mistake of bringing it across state lines.In 2012, on the instructions of his mother, 22-year-old Michael Saffioti turned himself in to police after missing a court date over misdemeanor marijuana charges. After police jailed him, he suffered a severe allergic reaction to dairy he was fed, he said he couldn't breathe but the jail guards accused him of "faking it." Saffioti died in his jail cell as his pleas for help were ignored.
A similar incident happened in 2011 in Florida, Eric Perez, 18, a teenager stopped for "riding his bike without a nightlight," was jailed for having marijuana. While imprisoned Perez vomited repeatedly in his cell and screamed that his head hurt. Other young inmates tried to get him help to no avail. One of the guards said he wanted to call 911 to get him medical attention, but was told not to by his supervisor. Perez eventually died in his cell after vocally suffering for six hours.
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